Quick Facts About the Cayman Islands
The three Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, are located in the western Caribbean about 272 miles south of Cuba, 450 miles south of Miami, Florida, and 272 miles northwest of Jamaica. George Town, the capital, is on the western shore of Grand Cayman.
Grand Cayman, the largest of the three islands, has an area of about 76 square miles and is approximately 22 miles long with an average width of four miles. It's most striking feature is the shallow, reef-protected lagoon, the North Sound, which has an area of about 35 square miles. The island is low-lying, with the highest point about 60 feet above sea level.