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Cayman Islands travel facts

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Area (sq km): 262
Population: 44,270
Nationality: Caymanian
Local Name: Cayman Islands
Language: English
Time Zone: - 5 GMT
Currency: 1 dollar =
100 cents
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: George Town
Dialling Code: +345
Electricity: 110V/50Hz
Internet Code: .ky
Religion: United Church,
Anglican,
Baptist
Climate: Tropical
Government: British Common Law
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-16.00
Major Airports: Cayman Brac(CYB),
Grand Cayman(GCM),
Little Cayman(LYB)

Rent Cayman villas for Cayman Carnival

Over time the Carnival festivals have evolved to represent the culture, heritage and current interests of the host nation, region or city. Book Cayman villas for the Cayman Carnival, a newer addition to the Carnival legacy, but its unique Caribbean flavour and exotic calypso beats have earned it a place on the international map.

Cayman Carnival costumes
Cayman Carnival costumes

Search for Cayman villas and be a part of the Cayman Carnival in George Town, a brilliant event often regarded as the most important festival on the Cayman event calendar.

The Cayman Rotary Club held the first Carnival in Grand Cayman in 1984. It was given the name Batabano Carnival in George Town.

Sea turtles nesting

The Cayman Islands have long been a sanctuary for sea turtles nesting. That little trail they leave in the sand on their way to nest on shore is called batabano by the locals, and that is where the name Batabano Carnival was born.

Batabano Carnival begins in late April and celebrates the coming of spring. This goliath party in George Town is truly a special Carnival celebration that will leave you a deep affection for the Cayman Islands.

Cayman Mas Bands

The most anticipated aspect of Batabano Carnival is Mas. Mas is a name derived from masquerading bands. Mas is a brilliant spectacle! All at once Mas bands manage to comment on current affairs, enliven the onlookers, celebrate Cayman culture and play the island’s best music. The Cayman Mas bands gather and perform in the Batabano Carnival parade.

The Cayman Mas bands get dressed up and masquerade in vibrant costumes like stingrays, turtles and other sea creatures common to the waters surrounding the islands. The Mas bands also don costumes that reflect current national or international topics and they then act out that situation for the parade spectators.

As the amazing Mas bands pass by in their elaborate costumes the crowds cheer and dance to the alluring calypso and steel drum beats. The atmosphere is invigorating and the celebrations are astounding!

If you want to experience a unique Caribbean Carnival then booking Cayman villas with VillasPeople.com is just the ticket!

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