Introducing Cayman Islands
What’s so surprising about the three Cayman Islands (population 56,800) at first is how un-British they are for a British territory – Grand Cayman seems straight from the US, with ubiquitous SUVs jostling for space at upscale malls and US dollars changing hands as if they were the national currency. Think of it as a much more orderly version of South Florida.
But get away from the crowded commercialism of Grand Cayman’s long western coastline and explore the low-key rest of the island. Or visit tiny Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, where crowds are measured in the dozens.
Grand Cayman is one of the Caribbean's top family vacations spots, with one superb beach and oodles of watersports.
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Need to know
To most of the world, Grand Cayman is the Cayman Islands, a glitzy shopping mecca and global financial center where resorts line the fabulous white-sand Seven Mile Beach and the wealthy from around the world spend time sipping cocktails and discreetly playing with their millions. It does have another side – literally – and if you head east, you can escape the mobs.
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Catch some rays in the Caymans
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George Town & Seven Mile Beach
George Town is the supremely wealthy but surprisingly modest capital of the Cayman Islands. While no doubt cosmopolitan, it’s tiny, tidy and easy to walk around. North of the harbor and town center is Seven Mile Beach, a gorgeous stretch of unbroken white sand where Grand Cayman’s tourist industry is concentrated.