George Town, Grand Cayman

To most of the world, Grand Cayman is the Cayman Islands, a glitzy shopping mecca and global financial centre where resorts line the fabulous white-sand Seven Mile Beach and the wealthy from around the world spend time sipping cocktails. It does have another side – literally. If you head east, you can escape the cruise-ship crowds, experience local culture, discover underwater marvels and explore the undeveloped interior.