GEORGE TOWN (Grand Cayman)
With beaches plucked fresh from the dreamiest depths of your imagination, world-class food and dazzling hospitality, George Town is the quintessential Caribbean experience. Set on the largest of the heavenly Cayman Islands - a collection of autonomous British Overseas Territories to the west of the Caribbean Sea - it’s a place to take things slow. Swing on the gentle breeze in a hammock, scuba dive among undulating stingrays, or stroll powder white sand, with impossibly blue water lapping against your feet. George Town invites you to relish in the finest, most-refined Caribbean bliss imaginable.
Meet swathes of stingrays gliding smoothly below the waters at Stingray City. Or head out to scuba dive and snorkel offshore, to explore a rich tapestry of coral reefs - where bright clownfish, angelfish and butterflyfish swirl amid elaborate fields of patterned corals. Deliberately sunken shipwrecks - like the Kittiwake - add extra interest for experienced divers, and have been enthusiastically adopted and inhabited by the glittering sea-life within.
The elite waterfront of Seven Mile Beach is a slice of Caribbean perfection, where the villas of the rich and famous overlook a dappled crescent of the soft white sand. It’s also perfectly angled for admiring some of the Caribbean’s most dramatic, blood-red sunsets as evening rolls around. Dining options range from rustic beach huts, rustling up fresh batches of calamari and spicy fish tacos, to fine-dining restaurants - where expert chefs produce tender lobster and serve up their dishes on terraces with sweeping sea panoramas. George Town’s National Museum tells the island’s story succinctly, while quality shopping opportunities also await - whether you’re seeking authentic handmade jewellery and crafts, or tax-free brand bargains.