The Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory in the Western Caribbean, have some of the best diving in the world. The coasts of this trio of tropical isles, which comprises Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman, are surrounded by crystal-clear waters in beautiful shades of blue. All three islands are surrounded by coral reefs, shipwrecks can be found off their coastlines, and steep underwater cliffs teem with aquatic life.
Grand Cayman is the largest and most Americanized of the three islands, with a popular cruise terminal. Its crown jewel is the stunning Seven Mile Beach, which offers a variety of water activities and seaside accommodations.
Swimming with stingrays, diving, snorkeling, trekking, duty-free shopping in the colorful center of George Town, and escaping to the island's quiet East End are just a few of the popular activities on the island. Grand Cayman is also home to the most vibrant nightlife in the Cayman Islands.
The jagged shoreline, deep caves, and slower pace of Cayman Brac entice nature enthusiasts. Little Cayman is tranquil, yet it has some of the world's top dive locations, as well as outstanding fishing on its bonefish flats and in Tarpon Lake.
Read our list of the top Cayman Islands attractions for additional information on the best places to visit.