One of the most stunning and breathtaking places for holidaying in the Caribbean; Cayman Islands surprise its visitors by consistently pulling out new and unique experiences for its over two million annual visitors. Apart from sunbathing, surfing and partying, which are the very best here, there’s so much more to do in the Cayman Islands that it is practically impossible to cover it all.
In an attempt to bring you some of these unique experiences, we have compiled a list of top things you can do in the Cayman Islands to appreciate their diverse beauty and for some moments of absolute fun and entertainment:
Horse Riding at Beaches
It is a norm to ride the gentle Pampered Ponies around beaches when in Cayman Islands, specifically at the Barkers Beach. The friendly and gorgeous horses walk from their stables, through a lush patch into the Barker’s National Park, and later towards the pristine beach. After walking on the beach for some time with their riders, the horses will start walking saddle-free towards the ocean and before you realise it, they will be waist-deep in water, leaving your adrenaline pumped, and your senses awe-struck. The magical experience is one of the top-rated in the Cayman Islands.
Kayaking at the Bum Point Beach Club
An experience astounding beyond any other, kayaking at the Bum Point Beach during that one month when bioluminescence makes the whole ocean looks spectacularly beautiful is worth travelling to the Cayman Island for. In what is perhaps one of the nature’s best phenomenons, as the organisms of the ocean get oxygenated, they emanate a blue light that illuminates the water of the ocean. Take a 1.5-2 hour long trip lead by a guide and you might just have one of the most stunning nights of your life.
Visit the Stingray City
Stingray City remains popular for its population of southern stingrays and it is here that visitors can pet, feed and interact with these gorgeous creatures. One can use the option of jet skiing to reach the shallow waters of the stingray city for the added adventure and once the friendly creatures are visible, they can be approached by swimming underwater, snorkelling or diving. Though, it is quite common for tourists to hug and pet stingrays on their own, hesitant tourists can take help of local guides in approaching and meeting with them.
Seaworld Observatory Tour on a Glass Bottom Boat
Take the tour of the shallow reefs around George Town aboard a glass bottom boat called the Seaworld Observatory. One of the major attractions of this tour is that guests sit 5 feet below the surface of the water in an air-conditioned observatory with glass windows and bottom. From here, they travel to various locations underwater where different forms of marine life can be encountered including turtles, fish and small sharks. Do keep an eye for shipwrecks, about which your guide will tell you in detail. The tour starts Atlantis Submarines dock and the seats get filled pretty soon due to its popularity; it is advisable to book in advance.
Spend Rejuvenating Time at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Gardens
Offering its visitors an eclectic blend of natural beauty, culture and history, the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Gardens are perfect for a day when you want to be one with nature. There’s plenty here to keep visitors occupied for an entire day, including a leisurely walk through the Heritage Garden, a cup of refreshing tea at the Tea House while gazing at the scenic beauty around and meeting with Cayman Blue Iguanas in their natural habitat around the lake. Unless you are looking for some alone time in the nature’s lap; It is recommended that you take a guided tour of the area for a better understanding of flora and fauna found here, and the botanical history of the islands in general.