The Cayman Islands is a British Crown Colony located in the western Caribbean, 480 miles south of Miami, 150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles northwest of Jamaica. By 737-200 jet, the Cayman Islands is about a 70-minute direct flight from Miami. The island country consists of Grand Cayman, largest and most populous of the trio; and the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
The islands lack rivers or streams because of the porous nature of their limestone composition. It is this lack of runoff which gives the surrounding Caribbean Sea exceptional visibility, often well over 150 ft. Stingray City has become Cayman’s most famous dive site, located in shallow depths in Grand Cayman’s North Sound. Currently there are 234 permanent boat moorings installed and maintained by the Department of the Environment’s Conservation and Protection Unit, to protect popular dive sites from anchor damage off all three islands.
The Cayman Islands are only a short flight from Houston or Miami. The islands are known for their vertical walls and crystal clear water with visibility in excess of 150ft. Great cuisine with authentic Jamaican Jerk chicken and vibrant seasoning of seafood dishes are only a few of the great dining choices. The outer islands are remote and offer greater seclusion.