Best things to do in Cayman Islands
Find out more about those top places in Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands, consists of three Islands namely; Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. With its tropical wet and dry climate, it is one of the coveted tourist destination amongst travelers. The amazing islands each have unique features, the Grand Cayman can be said to be the main island having a number of resorts, beaches and monuments. While the Little Cayman and Cayman Brac also have a number of activities and side attractions available.
Visitors should be ready for the ultimate outdoor experience; from visiting the Cayman Crystal Caves to Stingray City to Hell, the Cayman islands is a fascinating place to go.
Opened in 1994 by Queen Elizabeth whom it is named after, the Botanic Park is the only one of its kind in the Cayman Islands. Owned by both the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and the nation’s Government the botanical park was established to preserve the wildlife of the island.
The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is split into different areas of interest namely; Woodland Trail, Heritage House, Orchid exhibit, Flora Color Gardens and Blue Iguana Habitat. The park also has a lake and it is used for weddings and other minor ceremonies.
One of the recent tourist attractions is the Cayman Crystal Caves situated in the North side of tropical forest in the Grand Cayman. The incredible cave is filled with breath taking formation of stalagmite and stalactite crystal structures. Usually the caves are visited with an expert, whom is likely to tell you the history of the cave and give a little education on crystal formation. When in the caves you can also see some air plants, exotic birds and bats. Best to go dress properly due to safety reasons.
One of the Cayman Island most popular attraction. Very suited for lovers of marine life to come up close and personal with aquatic species. Stingray city as the name suggests is popular for being home to about 90 southern Stingrays. At Stingray city there is the deeper end which is mainly for divers and snorkelers, while there is another side commonly known as “the sandbar” is just 2 to 4 feet (1.22 m) deep for non-swimmers who want to interact with the stingrays. Visitors can also go on boat rides, visit restaurants and bars around.
Built in the 1780 by wealthy Englishman William Eden, it is the oldest building in Grand Cayman. The building is a monumental one often referred to as “The Birthplace of Democracy in the Cayman Island”. The building served at the location for the first elected parliament in the Cayman Islands and also the abolishing of slavery in 1835. Initially left ruined, it has now been restored to the point of being a major tourist center.
Weirdly named, Hell is a small section in the West bay of grand Cayman, with a group of short, black, limestone formations. There have been different stories on how it got the name “Hell” but no one knows for sure. Although to view Hell is free, visitors are not permitted to step on the rocks but can get souvenirs from the gift shop located close by.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Grand Cayman on this unique horseback tour. Ride along the beach at your own comfortable pace, experiencing the incredible scenery and Caribbean waters, before enjoying a refreshing dip in the sea with your horse.