The Cayman Islands are a wonderful cluster of islands located in the western Caribbean. Comprised of three islands (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman), the collective is a British territory south of Cuba. Grand Cayman is the largest of the three islands and the most populated. Large hotels and fantastic restaurants are scattered on its shores being careful not to usurp the area’s natural beauty. Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman is just one of the wonderful beaches these islands possess. Point of Sand on Little Cayman has the most gorgeous pink sand. Sunbathing on the beautiful shores is a bona fide pastime in the Cayman Islands.
If you like water sports, there is no better place to play. Known for its crystal clear waters, The Cayman Islands have every water sport you can think of and then some. Jet Ski along the surface or dive into the deep and see the colourful marine life just below in the crystal clear waters. Swim with stingrays on a sandbar and feed them in the morning sun. The Cayman Islands can accommodate the most avid water sports enthusiasts.
Enjoy the sea cliffs on Cayman Brac and the shade of the Casuarina trees on Grand Cayman. Shop ‘til you drop on Grand Cayman and take a walk back in time historic George Town. Fish in the azure waters that surround these islands. If you enjoy nature, take a walk along the 200-year-old Mastic Trail on Grand Cayman. This trail brings you to a native mangrove swamp surrounded by tall mahogany trees and royal palms. The bird life is stunning; the Caribbean dove, Cuban bullfinch, and the Grand Cayman parrot can be seen in this area. Do whatever your heart desires. Live in the lap of luxury and explore what it means to truly vacation in the Cayman Islands.
Size: 102 square miles
Government: British Overseas Territory
Currency: Cayman Island dollar (CI$)
Main City: George Town
Main Airports: Owen Roberts International Airport (George Town, Grand Cayman), Owen Roberts International Airport (Cayman Brac) and Edward Bodden Airfield (Little Cayman).
Telephone Country Code: 345
Local Beer: Caybrew
National Dish: Conch Fritters
Entry Visa: All visitors to the Cayman Islands from Canada and the United Kingdom must provide proof of citizenship like a birth certificate with a raised seal or a certified copy as well as a valid government-issued photo ID. They do not require a passport. All visitors from everywhere else in the world are required to have a valid passport that is valid for up to 6 months after the date of your Cayman Islands’ visit. Visas are not required for citizens of the United States, Canada and most European and Commonwealth countries (except Jamaica).
When To Go: December through April is the peak season and the most expensive time to go. The rainy season in the Cayman Islands is from May to October. Cayman’s Islands’ temperate climate is mild throughout the year.
Marriage Requirements: A Marriage Officer is required to officiate the ceremony; however it is acceptable to bring someone of your choice to conduct the ceremony as long as a Marriage Officer is there to sign the actual license. The special marriage license can be obtained from the Chief Secretary\\\\\\\'s Office in George Town.
Documents Required: In addition to the completed application for marriage, both the bride and groom will need their:
• birth certificates along with driver’s licences or other forms of identification
• certificates of no impediment or single status report
• Cayman Islands Immigration Department card or Cayman Islands international embarkation/disembarkation card for cruise ship passengers
Also if applicable:
• divorce papers i.e. decree absolute and/or death certificate of spouse
• proof of parental consent if under 18, stamped and signed by a solicitor
• proof of name change by Deed Poll, stamped and signed by a solicitor
Residency Requirement: None; couples can get marriage on the same day they arrive in the Cayman Islands.
Fees: The fee for non-resident marriage licenses is US$250. There may also be additional fees for the services of an authorised Marriage Officer.
Witnesses: Two witnesses must be present at the ceremony.