One of the Caribbean’s top holiday destinations is the island of Grand Cayman. This is the largest island of the three which make up the Cayman Islands, and is situated in the Western Caribbean Sea, to the south-east of Cuba and north-west of Jamaica. Famous for its beaches, beautiful turquoise blue waters, snorkelling and diving, as well as lovely weather, self catering accommodation in Grand Cayman is the perfect choice for anyone looking for the quintessential Caribbean holiday!
Being the ideal destination for an unforgettable Caribbean holiday, it will come as no surprise that the most popular thing to do on holiday in Grand Cayman is enjoying the beaches and the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean! And what fantastic beaches! The most famous beach on Grand Cayman is Seven Mile Beach, renowned as one of the most beautiful in the world, where miles upon miles of soft white sand meets the sea.
Not surprisingly Grand Cayman self catering accommodation that is situated right on Seven Mile Beach is in high demand, but don’t worry, there are plenty more spectacular beaches to enjoy too! If you’d like to do more than just swimming in the turquoise blue waters that surround Grand Cayman, try snorkelling or scuba diving. Grand Cayman is famous for its opportunities to go diving with stingrays. Back on dry land, enjoy walking and hiking on the scenic Mastic Trail and look out for some of the island’s rare species.
Although many holidaymakers like to visit self catering accommodation in Grand Cayman simply to enjoy the beach, the island has a number of interesting places to visit too. George Town for example is the capital and largest city. You’ll find there’s much in the way of shopping, dining and entertainment here, including some excellent restaurants to try on those days you don’t want to eat in at your Grand Cayman accommodation! Museums include the Cayman Maritime Treasure Museum, and the Cayman Islands National Museum. You can also visit the remains of historic Fort George that was built in 1790.
Another well known place to visit on Grand Cayman is Hell! This area of jagged black limestone formations was thought to resemble hell, hence the name, and has become a popular place to visit and to buy ‘Hell’ souvenirs!
The weather is one of the best features about holidaying in self catering accommodation in Grand Cayman! The tropical marine climate means there is little variation in the temperatures throughout the year, however there is a wetter and a dry season to bear in mind. The wet season runs from May to October, and this also overlaps with hurricane season, from July to November.
Finding flights to get you to your accommodation in Grand Cayman should not be difficult as many of the world’s major airlines fly here. You can choose airlines such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Delta, and Continental to fly you to the main airport, Owen Roberts International Airport, just outside George Town.