Grand Cayman offers plenty of fantastic ways to fill your days, including a wide variety of natural attractions that leave you in awe. Among these many attractions is the Cayman Crystal Caves, a stunning natural wonder that formed over millions of years. If planning a visit to this stalactite and stalagmite attraction is on your Grand Cayman to-do list, here’s what you need to know before you enter:
Look But Don’t Touch
When entering the Cayman Crystal Caves or any other stalactite and stalagmite cave, you can look but you absolutely cannot touch anything. The oils on your skin have a damaging effect on the minerals, resulting in degradation that affects the cave’s appearance and quality. Stay in your tour group’s line and maintain a healthy distance from all cave structures when taking photos.
Prepare For A Slight Chill
Since caves are under the ground, they are naturally cooler than the surface temperature. And while Cayman Crystal Caves has open-air sections and therefore access to tropical breezes, it is still a good idea to bring a hoodie or sweatshirt with you to avoid feeling cold when you should be enjoying the stunning surroundings.
Know How Long Your Tour Lasts
Check the timeframe for your guided tour, as it will last an hour and a half. In addition to taking a 45-minute walk through the three main caves, including the glittering lake cave and the roots cave, you will enjoy a 30-minute natural walk through the magical tropical forest that created the caves so long ago. Since you will walk for an hour and a half, use the facilities before you enter and ensure you have all of your belongings with you, including your phone or camera.
The tour also includes 15 minutes of free time for enjoying the viewing deck and purchasing something to eat from the snack shop, which is also the gift shop.
Book Before You Arrive In Grand Cayman
Reserve your tour instead of trying to get in the day of. All tours with Cayman Crystal Caves require pre-booking; however, tours are available every day all year long so you shouldn’t have too much trouble. Tour times start at 9 am, with the last one beginning at 4 pm. You may want to see what other attractions are nearby when planning your itinerary.
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