Between the agoutis, the endemic blue iguanas and the abundant bird and plant life - you're sure to be impressed with the flora and fauna the Cayman Islands has to offer.
Grand Cayman is the largest of the three Cayman Islands, and is about 76 square miles and approximately 22 miles long by four miles wide. The Island’s famous North Sound, a shallow reef surrounded by clear aquamarine water, is about 35 square miles and is abundant with marine life and stunning coral. Although Grand Cayman is a low lying island with wetlands filled with diverse bird and marine life, there is an exceptional dry-wood forest called the Mastic Reserve & Trail (one of the few remaining in Grand Cayman) towards the eastern part of the Island.
Cayman Brac, the second largest of the Cayman Islands, has a 140 foot bluff. Being the Island’s most striking feature, it is known to eco lovers for its numerous hiking trails, caves and rock climbing hotspots. Little Cayman, the smallest and least developed of the Cayman Islands is a sleepy little island teeming with vibrant marine life.
While the diving on Little Cayman is renowned all around the world, the Island’s Booby Pond Nature Reserve (a site with international designation) is known to avid birders around world. Cayman Resident also has good recommendations on what to do on this Robinson Crusoe hideaway plus where to stay!
Read on to find out the actual depth of Cayman’s very own “abyss” plus how close the Islands are to the Oriente Transform Fault.
The unique geology of the Cayman Islands - from the Cayman Trench to the granodiorite foundation.
A rock strata unique to the Cayman Islands, Caymanite has layers of colours in earth tones and can be transformed into beautiful jewellery and carvings.
Flora & Fauna
With diverse forests, over 650 different species of plants and an array of species, the Cayman Islands is bursting with unique flora and animal life.
Here we outline the history of mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands - from extreme beginnings, the various solutions and the current situation.