15 Best Places To Visit In Cayman Islands
- SWATHI RAMASWAMY
- UPDATED Aug 02, 2018
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Earth is filled with natural wonders which will take your breath away. Cayman islands is one such place filled with scenic beauty and adventures of a lifetime which will will you desiring for more. Caymans offers you a vacation which includes not only natural sights but activities which include swimming, snorkeling, diving, kiteboarding to name a few. It also has a rum factory which produces rum which is world famous. History lovers will love to visit the museums and the historical sites. Therefore the Cayman offers something for everyone and makes for a perfect family holiday destination.
Cayman Islands Must Visit List
1. Seven Mile Beach
The seven mile beach is the most popular beach of not only Caymans Islands but of the Caribbean. Enjoy walking on the soft sand barefoot. With a view of clear water as far as eyes can see, experience the beautiful sealie and coral. Seven Mile Beach also makes a great snorkeling spot. You will find numerous hotels, resorts and bars. If you want to enjoy a relaxing evening by the water, this is the best place for you.
2. Cayman Crystal Caves
Crystal caves are said to be the geographical wonders of the Cayman’s. These caves provide you an opportunity to witness various plants and animals of the area. Besides being open for such a short period these caves are fast becoming a very popular tourist attraction. You get to see these caves with a 90 minute tour, in which they will show you the natural beauty that i the Cayman islands and it is an experience you will keep with you forever.
3. Mastic Trail
Hiking lovers will surely love the mastic trail. Don't fret if you are just starting out hiking, these trails are for you also. You will get to experience a trail that is almost two hundred years in the making. Explore the exotic wild and plant of the Caymans and be mesmerized. You can also improve your experience by taking a guided tour of these trails.
4. Barker’s National Park
Barker’s National Park is predominantly surrounded by mangroves and you will see green as far as the eye can see. If you want to enjoy some quiet time and looking for a secluded place, this is as perfect a location as you will ever find. The park is famous for its white beach and clear waters which provide you with a perfect opportunity to a dip in the waters. You can also enjoy some great activities here including kite surfing and horseback riding.
5. Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
Cayman islands is a natural reserve for beautiful wildlife with a numerous number of plants and animals, some of which are indigenous to the area. In Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park you will get to witness a wide variety of these preserved animals and plants. This park is full of exotic flowers which will be perfect for any romantic setting. So take a stroll of this park and enjoy some peaceful and quality with your partner.
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6. Stingray City
Stingray City is a place where you will get the opportunity to get up close and personal with the stingrays. Your visit to the Caymans will not be complete without visiting the stingray city where you can play with these creatures and pet them. You need not worry because it is completely safe so long as you don't try anything mischievous. You can also book a private tour of the city and get a private tour.
Don't be alarmed by the name, we are not sending you to the literal Hell. it's just a town in the Cayman Islands that is named Hell. You must be wondering how a town can be called He, well it's because of the rock fields that look sinister. You are not allowed to walk between these rocks but can view them from the platforms made for this purpose. And don't forget to send a postcard from Hell to immortalise your visit.
8. Eden Rock & Devil’s Grotto
If you want to try your hand in snorkeling, these are the best two spots to do it. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or an expert, you will love this experience. Located 46 feet below the surface level, Eden Rock & Devil’s Grotto is filled with mazes. You can up close with the sea life and witness the beauty that is the ocean. You don't have to pay anything to snorkel here. Just bring your own gear and explore the waters.
9. Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter
The unique feature of Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter are the touch tanks through which you can not only see the various turtles kept there but can also pet them. Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter is also home to a nine-foot saltwater crocodile.It also holds various educational and entertainment activities throughout the year to attract the tourists. It provides its visitors with a choice between two tours, one of which will get you entry to enjoy the marine park nearby filled with swimming pools and various birds and fish. The main purpose behind its origin is to produce turtles for local consumption so that natural balance can be maintained.
10. Bloody Bay Marine Park, Little Cayman
Popular for diving locations , Bloody Bay Marine Park, is ideal for both experts as well as learners. You can experiencing diving yourself or you can explore the option of guides. Bloody Bay Marine Park is also famous for the Bloody Bay Wall. The water is filled with sharks, turtles and stingrays. So don't mind the expensive cost of exploring Bloody Bay Marine Park because it is worth every penny you spend.
Something for History Lovers
11. Cayman Island National Museum
House to an array of exhibits, Cayman Island National Museum was formed with a view to preserve the heritage of the Caymans. It showcases variety of prints, fossils, manuscripts, musical instruments, etc. the tour of the museum includes audio-video presentations which are fun as well as informative. Not only this, but you can buy souvenirs for your loved ones from the gift shops located in the museum. So visit the Cayman Island National Museum first before visiting other tourist spots to get to know the history of the Caymans.
12. Cayman Motor Museum
Thought of by a Norway businessman Andreas Ugland, is the perfect place for car geeks to come and look at some of the rarest cars of the world. In the Cayman Motor Museum you will find an array of cars ranging from classic and rare Porsches, Ferraris and Bentleys. The first car ever to be brought on the islands, 1905 Cadillac, is also housed here. Aside from cars this museum is also house for various artwork and keepsakes.
13. Pedro’s St. James Caste
Built in the eighteenth century, Pedro’s St. James Caste was commissioned by a Englishmen, Pedro’s St. James Caste is oldest building on the entire caymans Island, which is why it has been awarded the status of National Historic Site. Pedro’s Castle has been fully restored to its old glory and open to public. You will get a chance to see artifacts dating back to the eighteenth century. So your vacation will not be complete without actual understanding the history of the island.
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14. Cayman Spirits Co.
While you're on a holiday, let loose with some of the best rum you have ever tasted in your life. Cayman Spirits Co. is a product of dream of two friends which is most famous for its two types of rum and a vodka. Take a tour of the distillery with friendly guides which will only take forty minutes of your time. But don't worry because you will get samples for tasting after the tour is over.
15. Tortuga Rum Cake Factory
For anyone having a love for sweets or a sweet tooth, be sure to visit the Tortuga Rum Cake Factory, which is known worldwide for its famous rum cakes which are unique to this store only. Tortuga Rum Cake Factory produces a record five thousand cakes per day, which is no small feat for any measure. Here you can get the experience of watching these cakes being made by a observation bay. And don't forget to try some of the delicious samples.