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20 Fun Facts About The Cayman Islands

Ready to visit the Cayman Islands? While you’re counting down the days to your trip, prepare for the fullest adventure here possible by studying up on these 20 fun facts about the Cayman Islands. You’ll learn a little bit more about our culture, which will only help you enjoy your stay even more than you thought possible.

 

  1. There are more than 100 nationalities living in harmony in the Cayman Islands.

 

  1. Our country code is easy to remember. Just dial 345 before making a call to anywhere on our islands.

 

  1. There are no nude beaches on the Cayman Islands. Alcohol is allowed on the sand, but the legal drinking age is 18.

 

  1. The Cayman Islands’ currency fixes to the US$. Our paper currency features a photo of Queen Elizabeth II along with our Coat of Arms that includes a turtle, pineapple, and shield.

 

  1. The Banana Orchid is the national flower of the Cayman Islands.

 

  1. Our stunning Silver Thatch Palms are our national trees.

 

  1. If you want to sing our national song in a bar or anywhere, really, you’ll want to know the words and tune of “He Hath Founded it Upon the Seas.”

 

  1. You’ll find the highest point on all 3 islands on Cayman Brac. It comes in at 140 feet above sea level!

 

  1. Cayman Brac comes from the Gaelic phrase “craggy bluff” because it has a huge Limestone cliff.

 

  1. Liquor stores in the Cayman Islands are open until 10 p.m. You won’t be able to buy any wine, beer or spirits on Sunday at all so stock up!

 

  1. There’s supposedly a treasure on our islands that Neil Walkers, Henry Morgan, and Edward Blackbeard left behind when the pirates occupied Cayman Island in the 18th century.

 

  1. Seven Mile Beach, our islands’ most famous beach, is not actually 7 miles long. It spans 5.5 miles!

 

  1. Christopher Columbus had a good year in the Cayman Islands in 1503. He stumbled upon the islands and named Cayman “Las Tortugas,” Spanish for the turtles he saw all around.

 

  1. The first election in the Cayman Islands happened on December 10, 1831. Roughly 933 people voted.

 

  1. Cayman Crystal Caves, a relatively new tourist attraction in the Cayman Islands, are natural caves that have only been recently discovered and cleared for transit.

 

  1. Hell is officially located in the Cayman Islands. Actually, it’s a top tourist destination in West Bay and it’s a coastal spot with black limestone and rugged edges.

 

  1. Cuba is our nearest neighbor residing about 227 miles north of our beautiful Grand Cayman.

 

  1. Grand Cayman plans to offer 365 dive sites for locals and tourists someday.

 

  1. The 4-mile-deep Cayman Trench is not very far from Grand Cayman but not many divers venture there.

 

  1. If you’re going to rent a car on the Cayman Islands, remember to drive on the left side of the road!

 

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  • October 16th, 2018

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