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A bit about the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands is a small archipelago in the Caribbean and a British Overseas Territory. The western Caribbean nation is made up of three islands - Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, each of which offers holidaymakers a different experience.

Much of the development is focused on Grand Cayman, which is the best place to head to if you want a holiday among the hustle and bustle of tropical city life. Life moves at a much slower pace on the other two islands, with some outstanding resorts positioned here to allow you to truly unwind and relax.

A holiday in the Cayman Islands is wonderful thanks to the variety it offers - there's the vibrant capital George Town, mile upon mile of white sand beach at Seven Mile Beach, opportunities to try a host of water sports, and numerous secluded spots where you can simply relax in peace and quiet.

Choose Grand Cayman for a lively holiday

If you like to be close to the action on holiday, Grand Cayman is the place for you. Many of the Cayman Islands' top resorts are located here, as is the thriving capital George Town. This city is home to a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants, with plenty to do day or night. It's also great for duty-free shopping - perfect if you need some retail therapy during your holiday.

Another of Grand Cayman's most famous spots is Seven Mile Beach, which is located on its west coast. This truly is a picture-perfect Caribbean landscape, with a long sweep of white sand stretching as far as the eye can see, lapped by turquoise waters on one side and fringed by waving palms on the other.

There are many opportunities for day trips away from your resort on Grand Cayman, such as visiting the original capital Bodden Town, discovering the Cayman Turtle Farm and interacting with stingrays at Stingray City in the North Sound.

You'll have plenty of luxury resorts in Grand Cayman to choose from when you make your booking, with hotels near George Town or facing the long Seven Mile Beach being the top options.

Cayman Brac: perfect for nature lovers

Cayman Brac is smaller than Grand Cayman and much more peaceful than its larger neighbour, as well as boasting glorious unspoilt landscapes. There are several villages dotted across the island, which are home to tight-knit communities who are more than happy to point visitors in the right direction.

This is a great base for active travellers, as Cayman Brac is known for its picturesque hiking trails, wonderful scuba diving opportunities, and outstanding natural landscapes. Exploring on foot is the best way to go, with sights such as the 140 ft-high bluff (or brac) and numerous caves just waiting to be discovered.

Bird watching is another popular pastime on Cayman Brac, with more than 200 species living in the island's forests. Look out for frigate birds, peregrine falcons, brown boobies and Brac parrots as you explore the isle.

As Cayman Brac and the surrounding waters are protected as part of a conservation area, the reefs are perfect for scuba diving, with all manner of creatures calling the corals home. There are also a couple of shipwrecks that are accessible to divers, adding another dimension to your underwater exploration.

Little Cayman for barefoot luxury

Little Cayman is the smallest of the isles in the archipelago and also the least developed. If you're looking for a peaceful holiday in a secluded location where you can soak up the unspoilt beauty of the Cayman Islands, this is the place to come.

There are some excellent hotels in Little Cayman that offer the ultimate barefoot luxury experience - many are popular among couples thanks to their seclusion and exclusivity. With a local population of less than 200, it's easy to escape from everyone and everything in Little Cayman, simply by taking a stroll along the stunning coastline.

If you really want to experience life on a desert island, hire kayaks and make your way to the uninhabited Owen Island, which is just a short distance away. Take a picnic with you and spend the day enjoying your personal Caribbean retreat; which you can feel as though you're having all for yourself for the day. Alternatively, hire scooters or a bike and explore Little Cayman at your leisure.

Little Cayman is also popular among scuba divers, with the Bloody Bay Wall Marine Park being home to some of the most spectacular sites.

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Places of interest in Cayman Islands

Depending on the type of location you want, the kind of facilities you'd like to find and the proximity to certain attractions, we have a good number of areas for you to choose from and stay at during your holiday.

Whether you want a pumping and energetic beachside retreat, a tranquil setting in a secluded cove, a hillside resort perched in the midst of nature, or a strategic central location close to civilisation and buzzing city life, nightclubs, theme parks and other kinds of leisure attractions, we can advise you on the best places for you.

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Mandarin Oriental announces new Grand Cayman hotel

Luxury hotel operator Mandarin Oriental has revealed plans to open a new resort on Grand Cayman, the largest of the tropical Cayman Islands in the western Caribbean. Slated to open in 2021, the new 100-room beachfront resort will be the company's second hotel in the Caribbean.

Grand Cayman to new Kaaboo Cayman Festival in February 2019

The island of Grand Cayman will host a brand new festival in 2019. The Kaaboo Cayman will make its debut on 15th and 16th February 2019 on the picturesque Seven Mile Beach and will be a mix of music, comedy, and entertainment. The line up so far includes Duran Duran, Bryan Adams, Counting Crows, Flo Rida, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Salt-N-Pepa, Wanda Sykes, and David Spade.

The Cayman Islands celebrate most successful January ever in tourism numbers

The Cayman Islands are already recording successful tourism numbers this year. According to preliminary numbers from the Department of Tourism, the island nation received 39,185 stayover visitors in January, which was a 23.87 percent increase compared to the same month in 2017. It was the country's most successful January ever, and the eighth consecutive month of record-breaking growth.