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What to see in Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman Attractions

Most of the top-rated tourist attractions of the Cayman Islands can be found on Grand Cayman and many visitors, especially cruise passengers, never feel the need to explore beyond this big, beautiful island. Of course, the beaches are the main attraction, with the famous Seven Mile Beach celebrated as the best in the Caribbean.

Other popular beaches include Smith Cove, West Bay, and Rum Point. Scuba diving and snorkelling are the most popular activities and wonderful dive sites are plentiful around Grand Cayman, with shallow reef dives for beginners and interesting technical dives for the more advanced. Numerous other watersports can be arranged from Grand Cayman, including sailing and fishing trips.

Top attractions on Grand Cayman include Stingray City, where visitors can swim with stingrays; Hell, a tiny settlement on Grand Cayman that takes its quirky name from the jagged black rock formations that surround it; Boatswain's Beach, including the Cayman Turtle Farm; the Butterfly Farm, a tropical garden full of the colourful creatures; Pedro St James Castle, for a bit of history; and, for the culturally inclined, the National Gallery and National Museum in George Town.

Boatswain's Beach

Boatswain's Beach is Cayman's premier attraction. It features the famous Cayman Turtle Farm, an Education Centre, as well as a one of a kind marine park, with 23 acres of reef lagoon in which guests…

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A popular and slightly bizarre stop on any tour of Grand Cayman, Hell is a tiny village that features strange black limestone rock formations that are said to resemble the Underworld. Though Cayman…

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Pedro St James Castle

East of George Town is Pedro St James: the islands' oldest surviving building. Originally built by an Englishman who arrived on Grand Cayman in 1765, local stories also associate the house with the…

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Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

The Cayman Islands are better known for their sea life than flora and fauna on land, but for keen botanists or those who would simply like a pleasant walk, the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is hard…

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Rum Point

Rum Point Beach consists of hundreds of yards of crystal-clear shallow sand flats that are perfect for snorkeling. The conservation marine park is a tranquil retreat where hammocks slung under shady…

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Seven Mile Beach

Just north of George Town, Seven Mile Beach is a beautiful stretch of white sand that curls around the west of Grand Cayman. A bit of a misnomer, Seven Mile Beach is actually only five and a half miles…

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Stingray City and Sandbar

Stingray City and the Sandbar are snorkelling sites located in the North Sound, and are a must-visit for watersports enthusiasts. Friendly stingrays frequent the clear shallow waters and come to find…

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