Whatever you’re looking for, Grand Cayman has something for everyone. From adventure, relaxation, fine dining, scuba diving and the clearest water that I have ever seen, Grand Cayman has it all.
Many people around the world who have a second home on the island. What a great place to escape the cold and spend your winters on this cosmopolitan island.
Here are 9 things to do on the island.
Grand Cayman is one of the best places in the world to scuba dive. From beginners to advanced diving, the waters off Grand Cayman offer some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the Caribbean.
Popular dive sites include the wreck of the USS Kittiwake, Devil’s Grotto, Sunset Point, and Babylon.
If you want to try scuba diving for the first time, make sure you try Living the Dream Divers. They are excellent for first-time divers and we really enjoyed our dive with them.
They have all the equipment you need. All you need is your swimsuit. We dove to 40 feet and saw lobster, stingrays, and colorful fish.
One of the most popular things to in Grand Cayman is a trip to Stingray City. This collection of shallow sandbars features southern stingrays that have been fed by local fishermen for decades.
You can pet and interact with them in the shallow water. You can give them a kiss too!
After a few minutes, you get used to them swimming around you. It doesn’t take long to get comfortable in the water.
Make sure you take a snorkel with you and swim with them under the water.
Make sure you make a visit to Starfish Point because it is well worth the stop.
This secluded beach has shallow, clear water has plenty of starfish to view but don’t take them out of the water for more than a few seconds because it could harm them.
Take them out of the water just enough time to take a picture.
Seven Mile Beach was named one of the best beaches in the region by Caribbean Travel + Life and the 4th best beach in the Caribbean by Trip Advisor.
One of the main reasons people come to Grand Cayman because of the white sand, great restaurants, several fun beach bars, and so many activities to choose from.
This was the view from our condo. It’s hard to beat this white sand and crystal clear, turquoise water.
There a 2 ways to get to Rum Point. You can either to a 45-minute drive to Rum Point and you take the 20-minute ferry from Cabana Bay to Rum Point. The ferry ride is a great way to get out on the water.
Located on the north side of the island, Rum Point features the Kaibo Restaurant and is the perfect sunset and dinner spot on the island.
I had never heard of a bioluminescence tour. When they are disturbed in the water, single-celled planktons called dinoflagellates give off a bright light and appear to be glowing in the water.
Check out this short video clip from NatGeo showing this here:
We lowered ourselves into the water and the plankton came alive. We waved our feet and hands around and the bright lights came to life in the water. This was truly a unique experience.
The Sunshine Grill was rated the #1 rated restaurant on Grand Cayman. The food is excellent, great service and reasonable prices. We had the award-winning fish tacos, quesadillas, and Angus burgers. The Sunshine Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Don’t forget to try one of their island specialty drinks.
We had breakfast at Cimboco and it was excellent. This Caribbean style restaurant features some of the best meals on the island. Our portions were very generous and the staff was wonderful. The Wacky Waffles were warm waffles served with house compote, syrup & whipped cream.
The Wacky Waffles were warm waffles served with fruit, syrup & whipped cream.
No trip to Grand Cayman is complete without a trip to Hell. You’ll see many bus tours heading to the famous tourist stop. It’s a great photo stop and you can mail your postcards from the Hell Post Office.
Check out the unique rock formations that are estimated to be 10-15 million years old. You can now say you’ve been to Hell and back.
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We love Grand Cayman and look forward to our next trip there.
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David Kluge is the founder of the Global Travel Boss blog. He loves helping Empty Nesters & Midlife Adventurers create more freedom, travel more, travel smarter, explore destinations, and for less money. He is a travel activist, small business advisor, avid Green Bay Packer fan, and has a Caribbean soul he can barely control.
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