The Brac, which is Gaelic for bluff, is known for its charm, friendliness and its dramatic scenery of the three Islands.
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Cayman Brac was a prominent home for pirates, known as the “Brethren of the Sea”, seeking a hiding place for stolen treasures. Of these swashbuckling pirates, the most famous one to roam the Island’s shores was Edward “Blackbeard” Teach. Legend has it that Blackbeard’s booty is still hidden in a Cayman Brac cave.
It is a great spot for couples and families. The small towns have names like West End, Stake Bay, Watering Place, Cotton Tree Bay, Creek and Spot Bay. A haven for a multitude of bird species, Cayman Brac has a parrot reserve created by the National Trust of the Cayman Islands. It also features an international airport, boasts the Cayman Islands’ oldest museum and has the highest elevation of the three Islands at 152 ft high.
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Accommodation on Cayman Brac
There are a variety of places to stay, most offering special room and diving rates for residents.
The options for accommodation on Cayman Brac include hotels, condos and villas. The condos and villas are mainly located along the north and south coast of Cayman Brac, while many of the hotels are located on the southwest coast.
A variety of hotels and condos have their own private beach or pool which allows you to properly relax on your vacation. There are also a variety of specialty resorts that cater to diving.
Here are some of our recommendations for accommodation on the Brac, but you can also visit www.itsyourstoexplore.com for more options.
Sights & Activities in Cayman Brac
Explore the Cayman Brac Museum, the Cayman Brac Heritage House, the parrot reserve, the wreck of the Captain Keith Tibbetts, the caves and the bluff or go fishing, rock climbing or bicycling. For a more in-depth expedition, free guided tours of the Island are offered by the District Administration with trained local guides.
For those who want to go off the beaten trail and do some real exploring, contact Nature Cayman on (345) 948 2222 ext 4420 or T.J on (345) 928 3008. The tours are free but transportation is not included and tips are accepted.
Small group diving can be arranged through the Brac Scuba Shack, Tel: (345) 925 3215 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need a rest after all that activity then The Beach Spa offers a range of spa treatments and can come to your hotel. Tel: (345) 916 7981 or email: email@example.com.
Getting Around Cayman Brac
Every resort offers free bicycles which you can pick up and use whenever you want, however, it is quite nice to spend a day or two really exploring.
To ensure you get to explore the whole of Cayman Brac, hire a car from one of the options listed below.
B&S Motor Ventures (Tel: (345) 948 1646)
C.B. Rent-A-Car (Tel: (345) 948 2424)
Four D’s (Tel: (345) 948 1599).
Bear in mind that for rentals you need to be 21 years or older and have a valid driver’s licence.