The Cayman Islands are formed from peaks of underwater mountain ranges which make up of the three different islands:Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac.
This is the largest and most visited of the three islands. It is about 22 miles long and 7 miles wide at its widest point. It is a fairly flat island, the highest elevation being only 60 feet above sea level. The capital is George Town. Grand Cayman is home to more than 600 banks. It is the fifth largest banking community in the world.
On the island, banking is the number one industry with tourism a close second. Approximately 90 churches are registered with most denominations being represented.
Grand Cayman has one of the highest standards of living in all the Caribbean. It is an extremely modern island with more fax machines and cellular phones per capita than anywhere else in the world. Flights from all over the world arrive daily and is one of the most visited destinations for the cruise ship industry.
What makes Grand Cayman a very popular tourist destination is the friendly, clean, safe, stable environment you can bring your family to.
Ninety miles from Grand Cayman, poised on the 27,000 feet deep Cayman Trench is this small, tranquil island. It is about 10 miles long and less than 2 miles wide.
The lapping waters and white sand beaches lie as peaceful and calm as the people. Journeying into Little Cayman is unique unto itself. As you approach Little Cayman the magic unfolds, bringing you back in time and another world. A world where you can walk down sandy Blossom Lane, watch the moon rise over Owens Island and cast leisurely for Bonefish and Tarpon. This modest island is considered to be in the top five diving destinations worldwide. The second deepest body of water in the world surrounds it.
There are about 200 residents, 40 vehicles, one stop sign, one shopping center and one bank. If quiet relaxation, combined with world class diving is what you’re looking for, Little Cayman welcomes you!
Cayman Brac, known locally as “The Brac”, gets its name from the huge bluff in the middle of the island rising 140 feet above sea level. It is 12 miles long and 1 mile wide. The 1200 or so locals are called “Brackers” and they are some of the friendliest people on this Earth. They are more than eager to point out the hot spots for dining, diving, fishing, exploring and relaxing.
If you are feeling energetic you can hike the rugged terrain of the Brac’s Bluff. There are a few different ways to get to the top, depending on your physical skills. You can take the wooden staircase that hugs the bluff on the North side or you can drive to the top on the South side.
The Brac Museum is well worth a visit while you are on the island. The Brackers themselves have made a conscious effort to preserve artifacts from days gone by. You will get a unique prospective on the tools and means that were necessary to conduct trade and commerce in those early days.
Cayman Brac is by far best known for its world-class diving. There are about 40 dive sites on and off the wall. The waters of The Brac house a 330-foot Russian destroyer that was purposely sunk with divers in mind. The full-service dive operators will provide state of the art equipment when you want to explore the spectacular walls off shore.
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