Grand Cayman Recreation Overview
There are a wide variety of island attractions to enjoy in Grand Cayman. Many excursions and activities can be arranged through our partner Red Sail Sports. Here is a list of some of our favorites.
Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile Beach (SMB) is a long crescent of coral-sand beach on the western shore of Grand Cayman island. Despite its name, the beach is only about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) long. Seven Mile Beach is known for its beauty, recently receiving the honor of “The Caribbean’s Best Beach” from Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine and is a beautiful white sand beach and one of Grand Cayman’s greatest attractions.
You cannot miss swimming with the stingrays in their natural environment. This amazing water adventure will take you out to both the original North Sound Stingray City as well as to a shallow sandbar where you can comfortably stand (or run!) and interact with these beautiful marine creatures. Be sure to ask the front desk staff at our Grand Cayman island resort about booking your tour with Red Sail Sports.
Pedro St. James
This is the restored center piece of a national historic site overlooking the Caribbean Sea with the best view in Grand Cayman. Visitors can stroll through the edifice built along the lines of the Caribbean plantation Great Houses and containing period furniture and interesting artifacts from that long-lost time. Visit the gift shop and don’t miss the site’s multimedia show (it runs every hour); rated the best in the Caribbean, it’s an experience you will long remember. Open Daily 9.00am to 5.00pm Tel: 345 947 3558
Save time to visit the Cayman Turtle Farm and be sure to take your swim suits. You will be able to view (and hold) Cayman sea turtles. You can enjoy a refreshing dip in the Breaker’s fresh water tidal lagoon and Boatswain’s snorkel Lagoon, (a 1.3 million gallon salt-water snorkel lagoon which is at the heart of the park showcasing the beauty of the Cayman marine environment). Hundreds of species of tropical fish thrive in this free-swim area – guaranteeing an up-close view of a turtle. After the underwater experience, guests can relax on the white sand beach by the shoreline of a tropical lagoon. The Turtle Farm also has a wonderful aviary which persons of all ages are guaranteed to enjoy.
On the waterfront in Georgetown, The Old Courts Building contains many historical and natural artifacts of Caymanian life. Open Mon – Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm. Tel: 949 8368
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
Take a leisurely stroll through the woodlands and by the lake to view much of Cayman’s natural fauna and flora in this most relaxing of settings. Open Daily 9.00am to 6.30pm. Tel: 947 3558
On the north coast of Grand Cayman, lies the ever popular Rum Point. Here, flat white sands backed by shade trees lead down to the calm blue sea. Peace and quiet is just one offering you’ll find at many of the Cayman Islands’ beaches, and this sedate vacation style can be had at Rum Point without taking you too far away. Cities are close – without being too close – you’ll have everything you need. Snorkeling in the crystalline waters is a popular activity at Rum Point, as well as, volleyball, windsurfing, and para sailing. A beach bar and grill, Wreck Bar, provides food and cold drinks, including beer.
Cayman Craft Market
Located in central Georgetown this market place offers locally made wood & leather products, Thatch and straw work and Local visual arts. Find yourself immersed in a unique Caymanian atmosphere where you can purchase a real part of Cayman whilst learning about our past and one of a kind culture.
Horseback Riding Along The Beach
One of the most unique ways to experience Grand Cayman! Select a tour that best suits your group to trek along the edge of the breathtaking Caribbean Sea.
Shopping, Dining and Sightseeing
There’s more to Grand Cayman than world-class beaches. Shopping and dining in George Town is always a favorite among visitors. Duty Free, unique and locally made collectables, Caymanite, leather goods and more. Kirk Freeport has word-class watch and jewelry brands at duty-free prices.