Your Ultimate Checklist of Things to Do in the Cayman Islands

Jul 02, 2018
Your Ultimate Checklist of Things to Do in the Cayman Islands

Your Ultimate Checklist of Things to Do in the Cayman Islands

The tri-island paradise - the Cayman Islands - features the perfect blend of essentials that make your vacation memorable and thrilling. This includes beautiful beaches and cultural heritage attractions, water sports and scrumptious Caymanian cuisine.

Below are a handful of places to see, and delicacies and activities to try on your Grand Cayman excursions.

Places You Must Visit:

  • Stingray City

Stingray City is a shallow sandbar where you can swim, pet and feed stingrays in 2 to 4 feet of water, with a tour guide. You will be greeted by at least a dozen stingrays! Nearby is Coral Garden, a top snorkeling spot where you will see tropical fish, sponges, coral and perhaps a lobster or turtle. So, while choosing one of many Cayman Islands snorkeling tours, make sure Stingray City and Coral Garden are included in the itinerary.

  • Rum Point

If your idea of a perfect vacation includes relaxing in a hammock, reading a book or two and taking in the cool beach vibes, then you shouldn’t miss visiting Rum Point. Located on the north coast of Grand Cayman, Rum Point is quieter than other beaches, and the shallow swimming cove is great for young children. For adults, there are a variety of water sports and restaurant with bar.

  • Cayman Turtle Centre

Another attraction you won’t want to miss is the Cayman Turtle Centre, which is closely linked to the turtling history of the Cayman Islands. The centre was established with the aim of replenishing the green sea turtles. Today the centre is the largest land attraction on Grand Cayman, featuring not only turtles, but also a crocodile, nurse sharks, barracuda, and more. It is an exciting and enriching experience for both adults and children.

  • Starfish Point

Located near Rum Point, Starfish Point is a beautiful stretch of beach that has a variety of starfish, which makes it a popular tourist spot. The crystal clear water makes it easier to spot the starfish from the surface. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture all of your delightful memories!

Choose an all-inclusive trip to the Cayman Islands for your whole group after ensuring these places are included in the itinerary.

Cuisine to Taste:

  • Conch Stew, Fritters or Soup

Conch, sporting a mild, sweet flavour, is one of the most popular items throughout the Caribbean. It may be served in soup, salad, stew or as fritters. Conch season runs from November to April, so look for these delicious items on most Cayman menus during that time.

  • Turtle Stew

Turtle Stew is a traditional and favourite delicacy of Caymanians. The Cayman Islands Turtle Centre, one of the few turtle farms in the world, only sells the meat to on-island residents and restaurants.

Must-Try Activities

  • Night Dive

In the Cayman Islands you will have the chance to see the stunning visuals below the surface of the Caribbean Sea at night. After dark, divers may see the striking hues of corals and sea critters that are more active at night, and everyone can enjoy the other-world beauty of a bioluminescent bay.

  • Watersports

A paradise for adventurers, the Cayman Islands offer the opportunity to participate in numerous watersports, including kayaking, renting personal watercraft, parasailing and stand-up paddle boarding. Your trip really should include trying at least one of these activities.

So, why wait? Browse our tours in Grand Cayman to visit the stunning places the Cayman Islands have to offer. And don’t forget to try something new among the many activities, and savour the tempting cuisine.