The Cayman Islands are a British dependency which lies 480 miles south of Miami, nestled in the turquoise waters of the western Caribbean. It is a three-island archipelago, consisting of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. These three gentle islands are located just 149 miles south of their closest Caribbean neighbor Cuba, and 167 miles northwest of Jamaica.
A world away, yet not removed, it’s no wonder the Cayman Islands has been meeting the demands of vacationers seeking a Caribbean getaway for over 400 years.
Grand Cayman is the largest of the three islands and has an area of about 76 square miles. Its most striking feature is the shallow, reef protected lagoon known as the North Sound which is approximately 35 square miles.
Cayman Brac lies about 89 miles northeast of Grand Cayman. It is about 12 miles long and 1.25 miles wide with an area of about 14 square miles. Its terrain is the most spectacular of the three islands; this is because of the bluff which is a massive central limestone outcrop which rises steadily along the island. You can get to Cayman Brac by plane, if you go by prop plane it is only a 30 minute plane ride. There is also jet service to Cayman Brac twice weekly.
Little Cayman is located 5 miles west of Cayman Brac and has an area of about 10 square miles. You can get to Little Cayman by plane. If you take a plane it is only about a 40 minute ride from Grand Cayman or 15 minutes from Cayman Brac. There is also jet service to Cayman Brac twice weekly.
Book your Cayman Islands trip today and find out why those looking for a romantic Caribbean vacation or fun, family Caribbean island getaway choose the Cayman Islands over any other island in the Caribbean!
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Hints & Tips
- The highest point in the Cayman Islands is the bluff on Cayman Brac at 150ft. above sea level.
- The lowest point is the Cayman Trench which is 1500ft. below sea level.
- The Cayman Islands are about 100 square miles together.