With the warmest of Cayman-style welcomes, we’d like to welcome you to the Cayman Visitor blog. It is with great pride that we launch this initiative designed to help you get maximum enjoyment out of your time in Grand Cayman. Whether you already live here, popping in for a Grand Cayman vacation or are planning to make the island your new home, our team of insiders is here to guide you every step of the way. Our mission is to offer true local insights to help Grand Cayman vacations reach off-the-chart enjoyment levels. If you like to venture off the beaten path and avoid highly trafficked areas or want to take in the local flavor of Grand Cayman, we’ll help you with all the details you need, starting with Grand Cayman beaches and top activities – of course. Let’s get started with an overview of the top things to do in Grand Cayman for your first visit, shall we?
4 Things Not To Be Missed During Grand Cayman Vacations
- 1. Grand Cayman Beaches – No visit to Grand Cayman would be complete without some time spent on the beach. Grand Cayman has a multitude of beach-going options from perfectly secluded to lively and full of socializing opportunities. And, the best news is you can access them all – as all beaches in Grand Cayman are open to the public. Here’s what you need to know as you plan your perfect Grand Cayman beach outing. Seven Mile Beach – Grand Cayman beaches are not only beloved to Cayman residents and visitors, but they have been showered with awards from top travel outlets for years. Seven Mile Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Grand Cayman, has no shortage of accolades in the travel world. It has been ranked one of the Ultimate Beaches in the region by Caribbean Travel + Life, the 4th Best Beach in the Caribbean by Trip Advisor, as well as the 5th of the best beaches in the world by MSN. Seven Mile Beach is a top destination for visitors to Grand Cayman with its stunning beach experience and nearby destinations, it attracts those seeking to take in the best of Grand Cayman. Stop by Seven Mile Beach for sand, surf or shopping and visit nearby attractions like snorkel or diving around Cemetery Reef and a visit to Cayman’s nearby capital, George Town. East End Beaches – More secluded and quiet, Grand Cayman’s East End, offers the feeling of a private beach to anyone. For those looking for a place to relax with a good book and an ocean breeze, the East End offers beaches for your laid-back desires. Governor’s Beach, Library Beach of Old Man’s Bay might top your list of sandy destinies to stop at during your visit to Grand Cayman’s East End where you’ll find the opportunity to chill out, snorkel or enjoy quality time with your family. West Bay – West Bay is the spot for an off-the-beaten-path beach destination with the chance to unwind plus so much more. Yes, you’ll come for the secluded beach, but you’ll stay for the water adventures that abound like snorkeling, diving, fishing, kite surfing, personal watercraft rentals – it’s all within reach in West Bay. North Side – The North Side of Grand Cayman is charming and quaint featuring Rum Point with calm and shallow waters, nearby bars with local fare, snorkeling and a true sense of personality of the Caribbean. Cayman Kai offers seclusion on the northern tip of Grand Cayman with breathtaking views of the ocean and water sports options for the taking.
- 2. Nature and History Walks – One of the favorite Grand Cayman activities is connecting with nature. The Mastic Trail is perfect for the nature lover and island explorer. Take an easy trek down this 200-year-old trail that leads you through a native mangrove swamp and gets you up close and personal with the flora and fauna of Grand Cayman. Nature and history lovers will also want to spend some time on the East End Trail, stopping at key historical points, such as Pedro Saint James, Mission House, Lighthouse and Queen Elizabeth II Gardens.
- 3. Animal Encounters – Grand Cayman is full of chances to get close to animals. Stop by Stingray City for a stingray encounter or snorkel and scuba dive with the thousands of fish species that circle the island. Don’t miss your chance to swim with sea turtles and dolphins during your stay on Grand Cayman.
- 4. Water Adventures – The true essence of Grand Cayman lies off the shoreline. World-class snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing are only a few of the popular water-full Grand Cayman activities you can take advantage of. You can also have the time of your life kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, on personal watercraft, kite surfing and more. Water is at the soul of Grand Cayman and at the foundation of your experience.
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