The Cayman Islands is a group of three islands in the Caribbean Sea and situated approximately 500 miles (800 km) due south of Miami, Florida. Discovered on May 10th, 1503 by Christopher Columbus on his 4th and final voyage to the “New World”, it is home to approximately 65,000 people.
Over the years the Islands were settled and in the past 30 years have experienced tremendous development to become one of the leading financial centres in the world. Tourism has also flourished and the Cayman Islands are now one for the most popular Caribbean destinations for both stay-over guests and cruise visitors.
Some interesting facts:
- 81.4% labour force participation rate.
- 1.1% of households use a form of renewable energy.
- 98.6% of households have air conditioning.
- 69.9 % of youth 15-19 years attend school full time.
- 90.7% of the population is affiliated with a religion.
- 87.9% of the population has health insurance.
- 57.3% of households have cable/satellite television.
- 80.7% of households have Internet access.
- 98.5% of households have at least one cell phone.
- 32.5% of households have landline telephone service.
- The Government provides health insurance to 21.4% of the population.
- People from 135 countries live in the Cayman Islands.
- 20.3% of the Caymanian population 15 years or older have a bachelor’s or higher degree.
With all the modern conveniences found in the US, many people from all over the world choose to immigrate here to live, work and retire. Many foreigners own homes and condos on the Islands and blend right in to the local communities. The Cayman people have a reputation as one of the friendliest in the world and many visitors develop lasting relationships, returning each year to visit their Cayman friends.
We hope that you’ll become a frequent visitor and that you’ll interact with the locals and make lasting friendships. We welcome you to embrace our culture and to learn to love these beautiful Islands as we do.