More than just a group of Islands...
The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory in the Western Caribbean. They consist of three Islands located approx. 500 miles south of Miami and west of Jamaica. Originally discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1503, they were originally named Las Tortugas, due to the abundance of sea turtles. The Islands remained virtually untouched until the 1950’s when Owen Roberts’ airport was built and the first bank and hospital were opened. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are some 89 miles to the east-north east of Grand Cayman and are closer to Cuba. They are less developed than Grand Cayman.
Natural Beauty & Views
The BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN RANGES AND REEFS
The islands are the tops of an undersea mountain range called the Cayman Ridge surrounded by reefs. The Caribbean sea is crystal clear and there are many beautiful beaches. Seven Mile Beach is the most famous and developed but here are many unspoilt, virtually deserted beaches for those who want to get away from it all and experience nature.
Cayman Island for tourism
The largest Island, Grand Cayman is the most developed and is a major tourist attraction. All three islands have some of the best diving in the world. Our major industries are tourism and banking.
Dining and shopping
The capital of Grand Cayman is George Town and the Seven Mile Beach area has plenty of "duty-free" shopping and restaurants as well as a variety of water sports!