Grand Cayman Things To Do
Collected by Christine Hayes
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19.357600, -81.376401, Cayman Islands
I’ve been to a lot of beautiful islands, but the clear blue waters surrounding Grand Cayman are some of the best I’ve experienced. To get out on the water and see it for yourself, hire a charter boat for the day to head out to amazing snorkeling...
571 North West Point Road, West Bay KY1-1206, Cayman Islands
Ride through the beautiful beach trails, back country roads, and tranquil mangroves on the West Bay Loop coastal bike trail. This three-hour circular route takes you around the entire northern tip of the island and ends right where it started. A...
West Bay, Cayman Islands
Grand Cayman outfitter Spirit of the West adds an extra thrill to its horseback-riding adventures. Caymanian owner Paul Rivers leads guests on a nearly two-hour trot along Barkers Beach, one of the island’s most secluded spots. After working up a...
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
With so many amazing beaches, dive sights, and restaurants to explore it’s hard to imagine anything more exciting can happen on the islands after 9pm. However, in the Cayman Islands, the nighttime excursions are invigorating, jaw-dropping, and...
Camana Bay, 10 Market St, KY1-9006, Cayman Islands
Gaze at the beautiful floor to ceiling mosaic that pictures the marine life and coral reef in Grand Cayman as you climb the double helix staircase to the top of the 75ft observation tower. Located in Camana Bay, this tower offers 360 degree...
1B Pleasant Drive West End West Bay Grand Cayman, West Bay, Cayman Islands
The Strand is a big mix of entertainment facilities, including a lounge and comedy club, a cigar joint, a nightclub, and a late-night takeout restaurant. Start your evening with a few drinks and some big belly laughs at the Living Room Comedy...
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...
171 Elgin Ave, George Town, Cayman Islands
Whether it's the red snapper from yesterday’s big catch or the garden-grown sugarcane and lime that make up the mojito, the farm/fishing-boat-to-table movement is a force to be reckoned with in the Cayman Islands. Take a tour of the garden at the...
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,...
W Bay Rd, Cayman Islands
Tucked away in the back corner of the Buckingham Square shopping plaza, this charming and commonly overlooked Italian restaurant is celebrated for its fresh ingredients, authentic Italian recipes, and wonderful customer service. The warm smell of...
Westshore Centre, Cayman Islands
Karma in George Town specializes in a harmonious fusion of Thai and Japanese cuisine. The place is dedicated to serving only sustainable products, utilizing local produce and sushi caught by resident fishermen. Don’t miss the all-you-can-eat...
43 W Bay Rd, Cayman Islands
Order Caribbean rum at the oceanfront bar Ports of Call before sitting at your candlelit table overlooking the shoreline for dinner. During your meal, you may see the large tarpons slowly circling in the waters just below your table as they...
Morgan's Ln West Bay KY, West Bay, Cayman Islands
A cool breeze blows in from the French doors opening onto Morgan’s Harbor. Through shuttered windows you spot local fishing boats motoring past the dock with their catch of the day. And those fish--snapper, wahoo, mahi mahi, or tuna— are on the...
871 West Bay Rd, Canal Point Dr, Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
This romantically modern seaside restaurant is the perfect place to watch the sunset, sip fine wine, and indulge in rich Italian cuisine. Luca has creative daily specials—like the coffee-encrusted rack of lamb—and a varied entrée menu providing...
The bright red English double decker bus standing outside Deckers Restaurant makes this cozy Caribbean dining spot hard to miss. With great live music pumping from the speakers, fresh seafood—including jerk calamari, blackened mahi-mahi, and more—...
Camana Bay, 10 Market St, KY1-9006, Cayman Islands
Though any Caymanian gallery or craft market makes for a fun stop, a few artists may well turn you into a local collector. Consider Shane Aquart, whose Dready character you’ll see on some of the most beloved prints around Grand Cayman. Not...
Lime Tree Bay Ave, Cayman Islands
Having trained in Germany at the Goldsmithing School Pforzheim, Balaclava Jewellers proprietor Philip Cadien curates a collection with a refined, distinctly European feel. From precious metals, to exquisitely cut stones, to South Sea pearls, a...
Tortuga Way, North Sound Road, George Town KY1-1106, Cayman Islands
Embrace your inner Caribbean pirate at a shop selling all things rum. The Tortuga Bakery, located in West Bay, specializes in spiced rum, rum cakes, specialty chocolates, coffee, and sauces. They offer complimentary samples of all the rum cake...
31026 SMB Seven Mile Beach Royal Watler Cruise Ship Terminal Grand Cayman KY1, George Town, 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...
Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
Walking along Seven Mile Beach is as classic a Caymanian experience as you’ll find, and while there’s no overstating how exquisite the powdery, damp sand feels underfoot, and how stunning the thousand shades of aqua look offshore, the...
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...
47 Forum Ln, Cayman Islands
This restaurant, located in the Crescent of Camana Bay, creates wonderful authentic Caribbean cuisine with the use of tropical seasons and local ingredients. This is a great place for a lively happy hour after a day of shopping or beach-dwelling...
Seven Mile Beach, KY1-1209, Cayman Islands
With its world-renowned chef and ultrachic decor, Blue—tucked discreetly into the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman—seems the sort of place you’d find in New York or Paris. But the main draw is decidedly local: spectacularly fresh ingredients...
585 Water Cay Rd, North Side, Cayman Islands
This rustically charming fine dining experience is a wonderful place, away from the hustle and bustle of Seven Mile Beach, to relax and eat incredible seafood. The quickest way of getting to the restaurant is by boat but the driving route is also...
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