Cayman Brac is Paradise--where relaxation is a way of life.
No Crime, No Traffic, No Crowds Just Peace and Quiet.
Cayman Brac activities and attractions are as varied as the multiple shades of blue
of the Caribbean Sea which surrounds Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands. Coconut trees swaying in the soft breezes, where you may enjoy their shade while laying
leisurely in a hammock, is just one of the many things awaiting you in Cayman Brac.
Kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling and swimming in the crystal clear water
with over 100 feet visibility is exhilarating. There are all levels of physical activity on land, in and on the water, and especially
underwater as the Cayman Islands are among the top scuba diving destinations in the world.
Nature trails for hikes in the tropical forest are plentiful. Cave exploration
is non-threatening as the light from outside shines through upper holes.
Booby Bird Family|
Nesting At 150 Feet Above Sea Level
The Brown Booby Bird nests only at great heights found at the edge of the Bluff in Cayman Brac. Accessing their nesting grounds is safe and easy from the
Lighthouse Walking Trail. It is possible to get very close to observe the chick in all of its growth stages. The white downy feathers must completely disappear
before the first flight. The drop is to 150 feet with wind currents that aid the first flight of the chick. It will feed on fish from the ocean below and then return to the
same area as a mature bird to breed.
The Great Cave, Rebecca's Cave, Skull Cave, Bat Cave and the newest found cave, Chandelier is by far the largest. All are within easy distance from each other, thereby making a morning or afternooon available for cave exploration is a must.
In the Brac's earliest history, Pirates stopped to replenish their fresh water and food supplies and legend has it that they buried treasure in the caves. These days the only treasure inside is the cool temperature, and spectacular view.
The caves have continued to be used for safe havens from hurricanes for many years. When visiting them it is quite entertaining to imagine living in them. They are larger than many homes, and some the size of a warehouse, so mutliple families were able to stay in them high above sea level and protected by the vast limestone rock. Openings are large and allow for lots of sunlight that lights the interior.
Each cave has unique stalactite and stalagmite formations inside, and views from the outside that range from beautiful vegetation, to a bird's eye view of the sea.
Plan time for cave exploration and don't forget your torch (flashlight), so you can shine it down the tunnels to spot resident bats.
Nature Trails Hiking Bird Watching|
Bird watching in the Cayman Islands is a growing sport, as many migratory species stop off in Cayman Brac to be
replenished on their way back to the United States from South America.
From a leisure stroll through the Cayman Brac Parrot Reserve, to a robust hike on the Bluff in Cayman Brac, you can choose from many nature
trails where you will see parrots,
migrating birds, butterflies and the indiginous Cayman Iguana.
Resident birds are the Blue Footed Booby Bird, the Frigate Birds with their five feet wing span,
and the Green Cayman Parrot, Woodpeckers, Doves, Imperial Pigeon, Red Legged Thrush and Snowy White Owl name just a few.
The Parrot Reserve walking trail is shaded with the tall
trees of the Bluff, and is an easy walk on the wood decking.
Benches for brief rests, and observation are sprinkled along the path as well.
Explore the Underwater World|
Colourful Reef Life
With a worldwide reputation for being one of the top diving destinations in the world it's impossible to be disappointed while snorkelling or scuba diving with the 100
feet visibility of the water. Many great sites are within a short swim of shore.
Lessons may be private if requested, but usually have only one to four people who enjoy learning together.
There are 47 buoy marked sites for boat and shore accessible diving. Sanddollar beds, Eagle Rays found in shallow water and the only sunken wreck of a
Russian Frigate Warship all waiting to be explored.
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PADI Master Instructor Monte Lee Thornton--Over 30 years
Has Taught Over 1500 People in Scuba Classes, Now Teaching in Cayman Brac's World Class Diving Reefs.
PADI Scuba Diving Certification US$450.00   PADI Discover Scuba Diving US$125.00
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Under the midnight blue sky, stargazing is unbelievable. The Milky Way can be
seen in its entirety in the broad expanse of the dark night. Falling stars are so frequent, you'll have to be prepared with several wishes.
Identifying constellations is an enjoyable activity for all ages. Bringing along a star chart will prove helpful, as sometimes the abundant visibility of stars makes
finding the Big Dipper a challenge.
Cayman Brac Southeast End, Community Beach Clean Up
The Bluff rises 140 feet above sea level on the Northeast End of Cayman Brac.
Bluff View of Peters Cave Entrance.
View from Peters Cave Bluff Look Out, Northeast view of Cayman Brac.
Exploring Nana Cave
Exploring Nana Cave
Booby Birds on top the Bluff East End Lighthouse area