"Grand Cayman revisited after 26 years" Top 5 Page for this destination Grand Cayman by bianchis

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Rum Point still my favourite spot

Driving up to Cayman Kai was a very dramatic experience as there were so many changes. So many new condos and new houses of course the new road which cuts right across the island.
Rum Point still remains my favourite place on the island although crowded, you can still find a quite spot or lie in a hammock.
For kids the ideal place as the water is really very shallow. Also the most beautiful sunsets can be experienced here.

Although a lot of changes still worth visiting

Nothing ever changes things remain the same, of course not, the Cayman Island of the 70’s was really offshore banking with mostly visitors from the USA who built their holiday homes for themselves and family or the divers of the world looking for new adventures which they found in the amazing variety of sites from wall diving to caves and tunnels at the now famous Eden Rock and Devil’s Grotto or wreck diving at the various wreck sites around the three islands.

Finding your sealegs aboard a pirate ship

Feel like Jonny Depp and sail on this replica of a 17th century galleon. Really and truly a colourful sight. Would have loved to go on this ship but the way this galleon was rocking to and fro in the waves, I am sure I would have gotten seasick especially if you had enough rum punches.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:If you love sunshine and the ocean this is the ideal place to be one of the best waters in the Caribbean
  • Cons:Very expensive and not much to see unless you love the ocean and the numerous activities you can get involved in. Avoid going out when the cruise ships arrive as the island is overrun and I mean no standing room in Georgetown with 10 cruise ships
  • In a nutshell:Offshore banking makes this island one of the richest in the Caribbean. As such the cost of living is very high for the residents as well as visitors. Be prepared to spend a lot.
  • Last visit to Grand Cayman: Feb 2007
  • Intro Updated Mar 5, 2007
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  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2007 at 9:28 PM

    I wish I could be in Grand Cayman rather than here in wet and chilly Finland. One can always dream.... Happy Birthday from Finland!

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2007 at 11:17 PM

    Sylvia, I am so happy to be the first one to comment on this fabulous and very helpful page! I hope you are doing well (and your sponsored kids as well!) Keep up the good work!

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