Welcome to Cayman Islands!
Currently a ‘hotspot’ in the Caribbean for vacationers, the Cayman Islands comprise three islands – Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman – located 480 miles due south of Miami.Once dubbed “The Islands That Time Forgot,” these islands are today remembered by people who visit them as being clean, relatively crime-free, prosperous, politically-stable and absolutely charming!
The Cayman Islands, unlike most Caribbean islands, are NOT of volcanic origin. Rather, they were formed by sea deposits. The terrain is flat and generally rocky, with sloping beaches. The islands are low-lying except for Cayman Brac, which has a large central limestone bluff.
This is the place to go for great diving, fishing, water sports, duty-free shopping, golf – and, not least of all, relaxation!
The average year-round temperature in this tropical paradise is 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
A tax-free British territory, English is the language of the Cayman Islands’ approximately 34,000 permanent residents.
The Cayman Islands dollar is the local currency (CI$1.00 = US$1.20 approx), but U.S. currency is widely accepted, and most restaurants and businesses accept major credit cards.
The world’s largest island financial center, the Caymans are the registered home to more than 500 banks and are the world’s second largest domicile (after Bermuda) for captive insurance companies. Not surprisingly, Caymanians enjoy the highest standard of living in the Caribbean.
Climate: The Weather in Cayman Islands ranges between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.
Entering the Country: U.S. and Canadian citizens may enter the country with proof of citizenship and a photo ID: a passport, driver’s license, birth certificate or voter’s registration card, together with a return ticket. Passports and return tickets are required for all other visitors. Tourists normally will be allowed to enter and reside for a period of up to six months. Employment is strictly prohibited under a visitor’s permit.
Time: Eastern Standard Time. Daylight Saving Time is not observed.
Where are the Cayman Islands located:
If you require more information to help you plan your vacation to the Cayman Islands, contact:
The Cayman Islands Tourist Board website at www.cayman.org/tourism