Indulge yourself on a Cayman Islands holiday from The Co-operative Travel, and quite a lot of what you see will look familiar...
That's because remnants of the islands' colonial past are everywhere - even as you step off the plane on your Cayman Islands package holiday or all inclusive holiday, one of the first sights to greet you is a portrait of the Queen and Prince Phillip!
The islands' friendly tax regime means they are home to substantial numbers of very wealthy British and American ex-pats. This is reflected in much of the culture and entertainment which you¿ll find.
There are three main resorts - the principal island of Grand Cayman is by far the biggest and boldest. Its capital, George Town, is an intriguing mix of traditional wooden buildings and upmarket shopping malls.
Of the smaller islands, Cayman Brac boasts the most unspoilt beaches, while Little Cayman is known the world over for its spectacular coral reefs which attract divers from around the world, including Bloody Bay Wall, a 6,000-foot underwater cliff which simply abounds with coral. A sand bar off the islands is also home to one of the world's biggest stingray colonies, which you can swim among if you're feeling brave enough.
There are fabulous villas, while many hotels have their own resorts exclusive to guests, so are perfect for an all-inclusive holiday or package holiday.
There is also a good choice of bars and restaurants in George Town, including establishments where reggae and music by local artists are featured. The best advice when eating out or looking for the pick of the entertainment venues is to simply follow the locals - try looking in the car parks for the distinctive local registration plates.
Eating out on a Cayman Islands holiday tends to be informal, but every budget is catered for, from upscale restaurants - many of which specialise in shrimp and lobster - to numerous roadside stalls selling jerk chicken and pork which are great for eating on the go.
While you're out keep your eyes peeled, as you're very likely to spot a few celebrities, here for the gorgeous weather, the lively nightlife - and, of course, those tax benefits!
A great way to see one of the Caribbean's favourite holiday playgrounds is to take a Cayman Islands holiday from The Co-operative Travel. If you're looking for a last-minute holiday check out the availabillity of late deals and offers - you could soon find yourself experiencing this island paradise!