The Cayman Islands are synonymous with luxury beachside resorts, known for being a dream destination and a notorious tax haven on earth for the wealthy. But underneath the glitz and performative western tourism, is an island-nation blessed with it's own unique culture, off the beaten track wildlife and stunning landscapes made up of natural rock formations. Due to the island’s colonial past, it’s hard to find presence of the island’s cultural history online. The remoteness of the islands, and the social integration following the emancipation of slavery in 1835, resulted in a socially homogeneous society. With clear visibility, warm sea temperatures, a selection of deep and shallow dives and great wall diving, it makes sense to spend as much time as possible drifting above the Cayman’s colourful coral reefs.
Maeve is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who spent her childhood growing up in the Cayman Islands. She shares her favourite places to visit on the island which offer a slice of local life, away from the all inclusive resorts. From farmers markets to hidden islands off the shoreline, explore the Caymans with Maeve. Listen to her debut single here.