things to do in Cayman Islands

Crystal clear blue waters, a world class diving destination for exploring vibrant corals and hidden ship wrecks and a sandy beach paradise fringed with swaying coconut palms, yes we talking about the Cayman Islands!

The Cayman Islands are a self-governing British overseas territory nestled in the warm turquoise waters of the Western Caribbean. Arrive in this tropical utopia where you can listen to the sound of the soothing waves as they gently lap the sun kissed shores and watch the magical radiant sunsets!

Delving into mystical hidden caves, marveling at impressive natural rock formations, snorkeling amongst stingray or bird watching for the majestic Cayman Brac Parrot are just a few of the many things to do in Cayman Islands!

Go horse riding along the beach, wizz around in a jet ski, taste locally distilled island rums or learn more about the conservation of local turtles.

The Cayman Islands consist of three separate islands so in this article we will take you step by step to delve into the exciting activities and natural wonders that await you on each island!

Things to do in Grand Cayman

things to do in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

First up is the majestic Grand Cayman, the largest of the three islands and home to the bustling capital George Town!

From Blue Iguanas at the Botanic Park, great duty free shopping opportunities, insane geological rock formation and a bay full of stingray protected by the vibrant coral reefs, Grand Cayman has so much to explore!

See also: Fun Things to Do in Grand Cayman

1 – Interact with sea turtles at the Cayman Turtle Centre

Cayman Turtle Centre, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Have you ever dreamed about snorkeling with turtles? Get up close in the water with these gentle and elegant creatures at the Cayman Turtle Centre!

The Cayman Turtle Centre works towards the conservation of green sea turtles by breeding them and then eventually releasing them back out into the wild ocean. Learn more about different species of turtle and at the turtle lagoon you may be lucky enough to even hold some newly hatched babies!

After learning more about the protection of turtles, walk around the grounds and try to spot the enormous crocodile in Smileys salt water lagoon or admire the exotic birds in the Aviary.

2 – Plunge into the water for some snorkeling at the legendary Stingray City

snorkeling in Stingray City, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Grab a mask and flippers to explore the underwater marvels at top snorkeling spots such as the Barrier Reef or Coral Gardens. This has to be one of the ultimate top things to do in Cayman Islands as you surround yourself with shoals of tropical fish or scan the ocean bed for bright colorful starfish!

Cruise along to Stingray city to swim alongside the friendly and graceful southern stingray as they blissfully glide through the waters. On some tours you may even get the opportunity to feed the stingray under the instruction of a marine guide!

3 – Admire breathtaking geological formations at Cayman Crystal Caves

Cayman Crystal Caves, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Prepare to be blown away by the staggering stalagmite and stalactite formations. Explore the hidden yet beautiful underground chambers where you may spot the occasional bat!

The caves are known as as ‘crystal caves’ due to the calcite crystals that have formed naturally over thousands of years that shimmer in the artificial lighting. It is amazing to think that the Cayman Crystal Caves were only discovered by humans in the very recent 1990s!

A guided visit will pause and highlight the features of the three main remarkable caves; the Tropical Forest Cave, the Crystal Cave and the Lake Cave!

4 – Go to Hell and back to see some wicked black rock formations

west island tours in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Take a look at some incredible jagged black rocks that are between 10 and 15 million years old! Erosion by acid rain and the absorption of organic materials of this limestone outcrop has created a rugged and desolate landscape of sharp rocks!

Thinking back to Dante’s Inferno, one can imagine that the bleak and cruel landscape of Hell might look quite similar!

There are viewing platforms overlooking the rock formation and you can pick up some comical ‘Hell’ related postcards from the gift shop! Located on the Western part of Grand Canyon you can also incorporate your hellish visit during one of the West Island tours.

5 – See local top class artworks at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is located in Georgetown, the capital city of Grand Cayman.

Browse through their permanent collection of art from the mid 20th century, their excellent selection of Caymanian modernism to realism and a section of contemporary works .There are also displays of traditional handicrafts such as the typical silver thatch craft or ceramics!

