Cayman Brac is considered one of the best diving spots in the world. There are dozens of amazing dive sites to choose from including the world famous Bloody Bay Wall which is off the coast of Little Cayman. You can also see the sunken Russian Warship, the MV Keith Tibbetts. The water around Cayman Brac is crystal clear and you could spend days exploring expansive walls of coral. You are likely to encounter a variety of rays, nurse sharks and turtles... aside from the colorful coral displays that literally carpet the ocean floor around the island.
Believe it or not, there is a lot more to do than just diving in Cayman Brac. The island was named after the impressive bluff which runs through the middle of the island. Brac is the Gaelic word for bluff. The bluff begins emerging from the ground toward the south end of the island and increases in altitude as you move north, almost like a giant ramp that ends at an enormous cliff dropping off into the ocean. The edge of the bluff is a popular place to visit with an extensive nature walk. Along the way you can observe the famous Brown Booby birds which nest along the edge of the bluff, not to mention the staggering views of the ocean. It's amazing to see that way at the top of the bluff you can clearly see the limestone formations and coral which remains from the time that this land used to be below the ocean.
Because of the porous character of limestone that makes up the foundation of the island, the walls of the bluffs are full of interesting caves that can be explored. On the east side of Cayman Brac, there are several caves including Bat Cave. Simply drive toward the northern end of the island on the east side of the bluff and you will see signs indicating where the caves are. In most cases you can climb a wooden ladder to reach the caves.
To take in some of the local culture, visit the colorful Heritage House located on the west side of the island. Occasionally we have visits from the Heritage House to the Alexander Hotel who put on workshops for our guests. You’ll learn how to make local arts and crafts. Also notice the art work on the walls of the Alexander Hotel, in our restaurant for example, which were created by local Cayman Brac artists.