Cayman offers a first-class lifestyle and is a place where you can choose to enjoy home comforts undisturbed or take advantage of an active social life among the welcoming residents or international community of adventurers, entrepreneurs and innovators who call Cayman home. There is a world-renowned culinary scene and Cayman is widely regarded as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, in part, thanks to the annual Cayman Cookout festival, held at The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman, which attracts the world’s leading chefs including Eric Ripert, Jose Andres and Andrew Zimmern.
The islands offer other excellent lifestyle options including two golf courses, tennis, rugby, fishing, sailing and other water-based sports in the pristine Caribbean Sea.
Elizabeth Yang goes on to talk about the significance of education for relocating Chinese families: “Education is also a key factor for many wealthy Chinese families with school-aged children and having access to a schooling system that gives them an advantage when it comes to helping their children get into the best boarding schools in the UK, USA or Canada is a real selling point.”
Luckily, education is another area where Cayman excels, as Sue Nickason explains. “With a choice of private schools in Cayman that feed into either the British, American or Canadian private school system, we are very proud of the progression of young people in Cayman. Many students go on to the top boarding schools and universities. Cayman provides a great stepping stone for that, and enjoys excellent relationships with many of the top schools who hold annual recruitment fairs here.”
Cayman International School in Camana Bay is Grand Cayman’s flagship educational establishment – a private, college preparatory, non-sectarian, co-educational school for students from two years old through Grade 12. It provides an American/international educational programme and the widely recognised International Baccalaureate programme. It is currently undergoing a major expansion project to further enhance the educational experience for all pupil’s in Cayman (source).
As a British Overseas Territory (BOT), Cayman also offers relocating Chinese families a path to British citizenship. An individual can qualify to apply for a 25-year residency in the Cayman Islands by investing US$1.2 million in developed real estate. Another option is to qualify to apply for a Person of Independent Means certificate by investing US$2.4 million in real estate. This option permits lifetime residency and the opportunity to qualify for naturalisation after five years, which means you can obtain a BOT passport and apply to register as a full British citizen and obtain a British passport.
Cayman is now home to several resident UHNW and billionaire families, who enjoy not only the ease with which they can move to Cayman but also the protections and privacy it offers as a place to live and run a successful family office.
For more information on the Cayman Islands, contact Sue Nickason directly on Sue.Nickason@dart.ky. Sue and her team can provide exclusive access to all that Cayman has to offer; and the relocation team offer an exclusive VIP service and tailor-made island visits and experiences.
About the author
Emma Parker has worked with Dart since 2019 and has been writing professionally since 1999. Emma graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA (Hons) in 1997, has a post-graduate Diploma in Communications, Advertising and Marketing and a STEP Certificate in International Trust Management. She has worked in PR, marketing and business development roles, primarily in the legal and financial services sector, since 2001. Emma is now the co-founder of Sidekick, a financial services marketing consultancy. She was raised in the UK, lived in the British Virgin Islands and has made the Cayman Islands her home since 2012. Emma has a passion for exotic travel, her family and Newcastle United Football Club.