If you are a scuba diver, chances are you’ve heard of the Cayman Islands. These islands are home to some of the best scuba diving in the world. The pristine water and glorious reef colors make this a must-do destination for any serious diver. The location of the Cayman Islands is in the western Caribbean Sea. The country consists of three islands that make up just 264 square kilometers. The three islands are Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, and Grand Cayman. The country is situated northeast of Costa Rica, south of Cuba, east of Mexico, north of Panama and northwest of Jamaica.
There are many things for visitors to do on each of the islands. The largest of the islands is Grand Cayman. This is a very cosmopolitan island where visits can relax while they enjoy the exciting nightlife, incredible restaurants and dining, and the exquisite beaches and water activities. Grand Cayman is home to Seven Mile Beach, famous for its crescent shape and pristine beach. Considered one of the least populated beaches in the world, it is also often designated as one of the most beautiful.
Along the North Sound of Grand Cayman lies Stingray City. Here, visitors can interact with Southern Stingrays along the Sandbar. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, especially for children. George Town is also a place where visitors can find abundant duty-free shopping and finish the day with a cocktail while watching the sunset.
Grand Cayman is almost 80 square miles and has more than 50,000 residents making it the most populous of the three islands. There are several great festivals including Batabano and Pirates Week which visitors are sure to enjoy.
The smallest and least developed of the islands is Little Cayman. This is the perfect island getaway offering gorgeous scenery and complete privacy. The island has a fewer than 170 people which leaves most of the island uninhabited. Visitors can enjoy the pristine beaches and never see anyone else. They can also rent a scooter or a bike and explore the small island. For those wanting, even more, privacy, South Hole Sound Lagoon offers water in the very shade of blue and more than ample opportunity for a private swim.
Little Cayman offers more than fifty dive sites, each unique and delightful. For those who don’t scuba dive, there are wonderful snorkeling opportunities in the shallow areas before the underwater wall drops off.
Cayman Brac is named for a breathtaking bluff that rises 140 feet above the ocean. The island is 14 square miles and boasts some of the most dramatic scenery and lush flora in the country. The population of this island is less than 1,800. The island is delightfully remote and the population warm and friendly. Scuba divers can enjoy breathtaking wall dives as well as challenging wreck dives. Some of the most popular dive spots in the Caribbean are found in this tiny island.
The location of the Cayman Islands makes them on of the world’s most popular scuba diving destinations. Each of the three islands offers many adventures for visitors along with gorgeous scenery and pristine beaches.