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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
 
===By plane===
 
===By plane===
*'''Gerard-Smith International Airport''' ({{IATA|CYB}}) ({{ICAO|MWCB}}), a small airport with 5800 ft (1767 m) runway. Service from [[Grand Cayman]]'s Owen Roberts International Airport.
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*'''Gerard-Smith International Airport''' ({{IATA|CYB}}) ({{ICAO|MWCB}}), an airport facility with a 6000ft runway.
  
 
===By boat===
 
===By boat===
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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
*Providing '''air service between the three islands' airports''' is:
 
**'''Cayman Airways''', Phone: 345-949-2311, [http://www.caymanairways.com].
 
  
==Transportation==
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=== By air ===
  
*'''B & S Motor Ventures''', Phone:(345)948-1646, Fax: (345)948-1676, [http://www.bandsmv.com/]. Bicycles, Cars, SUV's and Mini-VansLocated close to major hotels.  Free pickup from the Airport.
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* '''Cayman Airways''', Phone: 345-949-2311, [http://www.caymanairways.com].  Provides air service between the three islands' airports.
  
*'''Brac Rent-A-Car''', Phone:(345)948-1515,  Fax: 948-1380,  Audley Scott's Office: 948-0277 Cars, 4WD's, etc. MoneyGram transactions; Sub-Agent Audley U. Scott
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=== By car ===
  
*'''CB Rent-A-Car''', Phone: (345)948-2424, Fax: 948-2329, Located at the Airport. Compact cars, Vans, etc are available here.
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*'''B & S Motor Ventures''' has cars, SUV's, minivans and bicycles available for rent. Free pick-up from Gerrard Smith International Airport - Phone: (345) 948-1646; Fax: (345) 948-1676; Website: [http://www.bandsmv.com/].  
  
*'''DDDD's Rental''', Phone: (345) 948-1599. Located by Kidco Dock; will meet arriving flights at airport.
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*'''Brac Rent-A-Car''' has cars and SUV's available for rent. Also houses the office of Audley Scott - Phone:(345) 948-1515; Fax: (345) 948-1380;  Audley Scott's Office: (345) 948-0277.
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*'''CB Rent-A-Car''' has compact cars and vans available for rent. Located in the vicinity of Gerrard Smith International Airport - Phone: (345) 948-2424; Fax: (345) 948-2329.
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*'''Four D's Rental''' has free pick-up from Gerrard Smith International Airport - Phone: (345) 948-1599.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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==Do==
 
==Do==
*Snorkel along the rocky coastlines
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*Shore Diving: Multiple entries around the island. Rent tanks and gear at Reef Divers.
*Scuba Diving
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*Snorkel along the rocky coastlines - prepared entries with ladders.
*Fishing
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*Swim in the warm waters at Public beach (bathroom/showers facilities) or from one of the cuts or docks.
*Explore caves such as Rebecca's Cave, Peter's Cave and Skull Cave.
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*Explore the village of Spot Bay - the heart of Caymanian Culture.
*Hike a two-mile long nature trail on the bluff adjacent the 180 acre Parrot Reserve.
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*Pick your own fresh papaya, mangoes, pomegranate, bananas, etc.. at Murch's farm. (Mangoes May-August)
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*Cayman Brac Museum
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*Deep Sea Fishing
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*Canoeing / Kayaking
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*Rock climbing
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*Explore dozens of caves such as Rebecca's Cave, Peter's Cave and Skull Cave and the amazing Nani's cave.  
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*Hike: Multiple trails to hike including the easy Lighthouse trail 120 feel over the sea - see the indigenous Booby birds. Also hike the Parrot reserve.
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*Biking: being a small island with little traffic, exploring with bikes is enjoyable. Brac Reef and some car rental companies have bikes to use/rent.
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*Bird watching
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*'''Reef Divers''' - affiliated with the Brac Reef Beach Resort  [http://www.bracreef.com/diving.html].  Phone: (345) 948-1642.  Reservations highly recommended.  PADI 5 Star with Air and Nitrox available.  Multiple Newton diveboats with daily morning dives on Cayman Brac; frequent afternoon diveboats, plus periodic morning dive trips to Little Cayman (weather permitting).  Note: Reef Divers is effectively the only company running diveboats on Cayman Brac: ''Dive Tiara'' ceased operations circa 2006, and ''In-Depth'' relocated to Grand Cayman in 2009.  The ''Village Scuba School'' never had their own diveboat.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
*'''Aunt Sha's Kitchen''', Phone: 345-948-1581, Fax: 345-948-1571. Locals with local cuisine on the patio.
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*'''Brac Reef Restaurant and Bar''' features a largely American style menu. Karaoke on Wednesday nights and live music on Friday nights - Phone: (345) 948-1323.
  
