Cayman Islands Holidays

A jet-setting paradise for inspiring experiences

Cayman Islands Holidays

The Cayman Islands are renowned for being a tax-haven for the rich. Cayman Islands holidays on the other hand present a much more compelling side to an often overlooked nation. The Cayman Islands are situated south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica. The main island is Grand Cayman, where the vast majority of the population live and where the hotels and tourist facilities are based. The west of the island is dominated by a large, reef protected shallow lagoon called the ‘North Sound’, home to fantastic marine life and filled with extraordinary clear waters.

This western side of the island is the most developed with an airport, several marinas and the capital, George town. This is also where  nightlife, shopping and eating out is best. However, the eastern side of the island is a clear  contrast, with several nature reserves and many largely unexplored streets and beaches. For this reason, holidays to the Cayman Islands can robustly cater to those who prefer the full luxury holiday experience, and those who prefer to build their holiday experiences themselves. Cayman Islands can therefore offer both a vibrant and extravagent experience as well as a peaceful, off the beaten track feel. 

Luxury Holidays to the Cayman Islands

It would be a shame to confine your holidays to the Cayman Islands to Grand Cayman. Though around 80 miles northeast of the capital island, the small, secluded islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are an important part of the Cayman island experience. With only a handful of hotels and places to drink, it’s possible to enjoy a slower pace of life as you visit.

Those who tire of lounging around on the quiet, sunsoaked sands of these islands may wish to explore the turquoise waves and enjoy some of the Caribbean’s best diving. Among the 50 dive sites around Little Cayman is Bloody Bay Wall, a 1,000 foot drop off bursting with marine life which is clearly visible in the crystal Caribbean waters.

Interesting Facts About the Cayman Islands

  • Area – 102 sq miles
  • Population – 54,000
  • Capital – George Town
  • Official Languages – English
  • Currency – Cayman Islands Dollar (KYD)
  • Time Zone – UTC-5
  • January – Taste of Cayman Food & Wine Festival
  • April or May – Batabano Festival
  • June – Flowers Sea Swim
  • November – Pirates Week

Important Events in the Cayman Islands

With both the natural beauty and spectacular resorts on offer, choose Kenwood Travel’s holidays to the Cayman Islands 2021 to experience this spectacular and underappreciated nation.

Top Picks

Grand Cayman Marriott

4* out of 5 stars

Situated on Seven Mile Beach, this place helps you leave all your stress behind, and enjoy life as it is. Welcome to a 'Summer Experience.'

The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

5* out of 5 stars

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman takes style and luxury to new levels of sophistication. This grand beachfront hotel has its own golf course and oceanfront Jacuzzi.

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Useful information

  • Local time GMT (-5)
  • Currency Cayman Island Dollar
  • Language English
  • Location Island in the Caribbean Sea
  • Telephone code +345
  • Flying time 10 hours & 15 minutes

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Things to do

Cayman Crystal Caves

Cayman Crystal Caves

Situated in the heart of the lush, tropical forest in northside Grand Cayman, the Cayman Crystal Caves are an enchanting attraction. Every visitor receives a guided walking tour of the underground network and the surrounding greenery.

 

Venture into three amazing caves where you'll discover stalactites, stalagmites and crystal formations lining the caves. In the forest, keep your eyes peeled for exotic flora and fauna, including parots, bats, and balsam trees.

 

Cayman Turtle Centre

Cayman Turtle Centre

The Cayman Turtle Centre is a conservation and nature facility with endless entertainment and educational value for all the family. Not just a home to turtles, visitors can discover all sorts of creatures from sharks and crocodiles to birds and butterflies. 

Discover the botanical wonders of the Blue Hole Nature Trail, swim in the Turtle Lagoon, splash around at Breakers Lagoon (the largest swimming pool on the island), or get up-close-and-personal at the Turtle Touch Tanks.

 

Pedro St. James

Pedro St. James

Delve into local history with a visit to Pedro St. James - the oldest building on Grand Cayman. Built in the 18th century but having undergone years of restoration, Pedro St. James has been unveiled as the Cayman Islands' first national landmark.

Visitors are invited to explore a multimedia exhibition highlighting over 200 years of history and heritage. The building is also surrounded by acres of tropical park, filled with beautiful native trees and plants. A more recent addition is the Outpost, where guests can partake in rum tastings, or buy a bottle to take away.