Comprising the three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, the Cayman Islands is a beautiful holiday haven in the western Caribbean Sea. There’s a lot for visitors to explore and experience here, including breathtaking natural wonders, world-class diving locations, cultural treasures and luxury resorts.
Here are our top picks for the best attractions the Cayman Islands boasts:
Seven Mile Beach
Having recently received the honour of “The Caribbean’s Best Beach” from Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine and voted as “one of the 20 most beautiful beaches in the world” at the Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards, Seven Mile Beach evidently is the most popular tourist attraction here. Loved for its distinctive beauty, it is where you can walk down a swathe of sea, sand and palms, learn kite surfing, ride a horse and enjoy a thrilling jet-ski ride along the bay. There are a plenty of restaurants and bars along the stretch of the beach, equally exciting for romance seekers as well as families. Besides, the Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival is a major annual festival to attend here.
Stingray City Sandbar
An ideal place for ocean lovers, Stingray City Sandbar has the clearest, shallow waters in the Grand Cayman Island, also preserving a wide variety of aquatic life. This series of sandbars offer some of the best diving and snorkelling opportunities in the Caribbean, and witness huge crowds of tourists all throughout the year. Even if you are not an adventure love, the Southern Atlantic Stingrays rolling around your legs in just three feet of water will feel exciting.
Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park
Opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1994, this park is one of the most gorgeous gardens in the Caribbean, perfect for both family and couples’ visits. It is the only botanical park in the Cayman with distinct areas to explore. Visitors love to take a mile long walk along a woodland trail and enjoy picnicking around a lake popular among birdwatchers. There is also a traditional heritage house within the garden where you can experience true Caymanian culture. Besides, one can explore a gazebo that hosts fancy weddings and intimate brunches.
Ever experienced the underwater world without getting wet? If not, Atlantis Submarine can be your best bet. Especially designed for underwater sightseeing excursions, a ride aboard the submarine will appeal to all members of your family. On this 48-passenger submarine, you can look forward to views of beautiful corals and diverse marine life, including snapper, sea turtles, grouper, sea sponges and tropical fish.
Bioluminescence Tour at Rum Point
Take a trip to the spectacular bioluminescence at Rum Point on Grand the Cayman for a memorable experience. Popular as the “Northern Lights of the Caribbean”, the magical bioluminescence can be accessed through a kayak. As the moon comes out, the tiny planktons emit light, lighting up the water in a beautiful blue colour. And if kayaking is not your thing, you can take a ride on a purpose-built bio boat with removable floor hatches.