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. Its 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.
It is easy to travel between Grand Cayman and the rest of the world. International flights run daily from the Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) with direct flights available to several cities in the United States, Toronto, London, Nassau, Havana, La Cieba, Panama, as well as Montego Bay & Kingston, Jamaica.
Map provided by Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA).
Cayman Islands Weather
The temperature, summer or winter, seldom goes lower than 70°F. or higher than 90°F. The average is 78°F. in the winter and about 86°F in the summer.
The average annual humidity in 2020 was 89 percent. Rainfall varies over the Islands and seasonally. In 2020 rainfall totaled 24 inches a month.
Cayman Islands Population
Census 2020 reports are being worked on, but the population on census day was 64,174. About 49% of the work force was non-Caymanians admitted under the work permit system which controls the inflow of foreign skills and labour. The majority of work permit holders (about 75%) come from Jamaica, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa and the United States
George Town, Grand Cayman
British Overseas Territory
Head of State
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
Head of Government
Her Excellency the Governor, Helen Kilpatrick CB
Cayman Islands Real Estate
Owning real estate in the Cayman Islands is easy and straightforward and unlike other islands in the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands welcomes foreign ownership. And, the presence of a robust real estate brokers association ensures that the transferring of property – whether you are buying or selling – follows globally recognized industry standards. Learn more about purchasing real estate in the Cayman Islands.
Some of the reasons why over 250 companies from far reaching parts of the world have already set up here:
- Cayman is a safe and stable English-speaking British Overseas Territory.
- The jurisdiction meets the highest anti-money laundering and international cooperation standards.
- It offers a pro-business regulatory environment.
- It’s one of world's leading international financial centres.
- Cayman is the #1 hedge fund jurisdiction worldwide.
- The island is a centre for first-class service providers and international law firms.
- Cayman operates under a robust legal system based on English common law.
- It is sophisticated, cosmopolitan and offers an upscale lifestyle.
- You can be almost anywhere in the world, with one connecting flight.
- Easy access to Latin American and global markets.
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