City Facts - Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman is the biggest of the Cayman Islands, at 22 miles long and 8 miles wide. It lies roughly 75 miles from Little Cayman and approximately 90 miles from Cayman Brac. It has a population of over 52,000, and a population density of roughly 580 square miles. Grand Cayman consists of the following five districts: George Town, North Side, West Bay, Bodden Town and East End – all of which offer a variety of accommodation. It’s a diverse island, with a variety of communities as well as expats, many of whom choose to stay in serviced apartments when visiting Grand Cayman.
The history of Grand Cayman dates back to the 16th century. Explorer, Christopher Columbus, was first to discover the islands, followed by Sir Francis Drake who opened the door to trade and expansion in the territory. By 1734, Grand Cayman’s population had grown with the arrival of more and more settlers to the island. In 1676, the Cayman Islands came under English control via the Treaty of Madrid, and, since then, the territory has served as a popular tax haven and accommodation centre. As the largest of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman is home to roughly 600 banks and trust companies. The island is also known for its watersports - most notably scuba diving - and boasts a wide variety of academic institutions, which make it popular with expat families relocating for business travel.
Popular activities in Grand Cayman include the Stingray City experience, Cayman Islands Rum Distillery tour and East End Highlight Tour. Other sites worth seeing are the Pedro St. James National Historic Site, Hero’s Square, Seven Mile Beach and Old Homestead. If you’ve time, be sure to squeeze in a visit to the Cayman Islands National Museum- which provides you with a detailed breakdown of the island’s history. Business travellers will find no shortage of shops in Grand Cayman, as well as corporate housing.
Grand Cayman offers an efficient public bus system with the main depot located in George Town. The buses typically run between 6 am and midnight - depending on the day. The closest airport to Grand Cayman is Owen Roberts International Airport, at roughly 23 miles away. Serviced apartments and corporate housing in Grand Cayman are close to transport links making it easy to travel the Island.
Our corporate housing in Grand Cayman lies close to the airport and features all of the luxuries you could ask for in business travel. Book your Grand Cayman serviced apartment now.