*'''Captain's Table''', Phone: 948-1418, Fax: 948-1419. Right in front of the Brac Caribbean Beach Resort. Serves local cuisine, pool, pool bar
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*'''Alexander Hotel Restaurant''' features a largely American style menu - Phone: (345) 948-8222.
  
*'''Biggie's Restaurant''', Phone: 948-2449. Serves local cuisine and buffet style meals
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*'''Aunt Sha's Kitchen''' offers largely local fare - Phone: 345-948-1581, Fax: 345-948-1571.
*<eat name="Indepth Watersports" alt="" address="Cayman Brac" directions="" phone="1-866-476-2195" url="www.indepthwatersports.com" hours="8:30-5" price="" lat="19N 43M" long="79W 48M">True adventure diving on the Cayman's sister islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Custom dive boat booking no more than 10 divers per trip. Reservations required. Please visit our website at www.indepthwatersports.com for pricing and contact info.</eat>
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*'''Captain's Table''' is located directly in front of Brac Caribbean Beach Village. Has swimming pool and pool bar -Phone: 948-1418, Fax: 948-1419. Right in front of the Brac Caribbean Beach Resort.
  
==Shop==
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*'''PoPo Jeb's Pizza''' is located in the vicinity of Gerrard Smith International Airport - Phone: 948-0344.
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*'''PoPo Jeb's Oriental Restaurant''' is located in the vicinity of Gerrard Smith International Airport. Serves Oriental dishes and opens for lunch and dinner.
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==Drink==
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*'''Brac Reef Bar''', Live music on Fridays! Karaoke on Wednesdays.
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*'''Captain's Table'''.
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*'''Coral Isle Club/Bar''', Booming club music. Very popular with locals. Occasional live music on weekends!
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*'''Alexander Hotel Bar''', a variety of western menu items.
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==Buy==
  
 
*'''Treasure Chest''', Phone: 948-1333, Fax: 948-1578. Sells local items, caymanite and black coral jewelry, souvenirs, etc.
 
*'''Treasure Chest''', Phone: 948-1333, Fax: 948-1578. Sells local items, caymanite and black coral jewelry, souvenirs, etc.
  
*'''Kirk Freeport''', Phone:948-2612, Fax:948-2613. Sells caymanite, ornaments, t-shirts etc. Also located at the airport departure lounge.
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*'''Kirk Freeport''', Phone:948-2612, Fax:948-2613. Sells caymanite, ornaments, t-shirts etc. Stores located in the Stake Bay area of Cayman Brac and at the island's airport departure lounge.
  
==Sleep==
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*'''Marketplace'''.  Grocery Store at Tibbets Square.  Lunch and Pizza daily.
  
Lodging on Cayman Brac consists of rental property, condominiums and hotels. There is currently only one functioning hotel on the island.
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*'''Billy's'''.  Grocery on Northside, next to the Texaco gas station.
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*'''Kirkconnels'''.  Grocery on Northside in Stake Bay.
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*<buy name="Miss Mary Lou's" alt="Fine Wines & Spirits" address="#25 Cross Roads Tibbetts Plaza" directions="2 minutes drive from the airport, turn right and right again " phone="(345) 948 1332" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Since 1975 Miss Mary Lou's has been serving the community and guests of Cayman Brac. Miss Mary Lou's offers the best selection of beers, wines & spirits at the very best prices, plus you can stock up on souvenirs and the world Famous Tortuga Rum cakes! </buy>
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==Sleep==
  
===Hotels===
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Lodging on Cayman Brac consists mostly of rental property, although a few hotels, resorts, condominiums and a bed-and-breakfast exist.
  
