While the Cayman Islands are known first and foremost as a premier diving destination, moving below the waves only scratches the surface of a trip to these three islands, situated about one hour’s trip from Miami.
A trip here can be as active (or inactive) because you want — if it is a week of diving or a week of chilling out on the shore. There are few hotels here — and also the reasoning is straightforward: This is not an island destination where you land, are whisked away to a hotel and spend a week on a beach or in a buffet line.
Instead of comprehensive, think of the Cayman Islands as all-encompassing. So let’s dive in …
1. It’s a simple getaway.
First things first, let us get located. The three islands that make up the Cayman Islands — Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman — are from the Western Caribbean, south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica. Unlike a number of other Luxurious islands that require a hop, skip and a jump to get there, nonstop flights are readily available to Grand Cayman from several U.S. cities, such as New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, and Detroit. You can pack your luggage and be on Seven Mile Beach in the afternoon.
2. The ‘three sisters’ have different personalities.
Most visitors property on Grand Cayman, as the name implies, the largest of the 3 islands and inter-island flights are readily available to get into another two sister islands. Each island offers the shy, secluded Little Cayman a unique experience. You are missing out if you don’t get to all three.
3. Attempt Some Tortuga Rum Cake
Made from a generations old family recipe, the rum cakes located at the Tortuga Rum Cake Co. are baked fresh in the Cayman Islands. Each cake is hand glazed with a five-year-old mix of Tortuga Gold Rum, and after that vacuum-sealed to lock at the taste that is iconic.
Inside the shop, you will find a huge selection of goods which have assorted rum cakes, specialty coffee blends, sauces, and chocolates, in addition to free samples of rum and cake for visitors.
Scuba diving in Grand Cayman is legendary. From the crystal, hot and clear water into the dense fish stuffed reefs to the scuba diving that is majestic wall drop offs, Grand Cayman has it all.
The destination completely deserves its reputation as one of the best scuba diving destinations around the world with a few of the most spectacular dive sites that you will ever encounter. The tourism sector is prepared to sponsor an influx of divers every season with hotels having surgeries that are diving offering courses, daily trips and Scuba equipment sales and rentals.
In addition to the expected coral reefs, colorful fish, and other underwater animals, this ‘wall diving’ provides something exceptional for scuba divers. Scuba diving in the Caymans can be carried out by ship, or in dive sites, directly from a coast.
Cayman Brac and Little Cayman
Both of the ‘sister islands’ are thin strips of land lying roughly east to west, and the diving is divided between the south and north sides. On Little Cayman, ‘Bloody Bay Wall’ and ‘Jackson Bay’ are commonly requested dive destinations. They are both situated on the island’s north side and are not available all year round because of variable weather conditions.
Scuba packages are readily available for this destination, and with all the Islands having received such a favorable accolade with a few of the leading magazines in this sector then it may be worth giving it a go yourself!
So why dip it with DNS Diving. Well, for you, we have a combined 45 decades of experience diving the waters of Grand Cayman! We also keep our groups small and private only taking 8 divers out on a cattle boat. Not to mention that we understand the walls and reefs better than our own backyard…. You could say that it’s our backyard!
That is the main reason why, year after year, we have the maximum repeat business of any dive operation on the island. We’ve got generations of households dotted with us.
Thus, come see submerged Grand Cayman with us! We’re passionate about our backyard and we want to share this with you. Click here for more information on tours and rates!