Thanks to the efforts of the Cayman Islands Government, private and tourism sector the islands have been named the Caribjournal’s ‘Destination of the Year 2014’.
The Cayman Islands are know for being a laid-back place with kind and friendly people. Even with its almost impossibly beautiful beaches it has remained somewhat under the radar, up until now. Thanks to the efforts of its tourism sector, Government and the private sector, the island is seeing new heights, including one of the highest rates of arrival growth in the Caribbean.
As well as its tax-free status and home to some of the world’s best beaches, you may not realise just how much the Cayman Government and the private sector is investing in the island’s economic development. It comes as no surprise that Cayman has also now been placed in the top ten “A” list of islands in the world by the 2014 Candy & Candy GPS report.
A $60 million, 10-mile-long road project that links the east and west ends of Grand Cayman is scheduled for early 2015. Further developments including an Arnold Palmer golf course and a mixed residential and commercial center in Grand Caymans Eastern District is set to follow.
Health City a new $2billion, 104-bed hospital offering cardiac, cardiology and orthopedic services throughout the region, opened in February 2014. Over the next decade Health City is expected to expand to 2,000 beds and develop both a medical university and an assisted-care living community creating further jobs and the need for increased housing across the islands.