At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at the Cayman Islands and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.Cayman Expat Club
Founded in July 2012, the Cayman Expat Club is a free of charge social club for vibrant, socially minded expats living in the Cayman Islands. Formed by US expatriate Racheal Vicari, the forum provides a welcoming environment where expats can share their experiences, answer questions for newcomers, show support, network and make new friends. There are also events shared that will definitely interest people who have recently moved here.
With a terrific smile and a bouncy persona, Ondine shares her errant thoughts and ramblings as a Bristolian English expat, who came to the Cayman Islands by way of Dallas, Texas. For an honest and occasionally irreverent record of on-the-ground life in the British Virgin Islands, look no further.
Cayman Isles News
A Twitter only entity, the most important news of the day is curated into a varied feed that covers a broad range of topics, perfect for any expat who has decided to leave their home to set up a new life in the Caymans. With a professional tone, subjects range from local building developments all the way through to a smattering of sports chat.
Employed in the automotive industry and a self-professed professional party animal, Daniel certainly shares the excitement and positives of changing from a grey existence in Britain to that of a sun-soaked life in the 3 Cayman Islands.
The social media face of this enterprise group, this company is a 21st Century hub for the world’s knowledge-based industries. Priding themselves on sharing a excellent variety of resources, financial incentives within a tax-neutral environment and detailing the ultimate legislative, geographic and lifestyle benefits, Cayman Enterprise City is an excellent resource for new and experienced expats living in the Cayman Islands.
With a following of 11,000 on Facebook and 5,000 on Twitter, the Cayman Compass provides an essential source of news for the population who call the Western Caribbean island group home. Sharing essential topics, a smattering of feel-good events and a unique community feel, their timelines are ones to keep an eye on.
Living on a dainty set of islands in the western Caribbean about 150 miles south of Cuba, 460 miles south of Miami, Florida, and 167 miles northwest of Jamaica is certainly an adventure. With a profile tagline reading “scio me nihil scire” or “I know that I know nothing” it’s rather interesting to find a Twitter timeline that will have expats intrigued. Oh, and expect a little swearing here and there…
Formerly known as the 6,000 people strong ‘Caymanians & Expats United Against Taxation’ Facebook group, Cayman United is cross-section of the island community. Having moved beyond the initial political issues that brought them together, they love to practice open and positive dialogue, discussing responsible leadership, fiscal and social accountability, grassroots activism and community service.
Surviving a severe car crash, Dr Nicole Eastman labels herself as Wife, Mom, Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author, Mentor, Expert in Adversity, and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, all whilst living in hope and faith in the Caribbean. Vlogging, blogging and sharing her message of overcoming adversity, she has lived her best life in the sandy beach communities of Grand Cayman since 2011.
Cayman News Service
Covering local and international news including business, politics, economics, health, sports, social and environmental issues, this is definitely a Facebook page to follow. With an additional site dedicated to business, classified advertising, forums, online polls and an informational archive, the CNS Library, the Cayman News Service is an essential for settling in to a new home on the islands.
We’re always on the lookout for more accounts to feature – if you write about living in the Cayman Islands on social media, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!