Cayman Brac

Travel Guide Caribbean Cayman Islands Cayman Brac

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Introduction

Relatively quiet Cayman Brac is one of the three main islands of the Cayman Islands, next to busy Grand Cayman and its nextdoor neighbour Little Cayman, which is also less crowded.

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Geography

It lies in the Caribbean Sea about 145 kilometres northeast of Grand Cayman and 8 kilometres east of Little Cayman. It is about 19 kilometres long, with an average width of 2 kilometres. Its terrain is the most prominent of the three Cayman Islands due to "The Bluff", a limestone outcrop that rises steadily along the length of the island up to 43 metres above sea level at the eastern end. The island is named after this prominent feature, as "brac" is a Gaelic name for a bluff.

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Sights and Activities

  • The Bluff and Christopher Columbus Gardens, ☎ +1 345 948-2506. The bluff area is wonderful for exploration. The Columbus Garden is a memorial area for Sister Island notararies and Columbus and has beautiful plantings and a gazebo.
  • Cayman Brac Museum, at Stake Bay, Phone: +1 345-948-2222 or +1 345-948-2622. Artifacts, household items and sefaring equipment on display. Free Admission.
  • Brac Parrot Reserve, ☎ +1 345 948-2390. Easily walkable trails and raised boardwalk through the forest. Home to trees and birds found only here. Especially fine in the winter when migratory birds are here.
  • Lighthouse
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Rock climbing
  • Diving

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Weather

Cayman Brac has a perfect climate with warm and humid weather with almost constant sea breezes. Temperatures hoover around 28 °C to 30 °C during the day and 24 °C at night. The months of June to September are slightly warmer. During these months, extending into November is the rainy season on the other hand, with a small chance of a hurricane passing by now and then. December to April is the dry and slightly cooler period which is a good but popular time to visit. May and November are good months to visit if you want to avoid crowds, high prices and very bad weather.

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Getting There

By Plane

Gerrard Smith International Airport (CYB) has a few international flighs, including seasonal ones to/from Miami with Cayman Airways and regular ones to Montego Bay with Jamaica Air Shuttle. Cayman Airways also flies to Grand Cayman and Little Cayman.

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Getting Around

Renting a car gives you maximum flexibility.

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Eat

  • Brac Reef Restaurant and Bar, ☎ +1 345 948-1323. Features a largely American style menu. Karaoke on Wednesday nights and live music on Friday nights.
  • Alexander Hotel Restaurant, ☎ +1 345 948-8222. Features a largely American style menu.
  • Aunt Sha's Kitchen, ☎ +1 345 948-1581, fax: +1 345 948-1571. Offers largely local fare.
  • Captain's Table, fax: +1 345 948-1419. Is located directly in front of Brac Caribbean Beach Village. Has swimming pool and pool bar - Phone: 948-1418. Right in front of the Brac Caribbean Beach Resort.
  • PoPo Jeb's Pizza is located in the vicinity of Gerrard Smith International Airport - Phone: +1 345 948-0344.
  • PoPo Jeb's Oriental Restaurant is located in the vicinity of Gerrard Smith International Airport. Serves Oriental dishes and opens for lunch and dinner.

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Drink

  • Brac Reef Bar, Live music on Fridays! Karaoke on Wednesdays.
  • Captain's Table.
  • Coral Isle Club/Bar, Booming club music. Very popular with locals. Occasional live music on weekends!
  • Alexander Hotel Bar, a variety of western menu items.

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Sleep

Lodging on Cayman Brac consists mostly of rental property, although a few hotels, resorts, condominiums and a bed-and-breakfast exist.

  • Brac Reef Beach Resort, ☎ +1 345 948-1642, fax: +1 345 948-1270. Rooms, dive packages available.
  • The Alexander Hotel, ☎ +1 345 948-8222. Amenities include outdoor bar, restaurant, conference room and gift shop.
  • Cayman Breakers, ☎ +1 345 948-1463. Eighteen two-bedroom condos.
  • Brac Caribbean and Carib Sands, ☎ +1 345 948-2265, toll-free: +1 866-843-2722, fax: +1 345 948-1111.
  • Sea Song Cottage - Beautiful traditional Caribbean cottage for vacation rental. Set in its own large tropical garden by stunning limestone cliffs, 'The Bluff', and close to beaches. Sleeps two. email: info@seasongcottage.com.
  • Garden Estate, ☎ +1 345 328-0141, e-mail: islandchicken@hotmail.com. Private rental of a 5 bedrooms 4.100 SQ beach estate including pool and guest cottage, jacuzzi tub, steam room, barbecue, etc.

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