Six fun facts about the Cayman Islands you probably didn’t know

Ama Nunoo Jul 31, 2020 at 09:00am

July 31, 2020 at 09:00 am | Opinions & Features, We Tour

Ama Nunoo

Ama Nunoo | Staff Writer

July 31, 2020 at 09:00 am | Opinions & Features, We Tour

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The sister islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1503. One of the first outstanding things Columbus noticed on the islands when he and his crew sailed past it were large number of sea turtles.

Due to this he named the island Las Tortugas which is Spanish for turtles. It was in the mid-16th century that they came to be known as the “Caymanas” a Spanish word for crocodiles.

The Grand Cayman Island is popular for its crystal white beaches and other historic icons, however, there are other fun facts about this Caribbean island that you probably did not know. Some of which may come as a surprise to you.

“Put yourself on the map in Grand Cayman, venture off the path in Cayman Brac, and then have the world to yourself in Little Cayman as these islands complement each other perfectly.”

Here are six things about the Cayman Islands you should know.

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