Grand Cayman is one of the most popular resort islands in the Caribbean, filled with world class resort hotels, the attractions and amenities of one of the world’s most popular vacation cruise ports of call and some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Though the region has not been without its troubles over the decades, Grand Cayman’s natural beauty and tourist friendly economy have seen to it that the island keeps bouncing back from its struggles to recover. Located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea not far from some of the most notable islands and peninsulas in North America, Grand Cayman is perfectly situated to be easily reached from several American ports of call. But many people may be asking where is Grand Cayman located?
For those traveling from the United States, the answer is that Grand Cayman is south of Miami. Cruise ships frequently stop in Grand Cayman and Miami in equal turn, as both these cities enjoy a great deal of importance in the Caribbean’s tourism trade. The island is also located south of the Bahamas, and many ships also head to Grand Cayman from the Bahamas. However, all of these ships coming from the north will have to circumnavigate around Cuba as relations between most North American governments and Cuba’s government have only recently thawed out to the point that travel to Cuba is possible without a great deal of extra difficulty. Grand Cayman is directly located south of Cuba, meaning that most ships from the United States and the Bahamas will likely need extra time to move around Cuba first.
For those traveling from Mexico (another popular port of call for tourism, though recent instabilities in the country have made it less of a popular tourist destination save with the reckless), Grand Cayman Island is located west of the Yucatan peninsula, particularly the world famous vacation destination of Cancun. In a similar vein, Grand Cayman is located directly to the east of Jamaica and its various tourist friendly ports of call. It is also located directly to the east of the island of Hispaniola, though given the political instabilities in that region, few tourist paths start or even briefly stop on that island.
Elsewhere, Grand Cayman is located to the northeast of the islands of Aruba and Curacao. The islands on the far reaches of the Caribbean, such as Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados and Puerto Rico are all located to the west of Grand Cayman.