Cayman Islands Shopping
Why Shop in Cayman?
There are many reasons. Duty and Tax Free shopping in Cayman offers big savings on prices found in the US and elsewhere. From cutting edge to the classics, Caymans commitment to excellence and pride in carrying top-notch merchandise are reflected throughout the islands’ shops. The Caymans longstanding relationship with the British has instilled in local shopkeepers the importance of quality, timeless styles and friendly personal service. As a rule of thumb, visitors should keep their eyes open for items not found in the United States or, indeed, anywhere but Cayman. Many island merchants have, over the years, cultivated special arrangements with British and many European wholesalers and manufacturers who provide unique goods only found in the Cayman Islands.
Where to Shop?
Downtown Georgetown and the islands many shopping centres are good places to start. You can easily buy; jewelry, watches, china, crystal, glass, cameras, paintings as well as many well known brands in speciality beauty products, such as Thalgo, Cellex-C, Chanel, Lancome’, Cartier, Laurent, Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Guatier, Nina Ricci, Elemis Repeachage to name a few and last but not least,groceries too! Island maps are prevalent on the island, be sure to stop and get one for a compete list of all shopping centre’s and locations.
Share the natural wonders of the Cayman Islands…the beauty down below in the Caribbean Sea. Diving in Cayman one of the leading diving destinations in the world, is an experience like no other. The beauty of the many colorful fish, sealife & ocean corals is breathtaking to say the least. Even those who may prefer to stay onboard, can enjoy all the Caribbean Sea has to offer by viewing through several of the dive boats glass bottoms. Stingray City, always an relaxing boat trip allows visitors to meet our friendly Stingrays. Many visitors decide to feed the Stingrays and a brave few enjoy petting our oceanic friends. Several watersports operators operate daily tours.
Whether you are a complete beginner or a dive master, Cayman offers you every type of professional dive service, including equipment sales, rentals and repairs and scuba instruction at all levels. Nitrox and technical diving instruction and services are one of Cayman’s newest dive offerings. In addition, there are several full service underwater photography and video centres with E-6 processing services on all three Islands.
A mixture of shallow, wall and wreck dives make up the Cayman Islands almost 200 dive sites among the three Islands, your choice is endless. Grand Cayman alone has close to 120 dive sites, some with beach access, others by boat. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman give you another 40 or so each to choose from. Most tourist publications will have a map of these dive sites, as will the concierge desk at your hotel or apartments, or ask for more details at the dive operators of your choice.