A slice of Britain where the sun always shines – Metro US

A slice of Britain where the sun always shines

Britain, where the sun shines.

Well, OK, not really, but the three islets that make up the Cayman Islands are still a British Overseas Territory despite being a few miles south of Cuba. Mind you, they’re so beautiful who would want to let them go?


Copper Falls Steakhouse
Friendly service and good value steaks in lovely setting, plus a free martini with every meal. A bargain.

Casanova by the Sea
A little piece of Italy in Cayman. Great service, above average food and exceptional tiramisu. Dodgy singing waiters, though.

World-renowned seafood chef Eric Ripert uses only locally fished ingredients to stunning effect. The tasting menu is world-class.


Turtle Nest Inn
A steal. Beautiful Spanish-style apartments with kitchens, gorgeous beach, and two pools, all away from the tourist traps. Superb.

The Reef Resort
Apartment-style accommodation with beautiful views on all sides. Friendly and helpful staff.

Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman
Staggeringly good hotel at a staggeringly expensive price. Luxury, good taste and perfect service is everywhere – but at a cost.


Spirit of the West horse trail
Amazing horse rides arranged by a husband and wife team. Riding through the surf on horseback is a memory you’ll keep forever.

Jet ski to Stingray City
Fatfish Adventures run daily trips to the sandbar known as Stingray City. Not only is it amazing fun getting there by jet ski, but you get to ‘cuddle’ the stingrays! Amazing.

Cayman Marine Lab
Tom Byrnes is the Cayman’s only marine biologist, and as such he’s a brilliant guide to the underwater mysteries of the islands. Personalized dives and nothing that’s too much trouble.