A Warm Welcome

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There’s plenty to see and do here in cayman this time of year.

Welcome to the Cayman Islands, whether you are here to work or play. You have come to paradise at a particularly special time, for the months of May and June are filled to the brim with our culture and heritage. It starts with Batabano, an explosion of Caribbean culture that brings the streets of George Town to life with steel pan bands, floats and parades with thousands of people dressed in flamboyant and colourful costumes. The festivities wrap up on 6 May with the elaborate and fascinating adult parade. As a United Kingdom Overseas Territory, we are also proud of our history and constitutional links with the United Kingdom and with the Royal Family and as such, celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday each June. This year the public holiday celebrating her birth will be held on 12 June. But if you are on Grand Cayman on the Saturday before, 10 June, take a trek to George Town, where we will gather in front of the Legislative Assembly for the annual public ceremony marking the Cayman Islands’ official Queen’s birthday observance. We also celebrate the sea in May and June with prize-packed sports fishing tournaments and the annual not-to-be-missed Flowers Sea Swim. Those are just a few of the special events we will celebrate on Grand Cayman in May and June. And whilst you are here, please don’t forget about the Sister Islands. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman each hold their own unique charms and beauty. I encourage you to set aside some time to do some island hopping and take in the Sisters. You can sit back and relax or find an adventure with a watersports tour operator, a charter fishing trip, rock climbing on the bluff on Cayman Brac or just chilling on Little Cayman. All three Islands offer beauty above and below the water. Once again, welcome. I am glad you chose the Cayman Islands to spend some time with us. Sincerely, The Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Premier of the Cayman Islands