 
*'''Brac Reef Beach Resort''', Phone: 345-948-1642, Fax: 345-948-1270, [http://www.bracreef.com/]. Rooms, dive packages available.
 
*'''Brac Reef Beach Resort''', Phone: 345-948-1642, Fax: 345-948-1270, [http://www.bracreef.com/]. Rooms, dive packages available.
  
*'''The Alexander Hotel''', Phone: 345-948-8222, Fax: 345-948-8223, email: brachotel@yahoo.com. Amenities include outdoor bar, restaurant, conference room and gift shop.  
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*'''The Alexander Hotel''', [http://www.alexanderbrac.com], Phone: 345-948-8222. Amenities include outdoor bar, restaurant, conference room and gift shop.
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===Condominums===
 
===Condominums===
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*'''Brac Caribbean and Carib Sands''', Phone: 345-948-2265, Toll free: 866-843-2722, Fax: 345-948-1111, [http://www.866thebrac.com].
 
*'''Brac Caribbean and Carib Sands''', Phone: 345-948-2265, Toll free: 866-843-2722, Fax: 345-948-1111, [http://www.866thebrac.com].
  
===Timeshares===
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===Holiday houses===
  
*'''Club Tiara''', a property of Divi Resorts, physically located at the (now-closed) Divi Tiara Beach Hotel. Is currently still listed on RCI Exchange's website [http://www.rci.com/RCI/RCIW/RCIW_index?body=RCIW_rdMain&client=RCI&gatewayURL=/RDGateway/RCI_RDGIndex?body=RCI_RDGResortInfo&requestOrigin=UnitConfig&sid=0.08137091344126501&Ne=4294942695+4294942695+4294945349&recCount=10&N=4294942631&Ns=P_ResortName&Nu=P_ResortCode&client=RCI&resortCode=5110 (#5110)], although it is unclear if Divi Resorts will honor any RCI Trade-In requests, since this Cayman Brac property is no longer being prominantly advertised on the Divi Resort's website [http://www.diviresorts.com/index.html], although it is briefly mentioned [http://www.diviresorts.com/time-shares-cayman-brac.html].  The Timeshare Owners have their own discussion group [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/D-TOG/?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=5] which specifically excludes anyone known to be associated with Divi Resorts or Tiara Beach Management.
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*'''Sea Song Cottage''' Beautiful traditional Caribbean cottage for vacation rental. Set in its own large tropical garden by stunning limestone cliffs, 'The Bluff', and close to beaches. Sleeps two. email: info@seasongcottage.com [http://www.seasongcottage.com]
  
===Rental Homes===
 
  
*'''Sonscape''', Phone: 345-948-1682, e-mail lueck@candw.ky. Full apartment available overlooking the opening onto the sandy beach.  Escape stress in this ocean front guest house. Sonscape, is your island paradise with swaying palms, tropical breezes, and great snorkeling, Stroll our deserted sandy beach, relax in hammocks, enjoy magnificent sunsets and incredible stars. Refresh in tranquility. Locals claim this sandy beach is the best spot on Cayman Brac to watch the sunsets and catch a green flash!
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*'''Garden Estate''', Phone: 345-328-0141, E-Mail: islandchicken@hotmail.com, Private rental of a 5 bedrooms 4.100 SQ beach estate including pool and guest cottage, jacuzzi tub, steam room, barbecue, etc. [http://youtu.be/DJ6eBnqPE0c]
  
 
==Stay healthy==
 
==Stay healthy==
  
 
There is one hospital on the island providing modern surgery facilities and 18 hospital beds. A dental clinic and community care center are located nearby.
 
