Gather some basic knowledge of Grand Cayman with our interesting list of facts about the island. Our Caribbean vacation packages help take you to the sandy, palm tree-lined island that affords unforgettable sunsets, great shopping in George Town, and authentic Caribbean cuisine. Take a trip with Vacations by Marriott to the largest of the Cayman Islands.

1. Grand Cayman is the largest of the Cayman Islands, preceding Cayman Brac and Little Cayman

2. The Cayman Islands have their own currency: the Cayman Island Dollar

3. Grand Cayman is approximately 150 miles south of Cuba

4. Contrary to its name, Seven Mile Beach, one of the most popular and well-known beaches on the island, is only 5.5 miles long

5. The popular chocolatey cocktail is rumored to have been invented at the Wreck Bar & Grill in Rum Point in the 1950s by a bartender that went by Old Judd

6. Turtles are a protected species on the island, so much so that there’s even a farm dedicated to preserving them on the island

7. The legal drinking age in Grand Cayman is 18

8. The island is 22 miles long, so it’s a short drive from everything—but don’t forget to drive on the left side of the road

9. Don’t let its laidback atmosphere trick you, Grand Cayman is one of the top financial centers in the world

10. Grand Cayman is an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom