Pirates Week is the national festival of the Cayman Islands

Pirates Week is the national festival of the Cayman Islands and each year a new and surprising twist is added to the celebrations. From swashbuckling and sea shanties in the street to a pirate invasion where the Cayman Islands Governor is captured, this five-day festival of family fun taking place in Grand Cayman from 8th-12th November 2018 is not to be missed.

The sister islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman also join in with fireworks, beach barbecues and sporting competitions. So why not don your best pirate outfit and make sure you are in Cayman for this year’s party! Remember that British Airways offer direct flights to Grand Cayman from London Heathrow four times per week (there is a short touchdown in Nassau, Bahamas but passengers visiting Grand Cayman do not disembark the plane). The pirates will be here before you know it…

Carefree corner of the caribbean

With 55,000 friendly locals to greet you, the Cayman Islands can be found in the most carefree corner of the Caribbean. All three of our islands have their own personality, reflected by the residents and unearthed in the landscape. From the barefoot elegance of Grand Cayman, to the adventurous spirit of Cayman Brac and the tranquillity of Little Cayman, warm smiles and lifelong memories are our major exports. Off the beaches of Grand Cayman, you can lose yourself in the luxury of George Town, surrounded by traditional architecture and modern treats. Enjoy duty-free shopping for signature brands such as Versace, Tiffany, and Gucci. Or meet native vendors and craftsmen who are always happy to help you find that unique gift. Either way, this is the spot for both global and local treasures. Across the island, the eastern districts of Grand Cayman feature outdoor delights like the rare Blue Iguanas of Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. And be sure to stop and taste the freshly caught fish at nearby restaurants when you’re out this way. After all, the flavours are second only to the tales told here.

Three is a magic number. When two is few and four is much, three is always just right. Such is the case with the Cayman Islands, where a trio of hideaways combine to create the ultimate escape. Put yourself on the map in Grand Cayman, venture off the path in Cayman Brac, and then have the world to yourself in Little Cayman as these islands complement each other perfectly.Living up to its name in every sense, Grand Cayman fuses arts with culture, and nature with wonder, to produce the perfect atmosphere. On the west side of the island is award-winning Seven Mile Beach, a crescent-shaped stretch of sand with infinite possibilities. Meanwhile, the North Sound is home to a neighbourhood of stingrays that’s so big, we call it a city. Come face to face with the inhabitants of Stingray City and you’ll leave grinning from ear to ear.