West End, Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

The smallest of the Cayman Islands is also the most unspoiled and authentic. The limestone cliff that stretches along the coast, called the Brac (meaning ‘bluff’ in Gaelic), is riddled with caverns like Bat Cave, Great Cave or Rebecca’s Cave, sometimes used as  emergency hurricane shelters in the past. Pirates also frequented the island as a refuge, since its wells provided fresh water and other supplies. Visit the small Cayman Brac Museum in nearby Stake Bay or snorkel the world-famous reefs. There are hiking trails to the lighthouse and in the Cayman Parrot Reserve.