You have discovered a tropical wonderland

Snorkel, dive, explore, bird watch, fish, cave, climb

While dozing in a hammock or floating in the pool is highly respected here, you’ll find that additional activities beckon.

Fear not – you won’t encounter anyone with a clipboard and whistle. Even adventures are laid back on the Brac.

You can snorkel and dive our vibrant reefs and walls… meander nature trails… spot Cayman Brac parrots, herons and whistling ducks… bonefish or troll for wahoo and marlin… bicycle along traffic-free roads… explore caves and climb limestone walls… photograph native orchids and brown

Whatever you want to do, Kathy in our office will make all of the arrangements for you.

Diving and snorkeling

Experts rank the Cayman Islands as one of the world’s best dive destinations.

You can dive vertical walls that plunge to 6,000 feet, healthy reefs and coral mounds, and even a 330’ Russian warship. Spur and groove formations give you a three-dimensional experience as you glide through white, sandy-bottomed grooves between towering banks of coral.

More than 150 types of coral make up our reefs, populated by over 500 species of marine life. You’ll see parrot fish, queen triggerfish, foureye butterflyfish, spotted drums, Nassau groupers, eels, yellowhead jawfish, scorpionfish, flying gurnards and more. Spotted eagle rays soar by, stingrays pirouette on sandy bottoms, and turtles silently patrol their underwater world.

Beginner divers are spoiled, advanced divers wowed

Dive boats regularly make the trip from Cayman Brac to Little Cayman, allowing you to dive two islands while staying on one. You’ll enjoy 100-foot visibility and water temperatures between 78°F to 84°F. Currents are nonexistent or mild, and dive depths range from 15 feet to 110 feet. Nitrox
and rental gear are available.

You can boat dive, shore dive and dive at night. Morning boat dives are two-tank trips. If you don’t know how to dive, you can learn here, in ideal conditions from professional scuba instructors.

Of course, you can snorkel right off the beach at Carib Sands, or at over a dozen sites on the island.

To protect this national treasure, the government has created a model marine park zone system. Spearfishing and collecting are forbidden, and all diving is glove-free.

Walking, hiking, bird watching—and free nature tours

The Brac’s rugged landscape shelters 120 species of indigenous and migratory birds, beneficial bats, brown iguanas, wild orchids and other wildlife and fauna.

Your nature adventure can be as laid back as a stroll along a wetland boardwalk, where you can spot herons, egrets, whistling ducks, stilts and terns.

Or you can explore the island with a guide – for free! A trained Nature Tourism Guide will customize your island adventure to your interests. Options include birding, caving, hiking along nature trails, the Brac Parrot Reserve, ponds and wetlands, the bluff and lighthouse.

Your guide can also give you tours of the Cayman Brac Museum and Heritage House.


Wahoo, blue marlin, dorado and yellow fin tuna migrate through Brac waters within a half-mile from shore, feeding on abundant bait fish. Local charter boat captains consider the distinct seasons of these pelagics as they guide you.

Even though Cayman’s bonefish are small—3 to 8 pounds—good bonefishing awaits in the calm water lapping against Carib Sands’ beach. Visiting anglers should be aware that catch-and-release is practiced.

Caves and climbing

It’s an easy climb up wooden stairs or stout ladders to explore caves, where pirates supposedly hid their treasure and generations of Brackers sought shelter from hurricanes. Laid-back caving adventures are well marked on the road.

Four caves are the most visited. Of these, three are located on the south shore, where Carib Sands is located: Rebecca’s Cave, Great Cave and Bat’s Cave. Peter’s Cave is on the north shore near Spot Bay. It’s a more rigorous path with more stairs, but the view of the island and the sea is
worth it.

For ardent adventurers, the Brac’s limestone bluff offers world class rock climbing. Seven distinct climbing areas include bolted routes that are 10s, 11s and 12s with overhangs. Please click the links for detailed information.
Note: there are no climbing shops on the island. You must come with your own ropes and equipment.

We’ll make the arrangements

Remember, whatever you want to do, Kathy in our office will make all of the arrangements for you.

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Comments from our Guestbook

"We had a great vacation on the Brac. The resort is beautiful! We really liked the unit we stayed in. What a view! Again, thanks and we hope to make it back there soon!"
-Al and Pam

"Wonderful time! Just went by to quick. Carib Sands was a very comfortable place and everyone enjoyed their accommodations. Thanks for making our annual trip a big hit."

"I'll be back to the Brac"

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