The Cayman Islands is a British Crown Colony located in the western Caribbean, 480 miles south of Miami, 150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles northwest of Jamaica. The islands lie between 19 15' and 19 45' North and between 79 44 ' and 81 27' West and over 1000 miles west of the US Virgin Islands and the Leeward Island chain. By 737-200 jet, the Cayman Islands is about a 70 minute direct flight from Miami.
The island country consists of Grand Cayman, largest and most populous of the trio; and the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, which lie approximately 89 miles east-northeast of Grand Cayman and are separated from each other by a channel about seven miles wide.
The total land mass of the three islands is 100 square miles. Grand Cayman occupies 76 square miles; Cayman Brac, 14 square miles and Little Cayman, 10 square miles. Grand Cayman is approximately 22 miles long and 8 miles at its widest point, reaching a maximum elevation at East End of 60 ft.
Cayman Brac is 12 miles long and just over a mile wide and has the most dramatic topography of the trio, marked by the Bluff which rises west to east along the length of the island to 140 feet at the eastern tip, ending in a sheer cliff.
Little Cayman, only 10 miles long and a mile wide, is relatively flat, reaching a maximum elevation of 40 ft