Grand Cayman is located 480 miles south of Miami in the Western Caribbean. The Cayman Islands consists of three Islands, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. Most cruise ships call at the port city of George town located on the main island - Grand Cayman. Docking facilities at the port is very limited and passengers are usually tendered into this Aquatic paradise.
The island is very wealthy with multi-international banks are based there or have branches there. Shopping is available but pricey. The island is best known for its excellent water sports and natural reefs. Visitors can enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, kayaking, wind-surfing, parasailing or renting a wave runner. Horseback riding is available along the beaches. Grand Cayman is known for its natural reefs which are ideal for submarine rides to view the aquatic life and coral formations.
You can also choose to swim with the stingrays at Stingray City. This snorkeling and scuba diving adventure allow you to see, close up the behavior and feeding of these wonderful creatures.
Know for it excellent beaches, Seven Miles Beach is not to be missed with its fine beige sand and clear, blue sea. It should be noted that although the majority of bathers wore bathing suits, there were a few topless sunbathers.
For sightseeing, there are a number of attractions including a visit to:
Grand Cayman has is concerned about preserving the natural resources of the country. There are strict rules around visiting their reefs and preserving their natural beauty.
In addition, there is the Mastic Reserve which is the largest area of untouched vegetation and forest on the island. The Mastic Reserve is the largest example of the Caribbean’s dry subtropical forest. Here you can find rare vegetation and wildlife and nature trails.
The island of Grand Cayman measures 76 square miles measuring 22 miles long and averaging about 4 miles wide. Population of the island is 38,585 Caymanians.
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