Cayman Islands

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Cayman Islands

The Grand Cayman, also known as the Cayman Islands, is one of the world's most beautiful tourist destinations. From its sandy beaches to the friendly people, warm weather and great food, the overall ambiance is alluring enough to make you want to spend a lifetime in this Caribbean country. Cayman is also the center of Caribbean culinary, with more than 200 restaurants offering various seafood and other cuisines from around the world.

One fun fact about the Cayman Islands is that its authorities do not impose a direct tax on its residents. In short, it is a tax-free haven as they do not have an income tax, payroll taxes, withholding tax or property tax – awesome, right!

In case you are a wanderlust who has not visited the Grand Cayman, here are five things you are missing out on:

The Warm Sandy Beaches

If you have not cruised to the Cayman Islands, you are not only missing a memorable experience on the warm sandy beaches but also the crystal-blue seas!

Its average temperature is 28°C, making the weather perfect for a swim or a stroll along the beaches. January is the coolest month, with temperatures going down to 25°C, and a cool breeze to sweep your stresses away. The sandy beaches offer the perfect tranquility for recreational activities such as diving or exploring the underwater world.

The Seven Mile Beach is open to the public, and therefore, anyone is free to walk along the pristine white sands. No hawkers are allowed in this space, and therefore, you can re4lax and enjoy your peaceful moment without any disturbances.  

An Experience with Underwater Fairy Dust

Have you ever heard of bioluminescence? It is light energy produced within a living organism's body when it reacts with water. Also known as "the underwater fairy dust, " the reaction causes a green or blue light visible during the new moon by kayaking into the lagoon. Grand Cayman is among the few places across the world where you can experience this rare phenomenon. The Cayman Kayaks, which is the primary Bioluminescent tours company in the country, will gladly guide you through the experience while ensuring your safety. https://caymankayaks.com/tours/ offers more information about the bioluminescence tours that leave you loving and yearning for more darker nights.

The Cayman Islands has the Rarest Bird Species in the World

For nature lovers, Grand Cayman has something for you. The Cayman Islands has varied flora and fauna, with incredible species of everything. At the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, you will be treated to an array of rare and indigenous plant species, such as the Ghost Orchid, which is quite rare in the world.

At the Crystal Caves, you will encounter the blue iguana previously considered an endangered species a few years ago. Thankfully to the breeding program, there are currently 750 of them, only found in this Caribbean country. The buffy flower bat is a native land mammal found in the Caribbean only and drinks nectar from flowers. A hike along the Mastic Trail with the Trust guide will do you good, to sum up, your nature walk.

The Greatest Caribbean Foods and Flavors

In case you are a foodie, Cayman Islands is the place to be. Known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, Cayman offers a variety of seafood with vibrant flavors, besides major cuisines from around the world. the national dish is the Turtle Stew, made of turtle meat, cassava, potatoes, onions, and peppers. However, Grand Cayman cuisine is a mixture of different traditions and cultures from around the world, which makes it the perfect place to experience uniqueness.

There are more than 200 restaurants on the Cayman Islands dealing with local Cayman cuisines or foreign Japanese, French, Italian and Australian cuisines. Vegans can also find various vegan cafes and restaurants across the island, giving them various foods to choose from. Make sure you try out new recipes; it is good for your taste buds!

Besides food, you should try the mudslide cocktail at the Wreck Bar and Grill. Made of Vodka, Kahlua and cream, the mudslide cocktail is extremely delicious and leaves you yearning for more.

Watersports

The Cayman Islands has a variety of water sports that leaves you spoilt for choice. With their experienced guides, you may choose snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, kitesurfing, paddleboarding, eco-adventures, waterskiing and jetskiing, scuba diving and boat tours, among others. You may choose what is comfortable with you, but experimenting is not a bad thing too. Go for maximum pleasure and fun; every opportunity is unique and should be enjoyed to the fullest.  

 

The Cayman Islands is a mixture of luxury and abundant activities that leave you with unforgettable memories. It is the perfect holiday choice for anyone, whether on a family expedition or a romantic getaway. In case you haven't visited the Cayman Islands, make it your next travel destination.