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The Best Known Grand Cayman Island

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The Best Known Grand Cayman Island
20Dec 2011

(Journeyidea.com) Grand Cayman is a home of George Town, the capital city that boasts some of the finest cuisine and shopping the Caribbean. It is the biggest of 3 Cayman Islands and location of George Town, nation’s capital. In relation to other 2 Cayman Islands, it is around 145 kilometers southwest of Cayman Brac and 121 kilometers southwest of Little Cayman. Shaped like giant claw pinching North Sound, the Grand Cayman is a rich territory of United Kingdom George Town at its southwest knuckle. It includes 76 percent of the entire land mass of the nation is about 22 miles long with widest point being eight miles long.

The Grand Cayman Island comprises of 6 regions, which include West Bay, Bodden Town, Sister Islands, East End, North Side and George Town.

Bodden Town was established in 1700s and is situated on Grand Cayman Island’s south side. East End is situated at the east side of Grand Cayman and comprises mainly of the Village of East End with a plethora of natural sights, accommodations and restaurants. George Town is the Grand Cayman’s capital and world famous center for off-shore investments and banking. The North Side includes Breakers, Kaibo and Rum Point.

Sister Islands comprises of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.

West Bay has plenty of tourist sights such as Cayman Turtle Centre and its towns include West Bay Village and Hell and Seven Mile Beach.

Of the flora, a good representation of different plant life on Grand Cayman can be found at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, which is situated in North Side District. Flora include Red Birch trees, Wild Banana Orchids, Thatch Palm trees, Ghost Orchids, Mahogany trees and several fruit trees like Plantain, Tamarind, Mango and Breadfruit. Black Mastics and Yellow Mastics are also found in this park. In another place outside the park, you will find all species around Grand Cayman such as Poinciana, Coconut Palm, Mangrove and Casuarina Pine trees.

Fauna found in different locations around Grand Cayman are Blue Iguanas and Central American Agouti. The Cayman Islands Turtle Centre situated in West Bay region raises Green Sea Turtles for their meat. There are resorts, fast food restaurants and night clubs on western side of Grand Cayman down to George Town. As its hotels, clubs and resorts, the Seven Mile Beach has the biggest concentration of tourists and visitors on the island. Owen Roberts International Airport serves the island with international and domestic flights and has its headquarters in Grand Cayman.

The Grand Cayman Islands Education Department operates government schools: secondary schools include Clifton Hunter High School and John Gray High School, while primary schools are John A. Cumber Primary School, Bodden Town Primary School, George Town Primary School, East End Primary School, Prospect Primary School, North Side Primary School, Savannah Primary School and Red Bay Primary School. Some of the private schools include Cayman International School, Cayman Academy, First Baptist Christian School, Cayman Prep and High School, Montessori School of Grand Cayman, Grace Christian Academy, Triple C School, St. Ignatius Catholic School, Wesleyan Christian Academy and Truth for Youth School. You will also find universities in Grand Cayman; these include St. Mathews University of Veterinary Medicine/Medicine, The Cayman Islands Law School and International College of the Cayman Islands.

Hotels in Grand Cayman include Sunshine Suites Resort, Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach, The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, The Reef Resort, Grand Cayman Beach Suites, Sunset House, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Cobalt Coast Dive Resort, Seven Mile Beach Resort & Club, The Ramada Grand Caymanian Resort, Compass Point Dive Resort, Treasure Island Resort, Spotts Beach Houses, Coral Stone Club and The Grandview Condos Cayman Islands.

Grand Cayman has many attractions to offer such as Seven Mile Beach.  With sand stretching, it considered to be one of most stunning beaches in the entire Caribbean. Other attractions include National Trust’s Mastic Trail, Cayman Islands National Museum in George Town, 65-acre Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Boatswains Beach, Pedro St. James Historic Site in Savannah, National Trust historic walking tours of central George Town, West Bay and Hell. Rum Point is another beautiful sight, which is not to be missed.  Indulge in la carte meal, simply take a dip in crystal clear sea or enjoy a beach snack.

Wealth of activities, points of interest and spectacular natural beauty along with all contemporary conveniences to make your stay as comfortable as possible can all be found here on most developed and largest of three Grand Cayman Islands.

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