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.