Travel Destination in Exotic Cayman Islands

National Museum Cayman Islands
National Museum Cayman Islands by Oarson

The Cayman Islands (pronounced /ˈkeɪmæn/ or /ˈkeɪmən/) are a British overseas territory settled in the western sea Sea. The territory comprises the islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman, settled south of state and northwest of Jamaica. The territory is a major offshore financial centre in the Caribbean.

George Town Waterfront
George Town Waterfront by courtneyplatt

The Cayman Islands are located in the western sea Sea. They are the peaks of a massive underwater ridge, known as the Cayman Trench, standing 8,000 feet (2,400 m) from the sea floor, which barely exceeds the surface. The islands lie in the northwest of the sea Sea, southward of state and westerly of Jamaica.

They are situated most 400 miles (650 km) southward of Miami, 180 miles (300 km) southward of Cuba, and 195 miles (315 km) northwest of Jamaica. Grand Cayman is by far the biggest, with an area of 76 conservativist miles (197 km²). The two \"Sister Islands\" of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are located most 80 miles (130 km) east of Grand Cayman and have areas of 14 conservativist miles (36 km²) and 10 conservativist miles (25.9 km²) respectively.

white palms Cayman Brac bluff
white palms Cayman Brac bluff by courtneyplatt

All three islands were formed by large coral heads covering submerged ice age peaks of western extensions of the Cuban Sierra Maestra range and are mostly flat. One notable exception to this is The Bluff on Cayman Brac's eastern part, which rises to 140 feet (42.6 m) above sea level, the highest point on the island.

Cayman Blue Iguana
Cayman Blue Iguana by Don McDougall

Cayman avian fauna includes two endemic subspecies of Amazona parrots: Amazona leucocephala hesterna, or Cayman Brac Parrot, native only to Cayman Brac, and Amazona leucocephala caymanensis or Grand Cayman Parrot, which is native to the Cayman Islands, forested areas of Cuba and the Isla de la Juventud. Another notable fauna is the endangered Blue Iguana, which is native to Grand Cayman. There is also the agouti and the Booby Birds on Cayman Brac.

Cayman Dreaming
Cayman Dreaming by Kevin Eddy

Tourism accounts for 70-75% of the annual GDP of the Cayman Islands. Of the million+ tourists that visit the islands annually, 99% visit Grand Cayman. George Town also serves as a major cruise ship port, which brings in 4,000 to 22,000 tourists a day, five days a week, depending on the number of ships in port.

One of Grand Cayman's (GCM) main attractions is the world-famous Seven Mile Beach on which a number of the island's hotels and resorts are located. Seven Mile Beach is regarded by many as one of the best beaches in the world. Historical sites in GCM such as Pedro St. James Castle in BoddenTown also attract visitors. The Sister Islands - Little Cayman and Cayman Brac - also supply their own unique charm.

kayaks Smith's adj
kayaks Smith's adj by courtneyplatt

The Cayman Islands is regarded as one of the world's best scuba diving destinations because of its crystal-clear humour and pristine walls. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are also selected SCUBA dive destinations. There are several snorkeling locations where tourists can move with stingrays including the popular Stingray City, Grand Cayman. Divers encounter two shipwrecks soured the shores of Cayman Brac particularly interesting including the MV Keith Tibbetts.

family at Stingray Sandbar
family at Stingray Sandbar by courtneyplatt

Stingray City is a series of shallow sandbars found in the North Sound of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. It is a traveler attraction, as southern stingrays are found in abundance and visitors crapper feed, pet, and interact with the animals.

Stingray City is in the shallow waters of the northwest corner of Grand Cayman's North Sound. It is meet inside a uncolored channel that passes finished the barrier reef and consists of a progress of sandbars crossover the North Sound from Morgan Harbor to Rum Point.

Stingray City and a second place near Rum Point Channel titled Sandbar were featured on television documentaries and seen as underwater advertising backdrops.

Other Grand Cayman traveler attractions allow the Ironshore genre of Hell, the 23-acre (93,000 m2) marine theme park Boatswain's Beach, also bag of the Cayman Turtle Farm, the production of gourmet sea salt, and the Mastic Trail, a hiking trail finished the forests in the center of the island. The NationalTrust for the Cayman Islands provides guided tours weekly on the Mastic Trail and other locations.
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