cayman brac
About Cayman
Brac means "bluff" in Gaelic

Cayman Brac

If you want to get off the beaten path and are looking for adventure on your Cayman Islands vacation, then planning a trip to visit to Cayman Brac is a must. Named for its breathtaking 140 ft bluff, the “Brac” is a rugged and charming 14 square miles and provides adventure seekers and nature lovers with the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of our islands’ most dramatic scenery, exotic flora and fauna. Those of us who make our home on Cayman Brac take great pride in our island.

cayman brac

We are a small community with a population of less than 1,800, but us ‘Brackers’, as we are known to be called, are warm, welcoming and outgoing folks who love sharing tales of our island and its history with our visitors. Our tiny towns have names like West End, Watering Place, Cotton Tree Bay, Creek and Spot Bay and our laid back, friendly hotels and resorts are the perfect place to relax and unwind after an adventurous day.

So you’re on the Brac and you want to know what to do. That’s easy - just ask one of us. We will probably start by showing you the Bluff and telling you about the breathtaking view from the lighthouse located on the Bluff. We will certainly recommend that you explore our limestone caves and sinkholes, high above water, and we will for sure tell you the tragic story of baby Rebecca who died during the 1932 hurricane and whose grave is in the cave that shares her name.

Beneath the Waves, Cayman Brac

And for the underwater adventurers amongst you, Cayman Brac’s crystal clear, warm waters provide awe inspiring wall dives, shallow diving and wreck diving at all levels and interest, making for a dream Caribbean dive vacation. All ages can enjoy some of the most popular  locations here with us on Cayman Brac.

Fancy fish for dinner? Try a spot of fishing in our shallow waters filled with bonefish and deeper offshore waters full of game fish. Bring your catch back and your chef will cook it for you Cayman-style.

Nature on Cayman Brac

Back on land, you can enjoy lush green forests throughout the island which are home to over 200 species of birds. Bird watchers will also delight in the 180-acre parrot reserve which hosts the rare, endangered Brac Parrot. Frigate birds, brown boobies, and peregrine falcons can also be spotted in their natural environment.

For those looking to explore further, a crisscross of hiking trails expands through the island where you can find several exotic flowers and plants. Many trails also lead to reptile habitats and our historic sites.

Other popular Cayman Brac attractions include the Cayman Brac Museum at Stake Bay, as well as numerous dramatic caves; such as Bat Cave, Peter’s Cave and the Halfway Ground Cave. And if you simply want to relax, what better way than to pick up your book, crawl into a hammock and indulge yourself in the solitude of some of the quietest and most secluded .

Only a thirty-minute  from Grand Cayman, you’ll feel as though you’re worlds away along the serene shores of Cayman Brac.

Hints & Tips

  • Make sure to drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration when hiking and fishing.
  • Tour guides are available for the boardwalk and exploring the caves. They are full of useful and interesting information.
  • Consider a day-trip to Cayman Brac if your visit doesn't allow for an overnight stay.