Welcome aboard Cayman Airways, the National Flag Carrier of the Cayman Islands, and please join me as we celebrate 50 years of our airline of choice.
Whilst all three of our Islands make up one country, each Island holds its own unique experiences and treasures. If you have the time, I encourage you to do some Island hopping so you can take in the full adventure of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
Whether you are coming to us for a visit, to work or are returning home, you have chosen wisely in using Cayman Airways as part of your total Cayman experience. So, sit back, have a snack or some rum punch, and learn a little bit more about these three Islands we call our home as you thumb through the pages of Skies magazine.
The smallest of our Islands, Little Cayman, is probably the most laid-back. There are few motorists on Little Cayman — most people get around by bicycle — and those who you do meet on the roadway are sure to offer a kind wave. To me, there is a sense of peace and tranquillity found on our smallest Island that I have yet to experience anywhere else in the world. There is much to do such as fishing, kite-surfing, bird-watching, beachcombing and more.
On Cayman Brac, you will find adventure unlike that on Grand Cayman or Little Cayman. Numerous caves are there for the avid explorer. It is in these caves that Brackers have sought shelter in bad storms for generations. Arranging a nature or island tour on the Brac is simple, and you will get to see the Island through the eyes of a native. If you have access to a computer, go to itsyourstoexplore.com to find out the different activities that can be had on both Sister Islands.
On Grand Cayman, you can be as adventurous as you want — or simply relax. Whilst Seven Mile Beach and George Town offer the glitz and glitter of duty-free shopping and fine dining, I invite you to trek to the Eastern Districts where life is lived at a little slower pace.
Get up close and personal with our marine heritage at the Turtle Centre in West Bay and take a visit to the first site of democracy in the Cayman Islands — Pedro St. James in the District of Bodden Town. Take a swim with the stingrays at Stingray City or dive one of our many sites to see the magic under the water. After all, there are myriad activities above and under the water on Grand Cayman.
Before you leave our home, be sure to meet some of our local people. They are the true jewels in the treasure box that is the Cayman Islands.
Again, I welcome you.
The Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA
Premier of the Cayman Islands