In 1503, the Cayman Islands were sighted by Christopher Columbus who
found them alive with marine life including the numerous sea turtles
that led to the Island's original name, Las Tortugas
(Spanish for "the turtles"). The islands were colonized by
British settlers from Jamaica in 1734 and remained a dependency
of Jamaica until 1959. Currently, the islands are a British Crown
Cayman Brac (Gaelic for "bluff") is named for the long rock formation that runs down the Island's center line. For a time, famous pirates such as Blackbeard and Morgan found the Island's caves an ideal spot to hide their booty.
Currently, about 1600 residents inhabit the peaceful island of Cayman Brac. The people are friendly and courteous, and the island itself offers not only rest and relaxation, but has a variety of things to do. In addition to SCUBA diving and rock climbing, there is easy access to offshore snorkeling, beautiful beaches and local bars and restaurants. Fishing, walking, biking, and just relaxing are also very popular!
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