There is one hospital on the island providing modern surgery facilities and 18 hospital beds. A dental clinic and community care center are located nearby.
*'''Faith Hospital''' provides health services with an 18 bed hospital and four staff doctors. It has modern surgery facilities. A hyberbaric chamber is currently being built.
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*'''Faith Hospital''' provides health services with an 18 bed hospital and modern surgery facilities.
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
 
Flights to [[Little Cayman]] and [[Grand Cayman]] are available everyday
 
Flights to [[Little Cayman]] and [[Grand Cayman]] are available everyday
 
 
 
 
  
  
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Revision as of 19:28, 31 May 2012

Cayman Brac is a fourteen square mile (36.26 km²) island in the Cayman Islands. The island rises from the west side to tall bluffs ("brac" is Gaelic for "bluff") at the eastern tip of the island. One of the island's main appeals is diving to offshore reefs and shipwrecks.

Contents

Get in

By plane

  • Gerard-Smith International Airport (IATA: CYB) (ICAO: MWCB), an airport facility with a 6000ft runway.

By boat

No ferry service. Private charters from Grand Cayman are available.

Get around

By air

  • Cayman Airways, Phone: 345-949-2311, [1]. Provides air service between the three islands' airports.

By car

  • B & S Motor Ventures has cars, SUV's, minivans and bicycles available for rent. Free pick-up from Gerrard Smith International Airport - Phone: (345) 948-1646; Fax: (345) 948-1676; Website: [2].
  • Brac Rent-A-Car has cars and SUV's available for rent. Also houses the office of Audley Scott - Phone:(345) 948-1515; Fax: (345) 948-1380; Audley Scott's Office: (345) 948-0277.
  • CB Rent-A-Car has compact cars and vans available for rent. Located in the vicinity of Gerrard Smith International Airport - Phone: (345) 948-2424; Fax: (345) 948-2329.
  • Four D's Rental has free pick-up from Gerrard Smith International Airport - Phone: (345) 948-1599.

See

  • The Bluff and Christopher Columbus Gardens, Phone: 345-948-2506. The bluff area is wonderful for exploration. The Columbus Garden is a memorial area for Sister Island notararies and Columbus and has beautiful plantings and a gazebo.
  • Cayman Brac Museum, at Stake Bay, Phone: 345-948-2222 or 345-948-2622. Artifacts, household items and sefaring equipment on display. Free Admission.
  • Brac Parrot Reserve, Phone: 345-948-2390, [3]. Easily walkable trails and raised boardwalk through the forest. Home to trees and birds found only here. Especially fine in the winter when migratory birds are here.
  • Lighthouse

Do

  • Shore Diving: Multiple entries around the island. Rent tanks and gear at Reef Divers.
  • Snorkel along the rocky coastlines - prepared entries with ladders.
  • Swim in the warm waters at Public beach (bathroom/showers facilities) or from one of the cuts or docks.
  • Explore the village of Spot Bay - the heart of Caymanian Culture.
  • Pick your own fresh papaya, mangoes, pomegranate, bananas, etc.. at Murch's farm. (Mangoes May-August)
  • Cayman Brac Museum
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Rock climbing
  • Explore dozens of caves such as Rebecca's Cave, Peter's Cave and Skull Cave and the amazing Nani's cave.
  • Hike: Multiple trails to hike including the easy Lighthouse trail 120 feel over the sea - see the indigenous Booby birds. Also hike the Parrot reserve.
  • Biking: being a small island with little traffic, exploring with bikes is enjoyable. Brac Reef and some car rental companies have bikes to use/rent.
  • Bird watching
  • Reef Divers - affiliated with the Brac Reef Beach Resort [4]. Phone: (345) 948-1642. Reservations highly recommended. PADI 5 Star with Air and Nitrox available. Multiple Newton diveboats with daily morning dives on Cayman Brac; frequent afternoon diveboats, plus periodic morning dive trips to Little Cayman (weather permitting). Note: Reef Divers is effectively the only company running diveboats on Cayman Brac: Dive Tiara ceased operations circa 2006, and In-Depth relocated to Grand Cayman in 2009. The Village Scuba School never had their own diveboat.

