Whether taking a family vacation, honeymoon, or couple’s retreat, Grand Cayman’s extensive offerings and activities are sure to delight every member of your party. From para-sailing and windsurfing to turtle farms and nature preserves, Grand Cayman is a unique Caribbean island experience that will leave you awestruck by its wonder.
Play with the Rays
In Stingray City, divers can get up close to giant stringrays as they glide through the clear Caribbean water. After years of human company, the stingrays are tame to the point where divers can pet and feed these amazing creatures.
Discover Nature’s Wonder
Visit the Queen Elizabeth Wilderness Preserve and discover Grand Cayman’s unique flora and fauna. A 65-acre nature preserve where visitors can see rare blue iguanas frolicking in the gardens, and bright green Cayman fluttering in the trees, the Queen Elizabeth Wilderness Preserve is a testament to the beauty of the islands.
Take (Half) a Swing
On a very unique Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, you can hit your hardest, and only go half as far. Britannia Golf Course is half the size of a regular course, and golfers are given a special ball that only goes half the distance. Surrounded by magnificent views, and featuring a hole that requires golfers to shoot over the Caribbean water, Britannia Golf Course is a truly interesting experience.
Some the Cayman Island’s worst shipwrecks are now some of the most popular dive sites. Explore the reef off the Eastern shore where 10 British merchant vessels went aground in a violent storm in 1794. Throughout the islands there literally hundreds of shipwreck sites and reefs for divers to uncover beneath the Caribbean Sea’s surface.
To experience a touch of nature and walk through time into the rich floral history of the three islands, head to the botanical gardens. For gardening enthusiasts, book a trip during the annual orchid show (held in February).
Go To “Hell”
While on Grand Cayman, a trip to Hell is a must. Named for its jagged, black rock formations, visitors can pick up Hell-themed souvenirs, grab a cold drink at Club Inferno, and even send letters postmarked from Hell.
This tropical area on the north side has only been available to tourists for two years. A tour takes you through crystal coves partially underwater.
This submarine seats about forty-six persons, and you’ll go down to approximately 100 feet. Your guide will tell you about all the wonders of the marine life. For the extra brave, try the other smaller submarine that will take you to 800 feet.
Diving in the Cayman Islands is considered the best in the Caribbean, and perhaps the best in the world. Dive shops are conveniently located all over the three islands, so wherever you stay, one is nearby. Be sure to bring your C card with you, or, learn to dive while here. You won’t forget your trip to Stingray City.
With so much to offer on Grand Cayman, you could spend a lifetime exploring and still know there is so much left to discover.
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