Travel Blogs from Grand Cayman
... farm. This was a lot of fun. The chance to hold and pet one of the yearlings was just priceless. Our guide warned us about the one tank with snapping turtles not to stick our hand in there. Probably why they're called snapping turtles...
We stopped the infamous iguana church where the church has literally dozens of those lizards preached everywhere on the church. Our guide said when the pastor opens ...
... trying to access our booking online from the customs hall before officials just gave up on us and waved us through. We obviously didn't look like the average tourist with our dirty backpacks and worn clothing. Being the last ones through immigration our bags were waiting for us off the carrousel and we quickly moved through the gates and into our taxi to hotel Treasure Island.
We were quickly surprised about how un-British and ...
... everyone is pretty rich here, the life expectancy is over 80 years. They pay no income taxes here, so the high pricing of everything is a little more even. The banks here allow people from the US and other countries to 'hide' their money in them. Those people do that so they won't have to pay taxes on their income. Fun fact: Mitt Romney actually has tons of money in the Cayman Island banks so he doesn't have to pay taxes on ...
Today was a public holiday in Cayman because there was a referendum on the voting system. Marquees were set up and police patrolled each polling booth. There were signs 300m eaither side of the booth declaring it an 'exclusion zone' which I didn't realise included no photos until I took one as we passed and had a policeman furiously beckon at us!
An early start this morning with the shuttle arriving to take us to the airport at 5.40am.
With all 3 passports happily in hand we joined the crowds at the airport (where is everyone going at that time?) and boarded our flight to Miami.
Michael and I went straight to sleep for a couple of hours then we 'Fruit Ninja'd' the rest of the flight with Richard reigning champion for that leg.
TripAdvisor Reviews SeaWatch Villas Grand Cayman
Other places to stay in Grand Cayman
West Bay Rd, Seven Mile Beach | Villafrom $146
1083 Seven Mile Beach, Seven Mile Beach | Villafrom $346
1669 Bodden Town Road, Bodden Town | Villafrom $85
553 Old Robin Road Queens Hwy, Grand Cayman | 3 star villafrom $337