George Town is located in the heart of Grand Cayman, and is a thriving and busy commercial and
cruise port. Most of Grand Cayman’s international banks and trust companies are located in the town centre though there
aren’t any real ‘high rise’ developments, as properties can only be developed to nine stories in this location, thus the
capital is able to retain its unique charm and character.
Here you will find excellent shopping possibilities, including probably the best duty free stores in the Caribbean , famed for their
impressive choice of jewellery and watches, in particular. You will also discover all your favourite brand names in cosmetics and
perfumery, including Chanel, Clarins, Estée Lauder, Clinique and Mac. The ubiquitous and very tasty Tortuga Rum Cake is also a popular buy
for visitors and locals alike! Cruise tourists are also able to take advantage of duty free products to take back on board ship with them.
Lively bars and restaurants abound in this bustling commercial district, including an ocean-front fish restaurant owned by the well-known
artist and conservationist Guy Harvey, as well as one of the most popular and lively Italian restaurants on the island – Casanova,
overlooking the water’s edge. The Lobster Pot is another wonderful restaurant, particularly enjoyed by locals for its delicious catch of
the day and ocean views.
George Town also houses some of Cayman’s most historic and important cultural sites, including the General Post Office (built in 1889), the
old George Town library (which is now backed up by a state-of-the-art fabulous new facility just next door) and the Cayman Islands National
Museum, recently refurbished and packed full of exciting and interactive exhibits that take you on a journey through time as well as around
the entire islands. The capital is also the home of the island’s seat of government – the Legislative Assembly - as well as many other
important government buildings.
Properties just out of the town centre include a variety of apartments, condominiums and family homes and are all extremely well-positioned
for the main hospitals and schools that serve the district, as well as supermarkets and other stores. It’s an excellent spot to live if you
want just a short and hassle-free walking commute to work. The district is also well-served by an excellent road infrastructure so driving
to West Bay or to the more eastern districts from George Town takes no time at all.