One of the most popular destinations for Americans in the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands lie between the sun-kissed beaches of Cancún and the western tip of Jamaica. Famous for their ravishing coral reefs, safety, and hospitality, the Caymans are a favorite destination for families, couples, and scuba divers. Fodor's In Focus Cayman Islands has detailed coverage of Grand Cayman but also in-depth information on the sister islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, two Caribbean islands that remain relatively undiscovered, yet are famous for great diving and casual, comfortable resort accommodations. Competitive Advantage: With comprehensive coverage and dozens of color photos, this guide is the best choice for travelers who want a comprehensive overview of what the Cayman Islands have to offer. Compact Format: Fodor's In Focus Guides are packed with the same coverage of a full-size guidebook in a smaller, more convenient format that is easier to carry on a trip. New Coverage: New Cayman Island restaurants, hotels, shops, nightlife options, and sports outfitters have been added throughout the guide. Illustrated Features: The best each island has to offer is highlighted. "Great Itineraries" help travelers plan the perfect day or night. Vibrant color photos capture the beauty of all three Cayman islands. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: A planner gives useful, practical overviews of important information. A wide-ranging, front-of-guide feature on the top experiences in the Cayman Islands helps travelers plan the perfect vacation. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's In Focus Cayman Islands offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.