Life in the Cayman Islands is a blend of the old and the new, traditional and modern, with both British and American influences. While taking measures to preserve its rich cultural heritage, Cayman is also proud of the progress it has achieved. The stability of the country politically -- a factor of great value in the finance and tourism industries -- is due in large measure to Caymanians having assumed leading positions in commerce, the civil service, a plethora of professions and skilled trades.
An all-year-round destination
, the Islands become particularly alive in the winter months from November through April, when many part-time residents and the greater number of tourists arrive.
As a leading financial centre
, the Cayman Islands is known for investment funds, banking, insurance and other financial services and products that are regulated in accordance with global standards.