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Cayman Brac

Unlike its neighbors, Cayman Brac is neither grand nor little, nor completely flat. Instead, the island is known (and named) for The Bluff, or “Brac” in Gaelic, a low limestone plateau that dominates the island’s eastern side. It’s about a 30-minute plane ride from Grand Cayman to The Brac, and here, you’ll discover a nature-filled oasis. The island is particularly beloved by scuba divers, with its clear waters where divers can swim among coral reefs, shipwrecks, and underwater caves. On land, you can hike through the island’s dense forests or explore the limestone caves along the coastline. Being on Cayman Brac is a chance to experience Caribbean life before the advent of mass tourism, with tiny towns scattered throughout the island, each dotted with small restaurants that serve the best in local cuisine. Houses include condominiums, simple single-family homes, and more elaborate oceanfront estates.

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Living in the Cayman Islands

Imagine a tropical paradise that is also an international financial center, and you’ll understand why so many are drawn to the Cayman Islands. Live here and you’ll find that going to your happy place is as simple as stepping outside—this is a place where the national philosophy is called Caymankind. Three islands make up this British Overseas Territory: Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac. Grand Cayman, the largest of the three, is home to most of the development, tourism, and population, while Little Cayman and Cayman Brac are both loved for their secluded beaches, spectacular diving, and unplugged lifestyles. The transformation of the island as a tourism and economic destination began in the 1960s, when legislation that established English common law and tax neutrality was introduced. Infrastructure expansion, including multiple airports, further improved the Cayman Islands’ quickly growing prosperity. Today, the Cayman Islands are a modern Caribbean gem.