You can take a short flight to a beautiful, tropical paradise where you can explore caves, witness pristine underwater landscapes, or take a bicycle ride from one end of an island to the other in a jiffy. The best news is that there are no immigration hassles to deal with. The destinations are the sister islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, and Cayman Airways can get you there with ease.
You may think, living on Grand Cayman, that you’ve seen all there is to see of these islands, but the three are actually quite different in their topography and atmosphere.
Cayman Brac is the only island in the trio with a bluff that rises above the sea to its highest point of about 140 feet at the eastern end. It is home to many caves, some of which were shelters for the islanders from hurricanes. Peter’s Cave, Bat’s Cave, Rebecca’s Cave, Half-Way Ground Cave, Nani Cave and Great Cave are some of the ones worth visiting. Just remember to wear your sneakers or hiking boots.
Take a drive out to the old lighthouse at the tip of the bluff. You will have a stunning view of the sea below, and of the beautiful coastal sights like quaint churches and typical Caribbean homes. Don’t be surprised if while on the road you see other drivers waving at you as they pass. It’s a friendly place.
Little Cayman is the smallest of the three, and there are more iguanas than people here. The beaches are pristine and visitors are encouraged to borrow bicycles if they want to take a look around. Thankfully there’s not a hill in sight.
One of the biggest draws of Little Cayman is Bloody Bay Wall, a prime dive site that brings people from all over the world to see it. Luckily for you it is just a short flight away.
There are a number of places to stay on both of the sister islands, but they are close enough that even a day trip is worth doing. Cayman Airways offers some great rates on roundtrips, and when you fly with the national airline, you know you’re in good hands.