Too many tourists in Cayman

Our family first came to Grand Cayman in 1983 and over the years have been maybe eight or nine other times. Our last trip was perhaps 10 years ago on one of Royal Caribbean’s ships. As we pulled into George Town Harbour we were met by three other cruise ships already docked. Our favourite little island was overrun with tourists.

Sadly, we both agreed that if this was the new Grand Cayman that we would never return, preferring to remember the old island. In my opinion, more tourists is not a good thing. It seems to me that you are ‘tearing down paradise to put up a parking lot’.

Gary Joyce

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