With a population of about 55,000, the Cayman Islands are often regarded as the safest islands to visit and its people, the friendliest in the Caribbean. Each island has its’ own personality. From the cosmopolitan energy of Grand Cayman to the adventurousness of Cayman Brac, to the tranquil atmosphere on Little Cayman, you can always count on warm hospitality and genuine concern for your personal enjoyment.
Our streets and beaches are hassle-free. You will have the freedom to just wander around and after spending just a few hours on our beloved islands, you’re bound to fall in love with its natural beauty and the kindness of its people.
Traditionally, Cayman is a tight-knit community of natives and long-term residents who have integrated seamlessly into the local population. While most Caymanians have lived on the islands for several generations, we also have many long-term residents have come to reside here because of their love for the islands and its people. Over the few decades, the islands’ centuries-old tradition of Caymanians all knowing each other, has given way to a melting pot of diverse nationalities. Due to this diversity, whenever a Caymanian meets someone he is unfamiliar with, he is bound to ask the ever-popular question:
"Who you fa?" (hoo – yoo – fah) a.k.a. “Who you belongs ta?” Definition: 1. Who are you, and who are your parents, siblings, grandparents, etc.? 2. To which family do you belong? So ask us, Who you fa? Just be prepared to sit a while under the shade of a palm tree while we tell you
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Hints & Tips
- Not sure where you are going? Ask a resident - they will be happy to provide directions or show you themselves.
- Dominoes is a popular past time in Cayman and extends well beyond matching numbers. Outwit your opponent with good natured trash-talking.
- Use the word UNNA (un-nah) in conversations - it is similar to y'all or everyone.