Cheap Flights to Cayman Islands
Flights to Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea. The territory is made up of three islands namely Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman, and is located south of Cuba and north-west of Jamaica.
The Caymans are considered to be a part of the geographic Western Caribbean Zone as well as the Greater Antilles. The Caymans are considered as a major world offshore financial centre, with industries including banking, hedge fund formation and investment, structured finance and securitisation, captive insurance, and general corporate activities being the biggest sectors. Regulation and supervision of financial services industry is handled by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. The islands are the fifth-largest banking centre in the world, with $1.5 trillion in banking liabilities. The financial services sector in the island is the major contributor to the territory's GDP, with major names such as HSBC, Deutsche Bank, UBS, and Goldman Sachs under its wing. Over 80 administrators, including the Big Four auditors, and offshore law practices including Maples and Calder have services within the country. Tourism takes the second spot because of the country's location, the Caribbean set at its coasts.
What to see & do
Seven Mile Beach - the crescent-shaped natural wonder located in Grand Cayman Island, Seven Mile Beach is the least populated and one of the more beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. With the sand stretching as far as the eye can see (or at least seven miles, as the island's name suggest), travellers may enjoy its aquamarine waters and coconut-bearing palm trees. Go for a swim, dive to see the reefs, or even stretch on a lounger to catch some sun.
Stingray City - Get to know the Southern Stingrays in this one-of-a-kind destination located in the main island of the Caymans. Take a trip into the North Sound and visit these friendly critters for some fauna action.
George Town - when looking for some time off the beach, get lost in upbeat George Town, where colourful traditional Caribbean buildings meet high finance executive corporations. A shopping haven and a restaurateur’s paradise, George Town is a popular district especially for those who are searching for their next 'Outfit of the Day' ensemble or for those who are looking for a food exploit. Lines of signature brands such as Versace, Tiffany, Gucci, and many more are placed alongside local vendors and craftsmen, and cheap yet exquisite local restaurants, creating an amazing combination of luxury and local treasures.
Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park - visit the rare Blue Iguanas in this unique park set in the Eastern District of Grand Cayman. See the said lizards that are of dinosaur-descent, and learn about their habitat in here.
Wreck of the Ten Sail - yet another treasure off the East End of Grand Cayman, the Wreck of the Ten Sail is a popular tourist destination in Cayman Islands. Legend has it that the reason for the absence of taxation is related directly to this wreck, since the passenger list for the ten vessels included a royal prince. The prince is one of the sons of Britain's King George III, who was on-board one of the ships at the time that they went down. The legend further states that when the said king learned about the bravery on the part of Cayman Islanders, he issued a decree that the people of these lands would thereafter be free from war conscription and taxes. Although there are no documented evidence or confirmation that there was a member of the Royal family on board one of the ships, the legend still continues today and is retold to travellers. More than that story, the historic ship wreck is now a part of a dive site and snorkel site that travellers can explore.
How to get around
All modes of transport here are based on rentals. Cars, scooters, and mopeds can all be rented from local rental companies, and driving any of these is only possible with a permit also issued by the rental companies. No formal public ferry service from Grand Cayman to either of its sister islands are available as of the moment, but travellers may ask private boat operators to shuttle them to and fro the islands for a price.
How to get there
The Owen Roberts International Airport is the main international airport of the Cayman Islands. It is located in Grand Cayman, and is the main base for Cayman Airways. It is named after Owen Roberts, a pioneer of commercial aviation in the country, and is one of the two entrance ports to the Cayman Islands. Airlines that travel to the destination include Aero Caribbean, Air Canada, British Airways, American Airlines, Cayman Airways, JetBlue, United Airlines, Island US Airways, and WestJet. These airlines directly connect various cities in North and South America, as well as certain cities in the United Kingdom to the Cayman Islands.
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