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Grand Cayman is a British Overseas Territory and the largest of three Cayman Islands.

The other two Cayman Islands are Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Grand Cayman is located in the western Caribbean, south of Cuba, west (northwest) of Jamaica and 450 miles south of Miami, Florida. View Map. Grand Cayman is famous for its coral reefs, Stingray City, Seven Mile Beach, sailing, golf and dining.

5 Fun Facts

1. Stingray City:

Grand Cayman is home to Stingray City, where you can swim and interact with friendly Southern Stingrays in shallow waters. It's a popular tourist attraction and a unique experience.

2. Seven Mile Beach:

This famous beach stretches for 5.5 miles along the western coast of Grand Cayman. It's known for its clear waters, white sand, and variety of watersports and beachfront resorts.

3. No Direct Taxes:

Grand Cayman is known for its tax-friendly environment. It has no direct taxes such as income tax, capital gains tax, or property tax, making it attractive for international businesses and wealthy individuals.

4. Hell:

There is a small area in Grand Cayman called "Hell," which features unique limestone formations that resemble jagged black peaks. Visitors can send postcards postmarked from Hell as a quirky souvenir.

5. George Town:

The capital of the Cayman Islands, George Town, is located on Grand Cayman. It's a hub for cruise ships, shopping, and dining, with colorful traditional Caribbean architecture and a bustling waterfront.

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If you're on island during a day trip, Stingray City and Seven Miles Beach are not to be missed. Stingray City is not a city, but a shallow patch of water in the Caribbean sea close to the coast where the stingrays have been completely domesticated and love to be hugged.

Seven Miles beach is actually not seven miles long but longer. This stretch of beach is very family-friendly shallow, ideal for snorkeling and swimming or simply strolling on the beach. You'll also find enough restaurants and watersports rentals on Seven Miles beach.

If you're planning to stay for longer than a day and wish to be away from the noise yet still be on Seven Miles beach have a look at The Grandview Condos.

Enjoy your stay!

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"Beloved Isle Cayman”


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Fun Facts Grand Cayman
Nationality
British and Caymanian
Size
76 square miles
Population
52 601 (2011 census)
Currency & Credit Cards
CI Dollar. Major Credit Cards are accepted. ATM machines are located in banks and selected commercial outlets
Banks
Cayman Island has more than 250 licensed banks, only a few are full-service retail banks. These include Scotiabank & Trust (Cayman) Ltd., Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited, Royal Bank of Canada, Cayman National Bank Ltd., First Caribbean International Bank (Cayman) Limited.
Taxation
No direct taxation is imposed on residents and Cayman Islands companies. The government receives the majority of its income from indirect taxation. Duty is levied against most imported goods, which is typically in the range of 22% to 25%.
Animals
Blue Iguanas (Cyclura lewisi), Grand Cayman Amazon parrots (Amazona leucocephala caymanensis), Central American Agouti (Dasyprocta punctata),
Food
Breadfruit, papaya, avocado, citrus, mango and naseberry are the predominant fruit trees. Citrus, bananas, plantains, mangoes, yams, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, cassava, watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumbers, green and hot peppers, tomatoes, leafy vegetables, and coconuts. Tropical marine life are found in the Caribbean waters surrounding the Islands, especially in Cayman's coral reefs.
Plants
Wild Banana Orchids, Ghost Orchids, Thatch Palm trees, Red Birch trees, Mahogany trees, various fruit trees such as Plantain, Mango, Breadfruit, and Tamarind. Also Yellow Mastics and Black Mastics
Lingo
The language of the locals is predominantly English, either with a British accent, or a A Creole language, Bay Islands English, is thought to have developed in the Caymans during the eighteenth century, and spread to islands farther west. However Creole forms are more common on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
Brief History
The Cayman Islands were first sighted by Christopher Columbus, European explorer on 10 May, 1503. Columbus was blown off course. This detour allowed him to sight the sister islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. He called these islands Las Tortugas after the many sea turtles he found there.
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