WHAT TO DO IN GRAND CAYMAN
The beaches of Grand Cayman are world famous for their powder-like sand and warm, crystal-clear waters. But there’s much more to enjoy than just days soaking in the sun. Whether family-oriented or adventure seeking, there’s something for everyone.
Designed by the same masterminds behind the Las Vegas Fountains of Bellagio, Camana Bay invites guests to explore a lively waterfront town complete with shopping, dining and a 75-foot Observation Tower. Only a short walk from Seven Mile Beach.
Reserve a private boat charter for the day and head to Stingray City, a small patch of shallow sandbars on the North Sound of the island where large but friendly stingrays gather and await visitors. Stand in the 3-feet-deep water with food and they’ll glide over to eat it, allowing you to pet their soft skin.
Grand Cayman’s Pampered Ponies gives children and adults the rare opportunity to mount a horse on a quiet beach, ride along on the sand and then wade into the ocean. Their horses are gentle, excellent swimmers.
The Cayman Turtle Centre
Cayman’s largest land-based attraction, the Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter hosts more than 200,000 visitors each year. Discover educational, cultural and entertainment programs centered around one of Grand Cayman’s beloved sea creatures.
Charter a sleek 27-foot Boston Whaler or cruise down to Stingray City and Starfish Point for a memorable day on Sapphire, a 36-foot power catamaran. Sit back, relax and enjoy the wind as your soundtrack and the waves as your view as your captain takes you on an exploration of the waters off North Sound.
Cayman Segway Tours
Explore Seven Mile Beach in the coolest way possible. The Segway PT X2 models are designed to ride on beach terrain so guests may have fun blasting through the sand with the most spectacular sea views.
Cayman Safari Adventures
Experience the natural beauty Grand Cayman has to offer with a fun and interactive safari jeep tour. Guides will immerse you in the historic and cultural sites and take you on an adventure to learn from local craft and food vendors.
Begin your evening with a beautiful sunset boat trip. Cayman Ferries offers an alternative way to travel across the island, starting from Camana Bay and ending with Kaibo or Rum Point.
Cayman Islands Helicopters
Take this spectacular opportunity to view Stingray City from a new vantage point and discover the North Sound, a large horseshoe bay with water depths ranging from toe to fifteen feet.
Grand Cayman’s Pampered Ponies gives children and adults the rare opportunity to mount a horse on a quiet beach, ride along on the sand and then wade into the sea. Their horses are gentle, excellent swimmers.
Pedro St. James
Discover the unique heritage of Pedro St. James – an 18th century 3-story plantation home built by a wealthy Englishman, William Eden. Only a 20-minute drive from George Town, it is best known as the “birthplace of democracy in the Cayman Islands.”
Queen Elizabeth II Royal Botanic Park
At the Queen Elizabeth II Royal Botanic Park, a variety of plants and animals are on display. Stroll through the shaded paths to learn about the fascinating blue
iguana, beautiful varieties of orchids and dozens of rare birds, including the West Indies whistling duck.
Cayman Islands National Museum
Dating back to the 1800s, the Cayman Islands National Museum is located in central George Town and is the oldest surviving building in Grand Cayman. A typical, two-story Caymanian home, the museum was established in 1979 to collect, preserve and exhibit the Cayman Islands’ natural treasures.
National Art Gallery
The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands promotes the area’s most talented and visionary artists. In addition to a permanent collection, the 9,000-square-foot museum features six rotating exhibits at a time that highlight local talent.
Formed over millions of years, the Crystal Caves are covered in an otherworldly series of crystalline stalagmites and stalactite structures. A number of wildlife creatures, including bats and parrots, can be spotted on a tour.
Blow Holes and Lovers Wall
Discover iconic GrandCayman scenery at The Blowholes, located in East End. As the southerly winds are blowing, visitors will witness a spectacular nature display right before their eyes. Stop by Lovers Wall and take in the romantic setting with a warm Caribbean breeze.
You’ll know why locals refer to this natural wonder simply as Hell when you arrive. The plot of land, which spans about 180-feet long, is filled with spiky
clusters of black limestone that give it the appearance of a desolate, alien landscape.
Diving and Snorkeling
Once used to recover items from the Challenger Space Shuttle, the sunken Kittiwake vessel is now one of the most well-known underwater shipwrecks for divers and snorkelers alike. Conveniently located near Seven Mile Beach, it is a haven for creatures, including sea urchin and colorful tropical fish.
See more wonders of the sea on one of Atlantis Submarines’ tours. Their watercraft safely descend 100-feet so your children, ages 4 or older, can get an intimate view of the reefs and marine life from a dry, air-conditioned environment.
On this guided tour by Cayman Kayaks, climb aboard electric catamarans and be led by a passionate expert to bioluminescent plankton that sparkle in the water at night. Panels in the boat even detach so you can interact with the microorganisms.
Glass Bottom Boat
Explore Grand Cayman’s reefs and marine life in a whole new way. Join Ambassadors of the Environment on a modern hydrofoil boat as you cruise
through Grand Cayman’s famously clear waters. Experience Cayman’s historical shipwrecks, colorful reefs, and active marine life—all magnified to twice its normal size through a 6-foot curved glass-viewing dome.