Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Story of Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is one of three islands that constitute the Cayman Islands. A British overseas territory located in the western Caribbean Sea, the Cayman Islands are known for their vivid, paradisiacal colors, activities, and culture.

Grand Cayman is by far the biggest of the islands, with an area of 76 square miles. Not only is it known as the safest island in the Caribbean, but it also has the highest standard of living. 70-75 percent of the annual GDP of the islands is accounted for by tourism, and of the over one million tourists who visit the islands annually, 99 percent visit the island.

The island provides fun for beach goers and scuba divers alike. One of Grand Cayman's main attractions is the world-famous Seven Mile beach, where a number of hotels and resorts are located. Many regard Seven Mile beach as one of the best beaches in the world. Visitors are also attracted to the island by historical sites such as Pedro St. James castle in BoddenTown.

Besides beaches and historical attractions, Grand Cayman--and the Caymans in general--is considered to be one of the world's best scuba diving destinations. Stingray City in GC is another popular destination where tourists can swim and snorkel with stingrays.

The weather of the island boasts an average of 81 degrees Fahrenheit. But there are months that are less wet than others. To get the most out of your trip, the best time to visit is January through April, where average temperatures are in the mid- to high-70s and the precipitation is minimal.

Grand Cayman Villas ( offers luxurious and relaxing Cayman villas - make one your home away from home on your next vacation. Rachel Spohn is a freelance writer.

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