Step outside into the charming sculpture garden or relax and grab a coffee on the café terrace. The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is free to visit from Monday to Saturday!

6 – Hop on a relaxing boat tour and feel the calming ocean breeze

boat charters in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Why not hire a private charter boat for a small group of friends and family and zoom out for a day on the water to discover some of the most amazing snorkeling locations?

Many of the private charters take guests to see the incredible sights of Stingray city and the magical Biobay.

There are also boat tours offering trips around the waters of the Mangrove Reserve Environmental Park or the lagoon waters of North Sound’s reef. Other popular destinations to visit by boat include Starfish Beach where you can spot these magnificent sea creatures in the calm and clear shallow waters!

7 – Admire the shore line of West Bay whilst horse riding

horse riding in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Trotting along the sandy beaches on horseback with the warm Caribbean wind blowing through your hair is surely one of the top active things to do in Cayman Islands!

Sit back and enjoy the ride as a professional guide with lots of horse riding experience leads the group. Ask questions about the horses and get to know your handsome pony!

The flat beach of West Bay is the perfect location for horse riding due to the vast open space. Whether you are a complete novice or experienced rider, a horse trek along West Bay is sure to provide a pleasant excursion!

8 – Soak up some sun rays at the idyllic Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Seven Mile Beach has often been cited as being one of the top beaches in the World, and this doesn’t really surprise when you see the post-card like fine white sand and the turquoise waters. If you are lucky you may spot some tropical fish gently cruising in the shallows such as parrotfish, angelfish or butterflyfish.

Rent a paddle board or a kayak to splash around in the waters or simply lay out your towel and bask in the warm sun and take a well deserved snooze.

The large stretch of beach is perfect for long distance swimmers! You can even book a private swimming coaching session designed for triathlons if you are looking to improve your strokes and swimming techniques.

9 – Take a jet ski tour and speed across the coastline

jet ski in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

On a jet ski tour you can power over the waters and visit all the top marine locations such as Stingray bay and Rum Point. Rum point is a stunning beach on the North side of Grand Cayman that you definitely don’t want to miss out on!

Experiment with different speeds and thrilling turns and pick up some jet ski driving tips! Improve your balance and steering skills on a single or a double jet ski. Jet ski experiences on offer range from 30 minutes to a full day tour for those want to make the most of it and spend more time at the destinations visited en route.

10 – Admire the rainbow of unusual coral sponges at the Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

At only 18 meters below the waters surface, the Kittiwake shipwreck is approachable for divers of different ability levels. The Kittiwake used to be a submarine rescue ship used by the United States Navy during World War II. The ship was deliberately sunk in 2011 to create an artificial reef and since then it has become a popular diving destination.

The ship has five decks where you can spot encrusted sea urchins and schools of squirrelfish. Check out the mixture of hard and soft corals or try and look out for turtles or lobsters and crabs that hide away in the wrecks nooks and crannies.

11 – Get pedaling and hop on one of the adventurous bike tours

bike tours in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Cruise along the secluded mangrove forest trails with a nice gentle breeze and admire the flora and fauna. Pass by various beaches, an old style Caymanian house known as the ‘Old Homestead’ and the infamous ‘Hell’ rock formation.

During your bike trip take a look round Barker’s National Park, celebrated for the mangrove wetlands, tidal flats and seagrass beds. The biking guide will share facts about the different habitats, wildlife and history of the sites encountered.

12 – Catch some wind and skim across the water with kitesurf lessons

kitesurf lessons in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Learn how to handle and control a kite with the help of a professional instructor who will ensure you are feeling comfortable! The shallow, calm and crystal clear waters provide excellent conditions for beginners. By the end of the class you will be standing up on the board and harnessing the force of the Caribbean breeze!

Kitesurfing classes or gear rental take place on Barkers beach near the Barkers National Park. Usually this beach is very quiet making it an amazing location for amateur kite surfers!

13 – Take a tour around Pedro St. James House, the oldest surviving stone structure in the Cayman Islands

Pedro St. James House, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Pedro St. James is a restored 18th century House with thick stones walls, verandahs and a slated roof. The place has a complex history since it was originally built by an Englishman using slave labour and then was later used as a cotton plantation, a courthouse, a jail, and a Government Assembly!

