November 09, 2016
Want to move to Cayman Islands? Explore further with this guide.
Cayman Islands recently earned a spot on the Conde Nast list of the Best Islands in the World. http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2014-10-20/top-30-islands-in-the-world-readers-choice-awards-2014/8
With accolades like this, it’s no wonder that moving to Grand Cayman is on the bucket list of many people who desire an island lifestyle. This British Overseas Territory has also been recognized by Forbes as the World’s Friendliest Country (2012), by the World Travel Awards as the leading dive destination in the Caribbean and the world on numerous occasions since 2000, and as one of the top Caribbean island and beach destinations by TripAdvisor fans.
Aside from the award-winning status, what other factors make living in Grand Cayman so appealing? Here is our top 10 list:
- One-hour flight to Miami. Cayman Islands are one of the easiest destinations in the Caribbean to reach from the United States, and it is equally easy for residents to go “off island” for travel and business purposes. The international airport is currently undergoing a major renovation and will have the capacity to welcome up to two million arrivals annually once the project is completed in 2018.
- Excellent schools. Families appreciate the choices available to educate their children. Island schools offer both British and American curriculum, excellent facilities and a variety of after school programs.
- Comprehensive medical facilities. Grand Cayman has three hospitals, including the recently opened Shetty Hospital. This facility is quickly earning international acclaim for its heart surgery services. Those who are considering retiring in Grand Cayman will appreciate the availability of good hospitals, clinics and physicians.
- Superlative dining. Grand Cayman has been recognized as one of the leading culinary destinations in the Caribbean. There is a dining venue for almost every day of the year. International cuisine and local fare make dining out a pleasure.
- Low crime rate. Cayman Islands has one of the lowest crime rates in the Caribbean. Violent crime is rare; most incidents are related to burglaries in certain areas.
- Outdoor Recreational Pursuits. Cayman Islands offers excellent facilities for outdoor recreational pursuits. From diving and watersports in the crystal clear waters surrounding the islands, to golf courses, tennis courts and sports fields, and of course warm weather year-round, fitness enthusiasts really enjoying living in Grand Cayman.
- Shopping Facilities. For a relatively small island, Grand Cayman offers an excellent selection of grocery stores, and wine/spirits stores. Locally grown produce can be purchased at farmer’s markets, and fresh fish is sold daily at the fish market in George Town. Imported items range from routine grocery items to gourmet foods from afar.
- Entertainment. If you are thinking of moving to Grand Cayman, be prepared to be social because there is always something fun to do on island. Weekend events typically include charity runs, live entertainment in local theatres and bars, special festivals and leisurely brunches on Sunday. Camana Bay is particularly popular for hosting special events, and its movie theatre is also popular.
- CaymanKind. The country’s brand message is CaymanKind, in tribute to the kindness of its people. This is a genuinely welcoming place to live and traditional values and neighborliness run deep.
- Caribbean Luxury Real Estate. Cayman Islands is home to some of the best real estate in the Caribbean. Grand Cayman is experiencing a building boom and the new wave of development has encouraged a commitment to thoughtfully planned residential communities and developments.
If you would like to learn more about living in Cayman Islands and opportunities to purchase Grand Cayman real estate, speak to a Caymanian who has been working in the industry for years. Paul Young is the principal of Prime Locations Cayman. He offers a personalized level of service and market knowledge that makes buying a property in Grand Cayman as easy as an island breeze.
For more information visit www.primelocationscayman.com.