Of the three islands that make up the Caymans, Grand Cayman is the largest and the center of both the tourism and offshore banking industries. The Cayman Islands are an Overseas Territory of the U.K., with a governor appointed by The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, though the islands retain a largely autonomous legislature. Click this link to start your trip planning to the Cayman Islands!
The main attractions of the Cayman Islands include scuba diving, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, beaches, shopping, good food, relaxation and investing. Most trips take you offshore to explore the spectacular coral and fish (in a submersible vessel or glass-bottomed boat or, for certified divers, with scuba gear). There's also the option of a party cruise. If you are interested primarily in watersports, beautiful beaches and exploring duty-free stores, you'll enjoy the Caymans. Fine dining is big in the Caymans, with a diverse nightlife that can go until 3 am. The people are friendly, the communities are safe and clean, and you won't be harassed by roadside vendors. The best place for up-to-date entertainment listings is the Friday edition of the Caymanian Compass.
On Grand Cayman, it's probably best to invest in a full- or half-day tour of the island that takes you to all the main attractions: Hell, the Turtle Farm, Seven Mile Beach, downtown shopping, the National Museum, Pedro Castle, East End's blowholes and Wreck of the Ten Sails Historical Park, the Cayman Crystal Caves and the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park in North Side. Of course, you can always do it yourself with a GPS and a rental car. Do visit the world-famous Stingray City for a half- or full day and plan to see the sights below water on one or two dives. Cayman Brac is the best island for hikes and a little climbing on your sightseeing journey. With a bluff that rises to 140 feet/43 meters at East End, you can climb the natural steps up to Peter's Cave and then continue on to the lighthouse - the highest point in the Cayman Islands. Little Cayman is the smallest of the Cayman Islands but offers some of the best diving, including the famous Bloody Bay Wall site. Sightseeing on Little Cayman is best done on a bicycle or in a Jeep.