Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cayman island

The Caymans tend to be overshadowed by their larger neighbor islands in the Caribbean. However many people enjoy to travel to the Cayman islands due to the intimate sound of them.

The first tourist was Christopher Columbus when he first spotted them in 1503. Nowadays The Caymans are a territory of the United Kingdom. This is why they drive on the left side of the road. There are three islands, Little Cayman, Grand Cayman, and Cayman Brac, that make up that top vacation destinations. For tourists that want to be active there are many things to do at the islands. Most tourists enjoy looking forward to sipping their Pina Colada at the end of the day, and view the sundown over the bay.

Cayman island and tourism attracts with white sandy beaches and duty free shopping. In the many duty free shops tourists want to shop for perfume, china, crystal, jewelry and watches. The Cayman Islands dollar is the local currency. In wintertime temperature average is 75F and 80F in the summer. Most travelers like that moderate climate. A vacation to The Caymans features a wide range of sports, including board sailing, parasailing, water skiing, and sportfishing. You have also the ability to play tennis or to play golf on the Jack Nicklaus golf course. If you're not afraid, you can experience a submarine excursion descent to hundred feet. A submarine for two persons will take you 800 feet down to view a shipwreck.

The most impressive tourist attraction is the Seven Mile Beach at Grand Cayman. Here you'll find also most of the resorts and hotel facilities for your Cayman vacation. It's a popular place for snorkel divers where you are able to swim with sting rays. Scuba divers enjoy to discover the wreaks and reefs here in the water that is as clear as it gets. Other favored activities for tourists are horse riding or taking a trail thru the forest for hikers.

The capital of George Town, is located on Grand Cayman. It is a large port of call for many cruise ships in the Caribbean. Grand Cayman tours including George Town offer lot of activities. One of the highlights is to visit a turtle farm which holds over 14,000 turtles. You can also experience the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and the Cayman Islands National Museum. Great places for shopping are the many designer outlet shops, including Fendi and Gucci, and in the evening you may visit one of the many delightful restaurants to enjoy an excellent dining.

Cayman island and tourism traveling come also with some history. You can experience the ruins of Fort George built in 1790 at the harbor. When planning your vacation to the grand Cayman islands it may be a good idea to time your trip to on the Pirates Week Festival. This great event on Cayman island and tourism comes with fireworks displays and mocks pirate landings.

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