The Cayman Islands are just under 500 miles south of Miami. They were discovered by Columbus in 1503, and were first settled in 1666. They operate on the GMT-5 time zone.
All travelers going between the United States and Grand Cayman must have a valid U.S. passport. Legal drinking age is 18. Pack appropriately for your sporting/hiking trips--weather in Grand Cayman ranges between 70 and 90 degrees F throughout the year. U.S. currency is widely accepted throughout the country.
Choose from an endless array of hikes for your Grand Cayman vacation, including nature tours or self-guided hikes: the Wild Banana Orchids, Mastic Trail, Cayman Brac cliff walks and Little Cayman.
See the islands from inside a cave, including Peter's Bluffs, the Bats Cave (where you may encounter some of the residents the cave was named after), Rebecca's Cave (which was once a hurricane shelter) and the Great Cave (plenty of stalactites and stalagmites).
Scuba enthusiasts will enjoy the crystal blue seas and access to schools of indigenous colorful fish and fauna. Grand Cayman has its own diving school; for those already certified, a number of companies offer private dives each day.
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