The Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory located to the northwest of Jamaica and south of Cuba, consists of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. A noted financial center and longtime tax haven, the territory tellingly contains more registered businesses than residents.
Scuba divers find varied sites to explore in the reefs that ring Grand Cayman, the largest of the three islands. The cosmopolitan capital city of George Town combines Caribbean flavor with international cuisine and world-class duty-free shopping. Cayman Brac's more rugged geography attracts intrepid travelers who want to mix a bit of outdoor adventure into their relaxing Caribbean getaway. And sparsely developed Little Cayman consistently ranks among the top-rated Caribbean honeymoon destinations. Like most Caribbean destinations, Cayman Islands offers all-inclusive resorts designed for families, couples, and active travelers.
Opened in 2000, Wyndham Reef Resort introduced the first premium all-inclusive package in the Cayman Islands, featuring a la carte dining, top-shelf liquor, snorkeling, an introductory scuba lesson, tennis and scheduled activities. The 110-suite resort occupies the beach on the East End of Grand Cayman, the diving mecca of the islands.
This small all-inclusive dive resort on the island's northwest coast includes unlimited shore diving, daily boat dives, meals, drinks and airport transfers. Readers of Scuba Diving Magazine voted Cobalt Coast the #1 dive resort in the Caribbean.
Located on famous Seven Mile Beach, Marriott Beach Resort provides easy access to some of the best shopping and beaches in the Caymans, with the added plus of on-site snorkeling. Extensive renovations in 2014 revamped all of the guest rooms with an award-winning "beach house" design, and inclusive packages offer options to customize your vacation.
Situated on a private beach at the southwest end of Cayman Brac, this family-owned and -operated resort keeps the experience intimate with only 40 rooms. And they keep your focus on the sea with "valet diving" that handles all of the planning and preparation for you. Non-divers also find plenty to do at Cayman Brac Reef Beach Resort.
This secluded property on Little Cayman won the Luxury Travel Guide's "Resort of the Year" award for 2016-2017. With just 11 colorful cottages on the beach, Pirates Point Resort puts the emphasis on get-away-from-it-all relaxation. Packages can include diving, but non-divers stay entertained with enchanting snorkeling, fishing, bird-watching and nature hikes.