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Things to do in Cayman Islands

Things to do in  Cayman Islands

Welcome to Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands are home to a thriving international culture that exists side by side with well-preserved native traditions. Most travelers arrive to Grand Cayman’s capital, George Town, via cruise ship, and their time is fast and furious as they explore the highlights and landmarks around the capital area. For those with more time, tours that link multiple activities can help you make the most of your Cayman Islands experience. Some travelers focus their time on Seven Mile Beach, which is widely known as one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the Caribbean. But a visit here is only improved with a tour of the nearby rum distillery and brewery (tastings included) that concludes with chill time on the beach. The Cayman Islands are surrounded by cerulean sea and reefs bustling with marine life, so it only makes sense that diving and snorkeling are some of the main attractions. A boat tour linking a starfish-studded snorkeling site, a colorful coral reef known as the Coral Garden, and Stingray City (a shallow area where travelers can wade among stingrays), is one popular option for getting into the water. Stingray City can also be visited on a Jet Ski tour that zips out of George Town. And if all that activity wears you out, there’s no better way to end your day than on a catamaran dinner cruise with sunset views.

Top 10 attractions in Cayman Islands

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Stingray City

Stingray City

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With vibrant coral reefs, crystalline waters, and some of the largest southern rays in the Caribbean, it’s no wonder that Stingray City is one of the most visited attractions in the Cayman Islands. Dive into the warm Caribbean waters of the North Sound to swim and snorkel in an area known for its wild stingrays and learn more about the magnificent creatures and their conservation.More
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Starfish Point

Starfish Point

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Take a drive to the northeastern tip of the bay on Grand Cayman to find an idyllic spot where a spit of sand stretches into the blue Caribbean, with shallow water all around that is a popular gathering place for pillow cushion sea stars. These plump starfish look like stuffed animals, though they are very much alive and grazing along the seafloor.Bring your snorkel gear to find the starfish on the bottom, you can even touch them, but resist the urge to lift them out of the water. They are living marine creatures who need to be in the water to survive, and bringing them into the air can cause stress or damage to the animals if they’re kept out long enough. Aside from the starfish hunting, this area is a great place to swim and sunbathe away from the crowds on the beaches closer to town.More
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Rum Point

Rum Point

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A stretch of white sand bordered by aqua Caribbean waters, Rum Point is a welcome departure from Grand Cayman’s busy Seven Mile Beach. The area is known for its laid-back vibe, with calm, shallow waters ideal for swimming and wading with small children.More
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Pedro St. James Castle

Pedro St. James Castle

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The 3-story Pedro St. James is the oldest building on the Cayman Islands. The 18th-century stone and wood building known simply as “the castle” is now a living history museum that has been restored with exhibits that explore the history of English plantation farmer Pedro St. James, as well as the history of the Cayman Islands as a whole.More
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Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach

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Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman is renowned for its beauty. Sparkling Caribbean blue waters, soft white sand, and cloudless blue skies create a postcard that comes to life. The public beach spans miles of developed oceanfront and makes the perfect spot to relax with your toes in the sand, the traditional Caribbean way.More
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Hell

Hell

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Once you arrive in the paradise of the Cayman Islands, you can take a side trip to Hell, literally. There’s a swath of land in the West Bay area about the size of a football field that is stark, and sharp, limestone formations eroded from ironshore.As the story goes, locals thought the landscape here must be what Hell looks like, and so that’s what they named it. Regardless, it’s a unique geographical feature that looks like stalagmites, but is actually worn away rock formed by salt and lime deposits. Locals have since taken advantage of the name to offer kitschy Hell- and Devil-themed souvenirs in the small on-site gift shop.Who wouldn’t want to send a friend or family member a postcard from Hell?More
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Cayman Spirits Co.

Cayman Spirits Co.

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If there were one drink associated with the Caribbean that drink would definitely be rum. Here at Cayman Spirits Co., not only is rum distilled with cane juice that’s locally grown on the island, but it’s aged in barrels that are placed 42 feet, or seven fathoms underwater. The result is their famous Seven Fathoms rum, which due to it being rocked by the waves as it slowly ages in the barrels, has become one of the most sought after spirits on any Caribbean island. While it started out in 2008 in a small, single room building, the distillery has grown from its humble beginnings to include a 5,000 square foot building that houses their tastings and tours. Learn the process behind distilling and see the massive tanks, and pour yourself samples of Seven Fathoms or their spiced and flavored rums. The company also distills vodka and moonshine, though it’s the rum that keep visitors strolling through the doors in search of not just the perfect drink—but the perfect gift to take home.More
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Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

