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About Cayman

The Cayman Islands are located in the western Caribbean, just over an hour’s flying time from Miami. Composed of three islands, Grand Cayman is by far the largest and best known.

The 2020 Travellers Choice awards named Seven Mile Beach as one of the best in the world, voting it number 6 out of 25 beaches around the world.

The Cayman Islands are famed above all for their excellent diving and beautiful beaches, although the financial services industry is one of the mainstays of the economy, alongside tourism. With a population of 64,958 the islands ranked 22 in the top 25 destinations in the world – alongside major cities such as Sydney, Paris, and London. With the highest standard of living in the Caribbean, the tourism industry is geared toward the luxury market. Seven Mile Beach won the Caribbean’s Best Beach, and offered Best Snorkelling and Diving.  

The World Travel Awards have named the Cayman Islands the Caribbean’s Leading Dive Destination in 2020. Special congratulations should also go to the four new 2020 inductees of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) — Jill Heinerth, Tom Ingram, Avi Klapfer and Jim Gatacre. To celebrate the 20th year anniversary of the ISDHF, the hall of fame now has its permanent home at the Pedro St. James Castle to commemorate the Caribbean’s greatest leaders in the dive industry.

Introduction to the Cayman Islands

History of the Cayman Islands

Turtles, pirates, early settlers, shipwrecks and taxes, mosquitoes, tourism and finance, all part of Cayman's colorful history.

Facts & Figures

Interesting facts about Cayman including population size, average income, company registrations and more.

Geography of the Cayman Islands

Learn more about the geography of the three Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman

Climate & Best Time to Visit

The Cayman Islands boasts generally pleasant weather year round, making it a wonderful place to visit.

Customs & Formalities

While life in the Cayman Islands is pleasantly laid back, it is not as slow-paced as other Caribbean islands. Here we provide an overview of the particular customs and formalities that are followed.

George Town's History & Historical Sites

A history of George Town and some of the important historical sites you will find there.