Cayman Islands travel guide

Cayman Islands travel guide


For those interested in visiting the Cayman Islands, a tropical paradise with crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches awaits. Both a cosmopolitan business centre and a peaceful Caribbean getaway, the Cayman Islands has something to offer any age visitor – and often tempts guests into becoming part-time or full-time residents.

Visitors to the Cayman Islands require a passport in order to enter. Requirements for visas and official identification documents for visitors to the Cayman Islands vary – for more on these, click here.

Discover the Cayman Islands

little cayman

An idyllic Caribbean paradise

The three islands that make up the Cayman Islands - Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman - are located in the Western Caribbean, 450 miles southwest of Miami.

Grand Cayman is the most commonly known island and is the largest and most populated of the trio. Some 60,000 people live in Grand Cayman, a blend of Caymanians and expatriates. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman – commonly referred to as the Sister Islands – are significantly less developed and are home to just over 2,000 residents. Cayman Brac is the most rugged of the islands, with its majestic 140-foot limestone cliff, the Bluff, hiking trails and nature reserves. In contrast, Little Cayman, is celebrated for its small-island charm, unhurried way of life and magnificent diving.

"O land of soft, fresh breezes, Of verdant trees so fair"

~ Cayman Islands National Song

Things to do in the Cayman Islands

A traveller's paradise, the stunning natural landscape and myriad of outdoor activities means you will never be bored in the Cayman Islands.

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Our top 10 activities

Adventure awaits; from adrenaline-filled watersports to mouthwatering culinary festivals. We have collated our top 10 things to do when visiting the Cayman Islands.

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Our top 10 places to eat

Fondly referred to as the "Culinary Capital of the Caribbean," the Cayman Islands boasts a variety of restaurants, from fine dining to a traditional fish fry. Here are our top 10 spots for dining here.

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Places to stay

Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman


The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman features a la prairie Spa, five dining venues including Blue by Eric Ripert, a tennis centre by Nick Bollettieri, and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grand Cayman, which features a Greg Norman-designed nine-hole golf course.

The Residences at Seafire


Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa offers three restaurants, spa, gym, kids' club, outdoor swimming pool, use of pedal bikes to explore the island, and a complimentary daily wine hour. Contemporary design and attentive, friendly service have quickly made this resort a favourite with visitors.

Le Soleil d'Or hotel in Cayman Brac

Le Soleil d'Or

Along the south coast of Cayman Brac is Le Soleil d’Or, comprised of villas, a manor house and farmhouse with a total of six guest rooms. Le Soleil d’Or’s Bluff-top organic farm is the soul of the place. Its 20 acres are as much manicured botanical garden as working farm. The resort is currently welcoming Cayman Islands residents and will reopen to overseas visitors in 2021.

Paradise villas


Paradise Villas

If staying on Little Cayman, Paradise Villas offers 12 individual private cottages for the perfect get-away-from-it-all stay.

"The Cayman Islands, where a trio of hideaways combine to create the ultimate escape."

- Cayman Islands Department of Tourism