- Cayman Islands Family holidays
A family package holiday in the Cayman Islands is a convenient way to experience the best of what the Caribbean has to offer. The island group as a whole is owned by the UK, and as an overseas territory its main language is English. That means no language barrier - which perhaps might not be a major concern for parents, but will make it much easier for children to speak to staff, order snacks and drinks, and generally enjoy their vacation without any breakdown in communication.
Around the Caymans
There are three main Cayman Islands, including Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, and all are ideal island destinations, offering the usual selection of watersports from scuba diving and snorkelling to surfing and sailing. When the sun is beaming down during your cheap family holiday in the Cayman Islands, these activities allow you to get into the water and cool off, while also exploring beneath the waves to see what marine creatures you can spot living along the shore line, or sailing above them in a little boat or on a surfboard.
A British outpost
As an overseas territory of the UK, you should find you receive a warm welcome as a family of British holidaymakers. The islands may be 7,000 miles from the UK, but they are still a home from home, and that gives family holidays in the Cayman Islands a unique character compared with some of the other islands and groups in the Caribbean, including the independent island nations and those belonging to other European countries. It's no surprise that many Brits choose to return year upon year in order to experience the islands' hospitality all over again.
A sandy stroll
One must-see location during cheap family holidays in the Cayman Islands is Seven Mile Beach. You'll find it on the main island of Grand Cayman, stretching away into the distance - more than six miles of unspoilt sand and rolling surf crashing at the water's edge. It's a completely public beach, so you and your family can walk along the full length of it, and decide for yourself whether it is close to six miles in length as it is usually described, or the full seven miles referred to in its name - which may have been a little too optimistic when it was first devised.
Why the Cayman Islands are so great for families
The Cayman Islands manage to perfectly combine the natural benefits of the Caribbean with British attitudes and warm welcomes to create something entirely unique. So you get sun, sea and sand, along with friendly English speaking locals. All of which makes it much easier when organising family activities. Hit a choice of beaches or even try out some water sports. Snorkel, windsurf or take a boat out to explore the coastline. There's some great wildlife spotting to be done on Cayman Islands family holidays too.