Cayman Islands History

In 1503 Christopher Columbus sights the Sister Islands and names them Las Tortugas, then over the next 100 years the name Caymanas or Cayman becomes common.

  • In times gone by

    Cayman is one of the greatest success stories in the Caribbean, having risen from being...

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  • Dates in History

    This timeline shows significant dates and events in Cayman’s history 1503 Columbus sights the Sister...

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  • Pedro St. James

    The magnificent house is one of the finest historic properties in Grand Cayman. Built in...

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  • Heritage sites

    While Cayman nowadays bustles with the world of finance, fine dining and fun in the...

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  • Living Off the Land

    Arriving in the Cayman Islands today visitors are greeted with many of the familiar amenities...

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  • From Past to Present

    In 2003 the Cayman Islands commemorated 500 years of recorded history with a yearlong festival...

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  • Our People

    They say that it is the character of the people that defines a country and...

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