Top Destination for Medical Travel
With its turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and moderate climate, the Caribbean has long been a North American tourist destination, attracting people from all over the world. Given that there are an estimated 42.5 million residents in 29 richly diverse Caribbean countries and territories with more than 7,000 islands, the Caribbean tourism market is highly competitive. The Cayman Islands, a British overseas territory located about 220 miles south of Cuba, has its share of tourists – nearly 383,000 tourists visited in 2014 to enjoy luxurious accommodations, gorgeous natural surroundings, and unsurpassed hospitality.
The largest, most frequented island in the Cayman Islands is Grand Cayman with about 55,000 residents, a multitude of 4 and 5-star hotels, fine dining, unique shopping, Stingray City, Seven Mile Beach, and much more. Seven Mile Beach, on the western shore of Grand Cayman Island, was named one of the Ultimate Beaches by Caribbean Travel and Life and is regularly included on top tourist destination lists. Many of the top-rated hotels, elegant resorts, and fine dining experiences are nestled along this world famous beach. Frequently heralded as “the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean,” there are more than 200 restaurants, including restaurants run by acclaimed chefs.
Located in the western Caribbean Sea, the three islands are the peaks of a massive underwater ridge known as the Cayman Ridge. Far smaller and more remote than Grand Cayman are Cayman Brac with about 1,800 residents, and Little Cayman, with less than 50 residents. With the deepest water in the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands are rated among the best in the world among scuba diving enthusiasts – especially the North Cayman Wall. In fact, the Cayman Islands received both the Caribbean’s and the World's Leading Dive Destination from the World Travel Awards in 2014.
Beyond the White Sands
- At the end of a quiet, mango and mahogany tree-shaded road in Savannah, Grand Cayman, lies one of the Caribbean's most spectacular historic restorations, the Pedro St. James Historic Site. Sitting atop a limestone bluff, the building formerly known as Pedro Castle, is believed to have been built of quarried native rock around 1780.
- Stingray City is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience for people of all ages who wish to see truly majestic, friendly sea creatures up close and personal. When you enter the clear waters near the shore, the graceful southern stingrays glide tranquilly past in their natural habitat. Stingray City provides the kind of wonderful Grand Cayman experience typically reserved for scuba divers, but in just three feet of crystal clear, turquoise blue water.
- The Cayman Turtle Farm, a 23-acre adventure marine park on Grand Cayman enables visitors to experience the rich history of Caymanian life in a fun, safe environment surrounded by native flora and fauna. In addition to sea turtles, the expanded park features birds, caiman, and other interesting creatures. The new park houses a world-class research and educational facility that focuses on the conservation of sea turtles.
- Atlantis Submarines International has provided millions of Caribbean tourists with the thrill of an undersea adventure. Submarine passengers receive a full Cayman Island tourism experience, with the opportunity to view undersea Cayman attractions including stunning reefs, the shipwrecks of George Town harbour, and exquisite coral canyons. This is a perfect excursion for non-divers who want an up-close, personal experience without getting their feet wet.
The Cayman Islands is a stunning tropical paradise, frequently listed in the most beautiful vacation destinations in the Caribbean, as well as the entire world! Now Grand Cayman boasts the finest medical tourism experience in the region. Health City Cayman Islands not only offers world-class medical care delivered by renowned physicians – it delivers the compassionate, caring warmth that make you wish you could stay forever on this gorgeous, gracious island.