Pedro St. James is often referred to as ‘Pedro’s Castle’ due to its large size and many others claim that the place is haunted! Follow the full history of the house during a film screening at the Pedro Theatre! The place has important historical significance due to the fact that a decision was made within the house walls to form the Cayman’s first elected parliament!

14 – Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery

Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

A trip to the Caribbean wouldn’t feel quite complete without sampling some fruity and spicy flavored rums In fact, rum cake is one of the most popular desserts in the Cayman Islands!

The Cayman Spirits Distillery is known for their unique Seven Fathoms Rum, handcrafted rum aged in barrels stored underwater! Check out the Tourscanner site for different rum tastings in Cayman Islands which include tasting at the Tortuga Duty Free, Pedro St. James or the Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery. Learn how rum is distilled and understand more about the different varieties and styles.

Beer enthusiasts can combine the rum with a tour including beer tastings in Cayman Islands. All year round warm temperatures ranging from 24 to 31 degrees celsius make the Cayman Islands the ideal destination to enjoy a thirst quenching and refreshing chilled craft beer.

15 – Stop for some swimming at Smith’s Barcadere

Smith’s Barcadere, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Close to the George Town, Smith’s Barcadere is a calm and shallow cove located in a residential area in the south of Grand Cayman. The beach at the cove has white sand, convenient shaded picnic areas as well as showers to rinse off after a couple of hours of snorkeling.

There is no surprise that Smith’s Barcadere makes the list as one of the most photographed beaches in the Caribbean! Since it faces west, the beach is the most idyllic spot to capture the fleeting sunset. When in the water look out for delightful and friendly tropical fish such as angelfish and damselfish!

16 – See Grand Cayman from the comfort of bus tours

bus tours in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Embark on a 4 hour private customized bus tour with a group of friends or family where you can organize your own itinerary! Sit back and cruise around the island where a driver can drop you off and pick you up right on the door of the locations you want to visit.

Crazy about beaches? Organize your bus tour to include some of the most spectacular seaside spots around the island! Super intrigued by geology? Orientate the bus itinerary to include exciting stop offs such as the Hell rock formation of Devils grotto!

17 – Come face to face with a Grand Cayman Blue Iguana at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park stands out for being a Blue Iguana Conservation Facility, meaning that this endangered reptile is bred here on site!

In addition to Blue iguanas, the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park has a spectacular array of butterflies that dance through the fragrant flowers as well as unusual Cayman Islands native birds that perch around the lake area. During your visit, admire the gorgeous orchid species, the impressive cacti and the flower gardens organized into color themes!

A trip to the Botanic Park is included in one of the East Island tours. During the East Island tours visitors can zip across Grand Cayman in a fun three-wheeler minicar!

18 – Take a visit to the buzzing Apiary at Reagan’s Honey

Reagan’s Honey, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Have you are wondered what it tastes like to sample honey directly from the hive? Or how long is takes for bees to produce their sweet thick honey? At Reagan’s Honey you can learn more about pollination, the role of the Queen bee and the daily tasks of a bee keeper.

You may even get the opportunity to engage in some honey harvesting and take home a pot of local fresh honey as a souvenir! Remember to take lots of fun photos in your epic and professional beekeeper suit!

19 – Get grooving on a party boat cruise as you sail over calm Caribbean waters

party boat tours in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Rent a private party boat for some exclusive party vibes! Whether you are looking for a select gathering or a large party extravaganza, party boats can accommodate up to 100 guests on board!

Tasty snack platters, non alcoholic drinks and an amazing sound system are included so you can blare out your top party beats for some dancing and party vibes! Choose to set sail towards some of the most incredible marine spots on Grand Cayman such as Stingray bay, Coral Gardens or Barrier Reef.

20 – Eat out in the trendy waterfront town of Camana Bay

Camana Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Browse around the various shopping boutiques or stop off at one of the chic bars or restaurants at Camana Bay. Camana bay is an urban area developed by Dart Real Estate which aims to focus on both sustainability and community interaction. There are plenty of open spaces where there are sometimes outdoor events such as public film screenings or music concerts.