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The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park offers a close-up look at the natural world of the Cayman Islands, including the plants and animals that live in the island’s wetlands and woodlands. Of special note is its blue iguana habitat. A woodland trail offers a 20-minute walk through mahogany woodlands with butterfly and orchid sightings.More
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Barker’s National Park

Barker’s National Park

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The Cayman Islands' first-ever national park was created around the northern end of West Bay, in an area called Barker’s National Park. Here you can find a long stretch of undeveloped beach alongside mangrove forests, where you can go for a hike or join a horseback-riding excursion. You can also see the park as part of a West Bay bike tour.Whether you’re hiking, biking or riding the trails in the park, keep an eye out for wildlife like the brown pelicans and green iguanas that make their homes here. However, don’t expect to find much in the way of facilities, as the park is simply a preserve without any ranger station or bathrooms to visit while you’re there. Luckily, it’s located just a few minutes from the town of West Bay.More
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Underground Pirates Caves Bodden Town

Underground Pirates Caves Bodden Town

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Located in the historic area of Bodden Town—one of the first settlements in the Cayman Islands—the Underground Pirates Caves are home to tunnels and caverns where pirates are said to have hidden their treasure. Explore on a self-guided tour assisted by informative plaques posted along the way.More

Top activities in Cayman Islands

Rum and Beer Tour with Lunch

Rum and Beer Tour with Lunch

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Grand Cayman Half-Day Private Charter

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Recent reviews from experiences in Cayman Islands

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SO MUCH FUN!
L8987XBjanets, Apr 2019
Cayman Islands Seven Mile Beach Segway Tour
It is a great way to see and learn about Cayman Island.
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Great 1st visit tour
Lnh4, Aug 2018
West Bay Sightseeing Tour Plus Seven Mile Beach Visit
We got to see several parts of the island, visited to turtle encounter and spend some time on the beach.
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Great experience - highly recommended
Escape03827659352, Jan 2019
Private Half Day Stingray City, Snorkeling and Starfish Beach Tour
We'd highly recommend this private tour to anyone looking to see some great highlights on their Cayman Islands trip!
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This tour was great. Canyon and Mark...
Greg B, Jul 2017
Private Stingray City and Snorkeling Half Day Charter for 8 Guests
I would recommend this as the absolute best way to see Cayman.
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Great visit to stingray city, bus...
Keith S, Mar 2017
Stingray City Experience from Grand Cayman (2-Stops Adventure)
This was our favourite excursion in Grand Cayman, it was nice to see the stingrays in their natural environment and the snorkelling that followed was a great experience.
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Loved it !
Timothy_A, Mar 2020
Starfish, Stingray and Coral Garden (3-Stop Adventure)
Snorkeling at the coral gardens was fantastic then we swam with stingrays which was a great time water was beautiful then off to see the starfish.
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Amazing!
jprieto519, Feb 2020
Private Half Day Stingray City, Snorkeling and Starfish Beach Tour
We went to see the sting rays first thing in the morning and we had them all to ourselves.
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Great Experience and lovely crew!
Tamara F, Oct 2019
Stingray City Experience Plus Two Snorkeling Stops
The snorkeling stops were also great, we got the chance to see the reef and lots of fish!
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Super crew
KevinM7019, Apr 2019
Starfish and Stingray City Adventure with Snorkeling
They were very professional and knew exactly what to do.
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We booked this trip out a few weeks...
Mary K, Jan 2018
Private Charter 32ft Express Cruiser. Stingay City, Coral Reef Snorkeling
We've used Viator last summer to book excursions to the Amalfi Coast and to the Isle of Capri in Italy and loved using them.
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Friendly and on time transportation...
Carlos R, Jun 2016
Stingray City Experience Plus Two Snorkeling Stops
Snorkeling stops were OK, not too much to see under water.
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I enjoyed this tour on February 26...
Lawrence P, Mar 2017
Starfish and Stingray City Adventure with Snorkeling
The boat operators were very friendly and they helped make sure everyone on the boat participated in the activities.
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Great trip! Weather was iffy, so we...
LeeAnn P, Apr 2017
Private Charter 32ft Express Cruiser. Stingay City, Coral Reef Snorkeling
Capt Jason asked what we wanted to see and do, and then came up with an itinerary that suited us perfectly.
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We booked the tour with the hope...
Sharla, Nov 2015
West Bay Sightseeing Tour Plus Seven Mile Beach Visit
We booked the tour with the hope that we would see some of the more popular Cayman attractions.
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Cruising Couples
Gene E, Jan 2019
Private Half Day Stingray City, Snorkeling and Starfish Beach Tour
We were able to see the sights with out the large crowds.
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