Cayman Brac is one of three small islands that make up the Cayman Islands. Situated in the sparkling clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, Cayman Brac lies approximately 145 kilometers north east of Grand Cayman and 8 kilometers east of Little Cayman. Cayman Brac is about 12 miles long and averages just over one mile in width.
Often referred to as the Brac, Cayman Brac got its name from the impressive bluff on the island. ‘Brac’ is Gaelic for bluff. The Bluff rises to an impressive 140 feet above sea level on the eastern side of the island and hiking enthusiasts are drawn to the natural beauty and breathtaking views that can be found there. Deep caves that are home to impressive colonies of bats dot The Bluff. If you are planning on visiting The Bluff, wear comfortable shoes, you will be glad that you did!
The Brac is also well known for its splendid parrot reserve, a large parcel of land dedicated to protecting the unique Cayman Brac Parrot. The reserve is also home to a variety of different species of bird, which in turn attract quite a few bird watchers to the island.
Cayman Brac has a small community of less than 2,000 people. The native “Brackers” are extremely welcoming and enjoy entertaining visitors with stories of the island’s history.
No visit to Cayman Brac is complete without taking advantage of the incredible diving and snorkeling opportunities. Ranked as one of the top 10 diving destinations worldwide, the Brac offers something for everyone, from the most experienced diver to novice divers and family groups. There are around 30 amazing dive sites to chose from, of which many can be accessed from shore. Beneath the crystal clear waters there are a multitude of species of vibrant and colorful marine life, incredible wrecks to explore, and some of the world’s best wall dives. Read more about Cayman Brac Diving.
There are some great places to stay on Cayman Brac and you can find out more about Accommodation here.