Caribbean Tourism

Cayman Islands

Diving & Marine Life

Since 1986, a Marine Parks plan has been implemented to preserve the beauty and marine life of the islands. Even before then, however, a moorings project was in place. This has been highly successful in marine conservation and critical in protecting Cayman’s fragile coral reefs and marine life from destruction by boat anchors. Permanent moorings have been...

Beaches & Watersports

The beaches of the Cayman Islands are said to be among the best in the Caribbean. Various companies offer glass-bottomed boats, sailing, snorkelling, windsurfing, water skiing, water tours and a host of other activities. You can hire wave runners, aqua trikes and paddlecats, take banana rides and go parasailing. When waterskiing, there must be a minimum of...

Accommodation – Little Cayman

Accommodation consists of small hotels, diving lodges, a few private cottages & homes. LL Conch Club Condominiums, PO Box 51, Blossom Village, T813-3238723, F813-3238827, www.conchclub.com. 8 units with 2 or 3 bedrooms, beachfront, pool, jacuzzi, diving, snorkelling, tennis, photo centre, restaurant. LL-L Pirates Point, PO Box 43, Sefton Bay, T9481010,...

Accommodation – Grand Cayman

There are about 50 hotels along Seven Mile Beach. All the major chains are represented, offering all types of luxury accommodation. Hotels Seven Mile Beach LL Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, PO Box 30371, T9490088, F9490288, Email: marr...@candw.ky Right on the beach, 309 rooms, comfortable, pleasant, friendly service, 2 miles from George Town,...

Accommodation – Cayman Brac

LL-L Brac Caribbean Beach Village, on the south coast, West End, PO Box 4 SPO, T9482265, F9482206, in USA 800-7917911. A condominium development, a/c, fans, on beach, reef protected, credit cards accepted, 10 units all 2-bedroomed, restaurant, pool, dive packages, laundry, maid service available, satellite TV, child and teenage discounts, Cayman Villas,...

Accommodations

The winter season, running from 16 December to 15 April, is the peak tourist season. Visitors intending to come to the islands during this period are advised to make hotel and travel arrangements well in advance. There are substantial reductions during the rest of the year (see Privilege Card above), with cut rates or even free accommodation for children...

Tourist Information

Local Tourist Office Cable and Wireless, in conjunction with the Department of Tourism, provide a Tourist Hotline. By dialling 9498989 you can find out the week’s events and local information. Further information may be obtained from the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, The Pavilion, Cricket Square, Elgin Avenue, George Town, PO Box 67, George Town,...

Communication

Telephone Services The Cayman Islands have a modern automatic telephone system operated by Cable and Wireless, which links them with the rest of the world by satellite and by submarine cable. International telephone, email and facsimile facilities are available and about 108 countries can be dialled directly. There is also a telephone route to the UK via...

Getting Around

Air Cayman Airways and Island Air provide inter-island services from Grand Cayman to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman and return (US$110 day return, or US$149 to both sister islands). Reservations for Island Air are not possible through any CRS systems. You can have a full day on either sister island by booking Island Air’s daily flight 6131, departing Grand...

Getting There

From Europe: British Airways has two scheduled flights a week from London Gatwick via Nassau, so two-centre visits are possible. From Europe: British Airways has two scheduled flights a week from London Gatwick via Nassau, so two-centre visits are possible. From North America: The national flag carrier, Cayman Airways, has regular services between...

Before Travelling

Climate Average temperatures in winter are about 24°C & in summer are about 26°-29°C. The Cayman Islands lie in the trade-wind belt and the prevailing northeast winds moderate the temperatures, making the climate delightful all year round. Most rain falls between May and October, but even then it only takes the form of short showers. Hurricane season is...

The Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands The British Crown Colony of the Cayman Islands consists of Grand Cayman and the sister islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, in the Caribbean Sea. None of the islands has any rivers, but vegetation is luxuriant, the main trees being coconut, thatch palm, seagrape and Australian pine. The islands were first sighted by Columbus in May 1503 when he was...

COZUMEL ISLANDS: USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES Main office, Cozumel Calle 2 Nte #299-B Col. Centro, Cozumel, Q. Roo. 77600, México Tel. +52 (987) 872-75-85 / Fax. +52 (987) 872-76-36 - Email: i...@islacozumel.com.mx Web: http://www.islacozumel.com.mx/ Yucatan Tourism Location: Yucatán Address: Calle 86, 499-C por 59 altos Ex-Penitenciaria, Juarez, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico Email: turi...@...

CAYMAN ISLANDS: USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES HEAD OFFICE - GRAND CAYMAN P.O. Box 67 Grand Cayman KY1-1102 Cayman Islands Tel: (345) 949-0623 Fax: (345) 949-4053 Web: http://www.caymanislands.ky/ UNITED STATES 1-877-4 CAYMAN Miami 8300 N.W. 53rd Street, #103 Miami, Florida 33166 Tel: (305) 599-9033 Fax: (305) 599-3766 Chicago 30 North La Salle St. Suite 1650 Chicago IL, 60602 Tel: (...

CAYMAN ISLANDS: WHAT TO SEE AND DO

DINING Restaurants available - Local. Fast Food. Caribbean. International. Gourmet. Chinese. Italian. Mexican. Southwestern USA. German. Indian. Thai. English pubs. Dress code is casual. 15% is standard for gratuities. Check your bill before paying. Some restaurants and bars include gratuities; others do not. NIGHTLIFE Entertainment available includes:...