WHAT TO DO
It's hard to narrow the list of things to do when visiting the Cayman Islands....there really is too much to list here. But we'll try to hit the high points and let you choose from more extensive lists provided by caymanchamber.ky and igougo.com or caymanonline.com.
Probably one of the most talked-about animal experiences in the Caymans. Hands-down, it makes for a fun and relaxing afternoon in shallow water watching these amazing creatures glide and tumble all around you. It's hard to tear yourself away from this experience.
Turtle Farm at Boatswain's Beach
More than just a turtle farm, this attraction also includes 20 acres of fresh and saltwater swimming lagoons, predator tanks, an aviary and more. It was rebuilt after the original was destroyed in 2001 by Hurricane Michelle.
Also known as Pedro St. James, the historic house survived storms, fires, and was thought to be haunted. It was built in 1780 as a home for Englishman William Eden, the house was meticulously restored and features walking gardens and a traditional courtyard with magnificent views.
This three-hour trail offers a chance to see the Caymans less travelled. Here you will see the rustic, natural side of the islands where the landscape changes from mangrove wetlands to sunny meadows filled with animal life and flourishing plant life.
See what Hell is like
Yes, you can go to Hell in the Caymans, that is if you mean the village of Hell. Here you'll come as close to Hell as you dare, but this Hell has scorched, burnt ironshore rocks that are said to be one-and-a-half-million-years old. Don't forget to send a postcard with the postamark from Hell just to prove you went to Hell and back!
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
Opened in 1994, this amazing complex of botanical gardens also offers a visitor's center constructed to reflect colonial Caribbean architecture with a splash of Caymanian influences. Attractions there include a heritage garden, a floral garden, a two-acre lake that attracts and array of waterfowl and a reserve for the endangered Grand Cayman Blue Iguana.
Starting way back in 1985, Atlantis introduced submarine tours to the Caymans. And since then, Atlantis has expanded on it's original idea and offers submersibles and submarine adventures throughout the Caribbean. Take the night submarine ride to see the wonders of the depths after dark!
Visit a Blowhole
A natural wonder that you have to see at least once on your Caymans vacation. These structures are actually underground openings that have been cut away through time, forming tunnels that allow water to come rushing up and spewing out when conditions are right. The best time to view this spectacle is during the winter months.
All the beaches in the Caymans are public beaches (up to the high-water mark). Great news, because beaches here are everything you could want in a tropical setting. From the famous Seven-Mile Beach with all its glitz and glamour to Spots Beach, a less-crowded and less-known beach for relaxing and calm waters. There's a beach to meet everyone's desire.