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Planning a Vacation in Grand Cayman

Jul 3, 2008
Grand Cayman is just one of many beautiful Caribbean islands, but the Owen Roberts international airport makes the island a very accessible destination. Cruise liners also bring thousands of visitors to the island every week. Whether you come by air or sea, Grand Cayman is well-known for its clear, coastal waters and its warm, sunny weather. Consequently, water sports like kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, swimming, and sun bathing are all popular attractions.

Children particularly enjoy seeing the local marine life. Most visitors take a trip out to Sting Ray City, where they can handle, feed and observe a thriving population of sting rays. They can also watch and pet Green Sea Turtles at the turtle farm in the West Bay district or take an evening ride on a submarine to see the nocturnal predators in the water.

Since there are no fresh water lakes or rivers on the island, visitors usually want to find a Cayman villa with shore access or a private pool. That way they can cool off when the sun is at its peak. Coastal rental properties enjoy the best views and breezes too. Most of the attractions and real estate are found on the west side of the island because of the sheltered port of George Town, but many visitors actually prefer to stay on the east side of Grand Cayman because it is less crowded and more peaceful.

In addition to location, renters should also pay attention to the amenities in a vacation house. For example, buying groceries on an island could be just as expensive as eating out, but having a kitchen in your Cayman villa can facilitate a peaceful evening at home or occasional snacks.

No matter where you stay, you will find the atmosphere welcoming, safe, and beautiful though. With tourism driving more than fifty percent of the island's economy, the government has taken two precautions to protect the industry. The first precaution involves personal security. The police are very good at protecting their visitors and their property. Consequently, Grand Cayman enjoys a very low crime rate.

The second precaution that the government takes to safeguard the tourist industry is protecting the environment. Government boats patrol the waters and reefs around Grand Cayman ready to crack down on things like dynamite fishing, pollution and other forms of environmental abuse because they understand that the natural beauty in the area is one of the island's biggest attractions.
About the Author
If you are interested in learning more about Grand Cayman Island and available vacation properties, visit Grand Cayman Villa Rentals (http://grandcaymanvillas.net/). They can get you settled in the perfect Cayman villa during your stay. The author, Art Gib, is a freelance writer.
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