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George Town is the capital of the Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory.
It has about 40,000 inhabitants and is located on the island of Grand Cayman.
This small and colorful capital of the Cayman Islands is a real must-see.
The city is the banking center of the Cayman Islands and the 29th largest financial center in the world.
This quaint town is home to a variety of activities, including luxurious glass-bottom boat rides, fascinating rum distilleries tours.
Locals and visitors alike agree that Seven Mile Beach is the best accommodation option in the Cayman Islands.
Famous for its inexplicable beauty and remarkable size, this stretch of beach is arguably the best in the Caribbean.
Due to local tax laws, many international companies and wealthy people conduct their financial transactions in George Town.
Several basic items, such as eggs and toothpaste, are almost twice as expensive as in other countries.
George Town is known worldwide as a tax haven and filled with offices of global corporations and big business names.
It has long been grouped with countries like Switzerland
as one of the world's biggest havens for hedge funders and banking conglomerates eager to minimize their global tax burden.
The waterfronts along Grand Cayman's harbor form the center of the action, with rows of pastel-painted buildings and pseudo-colonial buildings popping up along the water's edge.
Nearby, the sporadic remnants of Fort George tell stories from 18th century colonial times.
While a slew of duty-free emporiums touting Caymanite stones and chic wine bars frequented by cruisers and millionaires dot the surrounding streets.
The city has beautiful art galleries, upscale shopping including duty-free shopping, delicious restaurants and a historic museum.
Housed in the Old Courts building in George Town, Grand Cayman, the National Museum of the Cayman Islands opened in 1990, but its history goes back much further.
In the 1930s, resident Ira Thompson began his collection of Cayman Islands artifacts, and that hobby eventually grew into the impressive museum collection on display today.
With over 8,000 items and artifacts, the museum offers visitors a glimpse into the island's history.
Exhibitions include a Natural History Gallery, Cultural History Gallery, Old Gaol (Jail), Cayman Airways: Celebrating 50 Years, 60 Years of the Cayman Coat of Arms and a temporary exhibition called Alvin McLaughlin: Steeped in Tradition, which celebrates the social history and heritage of the island.
The museum offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of this Caribbean gem.
There's no better place in the sunny Cayman Islands to sample real Caribbean rum than the Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery.
A relatively recent addition to the line-up of attractions in George Town, brewers here only started cooking their bespoke batches in 2008.
Read about George Town in Wikipedia