Made up of three separate islands - Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac - the Cayman Islands are an idyllic destination featuring endless miles of white sand beaches, calm azure waters, welcoming locals, and rich local traditions. Grand Cayman is the most cosmopolitan of the trio, with a host of sophisticated resorts, fine dining options and enticing shops. The island’s aptly named Seven Mile Beach is the island’s most manicured and popular coastal stretch, but those who prefer more secluded, rustic beaches should head to the remote shores of East End and Starfish point. Little Cayman is an off-the-beaten track destination perfect for travellers seeking peace and relaxation, while Cayman Brac will appeal to adventure lovers, with fishing, rock climbing, caving and hiking on offer. The Caymans are among the world’s premier diving destinations, with more than 250 dive sites around Grand Cayman alone. Other activities on offer include paddle-boating, kayaking, jet-skiing, snorkelling, swimming, windsurfing, parasailing, water-skiing and boat cruises.
The Cayman Islands have a tropical marine climate, with a wet season of warm, rainy summers (May to October) and a dry season of relatively hot winters (November to April). A major natural hazard is the tropical cyclones that form during the Atlantic hurricane season from June to November.