Cayman Islands: Know This Caribbean Water Sports Paradise

The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory located in the Caribbean, just an hour's flight from Miami. The destination consists of three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, interconnected through the flight services of the national airline, Cayman Airways. The destination offers a combination of beaches, cultural life, water sports and over 200 restaurants for the leisure of couples, groups of friends and families.

Cayman Islands

Coral Bay (Dave Taylor)

To get to Grand Cayman, the island with the most tourist attractions, there are many direct flight options from some of the top cities in the United States - such as Miami, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Washington, and some Caribbean destinations like Montego Bay, Kingston and Havana.

Smith cove

Smith Cove, Cayman Islands (Press Release)

Among the great advantages are the short distance and diverse flight offerings, the fact that Brazilians do not need a visa or vaccinations to enter the country, and the widespread acceptance of the US dollar in local commerce, without the need to exchange currency to the Cayman dollar.

Tranquility

This is a Caribbean destination to be explored beyond resorts, so it is recommended to rent a car to brave every corner of the island at your own pace. Although the local traffic is English, the traffic is smooth, and gets used quickly to the wheel - this is another interesting experience to experience in the country.

Grand cayman

Grand Cayman (Press Release)

It is very easy to get into the tranquil climate of the Cayman Islands, a safe destination with extremely friendly inhabitants, to circulate without worries and enjoy the natural beauty, good cuisine and total privacy favored by the absence of hawkers and large crowds.

Fun for everyone

Those traveling to the Cayman Islands find in its crystal clear waters many activities to enjoy day and night. Grand Cayman's main beaches include Seven Mile Beach, Rum Point, Smith Cove and Spotts Public Beach. But there are also other smaller beaches to visit, such as Starfish Point, which houses a lot of starfish. And near Starfish Point is the bioluminescent bay, with organisms that glow in the dark and make the sea sparkle at night.

Cayman Islands Diving

Cayman Islands Diving (Lawson Wood)

For people seeking contact with water animals in their natural habitat, Stingray City is a must see on Grand Cayman. It is only a few minutes by boat to a sandbar where about 20 capuchin stingrays live. The particularity of this attraction is the fact that these impressive beings sail freely around the region and accept human interaction, offering visitors lifelong memories, recorded in incredible photos and selfies .

Overall, the Stingray City excursion has several stops that also allow diving without prior knowledge and equipment, thanks to the shallow depth of the site. As it is one of the most famous attractions of the destination, it is easy to book the tour with operators located within the main hotels or in local shops.

Recreational professional diving is another unparalleled experience visitors should experience at their destination. There are over 365 cataloged dive points and over 30 specialized operators available. For those who are not certified, there are excursions that allow you to live a very similar experience without having to have diving knowledge.

Swimming with stingrays

Stingray City, Cayman Islands (Stephen Broadbelt)

An example is the Sea Trek Cayman attraction, where visitors dive with a helmet capable of providing three times the amount of air needed to breathe. The adventure is supervised by a trained professional guide, who provides the safety instructions necessary for the experience beforehand.

Snorkelling is another attraction in the Cayman Islands that requires no prior knowledge or certification of diving. There are many walled snorkelling spots within 30 meters of the beach, but for visitors who can go a little further, the famous Kittiwake wreck offers an unrivaled visual experience.

Shipwrecked Kittiwake

Aerial View of Kittiwake, Cayman Islands (Courtney Platt)

Located about 700 meters from the beach of Seven Mile Beach, this 2011 wrecked American rescue boat and dive site offers incredible views for those who want to float on it with a snorkel mask.

Scuba Diving near Kittiwake

Kittiwake from another angle (Lawson Wood)

* Via advice.