South of Cuba are three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The group is called Cayman Islands. Grand Cayman is the largest and most visisted of the islands. It's a popular destination for day trips. Many tourists arrive by cruise and participate in many activities such as spending the day there shopping, working on their tan or swimming with stingrays.
Seven Mile Beach is the major attraction and must-see are of Grand Cayman. Its powder white sand, crystal clear water and luxury resorts make it the ideal Caribbean dream. It has been named one of the ultimate beaches by Caribbean Travel and LIfe. The best part is that the Seven Mile Beach is public property, which is why it's possible to walk the full length of the stretch of sand. Most restaurants and beach bars are open to the public so everyone can enjoy, even if you're only there for a day.
Even though Grand Cayman is a cosmopolitan place, the local culture's charm is available in Bodden Town, East End and Cayman Brac. The sister islands are also highly recommended for nature lovers. They are home to plush forests, mysterious caves and deserted beaches. Beneath the waves lie accesible shipwrecks for scuba divers to enjoy.
It only requires a tiny sense of adventure to uncover Cayman Island's greatest treasures: the hospitality of the people and nature's wonders above and below the sea.
Written by Maria Jose Caniz
LARM Centro Caribe Regional Manager