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December 13, 2017
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Cayman Islands Dollar

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History of the Cayman Islands

10 Jan, 2017
Turtles, pirates, early settlers, shipwrecks and taxes, mosquitoes, tourism and finance, Government
Cayman Cove
Secret inlets, rock coves and crisp cool sea
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Introduction to Cayman's Geography

16 Jan, 2017
Cayman's geography, how the Islands were formed, their size and location
Sister Island Life
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The Sister Islands

12 Jan, 2017
An overview of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman's history and geography
Cultural Cayman
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Best Cultural Activites

29 Jun, 2017
Delve into Cayman's history and culture by visiting these places of interest
Marinated conch
A traditional Caymanian dish
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Best True Caymanian Experience

16 Jan, 2017
An insight into the Cayman of yesteryear and how you can experience it
Time Flies When Having Fun
Fun on a Saturday Night in Cayman ends early since Sunday is a day of rest
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Business Hours

14 Oct, 2016
General business operating hours in Cayman
Beautiful Cayman Butterfly
Many different types of beautiful and unique butterflies call Grand Cayman home
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Cayman's Flora and Forna

21 Oct, 2016
A brief description of Cayman's unique plants and animals
Animals of Cayman
Underwater and above land, Cayman has critters that are sure to raise an eyebrow or two...
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Cayman's Local Animals

14 Oct, 2016
A description of the wildlife you will find in the Cayman Islands
Cayman Parrot
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Cayman’s National Symbols

14 Oct, 2016
Cayman's national flag, bird, flower, tree, song and motto
Caymanite
Caymanite is an uncommon variety of dolostone unique to the Cayman Islands
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Caymanite - a uniquely Caymanian rock

16 Jan, 2017
What is Caymanite and why it makes a unique and beautiful souvenir of the Islands
Caymanian Lady
Caymanian Lady wearing a hat made from Thatch Palm leaves
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Customs and Formalities

16 Jan, 2017
A short description of the customs and formalities of Caymanians
No Feeding the Fish!
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Environmental Considerations

21 Oct, 2016
Suggestions on how to be environmentally conscious when visiting Cayman
Consular Representatives
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Foreign Consulates & Embassy Numbers

14 Oct, 2016
Contact names, telephone numbers and email addresses for the consular representatives of various countries
Historical George Town
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George Town's History & Sites of Historical Interest

12 Dec, 2017
A history of George Town, the National Museum, Fort George, Seaman's Memorial, Elmslie Church, the library, law courts and more
Fun in the Cayman Sun
Spring and Summer- both beautiful times to visit
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Grand Cayman Climate and Best Time to Visit

16 Jan, 2017
What to expect from Cayman's climate, average temperatures and hurricane season

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Fun Facts
  • 'He hath founded it upon the seas'
    For more than 100 years, shipbuilding was a major source of income in Cayman and between 1900 -1950 more than 280 vessels were built on all three of our islands.
  • Cayman is a top 'winter' vacation!
    The New York Times knows what we already know – that Cayman is one of the top winter destinations in the world! We made it into the Times 10 Winter Getaways to Suit Every Age, January 2012.
  • Cayman Islands on the map
    The Cayman Islands are part of the Cayman Ridge, situated 150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles west of Jamaica, in the central Caribbean.
  • Cayman Islands voted "Friendliest Destination"
    Three cheers for Cayman hospitality! With more than 150,000 votes cast, the Cayman Islands won "Friendliest Destination" in Caribbean Travel + Life Magazine's annual Best of the Caribbean issue.
  • Did you know ...?
    There are more than 449 banks and 115 trust companies licensed in the Cayman Islands!
  • Dive Cayman's newest wreck!
    The former submarine rescue ship, Ex-USS Kittiwake, was successfully laid to rest after 54 years of service off Seven Mile Beach on 3 January 2011. Marvel at the spectacle of Cayman's 'newest' wreck!
  • How long is Seven Mile Beach?
    No, its not seven miles. Despite its name, Seven Mile Beach is actually 5.5 miles long. The island itself is only 22 miles long!
  • Our National Symbols
    A poll was held in 1996 and as a result, the Cayman parrot was voted national bird of Cayman, wild banana orchid as the national flower and the silver thatch palm as official national tree.
  • Short History of Stingray City
    Locals say stingrays began gathering in the area decades ago when fishermen cleaned their fish in the shallows. Stingrays would come to feast on discarded fish guts. Now they are hand-fed by visitors!
  • Stock up on supplies!
    Remember to make a supermarket your first stop in Cayman if you arrive on a Saturday as all shops are closed on Sundays.
  • Support our Boobies!
    Also known as "Boobies", the Booby Bird can be found in Cayman and were given their name from the Spanish slang term 'bobo', meaning 'dunce'.
  • To tip or not to tip?
    Virtually every restaurant in the Cayman Islands adds a 10% to 15% service charge in lieu of tipping, so check your bill! Tips are always welcome in the absence of a charge or for 'cash' services.
  • Travel with spare change
    Usual bus fare is CI$2 per journey or CI$3 if you take a long trip like George Town to East End or North Side. Listen for the driver beeping to check if you need a ride!
  • What does 'Cayman' mean?
    It means 'crocodile' - Sir Francis Drake arrived in 1586 and noted a sea serpent 12 feet long which was known as a 'caiman' by natives. It was actually an alligator but the name stuck to the islands!