About Cayman Islands
There are 3 islands which make up the Caymans – Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman and in all they measure 100sq miles. The islands are situated 480 miles south of Miami and 180 miles north west of Jamaica and are blessed with the Trade Winds which give the Caymans a very pleasant climate beachside.
The 3 islands are limestone and low lying, and show above the waters as a ridge of jagged limestone and have almost no rivers or streams. This fact means that the waters surrounding the Caymans are breathtakingly clear and lend themselves to diving and snorkelling on the crystal clear reefs, which abound with shoals of brightly coloured fish, a must for both the novice and the experienced diver.
Cayman Brac has the most spectacular scenery of the three islands in that it is riddled with caves which are shrouded in mystery and drama. Grand Cayman is the largest and most well-known with its spectacular Seven Mile Beach stretching to the horizon. Little Cayman is tiny and best known as a protected park for wildlife in the form of native iguanas and wild birds.
Other sites to explore are the Caymans natural woodlands, botanical gardens and parks, with plenty of flora and fauna to see in the shape of native trees and turtles.