Cayman Islands are located 480 miles southwest of Miami and comprise three islands
namely Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Grand Cayman.
The beauty of the island lies in its coral reefs that make it just perfect for
adventures such as scuba diving and snorkeling. Whether
your family is planning a relaxation trip or an adventurous one, there is plentiful of
both in the Caymans.
The history of the Cayman Islands is quite strange, when you consider the beauty that
has almost become synonymous with its name today. Columbus had originally named the island
Las Tortugas, meaning the land of turtles, as it was almost covered with these
creatures. You will be more surprised to know what its name Cayman suggests.
Well, the word originates from the word Carib meaning crocodiles.
Caymanas means marine crocodiles, which suggests that the island was home to
scores of lizards. Caymans have also been associated for a very long time with pirates and
buccaneers, who used these islands as their hideouts. Strangely, once you know about the
islands history, you are more likely to fall in love with the contrast that this
heaven on earth offers you.
The luxuriant beaches with their golden sand and crystal clear waters are so beautiful
that you almost stop counting days during your stay on the island. There are plenty of
activities that you can indulge in on the Caymans. The islands are best known for its
diving destinations and houses Stingray City, one of the largest attractions of the world.
This destination is 12 feet under water and is popular amongst scuba divers and
While on your trip to the Caymans, one of the must-see places is the Pedro St. James
Historic Site that is situated at the southern coast of the Grand Cayman. The place has a
rich historical heritage and is renowned for the accurate and wonderful reconstruction of
the original version of 1780 Great House. This place is truly one of the genuine treasures
awaiting an exploration by you and your family.
Another popular attraction bound to impress you and your family is the National
Museum in the Caymans Island. The museum has a lot of items on display that serve as
rich information sources for the tourists who wish to understand the history of the
Caymans. The museum also has a variety of artefacts on display that are unique. They
reflect the independent and exciting nature of the islands seafaring society.
Caymans Turtle Farm is another sight that is popular among adults and children
equally. This farm is a home to over 12,000 turtles that range from mere hatchlings to
adults weighing more than 600 pounds. The most unique thing about the Turtle Farm is that
this farm is the one and only farm of this kind in the world. The farm is dedicated to
preserving and increasing the population of the rare and endangered species of turtles.