Little Cayman is located 11 km southeast of Cayman Brac and has only 170 inhabitants. Numerous species of birds and iguanas live on the island, which is only 16 km long and 3 km wide.
George Town is the capital of the Cayman Islands. With its shops and duty-free shops, George Town is one of the Caribbean’s most important shopping centers. The latest tourist attraction is the 24-hectare Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Garden, which is dedicated exclusively to the species-rich native flora.
Cayman Brac has less than 2500 inhabitants. The name “Brac” (Gaelic for “cliff”) refers to a huge cliff that rises out of the sea here. Cayman Brac is located 143 km northeast of Grand Cayman, is about 19 km long and no more than 1.5 km wide. Divers can explore the wrecks of ships that have sunk here. The bird sanctuary is worth a visit. Cayman Brac is the »treasure island« of RL Stevenson’s children’s book of the same name.
George Town offers a variety of shopping opportunities, the selection of shops and duty-free shops makes the city one of the best Caribbean shopping centers. Quality furniture and household items from the US and Europe are on offer, as well as china, crystal, silverware, French perfume, decorative arts and sculpture. Many luxury items and groceries are duty-free, while other items are subject to up to 20% duty. Shop opening hours: Mon-Sat 09.00-17.00.
The nightclubs on Grand Cayman offer entertainment programs with international artists and disco nights. On weekends there are dance events in the hotels on Cayman Brac. There are two theaters and two open-air stages. Films are shown in some hotels.
The restaurants are excellent. Of particular note are The Grand Old House, Hemingways, The Wharf and The Lobster Pot. Local specialties such as clam soup and salad, red snapper, sea bass and lobster are featured throughout. Drinks: All popular European and American drinks are available in restaurants. Draft beer is only available in a few bars. The level of the restaurants is different. Most bars only serve at the counter. Drinks are paid for when you order.
Almost all hotels are on the coast, the most famous on Seven Mile Beach. Some hotels have specialized in diving holidays. The large hotels (100 rooms) can usually only be found on Grand Cayman. Prices are seasonal, in the high season in winter (from 15.12 – 15.4.) they are up to 50% higher. In some hotels, children under the age of 12 can stay for free in summer. A 10% room tax will apply. In many hotels, the service charge is already included in the bill. Information from the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (see addresses). Categories: The spectrum ranges from luxurious first class hotels to tourist class hotels.
Mainly Church of God and United Church (including Presbyterians). Anglicans, Baptists and other Protestants and Catholics.
Social Rules of Conduct
Manners: American and English manners have influenced native traditions. They shake hands to greet each other. Some surnames are so common that first names are often used when introducing them, e.g. B. Mr. Tom or Mr. Jim. Flowers are welcome gifts as a souvenir on arrival or as a gift when you are invited to dinner. Alcohol is not drunk in many families, so spirits should not be given as gifts. Clothing: Casual wear is acceptable almost everywhere, but bathing suits belong on the beach. “Topless” is not allowed. Tipping: 10-15% is usual. The exact amounts or percentages are listed on the hotel and apartment bills.
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Very warm and tropical all year round, trade winds bring cooling. Rainy season from May to October, the showers are usually short and heavy. Hurricane season from June to November.
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