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 Cayman Islands won second place in the 2016 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards in the Top 10 Caribbean Islands category, which is based on millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from world travellers.
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 60,413 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.
2017 saw the Cayman Islands continue to attract a great deal of recognition for diving. This year the Islands were voted the Best Overall Diving in the Caribbean/Atlantic. It also appeared in the top five for the following readers’ choice awards by Scuba Diving Magazine; Best Wall Dives, Best Dive Sites, Best Wreck Diving, Best Dive Operators and Best Dive Resort.