Must-see spots in Camana Bay include the fun interactive water feature fountains or the Observation tower covered with marine themed mosaic tiles! Walk round the small harbor and take a look at the boats or visit the weekly Farmers and Artisans Market.

21 – Cast out your reel and try some deep sea fishing

fishing in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

The waters just of Grand Cayman are teeming with tasty and prized fish species that are excellent when grilled or placed in a fish chowder!

On a deep fishing expedition, fishing aficionados can learn more about different fishing techniques commonly used by anglers such as spinning, drifting and jigging from an experienced fisherman! Top catches include the Caribbean Queen Snapper, Mahi Mahi and Wahoo fish!

22 – Check out Grand Caymans best golf courses

best golf courses in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

The North Sound Golf Club is the only 18 hole course in Cayman. Swing back your golf club whilst admiring the stunning sea views. Practice your aim on the Aqua driving range where you can hit floating balls out onto the water! Share a post-game drink and relax with with your golf buddies in the shade at the on site Open Air bar.

Master your swing at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club which has a 9 hole course and practice on the putting green. Take a golf lesson and embrace the fresh air of the saltwater lagoon.

23 – Experience Australian and Caribbean fusion cuisine at Tukka East End

Tukka East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Go for a meal at the Tukka East End restaurant where you can sit out on the shaded terrace and take in the spellbinding views of the ocean. You may even be able to catch a glimpse of the the famous shipwreck, the Wreck of the Ten Sails! This fleet of 10 ships sunk back in 1794 when attempting to navigate from Jamaica to the United States.

Savor the flavors of fresh seafood brought in by the local fishermen with local favorites including Yellow Fin Tuna and the Mahoo snapper! From Monday to Friday stop by for happy hour or head over on Tuesdays to make the most of the delicious Taco Tuesday deal.

24 – Head out for some snorkeling at night

night snorkeling in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Head to the mesmerizing BioBay where you can marvel at the phosphorescent glowing water filled with millions of plankton. The naturally illuminated waters provide an unforgettable and magical romantic setting!

Biobay is one of the unique places in the world where you can enjoy the bioluminescence all year round! For optimal conditions try and go when there is a no moon or a small new moon to provide an extra dark background. Snorkel around in the silent tranquility of the night air without the heat of the daily sun!

Things to do in Little Cayman

things to do in Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

The tiny and more remote island of Little Cayman oozes with stillness and serenity with plenty of empty beaches and natural mangroves. Get away from the crowds and discover the saltwater lagoon of the Booby Pond Nature Reserve for some birdwatching or focus on your wellbeing with daily yoga or some excellent snorkeling!

25 – Enjoy a moment of sheer tranquility at the Point of Sand

Point of Sand, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

The Point of Sand is a mesmerizing beach on the North Eastern tip of Little Cayman. Paddle in the endlessly shallow ankle deep surrounding waters and feel the fine powdery soft sand beneath your feet.

The Point of Sand is usually less busy than other beaches on the Cayman Islands providing a peaceful and slightly more secluded atmosphere. Sit and enjoy a snack in the picnic area with a small barbecue pit and spend a lazy day listening to the gentle breeze.

26 – Explore the uninhabited and peaceful Owen Island

Owen Island, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

Owen Island is a tiny island just off the South west coast of Little Cayman. Spend the afternoon decked out on the sandy beach or swimming and snorkeling in the bright blue waters.

Due to the absence of any commercial development, Owen island is an idyllic spot of natural beauty and bird enthusiasts may be able to spot some interesting wildlife such as the brown booby seabirds.

Try and capture a photo of the brown boobies as they swoop down into the water to try and catch a tasty fish. Other birds that may be spotted include the Magnificent Frigatebird known for aerial acrobatics!

27 – Brush up on your local history knowledge at the Little Cayman Museum

Little Cayman Museum, Cayman Islands

The Little Cayman Museum aims to preserve and celebrate the natural, cultural and historical heritage of the Little Cayman. The museum is open every day except on Sundays.

