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10 Great Things About Visiting the Grand Cayman

Ordinarily, visiting one of the most important banking destinations in the world would not seem like a great getaway.  Ordinarily you might not be thinking about the Grand Cayman Islands.  Despite its notoriety as a major banking and business location, this is a tropical paradise.

  1. Stingray City:  How many people do you know who can say they have been able to get in the water to pet a stingray?  How about to pet dozens of stingrays?   You can at Stingray City.
  2. Snorkeling in the Grand Cayman Islands is one of life’s treasures.  With reefs, wildlife, and absolutely beautiful clear water, there are many dive shops to choose from, whether you want to stick close to land or go to beautiful isolated spots.
  3. Seven Mile Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  If you’ve never walked on sand that feels like flour, this beach will blow your mind.  The entire stretch of this beach is public.
  4. When you visit an island, you can almost count on there being shipwrecks.  The Grand Cayman’s are no exception.  Atlantis Submarines gives you an opportunity to visit those shipwrecks, as well as tropical fish, shallow reefs and everything else that makes the Grand Cayman’s special. . .as long as it is underwater.
  5. The Cayman Turtle Farm shows how the natives help take care of nature.  This facility lets visitors learn about turtles, caiman, birds, and many other animals.
  6. Mastic Reserve is another way that the flora and fauna of Grand Cayman is protected.  This reserve protects an area of the subtropical forest that otherwise would be disappearing through deforestation.  This three kilometer long trail lets visitors walk along the shore and through a dry forest.
  7. Camana Bay offers you a chance to do some shopping and people watching while you’re visiting the island.  Hop on a bike or take a stroll, the shopping here would fit in at some of the best shopping experiences around the world.
  8. Q.E. II Botanic Park is an opportunity to see some of the most beautiful wild orchids in the world, along with many other memorable and colorful flowers.  You can also see wild iguanas, and maybe snakes, and turtles too.
  9. Pedro St. James is a national historic site which houses a restored 18th century plantation house.  This house has historic significance because it was here that in 1831 the decision was made to make the Cayman Islands a democracy with an elected parliament.
  10. Hell is a town sitting amongst black rock formations that do not appear very hospitable.  Alas, there is a comfortable boardwalk as you wander through Hell looking for just the right souvenir to remember your visit to. . .well, you know.

The Grand Cayman Islands are more than just beaches to sit on and drink fruity drinks.  Although that is there too.  No matter what you choose to do when you visit, you will have a great time.


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  • April 5th, 2016

Grand Cayman – Paradise for Families

Grand Cayman is home to one of the most beautiful and well-known beaches in the world: 7 Mile Beach.  It is a place where time stands still and conch is the catch of the day.  If you are visiting Grand Cayman in search of clear aqua blue waters, soft white sand, and soca music, you will not be disappointed.  But Grand Cayman has more to offer families than just languishing in the sun.  Try these activities during your stay:

  • The Jolly Roger Pirate Experience – Have you ever wondered what being on a pirate ship might be like?  Find out in Grand Cayman!  Enjoy a sword fighting, swashbuckling pirate show in the Caribbean.
  • Visit Stingray City – This excursion is fun for everyone.  Located on the North Sound, Stingray City is home to just under 100 wild stingrays.  Mingle with the stingrays while standing on a sandbar in the middle of the sea. These gentle giants are incredibly friendly and love to be fed.  A visit to Stingray City is only a sensory experience that you will not soon forget.
  • Swim with the dolphins – Dolphin Cove and Dolphin Discovery offer the opportunity for you to swim with the dolphins.  The perfect excursion for children of all ages, the parks both have other opportunities to see exotic wildlife and sea life in lieu of swimming.
  • See Grand Cayman by helicopter – Children and parents alike will enjoy soaring above the beaches and mangroves below to see the island in a unique way. 
  • Snorkel at Rum Point – Enjoy some of the most shallow and clear water on the island.
  • Cayman Motor Museum – If you are looking for an activity away from the water and sand, head over to the West Bay and visit the Cayman Motor Museum.  The kids will love seeing the bat mobile that was produced for the 1960s TV Series, “Batman”. 
  • Try a water sport together -There are so many things you can do on the beach to spend a day.  Snorkeling is a favorite for all ages, riding Jet Skis, paddle boarding, banana boating, parasailing – the list goes on and on.  Make sure to collect seashells along the way to commemorate your day at the beach.

Grand Cayman is a fantastic place to spend your family vacation.  Playing in the sun, meeting new people, and having unique experiences are part of what life is all about.  You can do all those things and more in Grand Cayman, the jewel in the Caribbean Sea.


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  • March 29th, 2016

Nightlife in Grand Cayman

In Grand Cayman, your days are spent on the beach – snorkeling, playing in the water, and just enjoying the sun. You might relax with drinks, or spend the day shopping. That doesn’t mean your day needs to end when the sun goes down. Grand Cayman has a fantastic array of nightlife to suit any mood. Whether you want an upscale restaurant with specialty drinks, a loud nightclub, live entertainment, or a small dive bar where you can relax without worrying about your wardrobe, you can find it here.

Beach Bars

Of course, there’s no shortage of beach bars on Grand Cayman. If you’re in the mood to take your libations with full view of the beautiful water, these are some great spots to try:

  • Coconut Joe’s. This is a great outdoor restaurant and bar. Sit outside and enjoy the scenery with great food and a beer or watch the fantastic entertainment they regularly offer.
  • Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill. This one should have two entries. Kaibo offers a beach bar that’s stupendous for the location and great food. They also have an indoor upstairs restaurant, if you actually want to put on shoes and get dressed for a fancier experience.

Night Clubs

The islands certainly offer the atmosphere for relaxation but that doesn’t mean they skimp on the nightlife. There are a number of options available if you’re looking for a rollicking good time:

  • O Bar. This nightclub is one of the most popular in the area. They feature great music, large dance floors, and an experience on par with any highly rated nightclub in a big city. 
  • Legendz. This is the place to be if you want a little entertainment with your nightlife. Legendz serves good food and excellent drinks, but they’re known for the fabulous entertainment – local bands, DJ’s, and even comedians perform here to the delight of the patrons.

A Little Home Away From Home

There are many beach bars with the island ambiance all around them. If you’re looking for something a little more reminiscent of your favorite pubs back home, these might fit the bill:

  • Triple Crown Pub. This traditional styled pub is modeled after the ones you might find in Ireland or Britain, with all of the camaraderie and great warmth.
  • Hammerheads Brew Pub Bar. This bar and restaurant boasts its own micro brewery and offers some fantastic food.


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  • March 10th, 2016