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Travel Guide to The Cayman Islands

by Marie Nieves

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Blue horizons stretch as far as you can see while the open sky of dreamy clouds reflects onto the surface of crystal clear turquoise waters that hide an extraordinary submarine world. 

The sandy white beaches invite for endless basking in the bright golden sun while the lively capital of George Town breathes with vibrancy. We present to you the splendours of the Cayman Islands, an exciting yet peaceful island group in the Caribbean Sea.

Extraordinary Stingray City

The reason behind such a name isn’t rooted in the ancient history of the Cayman Islands but lies close to the shores of the Grand Cayman’s North Sound. As you approach the shores, you’ll notice a lively congregation of stingrays waiting for you. Hop off the boat and into the water to feed, hug, play and swim with these friendly creatures. 

Don’t let your fear of the unknown stop you from having one of the most memorable experiences in your life. For a unique view of your stingray friends, kneel and watch them swim around you from the sandy bottom.

Heavenly Seven Mile Beach

Enjoying the reputation of being the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean Sea, Seven Mile Beach lives up to the expectations. Coral-sand stretching for miles (6 miles, to be precise), tropical atmosphere of the Caribbean, peacefulness despite its popularity, impeccable surroundings and pristine natural beauty can be all found at this beach. 

It’s lovely shores are lined with elegant homes, luxurious hotels, laid-back bars and eating spots where you can have a quick bite. If you’re looking for some action, there’s plenty of water sports you can try, including scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing.

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A taste of the Cayman Islands

You cannot visit a Caribbean island without having a taste of delicious sea food, and the culinary capital of the Caribbean Sea will delight you. The cuisine of the Cayman Islands features a range of different influences, each one bringing an authentic flavour. Local specialties are seafood-based and involve delicious dishes of fish, turtle, and conch that are usually quite affordable.

As for the restaurants, some of the most popular ones are; the Cracked Conch and the Macabuca Tiki Bar located near the Turtle Reef, the Grand Cayman’s famous shore dive; LUCA, a stylish and modern Italian restaurant where you can enjoy the freshest of produce; Lighthouse, which is located on the water and features an intimate romantic atmosphere and many others.

The ways of the Cayman Islands

To experience the best of the Cayman Islands, you should mingle with the locals and get to know their culture and ways of living. Caymanians are polite, modest, respectful and welcoming and they expect you the behave in the same way, so don’t forget to exchange pleasantries and greetings. 

As for their dress code, wearing swimsuits is acceptable on the beach or ship, but a more formal outfit is appropriate in town. By embracing the Caymanian ways, you’ll experience the true spirit of the Islands.

Aquatic adventures

With diverse coral formations, underwater tunnels, caverns, and wrecks, the Cayman Islands offer some of the best diving spots in the Caribbean. 

Owing to excellent visibility, you’ll be able to discover the wonders of the submarine world and the most stunning shipwrecks.

If you want to explore the best diving spots of the Cayman Islands, a wide range of Cayman Turtle Divers tours will take you to the most extraordinary sites, including the Kittiwake Shipwreck, Stingray City and Grand Cayman Wall dive spots. If you don’t have experience in diving, you’ll still have the opportunity to have an aquatic adventure – just sign up for a diving course.

Cayman Islands

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Whether you’re looking for peace and relaxation or adventurous exploration of underwater species, the Cayman Islands will meet all of your needs.

With its endless blue horizons, pristine natural beauty, and stunning diving sites, it’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful destinations in the Caribbean Sea.

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Marie Nieves

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Marie Nieves is a lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and to surf the Internet. Her favourite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag. Most of her free time at home she spends walking her Labrador Retriever named Max.

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