Top 10 Things to Do in the Cayman Islands
With sweeping white sand beaches and sparkling turquoise waters, the Cayman Islands promises an idyllic island escape, just an hour from Miami. Recognized as the top travel destination in the Caribbean by Trip Advisor’s informed travelers, the three islands promise an unmatched Caribbean escape like no other. World renowned for its pristine beaches, stunning underwater scenery, impressive culinary scene, endless attractions and distinctive charm, the Cayman Islands offers an irresistible getaway for a perfect vacation. The Cayman Islands is a truly diverse destination, with more than 100 nationalities living in harmony. Caymanians are known to be warm and friendly people who love to share their culture and ‘Caymankind’ with visitors.
The Cayman Islands is known as the birthplace of recreational diving. Dive 365 is an ongoing program aimed at developing and maintaining 365 moorings, so divers can choose a different location each day of the year.
Grand Cayman is home to the Kittiwake, one of the newest and most popular dive sites. On January 5, 2011, after seven years of dedicated effort and planning, the former submarine rescue ship, USS Kittiwake was sunk in its final resting place off the country’s famous Seven Mile Beach where it provides both a snorkeling and dive attraction.
Cayman Brac is known to underwater enthusiasts the world over. Home to hundreds of varieties of fish, corals and marine life, divers can explore canyons and crevices, small caves and ledges, drop-offs and gullies while brilliantly colored tropical fish glide by. Their most notable dive is MV Captain Keith Tibbets, the only diveable Russian warship in the Western hemisphere, sunk in 1996.
Little Cayman is home to the famous Bloody Bay Marine Park, one of the world's truly legendary dive sites. The sheer coral ‘Bloody Bay Wall’ begins at 20 ft. and plunges to 6000 ft. Colorful coral gardens, wavering sea plumes and exotic tropical fish thrive among more than 50 unique dive sites for the best of Cayman diving.