The Cayman Islands, anything you need and everything you want – Villas, holiday accommodation, Holiday Homes and Vacation properties in Grand Cayman, Little Cayman or Cayman Brac
The Cayman Islands were discovered in 1503 by Christopher Columbus on his fourth and last voyage to the new world. He was actually on his way from Panama to Hispaniola when his ships were steered off course by strong winds and he sighted Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The story says that he reported sighting two small islands so full of tortoises (turtles) that they looked like rocks and he gave the islands the name Las Tortugas (The Turtles). Over the next 150 years the islands went through several name changes and played host to various visiting ships as sailors would use the islands to replenish their supplies of fresh water, as well as stocking up on turtle meat and various wild fowls. One of the name changes, Caymanas, is believed to have reflected the presence of crocodiles and was derived from the Carib word for the crocodile family. Indeed, several visiting buccaneers including Sir Francis Drake and William Dampier noted "large lizards" and crocodiles on these islands during the 1500's to 1700's. In 1655, the islands came under British control when Jamaica was captured from the Spanish by Oliver Cromwell's army. With the Treaty of Madrid in 1670, Spain gave to Britain all lands, islands, colonies and places situated in the West Indies.
The Cayman Islands offer much more than gentle splendors of sun, sand and sea. Our unique heritage attractions include the Cayman Turtle Farm, the world's only commercial Green Sea Turtle farm and Pedro St. James Historic Site with its restored 19th century plantation great house. Learn Cayman's unique history at our National Museum. Marvel at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and gardens. Visit the National Trust and learn about historic buildings, bird sanctuaries, wetlands reserves and nature trails on all three islands. And of course, meet our hospitable Cayman people, who will enrich your every experience.
Our Marine Parks and spectacular dive and snorkel sites are full of sea creatures that make science fiction seem tame. Ashore, you can see rare flora and endemic wildlife found nowhere else. Year-round we have a feast of cultural and sporting events for every interest, and special "island lifestyle pleasures" and values only residents know about. But finding out about these hidden attractions takes someone on the inside to guide you. The Tattling Turtle cruises around Cayman constantly, spying on all three islands, on and off the beaten track, and brings back this report.
For every and all travelers, you will be able to find many different types of accommodation all over our island to suit your needs, including villas, holiday accommodation, holiday houses in the Caymans and including all types of holiday properties in The Caymans.
If you are looking at staying close to the bright lights and delights of the chic boutiques, fine restaurants, nightclubs, then our villas are for you. The islands have a history stretching back more than 400 years. Let us help you choose the ideal villa, holiday accommodation, or holiday house on one of the other islands. Every island rental property features a picture of the villa, holiday accommodation, holiday houses and holiday property. The Caymans, yours to discover……. what are you waiting for? Vacation here.