The Cayman Islands has announced that it is moving to Phase 4 of its reopening plan, which means vaccinated travellers who are securely verified can enter without quarantine from the 20th of November.
After almost two years with limited international travel, many travellers are now looking to winter sun destinations for their next therapeutic escape – and there’s no better choice than this premier destination nestled in the Caribbean.
“The health and security of our residents and visitors have always been the government’s number one priority, and our Covid experience throughout the pandemic has been exemplary to date. With a high percentage of the population now vaccinated, we are keen to relax the current restrictions and move to Phase 4 of our reopening programme on 20 November. This will bring an important return to normality for travel and tourism on the islands in time for the holidays.” said Hon. Kenneth Bryan, Minister for Tourism and Transport.
The Cayman Islands has followed a controlled reopening strategy to ensure the ongoing safety, security, and peace of mind of visitors and the local population.
“We are excited to share the many beautiful experiences of Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac – the stunning beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, wonders of nature and expansive culinary choices. Our repeat visitors and new guests who are interested in visiting our dynamic island trio may now enjoy our world-class destination and warm hospitality. We await your arrival so you may have sweet dreams in Cayman,” said Director of Tourism, Mrs Rosa Harris.
A three-island experience not to be missed
The Cayman Islands is set to be high on the list for those seeking a safe Caribbean destination offering everything from sunshine, white sand and turquoise sea to adventure, culinary delights and cultural discovery. The three stunning islands offer diverse and inspirational luxury lifestyle bucket-list experiences with exceptional warm welcomes for everyone to enjoy.
Whether you’re looking for outstanding culinary experiences, arts and music, active adventures, amazing wildlife or want to focus on wellbeing – or even a mix of everything – the Cayman Islands – Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman – is now ready and waiting to turn holiday dreams into reality.
More indigenous species than The Galapagos
From the endangered Blue Iguana, the red-footed booby and the banana Orchid (the national flower of the Cayman Islands) to spectacular bioluminescence, stunning stingrays and three species of turtle, visitors will be wowed by the local flora and fauna.
Grand Cayman offers nature lovers a wealth of experiences, including swimming at Stingray City, hiking the glorious Mastic Trail, which winds through an extensive nature reserve and exploring the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.
Little Cayman offers tranquil locations, including Point of Sand and Booby Pond Nature Reserve, where avid wildlife lovers may catch a glimpse of local species, including the red-footed booby. Cayman Brac’s Whistling Duck Pond and Parrot Reserve are ideal for keen twitchers.
Of course, with such diverse marine life and crystal clear waters, snorkelling and diving offer a fantastic chance to get up close to some of the Caribbean’s most iconic sea creatures.
The Culinary Capital of the Caribbean
Farm-to-table dining at George Town’s Cayman Cabana and sea-to-table delights at Cracked Conch by the Sea is top of the agenda for some, while high-end dining at Blue by Eric Ripert or Abacus’s sophisticated Caribbean cuisine may tickle the taste buds of others. Those wanting to expand their food horizons beyond restaurants can take in a tour to discover rum distilleries, local markets and farms.
From Cayman-style lobster, seared lionfish and cracked conch to rum cocktails, organic fruit and wood-smoked barbecue, there is something to tantalise everyone’s taste buds.
Abundance of adventures
The Cayman Islands offers an abundance of adventure, from half marathons, bicycle tours and hiking to parasailing, scuba diving and jet skiing.
As well as discovering the beautiful waters and wildlife on sailing boats, parasails and kayaks, there are plenty of opportunities to discover the world under the waves, snorkelling or scuba diving. As a pioneer of recreational diving, Cayman is one of the most desirable dive destinations in the world, and with 365 dive sites, one for every day of the year, there are plenty of opportunities to discover the varied sea life, vibrant corals and shipwrecks.
Art, culture and music galore
With a booming island art scene, variety of musical talent and culture galore, there is so much to do in the Cayman Islands.
Visitors can feast their eyes on the artistic talents of residents such as Dready, John Reno Jackson, Avril Ward and CE Whitney at the islands’ galleries and studios, or get hands-on with a visit to Three Girls & a Kiln with a Make & Take Class.
Upscale bars, cocktail venues and local pubs all offer a fantastic opportunity to sit back, relax and take in some of the local sounds with a variety of live music performances – perfect for soaking up those island vibes.
There’s never been a better time to explore the islands – rediscover the urge to travel by discovering the beauty and experiences on offer.
To find out more about the islands’ fantastic offerings and events, visit www.visitcaymanislands.com.
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