Located 150 miles south of Cuba is one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world. The Cayman Islands are the British overseas territory situated on the western Caribbean Sea and consist of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Islands.
In this paradise you will find nothing but pristine white beaches, crystal blue water and deep blue sky which create perfect settings for outdoor recreation. Scuba diving and snorkeling are very popular on the islands and you can also enjoy the Turtle Farm and Pedro St. James historic site among other attractions.
Vacation in Cayman Islands usually means high expenses but there are always ways to lower your costs. There are numerous Cayman villas which you can rent with all your friends and share your costs. At the Cayman Islands lodging we stayed at, there was a swimming pool and fully-equipped large kitchen which was excellent for preparing meals together.
While on Grand Cayman, you shouldn’t miss the world-famous Seven Mile Beach. It is considered by many one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and despite of its name, it is only 5.5 mile long. It also boasts numerous beach bars and small reefs located just off shore, ideal for snorkeling. You can stay at a cozy beachfront Cayman Islands rental and enjoy all the beach activities right from your deck.
If you are just starting your adventure with scuba diving, you couldn’t find the better place. Pristine walls and crystal-clear waters lure fans of this sport from all around the world. In several snorkeling locations like Stingray City on Gran Cayman, you can swim with stingrays and if you are visiting Cayman Brac, you will find two shipwrecks off its shores including MV Keith Tibbetts.
Another spot worth visiting is the Boatswain’s Beach. It’s the perfect place for sightseeing and home to the Turtle Farm. The farm is a family park where you can learn everything about sea turtles, walk the aviary and see a shark in the predator tank.
If you want to learn about the islands’ past, you shouldn’t miss Pedro St. James historic site. This exceptional place features a 3-story house from the 18th century that is full of period furnishings and authentic artifacts. You can also visit a 3-D Theater, Hurricane Ivan Memorial and enjoy breathtaking ocean views.