Destination guide

Caribbean bliss on the Cayman Islands

The tiny, 12-mile long Cayman Brac makes up one of the Cayman Islands and is most notable for its craggy limestone bluff which rises up across the island, dramatically dropping off into the sea. Scottish fisherman settled on the windswept Caribbean island in the 18th century and legend has it that the natural caves and sinkholes are home to pirates' gold. Whether true or not, the island's true treasure is its underwater world of artificial shipwreck reefs and colorful schools of exotic fish. Lovers of picturesque scenery certainly won't be disappointed when staying at a Cayman Brac vacation rental.

Things to do

The history of the Cayman Islands

While the island's magnet is the diving, when you return to shore there are some interesting historical attractions which are well worth visiting. The Cayman Brac Museum was built in the mid-1930s making it the oldest on the islands. Housed in a former customs office and bank, the museum now chronicles the history of the Caymans. Just a short distance from your Cayman Brac vacation rental is the Heritage House, an interpretive center where you can discover the islands fascinating history, and Captain Charlie Kirkconnell's House, a perfect example of a Caribbean residence.

Activities

Dive among warships

Though the island offers a plethora of outdoor activities from rock climbing to sea kayaking, the biggest draw for travelers is the scuba diving. One of the daily excursions, which departs near Cayman Brac vacation rentals, visits the Russian frigate originally built for the Cuban Navy, the only easily accessible Soviet warship in the Western Hemisphere. Other dive sites to look out for including the Cemetery Wall, the Radar Reef and the Wilderness Wall, all of which are carpeted in colorful corals inhabited by all manner of interesting marine creatures.

Weather

Pleasant temperatures all year round

The temperature hovers in the pleasant 80s all year round with just a little dip in the winter months. The relatively isolated location means, unlike the other Caribbean islands, the region is usually unaffected during hurricane season. Perhaps the best time to visit is between December and April when the temperature is still warm and the skies are wonderfully clear and bright. Having said that, if you stay in a Cayman Brac vacation rental outside these months, you'll experience a little afternoon rain, but the island has fewer visitors and can be wonderfully peaceful and quiet.

Natural features

Sea turtles, sharks and stingrays

The Cayman Islands have an astonishing number of wildlife species to spot. Under the ocean, you can see sharks, Cuban dogfish, moray eels and coral shrimps, not to mention quietly magnificent sea turtles, sharks and stingray species. Back on the mainland, the island is home to 50 or so resident species of avifauna as well as dozens more migratory birds which use the island as a base. Be sure to look out for colorful Cayman Brac parrots, Caribbean doves, herons wading in the shallows looking for fish and noisy West Indian whistling ducks.

Where to stay around Cayman Brac?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 64 vacation rentals near Cayman Brac. From 29 Houses to 9 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cayman Brac for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cayman Brac?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cayman Brac. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cayman Brac Museum: 79 vacation rentals
  • Reef Divers Resort: 79 vacation rentals
  • National Trust Parrot Reserve: 63 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 63 vacation rentals
  • Skull Cave: 79 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cayman Brac listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cayman Brac?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 29 Houses in Cayman Brac. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cayman Brac include:

  • Villas: 9 rentals available
  • Cottages: 7 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 7 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cayman Brac?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 29 vacation rentals with pool available in Cayman Brac. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.