Cayman Brac’s name is derived from the Gaelic word for “bluff,” referring to the 140-foot bluff that commands the view of anyone approaching the island. This exotic Caribbean island is known for its sensational outdoor experiences, adventurous excursions through the rainforest and sea, and for the wildlife viewing opportunities that aren’t available on any other island in the Caymans.
Outdoor adventure enthusiasts will love this secluded getaway where the tourist fever hasn’t spread. The locals retain the Caribbean personality that first drew tourists to the island nations without the resort style kitsch of some other destinations. Here you gain an insider’s look into the livelihoods and spirits of the Cayman Brac native population and experience the attractions that the locals themselves adore.
Out of the many outdoor experiences you can have on Cayman Brac, the Brac, or bluff, is the first destination for many visitors. Tour with the locals or by yourself and catch the panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. Look out over the horizon and see the earth’s curvature, explore the old lighthouse, and birdwatch for some of the exotic birds on the island. You can also explore the sea caves that are found along the coast or dive the depths to find a whole new world beneath the sea. Charlie’s Reef and Snapper Reef are among the most popular diving sites where you can meet stingrays, squids, reef sharks, octopus, and tropical fish. Visit the Parrot Reserve to see over 200 kinds of birds including the endangered Brac Parrot, a colorful and friendly green bird that calls the reserve home.
For a little piece of Cayman Brac history, visit the Cayman Brac Museum. The oldest museum in the islands, Cayman Brac Museum preserves the history of both Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Find artifacts ranging from hurricane history to fishing villages, local history, and Caribbean lore. Walk down to Rebecca’s Cave for a piece of Cayman Brac local legends to learn about the unfortunate tale of the child Rebecca who perished in the cave during a hurricane, forever lending her name to the spot. Likewise, explore Peter’s Cave where locals took refuge during the disastrous 1932 hurricane that swept through the islands.
Tour the island’s natural charms, explore the wondrous coasts, limestone caves, and rocky outcroppings, and experience the charismatic culture of a pure Caribbean island at Cayman Brac.