Grand Cayman - The Luxe Life
Grand Cayman has breathed life into the "If you build it, they will come" motto. (And why not, with the Cayman Islands' open-door policy allowing foreign investors to own up to two properties anywhere on any of the three islands?) Grand Cayman was built on diving and has some of the world's most famous dives just off its shoreline: Stingray City, Tarpon Alley, Snapper Hole and Trinity Caves, among others. There's hardly an easier place to dive. The water's always clear, warm and virtually current-free. Almost all visitors have felt the urge to buy a place and stay. Especially those who prefer that little touch of luxury. Grand Cayman has erupted recently with high-end condos that overlook the renowned Seven Mile Beach; and homes rife with all the conveniences of modern life, and the ease-of-life views and tranquil vibe sprout up all along the shore from the East End to George Town. You'll find a little bit of everything here, from the familiar (Pizza Hut) to the exotic (Boatswain's Beach and the Grand Cayman Turtle Farm), but you'll never be far from the quiet hush of Caribbean idyll that brought you here in the first place.
For all things scuba diving on Cayman, visit Dive Cayman (divecayman.ky). Some of our favorite PADI Resorts on Cayman are Sunset House (sunsethouse.com), Dive-Tech (divetech.com), Ocean Frontiers (oceanfrontiers.com), Diver's Down (diversdown.net), Don Fosters (donfosters.com) and Red Sail Sports (redsailsports.com). Find more information through Grand Cayman's official tourism site (caymanislands.ky). Learn about Cayman's extensive real-estate offerings by typing "Cayman Real Estate" into any search engine. Expat information can be found at escapeartist.com.