Cayman Islands Dollar (KYD). Credit cards widely accepted, so is USD cash.
Capital: George Town
Largest City: George Town
Population: 66 thousand
Best Known For:
Scuba diving, seven mile beach, stingrays, tax haven.
Consistently tropical year-round. Wet season May to October, dry season November to April.
Conch dishes, turtle stew, all sorts of fish and seafood, Jamaican influenced jerk chicken.
More About Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands are notorious in the Caribbean for having more listed companies than people, due to its status as an international tax haven. There are no personal income, capital gains, or wealth taxes, but fairly significant indirect taxes on products. The Cayman Islands are far more than business though, as the small island has incredible beaches, and coral reefs with diverse marine life.
The white sand of Seven Mile Beach is one of the main draws for most visitors to the island, however if you prefer to dive or snorkel, Stingray City is one of the best places in the world to get up close and personal with stingrays.
After a long day relaxing in the warm weather and sun, the Cayman Islands have a huge number of restaurants, and have dubbed themselves the culinary capital of the Caribbean due to the varied cuisine you can try here. Local specialties are heavily dependent on seafood, especially conch. The island used to be a dependency of Jamaica, and so many of the stronger Jamaican flavors are also present in Caymanian cuisine.