Few people would probably turn down the opportunity to visit the Cayman Islands, let alone own property in it. Believed to have been discovered by famed explorer Christopher Columbus himself, it is known for being one of the most beautiful places in the world; a place that truly exemplifies the phrase “tropical paradise”.
That alone is usually enough reason to immigrate to the territory, or consider owning a vacation home there. However, there’s much more to the Cayman Islands than meets the eye. If you’re looking at a Cayman property for sale but still mulling over whether it’s the right decision, here are a few things that may help win you over. Discover why buying property in the Cayman Islands could be the best choice you’ll ever make in your lifetime below:
The name of the Cayman Islands alone evokes a beautiful mental image. We’re extremely proud and happy to say that the reality certainly lives up to the expectations: it’s utterly gorgeous here.
Fans of island living should find themselves having little to complain about, whether you wish to reside here long-term or only visit for a few months out of the year. You’ll never be too far away from the water, and the beaches are stunning, with crystal-clear waters and soft sand. Seven Mile Beach is the Cayman Islands’ pride and joy – it was named “The Caribbean's Best Beach” in 2015 by Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine, beating out some seriously tough competition. This is the Caribbean, after all.
As above, so below. The Cayman Islands is also home to many excellent dive sites, and is known for being a premier diving destination. Both scuba diving and freediving are popular activities for tourists and locals alike. When you purchase a Cayman property for sale, you’ll have easy access to well-known diving spots such as Ghost Mountain, Bloody Bay Wall, and more.
Sailing and boating are also popular activities in the Cayman Islands. Here at Crighton Properties, we can help you find idyllic waterfront locations in some of the best neighborhoods in the area.
It has a rich and colorful history
History buffs will also find themselves fully immersed in the wonders of the past should they choose to live in the Cayman Islands. With settlements dating back to the 18th century, the territory has seen more than its fair share of travelers and inhabitants, creating a treasure trove of historical information.
Some of this history remains tangible today in the form of various historic sites such as the Pedro St. James Castle and the Mission House. There are also plenty of fascinating shipwrecks in the area that can be visited by diving enthusiasts. These include the wrecks of the MV Captain Keith Tibbetts, the Oro Verde, and the LCM David Nicholson, among others.
It has a diverse local culture
The Cayman Islands has borne witness to the comings and goings of many, many souls. It may not have an indigenous population, but it has welcomed people from all over the world who have since formed and developed its constantly evolving melting pot of cultures.
Caymanians are traditionally of British, European and African descent. There are over 100 different nationalities living and working in the Cayman Islands, and the majority of work permit holders come from Jamaica, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, India, Canada and the United States. The main religion of the islands is Christianity and some residents also follow the Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist faiths. The government actively works towards preserving artistic traditions and art forms while celebrating and promoting new and upcoming talents. Jazz is a big thing here, but so are reggae and calypso. There is a thriving art and craftwork scene, and you can find art just about everywhere, from the National Gallery to the streets.
As with any place that has embraced immigrants, the food here is nothing short of amazing. The Cayman Islands has been hailed the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean and thus is a haven for foodies. From high-end restaurants to roving food trucks, there’s always something new around the corner to expand your palate.
Other real-life advantages
The Cayman Islands is a highly economically successful territory, and citizens here enjoy a high standard of living–the highest in the Caribbean, in fact. Most Caymanians are afforded excellent healthcare, topnotch schooling, and the privilege of living in safe neighborhoods, in addition to beautiful surroundings and good weather all year round.
Moving here, you should have no trouble fitting in and finding your groove. English is the official language and spoken by a majority of the population, creating an easier transition. For those who wish to live without compromises, you’ll be happy to know that the Cayman Islands is very well-developed. We do prioritize the environment and the conservation of nature, but the territory is far from wild. It is as well-equipped as any other major city in the world, with thoughtful modern infrastructure built to serve its citizens. There are also plenty of upscale yet competitive real estate options to choose from for a home or as a long-term investment. If you wish to settle in Crystal Harbour or Lalique Pointé, we can help you out.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact us at 345-949-5250 or send us an email at email@example.com today and we’ll help you find the perfect Cayman property for sale.