Government officials say the reef is zoned for cruise ship anchors even though it's illegal to damage coral in the Cayman Islands.
Many islanders believe that the plan to install concrete piers for easy cruise ship guest access is short sighted and the loss of corals will actually hurt not only the marine ecosystem, but also an important part of island income, tourism.
The largest of three Cayman Islands in the Caribbean, Grand Cayman is a water lover's paradise with a plethora of family-friendly activities and attractions at majestic beaches with ocean water as clear as a swimming pool.
Pristine sand, crystal clear waters and epic diving -- but Grand Cayman is also one of the culinary capitals of the Caribbean.
This winter is harsh in New York City, and although the Caribbean islands are often overlooked, these photos most definitely instill the wanderlust I need to take a trip back -- asap.