Just one hour from Miami, this Caribbean destination is only a stone’s throw away but feels worlds apart. Three separate islands offer unparalleled Caribbean escapism. With the cosmopolitan Grand Cayman, the unspoiled private paradise of Little Cayman, and the nature lover’s dream of Cayman Brac, even the most discerning traveler will find paradise.
The birthplace of recreational diving, the Cayman Islands features 365 diverse dive sites, so divers of all levels will find adventure in the Caribbean’s most beloved underwater playground. Visitors can also enjoy water sports on Seven Mile Beach or snorkeling at Stingray City, where receiving a kiss from a stingray is considered good fortune. Those seeking a more secluded experience can venture to Rum Point to relax or enjoy the waters in a serene and tranquil setting.
Frequently heralded as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, Grand Cayman features some of the finest dining, set against a tropical backdrop of sea and sun. The island is home to more than 200 restaurants, including ones by the celebrated chefs Eric Ripert, Dean Max, and Cindy Hutson. The cuisine is diverse, featuring everything from traditional Caymanian dishes to Asian and French cuisines. Epicures can indulge in the annual Cayman Cookout, hosted by chef Eric Ripert of the acclaimed Le Bernardin (New York), the event brings together a bevy of esteemed chefs, wine connoisseurs, and spirits enthusiasts.
With pristine white-sand beaches, tempting crystal-blue waters, renowned diving, a multitude of attractions, and unmatched culinary experiences, few destinations in the Caribbean offer as much idyllic diversity as the Cayman Islands.