6 Reasons to live and work in the Cayman Islands:
- It’s tax free – you keep what you earn
- You get paid in Cayman Islands Dollars (CI$), what does that mean? CI currency is pegged to the US dollar at a rate of 1.25, which means your going to make some serious dough.
It’s a financially healthy island, the results = people tip well
It’s the law for your employers to contribute towards your pension (after a 6 month probation period)
- It’s not waterproof so don’t go swimming with money in your shorts
- It’s hot. All year round. Even in rainy season, its warm. The hottest month is August with an average temperature of 85 (30), January is the coolest month with an Average temperature of 77 (25)…… a far cry from the Canadian winter.
Beaches and ocean
- Golden sandy beaches surround the island and provide plenty of opportunity for sun worshipping and day drinks
- The crystal blue water averages a temperature of 82-85, so don’t forget your flip flops
- The water also provides great opportunity for snorkelling and amazing diving. The Cayman Islands have some of the world’s best reefs for diving and exploring. If you need to book a dive consider @SunsetHouse
- Of course, no ocean would be complete without its water sports. Cayman has loads of options for your water sports fixes, from SUP and kayaking to jet skiing, surfing, water hover boarding and everything else you can think of.
- Boat parties!! Boat parties are off the hook in Cayman. You’ve got to see it to believe it. Check out @epicdayentertainment to see for yourself
- Stingrays. Stingray City is a sandbar off the Mainland where you can swim with stingrays
- Eh, palm trees don’t grow in Canada. There’s a reason for that.
- The Caymanians are a proud and friendly bunch, steeped in history. It’s easy to get along with the locals
- More than 50% of Cayman residents are expats of some kind. More than 100 nationalities call the Cayman Islands their home and this makes for a unique mix of multi-culturalism.
- It’s easy to make friends as so many people are there for all the same reasons
- The island is approximately 1 mile wide and 15 miles long so getting around is easy
- You’re never far from work so you’ll never be too late
- You’ll never be late to the party
- You can always stumble home
- You’re never too far from the beach
- You don’t need a car
Food and Drink
Some of the best chefs like to call the Cayman Island their home too; this means the likes of Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain often frequent. From 5- Star Ritz Carlton and Kimpton resorts to freshly caught fish and local cuisines served at beach side barbeques. It’s all there.
Fresh, locally caught fish is a must.
Cold buckets of beer while on the beach listening to open mic nights… need we say more. Be sure to check out @Calicojacks
Oh and let’s not forget, locally brewed rum.
Sunday brunch is huge in Cayman. Indulge in fresh hors d’oeuvres, oysters, lobster, sushi, carving stations and a variety of eggs bennies, oh and of course bottomless mimosas ocean side. Be sure to check out @LUCA and of course our favourite @Karoo among many more options.
And for all your sports watching, including the day after the night before fix @LoneStar is an Ex-pat staple.