Cayman Brac is located 418 miles due south of Miami and 180 miles south of Cuba. Cayman Brac and has a population of 2300 people. Cayman Brac is 10 miles long and a mile wide with a total landmass of 14 square miles.
Cayman Brac is a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean Sea. The Bluff, a limestone cliff that runs the length of the island, contains many caves, including Bat Cave. To the east, a lighthouse offers sea views. The Brac Parrot Reserve is home to endangered parrots. Offshore dive sites include the MV Captain Keith Tibbetts, originally a Russian warship.
Named after the "brac" or "bluff" that dominates the island, the most easterly of the Cayman Islands is also the most authentically Caymanian. While the island has (almost) all the conveniences of the modern era, it also has a laid-back, small-island atmosphere that is pretty irresistible.
Attractions include snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, boating, fishing, fishing charters, beachcombing, kayaking, caving, bird watching, sight seeing and rock climbing.
Local Services & Businesses:
Hospital & medical services
Mobile Massage therapist
Baby Sitter available
Scuba Dive Operations
Paddle Board rentals
Rock Climbing Club
The Cayman Island dollar is tied to the US dollar and both currencies are accepted throughout the island.
Cayman Brac is an unspoiled and very laid back tropical Caribbean island with year round warm crystal clear water. Cayman Brac is considered a very safe island with little crime. There is no light pollution and the night skies are brilliant. There is an international airport, which is utilized by large jets. The locals are considered very friendly and welcoming. The island is well developed for its size and population. Most roads are paved. It has a hospital, optician, dentist, physician, ambulatory service, three schools, three grocery stores and a handful of general stores, a bank with an ATM, a port, parks, a museum, several churches and several small restaurants. The island also has one all-inclusive scuba diving resort. Brac Scuba Shack caters to most divers and has a full service operation. Cayman Brac is certainly off the beaten track and remains a hidden gem catering to vacationers who want to escape the tourist traps of the world.
There are no ferries and flying is the only method of transportation.
The island has about seventy vacation guesthouses and a couple of condos, which are rented to vacationers. It is note worthy to mention the number of guesthouses has doubled in the last five years.
WEATHER ON THE BRAC:
The Cayman Islands lies in a tropical zone, temperatures change very little throughout the year.
The average high temperature on Cayman Brac remains in the mid-80's to low 90's nearly every day.
Low temperatures on the island nearly always average in the high 70's.
High temperatures on the island nearly always average in the mid 80's.
Average temperature over 21 years °F (Jan to Dec) 75 75 77 77 80 80 82 82 80 80 78 77
Average high temperature over 21 years °F (Jan to Dec) 82 82 84 84 86 87 87 87 87 86 84 82
Average low temperature over 21 years °F (Jan to Dec) 68 68 69 69 73 75 75 75 73 73 71 71
Average precipitation over 21 years in inches (Jan to Dec) 2.3 1.7 1.2 1.9 5.1 7.2 7.0 6.7 8.3 9.3 4.7 2.3
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