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General Information About the Cayman Islands



The Cayman Islands are a three-Island group (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman) located in the Caribbean Sea, 240km south of Cuba and 268 km northwest of Jamaica. The capital is George Town, Grand Cayman.

Getting Here

Only an hour by plane from Miami, Cayman is easily accessible via nonstop service from most travel hubs in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. 

Airlines with service to Cayman include Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Delta, jetBlue, Southwest, Sun Country Airlines, United, and WestJet. 

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Government and Society

English is the official language and the main spoken language. 

The constitution provides for internal autonomy under a governor, a cabinet, and a Parliament. The British monarch, represented by the governor, is head of state. The premier is appointed by the governor to serve no more than two consecutive four year terms and is the head of government.


The Cayman Islands is tropical with hot summers and warm winters. The wet season runs mid-May through October and the dry season typically runs December through April, with a prevailing breeze when the northeast trade winds blow. Temperatures are moderate throughout the year, averaging about 81°F (27°C) annually.


Although hurricanes are not unheard of in Cayman, thanks to its westerly location keeping it far from most hurricane paths, they are rare and rarely cause severe damage. Hurricane season for the Atlantic basin is from 1 June to 30 November, but most activity occurs between mid-August and mid-October.

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Where to Stay

From a bungalow off of the beaten track to a penthouse suite, and everything in between, Cayman has you covered. There are a number of hotels and resorts, villas and guest houses, apartments and condos, and long-term accommodation options in Cayman. If you are looking for any recommendations or need help planning your visit, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Attractions - Sea

Cayman is known as one of the best tourist destinations in the world for a reason! In addition to our beautiful beaches, enjoy boating, scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, kitesurfing, paddle boarding, sailing, snorkeling, and more. See sea turtles, rainbow fish, rays, and a kaleidoscope of coral, sea sponges, and sea fans. You might even get lucky and see the occasional dolphin and don't forget to check out the bioluminescence at night for a truly unforgettable experience.

Coral Reef Island
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Attractions - Land

You don't just have to be in or on the water to enjoy Cayman. Enjoy world class dining in the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, go horseback riding on the beach, relax during a luxury spa visit, visit the Blue Iguanas and see the beautiful flora and fauna of the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, browse art galleries and shopping, or explore history at Pedro St. James.


Often rated as the friendliest destination in the world, Cayman has welcoming warmth that doesn't just come from the sun. Caymankind means that whoever you are and wherever you come from, there is a piece of Cayman that will speak to you. You might find your Caymankind in our oceans, our skies, or sit down to it at one of our tables, but we hope you come and find yours here soon!

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