If you look at any map of Cayman Brac, they almost all have the Lighthouse marked on them. The Lighthouse is on the east end of the island at the top of the Brac. If you are staying at the dive resorts, then it's a good opportunity to rent a car and see the rest of the island.
The Lighthouse is pretty much a disappointment. The Photo says it all. The trip to the lighthouse though is excellent. You can take either the north or south road down then the other road back to your hotel. Stop along the way and see the sights. Once you are at the lighthouse, take the hiking trail to Peter's Cave or just enjoy the magnificent view from atop the bluff.
On the top of the Bluff, near the easy end of the island sits's Peter's Cave. It was used by the island residents as protection during Hurricanes because it's so high above the Sea.
There is a small parking area near the cave that will provide a quick walk down to the cave along with an excellent overlook of the north side of the island. If you like to hike, park at the lighthouse and work your way back on the trail. The terrain is mostly ironrock intermixed with Cactus, palm trees, and tropical plants.
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Biggie's is a restaurant on the north road just a 1/2 mile from the airport, specializing in Indian/Carribean cuisine. It has subdued lighting with local artifacts decorating it's walls, tables for anywhere from four to eight, and a very courteous staff.
Favorite Dish: My wife had the Carribean Redfish (which she thought was outstanding), and I had the Jerk Chicken and Pork platter with fried plaintans, which I also thought was very outstanding. The spices and well prepared taste made me a little greedy and want to order more, but I knew I wouldn't have been ale to finish the next plate. My wife had to take the rest of her dish home, and promptly at it for lunch the next day.
The hotels offer basic aminities and it is not impossible to spend your whole trip whithin the hotel, but to enjoy all the the brac has to offer a car/scooter/jeep is a necessity
There is this local company that rents everything from scooters to vans. B & S Motor Ventures. Nola and her Son Dwayne are very helpful and will offer hiking and snorkeling tips. They are located within walking distance of the hotels or will meet you at the flight.
The 356 Wreck is a Russian Frigate (usually mistakenly referred to as a Destroyer) that was acquired from Cuba after the fall of the Soviet Union. Because the Russian Federation was short on funds, they essentially abandoned the ship. The Cayman Islands picked the ship up and renamed it the Capt. Keith Tibbets. Sunk in 1996, the ship has some good growth on it along with a large grouper named Boris.
The Wreck can be viewed from about 35' at the top to around 90' at the base of the bow. It sits in the sand near the wall and some reef. There are some areas to penetrate the wreck in the forward section and a little trickier penetration in the aft.
Equipment: If you plan on penetrating, bring a light to look around. Due to the Depth of parts of the boat, it would be a good idea to consider diving Nitrox to extend the bottom time. Divi Tiara offers Nitrox and the dive guides will assist with tours through the wreck as well.