The Cayman Islands are comprised of three separate islands; Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. While Grand Cayman is the commercial hub of the jurisdiction, the Sister Islands offer their own unique charm for visitors. Both Islands are well suited to visitors, with quaint accommodations, local dining, medical facilities and shopping. Rugged and windswept Cayman Brac and peaceful, idyllic Little Cayman both provide a unique attraction that differentiate themselves from the largest island of Grand Cayman.
Cayman Brac is 12 miles long, about a mile wide and enjoys a terrain unlike Grand Cayman and Little Cayman. It is the only island to have a large central limestone outcrop rising along its length up to 140 feet above sea level at its eastern end, known as The Bluff (‘Brac’ is the Gaelic word for bluff). Cayman Brac attracts adventure-lovers with its rugged coastline, exceptional climbing opportunities, caves just ripe for exploration, walking and hiking trails and diverse and plentiful dive spots.
Little Cayman, which sits just 5 miles west of Cayman Brac is about 10 miles long and just a mile wide. It is probably one of the most peaceful places on earth, with wildlife abounding and just over 100 year-round residents. In particular, the island is famous for its unparalleled dive sites such as Bloody Bay and Jackson's Bight, both located on the north side of the island, and consistently ranked as some of the best in the world.
Little Cayman's Booby Pond Nature Reserve supports the largest red-footed booby population in the Caribbean and is a designated Ramsar wetland of international importance. Little Cayman has the only substantial population (estimated at 1,500) of the critically endangered Cayman Blue Iguana and also hosts the critically endangered hawksbill turtle, and the threatened West Indian Whistling Duck, making the Island an important wildlife sanctuary.