You are thinking about buying a condominium on the Brac and
you wonder what it would be like to live for several weeks
on a small tropical island. What things will you miss? What
will you be glad to leave behind? Well, unlike many small
islands, Cayman Brac given its size has a remarkably well
established infrastructure - due in most part to its small
but enterprising population.
Healthy and Easy Living
Health wise, the island boasts a well-equipped hospital, dental
clinic and eye clinic. You can rest assured that you will
be well taken care of if you become ill or sustain an injury
while on the island.
The island has a fine day care facility, library and administration
center. Paved roads connect these services and the lines on
the roads are meticulously painted by hand! Jobs like this
keep everyone employed and maintain a safe, comfortable standard
of living on the island.
Water is provided to the condominiums from a water plant on
the island and a diesel power plant provides electricity.
With few storms to worry about and good weather year round,
you will probably find that the power fails less here than
back on the mainland!
Food and Supplies
Food and other supplies are shipped once a week by barge from
Grand Cayman. Normally this works just fine and fresh produce,
meats, and other sundries are readily available. If the seas
are very rough, however, the barge may miss a week and you
will have less choice at the market, especially fresh dairy
and produce. There are several restaurants on the island.
They vary from the Captain's Table, which serves excellent
American cuisine to Aunt Sha’s that specializes in a
variety of local
Driving is on the left-hand side of the road. There is a mixture
of right and left-hand drive cars. Owning a car on the island
is not a problem but you might want to consider investing
in a bicycle. You will be able to get anywhere on the island,
enjoy a superb ride and get some great exercise as well. By
the way, there are no traffic lights on the Brac!
Is It For You
So, is island life for you? Generally speaking, island life
is a lot less complicated than on the mainland. Things move
at a much more reasonable pace here. You are lot closer to
nature and perhaps know your neighbour even better than at
home. If you can handle the fact that you can't get fresh
cilantro in the store every week and that big six-screen cinema
replaced by a night sky packed with a million stars, then
island life is for you. If you ever wanted to give it a try,
then Cayman Brac is the place to do it!