Check out the fascinating exhibition of underwater photography to discover more about local rock iguanas. Little Cayman is home to the unique species of Sister Islands Rock Iguana which are quite large and have rough textured scales! You will be glad to find out that these Rock Iguanas are primarily herbivores and enjoy snacking on leaves and fruit.

At the museum you can discover more about when Christopher Columbus first set eyes on Little Cayman and 1503. Learn about the local seafaring culture from boat building, fishing to marine navigation.

28 – Go bird watching at the saltwater lagoon of Booby Pond Nature Reserve

Booby Pond Nature Reserve, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

The Booby Pond Nature Reserve is a bird sanctuary and natural area managed and protected by the National Trust. During your visit, look out for the resident colony of 4,000 Red-footed Booby birds! These large birds have striking red feet, colorful bluish beaks and different colored feathers ranging from white to brown.

The Reserve is a natural haven for birds with Black-necked Stilts eating away at water bugs and crustaceans within the mud or Magnificent Frigate birds that can be found nesting in the trees. The Reserve has an excellent elevated viewing tower so visitors can observe the wildlife without encroaching and disturbing their habitat.

In addition to the birds, on the dry land areas you may glimpse one of the Sister Islands Rock Iguanas basking in the sun rays!

29 – Pay a visit to the tiny Little Cayman Baptist Church

Little Cayman Baptist Church, Cayman Islands

The Little Cayman Baptist Church is the only Church on the whole of Little Cayman!

The Church was rebuilt after the earthquake in 1932 in a simple style and has a bluish green painted exterior with white framed arched windows. The church has a warm and friendly atmosphere.

The church can be found in the small and relaxed Blossom Village on southwestern coast of Little Cayman.

30 – Take in some deep calming inhalations at Little Island Yoga

Little Island Yoga, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

Dedicate some time to your inner wellbeing at Little Island Yoga. Whether you want a sunrise private yoga session, a fun dynamic vinyasa group class or simply a guided meditation practice, Little Island Yoga has a lot to offer.

Reconnect with your body and breath in a calming tai chi session right next to the beach! A few sessions of yoga can really help your mind and body to slow down so you can fully switch off from the stress of your daily workload and heal during your holiday! Stretch out those tired muscles and improve your balance and flexibility.

31 – Enjoy a delicious meal at The Hungry Iguana Restaurant

The Hungry Iguana Restaurant, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

Diners at The Hungry Iguana can eat their meal with a stunning view overlooking the ocean from the shaded patio terrace.

Their menu caters for all taste preferences from Cayman Island specialities such as mouthwatering seafood chowders, jerk chicken or freshly caught lobster to classic international pizzas, pastas and burgers.

There are often live music events where you can enjoy a cocktail and watch the sunset go down whilst listening to the lively fine rhythms of local musicians.

Things to do in Cayman Brac

things to do in Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

Take a 30 minute flight from Grand Cayman to arrive at the breathtakingly alluring island of Cayman Brac. Slightly larger in land area compared to its brother Little Cayman, Cayman Brac will blow visitors away with natural wonders such as limestone cliffs of the Bluff and the ship wreck diving opportunities!

32 – Step back in time at the local Cayman Brac Museum

Cayman Brac Museum, Cayman Islands

The Cayman Brac Museum is the oldest museum in the Cayman Islands running since 1983! The museum aims to educate visitors on the traditional heritage of Cayman Brac with interesting and educational exhibits on local maritime heritage such as turtling and ship-building.

Learn about the hardships faced after the hurricane in 1932 or discover more about the islands geology and different rock types. Encounter old artifacts such as tools and traditional clothing used by earlier island settlers during the early 1900s.

33 – Hike along the nature trail at the National Trust Parrot Reserve

National Trust Parrot Reserve, Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

Watch wild, small and colorful Cayman Brac parrots birds fly overhead and flit between the trees! Cayman Brac parrots are characterized by their bright green and blue feathers and little red cheeks.

The best time to see the parrots in flight is during the early morning or late afternoon when they are at their most active.

At the Brac Parrot Reserve there are also many other interesting bird species such as Red-legged Thrushes and White-crowned Pigeons.

If you plan to follow the nature trail be sure to wear some solid and comfortable trekking shoes because the forest floor can get quite rugged with some rough terrain!

34 – Set eyes on the Bluff, the highest elevated point in the whole of the Cayman Islands

Bluff, Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

Locals refer to the 43 meter sheer limestone cliff wall as the Bluff! These imposing cliffs are home to many bats hidden within the crags, providing the perfect backdrop for some spectacular holiday snaps. From above you can enjoy stunning views out to sea and spot nesting birds nestled in the cliff crevices.

On a windy day you can listen to the rumbling sounds of the waves crashing on the rocks. Legend has it that the infamous pirate Black Beard even stowed away some secret treasure within one of hidden cliff caves during a voyage on the way to Jamaica!

35 – Explore the mysterious caves of Cayman Brac

Cayman Brac caves, Cayman Islands

Learn more about the tragic history of the 1932 hurricane at Rebecca’s Cave where many families fled in an attempt to take refuge from the storm. Inside the cave you can find the memorial tomb of the young girl Rebecca who perished, a poignant reminder of how the hurricane devastated human life on Cayman Brac.

One of the best caves to venture into is the Skull Cave, which gained its macabre name due to the fact that the rock entrance is shaped like a skull from the inside. Listen to the echoing sounds of the roosting bats and pose for some fun photographs!

Another cave that is worth the visit is Cayman Brac’s largest cave, the formidable Great Cave. Climb up the wooden ladders to access the cavern where you can gaze up at the wonderful stalagmites!

36 – Contemplate the Cayman Brac East End Lighthouse

Cayman Brac East End Lighthouse, Cayman Islands

The lighthouse serves to help ships navigate past and avoid the treacherous reefs! Before the 19th century the costal waters were even once nicknamed the ‘Graveyard of the Caribbean.’

Today the East End Lighthouse is powered by solar energy and it is surrounded by a park which is managed by the Port Authority and the National Trust. You have to climb up quite a few stairs before reaching the lighthouse so make sure you have comfortable hiking shoes!

37 – Take a walk around the Cayman Brac Heritage House

Cayman Brac Heritage House, Cayman Islands

The Heritage House is cultural hub used for community and arts events for example artists social meet ups or local exhibitions. From time to time they also run special book reading sessions or craft markets.

The building is an attractive reproduction of a typical Cayman cottage. Learn more about daily island life for example traditions such as thatch rope work. The entrance is free and there are souvenirs for sale in the small gift shop area.

38 – Embark on a scuba diving experience at the Brac Scuba Shack

Brac Scuba Shack, Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

Brac Scuba Shack offers scuba diving experiences ideal for both beginners and advanced divers. Opt for an exciting wreck diving excursion to discover the old Russian frigate ‘Captain Keith Tibbetts’ lurking within the ocean depths!

Alternatively choose an unforgettable night dive experience to try and spot some nocturnal marine life such as octopus, eel and lobsters!

For those who want to improve their scuba qualifications, the Brac Scuba Shack also offer training courses for the PADI certificate, Advanced open water, Rescue diver and others.

39 – Treat yourself to a massage at Le Soleil d’Or spa

Le Soleil d’Or spa, Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

Relax and unwind at the spa at Le Soleil d’Or, an organic farm sanctuary with a botanical garden that also operates as a luxury boutique hotel. Le Soleil d’Or is easily located along the South Side Road, not too far away from the National Trust Parrot Reserve.
Nurture your wellbeing with an exfoliating body treatment or a rejuvenating facial. After a full body restorative massage, lie back in one of the garden hammocks and gently sway to the ocean breeze and the symphony of chirping birds. You are guaranteed to feel like new!

40 – Enjoy a chilled beer at the best nightlife spots

nightlife in Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

Coral Isle Restaurant has an outdoor bar with amazing sea views, the perfect place to wind down and watch a spectacular sun set. At night floodlights light up the waters underneath the patio so visitors can attempt to spot some marine life lurking in the seagrass whilst enjoying some delicious cocktails! Top cocktails include the Blue Lagoon, a refreshing mix of vodka and tequila!

Or head to the Tipsy Turtle Bar on the Cayman Brac Beach Resort with great views of the pool and ocean. Make the most of their happy hour and there is often live music at weekends. Sometimes they organize events such as trivia nights of bingo. The place is popular on Fridays amongst those seeking BBQ night for some sizzling meat snacks.

How to get to Cayman Islands?

The main international airport on Grand Cayman is Owen Roberts International Airport which is just an 8 minute drive from the city center of George Town.

Save hassle and time on holiday by booking up one of the airport transfers in Cayman Islands. Thanks to the airport transfers in Cayman Islands you can be easily dropped off at your hotel front door in George Town or along the Seven Mile Beach stretch.

If you are arriving in the Cayman Islands by boat and are looking for a half day excursion to explore some more off-the-beaten path destinations, make sure to check out shore excursions in Cayman Islands. Discover Grand Cayman’s first settlement (Bodden Town) and snorkel in the exquisite waters around Rum Point during the shore excursions in Cayman Islands.

Where to stay in Cayman Islands?

The 3 star Locale Hotel Grand Cayman is a modern boutique hotel located less than 200 meters away from the gorgeous Seven Mile Beach. Cool off in their saltwater pool or enjoy dinner at their Bonfire restaurant. The rooms have a contemporary and spacious feel.

If you are looking for ultimate luxury or a special honeymoon occasion the 5 star The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is considered one of the best hotels in the Caribbean. The hotel is located right on the shores of Seven Mile Beach and the rooms are tastefully designed with balconies overlooking the turquoise waters. Take a dip in the large swimming pool surrounded by gently swaying palms and fully disconnect!

The elegant Sunshine Suites Grand Cayman Island Resort is a fantastic option for golf enthusiasts who want to stay just down the road from the 18-hole North Sound Golf Course! The suites offer fully equipped kitchens for those who like the option of home cooking. Opt to chill by the swimming pool or take a short walk to the beach.

Where to go next?

Looking for further tropical paradises? There are many other fun things to do in Jamaica, the birthplace of chilled vibes and reggae beats! Visit some of the lush rainforests and waterfalls that Jamaica has to offer or savor the bold and vibrant of Jamaican cuisine with typical jerk chicken or Jamaican patties.

Or why not head over to the stunning Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic? Punta Cana offers gorgeous cacao plantations, breathtaking beaches and some of the best Caribbean golf courses.

Can’t get enough of amazing dive sites for spotting tropical marine life? Extend your trip to spend time in the Bahamas where you can hop between over 700 small islands! Discover underwater caves at the Blue Holes of Andros or try some super unique activities such as swimming with cute pigs in Exumas.

Another option for further exploration within the Caribbean are the Turks and Caicos Islands. Take a look at the various salt ponds on the islands, extraordinary geological wonders such as the ‘Hole in the Wall’ on Middle Caicos and feast on typical local cuisine such as conch fritters, crab and rice or fried plantains!

Final thoughts

We hope this article has managed to convince you that there are so many things to do in Cayman Islands!

Whether you are an adventure seeker looking to dive around shipwrecks, glide around in a kite surf or jet ski on the open waters or a nature lover looking to spot exotic birds or marine creatures, the Cayman Islands provides something for all types of travelers!

From rugged rocky terrains, dramatic cliffs, tropical wet mangroves, to powdery white beaches, the Cayman Islands offer a wild diversity and richness of habitats that you simply won’t want to miss.

Let us know in the comments which of the activities listed you are most excited to try out during your next trip to the Cayman Islands!

Rosanna Bucknill is a freelance copywriter based near the sunny coastal city of Valencia. She is crazy about travel after having lived in Scotland, Italy, France and Portugal. She completed a Masters in Wine tourism and she loves talking and learning about different wine styles and destinations! In addition to writing for TourScanner about travel she works online teaching English.