Eat

  • Brac Reef Restaurant and Bar features a largely American style menu. Karaoke on Wednesday nights and live music on Friday nights - Phone: (345) 948-1323.
  • Alexander Hotel Restaurant features a largely American style menu - Phone: (345) 948-8222.
  • Aunt Sha's Kitchen offers largely local fare - Phone: 345-948-1581, Fax: 345-948-1571.
  • Captain's Table is located directly in front of Brac Caribbean Beach Village. Has swimming pool and pool bar -Phone: 948-1418, Fax: 948-1419. Right in front of the Brac Caribbean Beach Resort.
  • PoPo Jeb's Pizza is located in the vicinity of Gerrard Smith International Airport - Phone: 948-0344.
  • PoPo Jeb's Oriental Restaurant is located in the vicinity of Gerrard Smith International Airport. Serves Oriental dishes and opens for lunch and dinner.

Drink

  • Brac Reef Bar, Live music on Fridays! Karaoke on Wednesdays.
  • Captain's Table.
  • Coral Isle Club/Bar, Booming club music. Very popular with locals. Occasional live music on weekends!
  • Alexander Hotel Bar, a variety of western menu items.

Buy

  • Treasure Chest, Phone: 948-1333, Fax: 948-1578. Sells local items, caymanite and black coral jewelry, souvenirs, etc.
  • Kirk Freeport, Phone:948-2612, Fax:948-2613. Sells caymanite, ornaments, t-shirts etc. Stores located in the Stake Bay area of Cayman Brac and at the island's airport departure lounge.
  • Marketplace. Grocery Store at Tibbets Square. Lunch and Pizza daily.
  • Billy's. Grocery on Northside, next to the Texaco gas station.
  • Kirkconnels. Grocery on Northside in Stake Bay.
  • Miss Mary Lou's (Fine Wines & Spirits), #25 Cross Roads Tibbetts Plaza (2 minutes drive from the airport, turn right and right again), (345) 948 1332. Since 1975 Miss Mary Lou's has been serving the community and guests of Cayman Brac. Miss Mary Lou's offers the best selection of beers, wines & spirits at the very best prices, plus you can stock up on souvenirs and the world Famous Tortuga Rum cakes!


Sleep

Lodging on Cayman Brac consists mostly of rental property, although a few hotels, resorts, condominiums and a bed-and-breakfast exist.

  • Brac Reef Beach Resort, Phone: 345-948-1642, Fax: 345-948-1270, [5]. Rooms, dive packages available.
  • The Alexander Hotel, [6], Phone: 345-948-8222. Amenities include outdoor bar, restaurant, conference room and gift shop.


Condominums

  • Cayman Breakers, Phone: 345-948-1463, [7]. Eighteen two-bedroom condos.
  • Brac Caribbean and Carib Sands, Phone: 345-948-2265, Toll free: 866-843-2722, Fax: 345-948-1111, [8].

Holiday houses

  • Sea Song Cottage Beautiful traditional Caribbean cottage for vacation rental. Set in its own large tropical garden by stunning limestone cliffs, 'The Bluff', and close to beaches. Sleeps two. email: info@seasongcottage.com [9]


  • Garden Estate, Phone: 345-328-0141, E-Mail: islandchicken@hotmail.com, Private rental of a 5 bedrooms 4.100 SQ beach estate including pool and guest cottage, jacuzzi tub, steam room, barbecue, etc. [10]

Stay healthy

There is one hospital on the island providing modern surgery facilities and 18 hospital beds. A dental clinic and community care center are located nearby.

  • Faith Hospital provides health services with an 18 bed hospital and modern surgery facilities.

Get out

Flights to Little Cayman and Grand Cayman are available everyday



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