Clearly Cayman Resorts

Clearly Cayman Dive Resorts put you just steps away from world-class diving. Our warm, clear Caribbean waters are teeming with marine life, making our resorts great vacation destinations at any time of the year. With a dive resort on each of the three Cayman Islands, no one knows the best diving spots better than we do. Our small, family-owned resorts will make you feel at home, with comfortable rooms, outdoor areas where you can socialize or find a private space of your own, al fresco bars where our friendly staff will remember your name and your favorite beverage, and delicious Caribbean-inspired meals. You’ll arrive as a friend and, forever after, you’ll be part of our family.

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Cobalt Coast

Quiet and intimate or near the action? At the small 24-room Cobalt Coast Resort on Grand Cayman, you don’t have to choose. Our quiet but convenient West Bay location is just a short ride from all the action and excitement of Seven Mile Beach and George Town—by rental car, cab, or public transportation. Before or after dining al fresco, enjoy your favorite beverage at Duppies, overlooking the Caribbean. And Reef Divers makes it easy to reach all the best dive sites, including the North Wall and the Kittiwake wreck.

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Cayman Brac Beach Resort

Cayman Brac Beach Resort is a much-loved getaway for divers of all ages. Enjoy the casual ambiance of our 40-room resort and experience world-class diving, including the MV Captain Keith Tibbetts wreck, just a short Reef Divers’ boat ride away. Relax during non-dive time in our large, freeform pool and spa, or sip your favorite beverage at our Tipsy Turtle Bar’s top deck—the perfect spot for catching sunsets. Feeling adventurous? Hike the Brac’s nature trails, explore some of the island’s caves, or even try rock climbing on the Bluff.

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Little Cayman Beach Resort

Escape to Little Cayman Beach Resort, an intimate, even romantic, oasis offering bucket-list diving, including the Bloody Bay Wall Marine Park, done first class with Reef Divers. Nightlife revolves around our Beach Nuts Bar (karaoke anyone?) or just counting stars in the sky. Lush, tropical grounds are the hallmark of our 40-room resort that features a pool and spa, plus lounges and hammocks for reading, resting, or just enjoying the sea breezes and sounds of the surf.

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Cayman Brac Island

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Where Safety and Serenity Are Required, but Solitude Is Optional

Cayman Brac is one of three Cayman Islands and a Sister Island to Grand Cayman and smaller, nearby neighbor, Little Cayman. The island is roughly 14 square miles—approximately 12 miles long and 1.2 miles wide. It was named for the 140-foot bluff (called a “brac”) at the western tip. This bluff is pictured on the $1 bill of the Cayman Islands. Queen Elizabeth II is on the opposite side.

There are no friendlier people than the 1,800 island “Brackers” as residents of Cayman Brac are proudly known. Many can trace their family roots back generations to survivors of the 1932 hurricane that left no family untouched. The Brac is also a very religious and family-oriented community with probably more churches and places of worship than bars—which doesn’t mean that they don’t know how to have good times. There’s a time and place for everything.

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The island’s lush green areas and marshes provide homes to many beautiful birds. Marked trails facilitate exploring the island’s natural beauty, including hiking up to the lighthouse. Most of the roads are flat and have little traffic, so the island lends itself to easy bicycling. Caves like Bat’s Cave, Peter’s Cave, Rebecca’s Cave, and more offer even novice spelunkers a way to spend non-diving time. And for the most adventurous, you can arrange excursions to climb up or rappel down the Bluff under the supervision of experienced professionals as a unique way to spend your surface interval.

The Cayman Islands are an autonomous British territory with its own parliament and a premier who acts as head of the two-party government. The British crown appoints a governor who is the official representative of Queen Elizabeth II. The governor selects the cabinet and has executive powers throughout the islands. Although the Cayman dollar is the official currency, the U.S. dollar is widely accepted. The electrical voltage is 120 V with standard 2- or 3-prong outlets, so electric devices from the U.S. and Canada will work as at home, without adapters.

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History of the Cayman Islands

There is no record of pre-European settlement of the Cayman Islands.  The three small specks in the Caribbean remained unknown until the morning of May 10, 1503, when a sailor on Christopher Columbus’s fourth and final voyage to the new world spotted two low lying islands whose surrounding waters were teeming with sea turtles. He called them “Las Tortugas.”  The discoveries later renamed the Cayman Islands were a stopping point for the seafaring powers of Europe but were not settled until the 1700s.

Though settlement of Grand Cayman was underway by the 1730s, emigration to the Sister Islands did not begin until a full century later. Prior to settlement, the islands were known to, and used by turtle hunters and fishermen from Grand Cayman and Jamaica. Lured by available land and abundant fishing, early Sister Islanders came largely from a small handful of families, making the eighty-odd mile trip from Grand Cayman in open canoes.

England took formal control of the Cayman Islands as a result of the Treaty of Madrid in 1670.  The Islands were governed as part of the colony of Jamaica until 1962 when they became a separate Crown Colony and Jamaica became an independent commonwealth.   The Cayman Islands remain a Crown Colony to this day with the Governor appointed by the British Parliament.

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