In Rum Point on Grand Cayman Island, local fishermen have been feeding the stingrays for the past 75 years. Now the stingrays are quite tame, and visitors regularly visit the sandbar near the middle of the bay to pet these gentle creatures. The sandbar is called Stingray City.
Caymanians enjoy the highest standard of living in the Caribbean.
The Cayman Islands are the fifth-largest banking center in the world
The CI dollar has a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar of CI$1.00 equals US$1.25. Or, the US dollar equals CI $.80. There is no need for visitors to exchange their US dollars into local currency. The US dollar is accepted throughout the islands at a rate of CI 80 cents.
The total land mass of the three islands is 100 square miles. Grand Cayman occupies 76 square miles; Cayman Brac, 14 square miles and Little Cayman, 10 square miles. Grand Cayman is approximately 22 miles long and 8 miles at its widest point, reaching a maximum elevation of 79.77 feet in North Side.
Question: Where can I play Golf?
Answer: There are two golf courses in the Cayman Islands, both located on Grand Cayman. The Britannia Golf Course is a unique 18 hole executive with par 3's and 4's. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sunday mornings the course is played Executive format. Otherwise it is played as a very challenging 9 hole regulation course (twice for 18 if you so desire).
The North Sound club is located just off West Bay Road and opposite Seven Mile Beach, the island course offers challenging play and panoramic views of North Sound. For more information visit www.northsoundclub.com
The three islands are limestone outcroppings, the tops of a submarine mountain range called the Cayman Ridge, which extends west southwest for the Sierra Maestra range off the southeast part of Cuba to the Misteriosa Bank near Belize. The islands lack rivers or streams because of the porous nature of the limestone rock. It is this lack of runoff which gives the surrounding Caribbean Sea exceptional visibility, often well over 120 ft.
Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile beach encompasses so many different activities, a day at the beach has the ability to leave your head spinning. Whether or not you enjoy just relaxing and watching the waves roll in, or taking your vacation up a notch and parasailing over the Caribbean sea - Seven Mile Beach has what you’re looking for. With an abundance of watersports operators, hotels and beachside restaurants you will never be at a loss for what to do on Seven Mile Beach.
Between the Cayman Islands and Jamaica lies the deepest part of the Caribbean, the Cayman Trough, which is over four miles deep. South of Cayman is the Bartlett Deep where depths of over 18,000 ft. have been recorded. All three islands are surrounded by healthy coral reefs which lie at the top of dramatic walls and drop-offs close to shore, creating ideal conditions for scuba diving and sportfishing.
During the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Dow Travers was the first representative in the Winter Olympic Games from the Cayman Islands, participating in the alpine skiing events.