Grand Cayman for Families
Collected by Leo Johnson
The luscious and tropical island of Grand Cayman offers miles of pristine beaches, endless marine explorations, and plenty of history, culture, and character. Shop for local art, dive the coral reefs, or just sip island punch with your toes buried in the sand.
Camana Bay, 10 Market St, KY1-9006, Cayman Islands
The town of Camana Bay —between Seven Mile Beach and George Town— is a wonderful shopping destination. With a handful of specialty boutiques and a dynamic mix of local and international retailers, you can find meaningful mementos, tasteful...
Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
This is by far the most popular beach in the Cayman Islands, and it's even a top beach destination for the Caribbean as a whole. Seven miles of powdered sugar sand are a big draw, as are turquoise waters that are home to coral reefs within...
786 N W Point Rd, West Bay, Cayman Islands
While placing plenty of emphasis on its namesake creatures, the conservation-driven Turtle Centre is also home to sharks and barracuda—and one very large saltwater croc. Though there’s typically a fence or pane between you and the...
31026 SMB, Seven Mile Beach, (Royal Watler Cruise Ship Terminal), George Town KY1-1205, Cayman Islands
Swimming with stingrays may, admittedly, smack of an overly manufactured tourist experience. But the sandbars of Stingray City on Grand Cayman make for such a transcendent outing, you’ll be glad you went for it. As soon as you enter the...
269 West Bay Road, Box 30829, KY1-1204, Cayman Islands
Become one with the sea as you stand atop a paddleboard and slowly glide through the water. There are paddleboards available for rent along Seven Mile Beach. It's a great way to get in your core workout for the day while enjoying the sun and sea....
S Church St, George Town, Cayman Islands
If you're looking for a small, secluded, off-the-beaten-path beach that is perfect for snorkeling, Smiths Cove is the place. It's hard to find but well worth the search. Take South Sound Road, park at the plantation, and head across the street.
444 Conch Point Rd, West Bay, Cayman Islands
For Italian food lovers, this is the place to dine. Nestled deep in the heart of Grand Cayman, the restaurant requires a map or good GPS to find, but luckily there are signs to guide you along your journey. With its bamboo and thatch roof,...
857 N W Point Rd, West Bay, Cayman Islands
Dine at the oceanfront Cracked Conch for a great surf-and-turf menu, beautiful views, and a lovely outdoor patio. Try the conch ceviche or chowder, or be adventurous with an order of the octopus pan fried in chorizo oil. The Cracked Conch has...
43, Canal Point Drive, Cayman Islands
Looking for a break from the seafood offered at almost every Caribbean restaurant? Copper Falls Steakhouse is exactly what the doctor ordered. From a 28-ounce porterhouse steak to an entire rack of lamb, this place is definitely a meat-lover's...
23 Lime Tree Bay Avenue, West Bay, Cayman Islands
After a walk along Seven Mile Beach, treat yourself at the Yogurt Shop. Located in a little shopping plaza, Governors Square, this is the spot for a refreshing smoothie or frozen yogurt (hand-scooped or soft serve). Pop in between 5 and 6 pm on...
Market St, Cayman Islands
Sip a cold-steeped iced latté from Jessie’s Juice Bar with a clean conscience since you know you are drinking organic fair-trade espresso beans. This lovely café offers all the coffee drinks you might expect—Americano, macchiato, latté,...
S Church St, George Town, Cayman Islands
Rummage through woven thatch hats and bags, bona fide island jewelry, and one-of-a-kind woodcarvings and paintings at the seaside Craft Market in George Town. Here, you will find handmade products featuring local materials like the pink shell from...
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