The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
(T)here's something about the Cayman Islands...
The three Cayman Islands lie just west of Cuba in the Caribbean Sea. Most of the 56,000 inhabitants live on Grand Cayman, where ramshackle housing developments and an untidy jumble of electric lines blight the capital, George Town.
Guess who's stealing the show at the Cayman Turtle Farm?
At the Cayman Turtle Farm, which was set up to breed turtles in captivity for the table and also release adults into the ocean, I see many visitors taking photos of another prehistoric creature, the iguana.
When on Cayman Islands, go meet the turtles – they need you
There used to be vast numbers of turtles in the waters of the three Cayman Islands, so much so that when Christopher Columbus passed by in 1503, he nicknamed the smaller two islands Las Tortugas, "the turtles".
The fish that ate its way through the Caribbean
“We watched them coming through the Bahamas, which they just devastated,” she says. “They lay 25,000 eggs every four days and have no predators here. They will literally eat everything on the reef.”
Is this the world's best dive spot?
Stingray City, off Rum Point on Grand Cayman, is regularly voted the world’s best dive spot. Given the remarkable diving in the Cayman islands alone, including the spectacular wreck of the USS Kittiwake, it’s a claim I am keen to put to the test.
Sunshine, sea, sand and stingrays (friendly ones)
Hello Cayman Islands, best-known as an offshore financial haven but also punching above its weight in the field of conservation. With some of the world's best diving, this tiny trio of islands is leading the way in the battle against the lionfish, which has invaded Caribbean waters from its home in Asia, as well as bringing its own native blue iguana back from the brink of extinction on land.