When you book a beachfront condo in Grand Cayman, you can lose yourself in the luxury of George Town, surrounded by traditional architecture and modern treats, or get lost in the wonders of the numerous sea life while snorkeling or scuba diving.
Most Fun Things to Do in Grand Cayman:
Snorkel at Stingray City - Get up close and personal with the inhabitants of Stingray City! This is probably the most well known attraction at Grand Cayman. It's where aquatic lovers can mingle with marine life by wading among friendly stingrays that congregate near the sandy shore. This once-in-a-lifetime Cayman experience invites adventurers to get up close to and pet some of the most magnificent animals in the world. Experience the majestic southern Atlantic stingrays in only three feet of water as you brush up against these creatures. Stingray City is a group of sandbars located 25 miles off the shore of Grand Cayman, and offers tours ranging from 3 to 5 hours. During the tours, you can swim with, feed, and take memorable photos with these friendly rays. Other parts of the sandbar are slightly deeper, where scuba divers can also mingle with the stingrays. Tour and excursion boats, along with private watercraft, gather at Stingray City in large numbers. There is a wide variety of companies that offer Stingray City excursions, which all have their own unique features. Passengers jump in to the water to interact with the stingrays. The tour guides bring along with them pails of chunked-up squid meat, which can be fed by hand to the stingrays and other tropical fish, thus attracting dozens of the creatures to the feeding spot.
Go to Hell and Back
- In the Cayman Islands,
tourists can go to Hell and back. This uniquely named attraction located in the district of West Bay on Grand Cayman, is well known for a small patch of black limestone formations that pokes out from its lush surroundings. Hell was created by salt and lime deposits over 24 million years and the legend behind its name still continues to be debated. After wondering at the field of black peaks, make sure to send your friends a postcard from Hell. The Hell attraction site is accessible at all times and is free to the public. There are three gift shops on the property as well as public restrooms which are open daily from 8:00 am - 5:00pm. Location: 93 Hell Road, West Bay, Grand Cayman
Make Friends with a Turtle - The family friendly Turtle Centre is is the perfect place for families to learn about our islands' history, while having lots of fun mingling with turtles of all sizes. You will see tee tiny baby ones only a few inches long, and older ones weighing several hundred pounds. This award-winning wildlife park provides a chance to come face to face with some of the most remarkable and ancient animals on earth. Within the centre, there are a variety of interactive activities available such as predator tanks. You can also swim or snorkel in a saltwater lagoon filled with vibrant species of fish and green sea turtles. Another interesting stop is the free-flight aviary, where guests can feed colorful birds as they fly around the room. Before you leave the Turtle farm, take a stroll down the tranquil nature trail and admire the unique plant species and butterflies, or stop by Smiley's Saltwater Lagoon and watch the nine-foot crocodiles get fed. You can also learn more about the history of sea turtles and the centre's on-going conservation efforts.
Take an Underwater Tour
- Atlantis is a submarine ride,
where you can venture deep beneath the ocean's surface. This unforgettable journey provides passengers with the unique opportunity to explore one of the world's most impressive underwater habitats, all while staying dry and comfortable in air-conditioning. One of the best Cayman underwater tours, this 48-passenger submarine will take you on a 45 minute expedition that descends 100 feet below sea level and travels swiftly through the ocean, getting you up close to the magnificent Grand Cayman National Marine Park. Marvel at colorful coral canyons, lively reefs, historical shipwrecks and the world famous Cayman Wall. Your pilot smoothly navigates through the coral reefs, giving you a first hand view of the Cayman Islands underwater; just like you would see if you were scuba diving, while your crew provides an informative and highly entertaining commentary. One of Cayman's most popular "fun things to do"!
Get with Nature at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park - Among the island's more tranquil destinations is the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, which includes three main attractions â the Visitor's Centre, the Floral Garden, and the Heritage Garden. This nature park is also home to the endangered Grand Cayman Blue Iguana and a two-acre lake that serves as a habitat for native birds and other rare wildlife species. The Visitor's Centre was constructed to imitate historical Caribbean architecture. It features beautifully crafted wooden shutters, wide verandas and a gorgeous courtyard. Here, visitors will find a gift shop and a cafe. The Floral Garden is a magnificently multi-colored mosaic, with hundreds of different tropical and sub-tropical plants spread over 2.5 acres. The entrance is a stunning view of pink roses, green Caladiums, Anderson Crepe Hibiscus, and other exotic plants. An ornate white wooden gazebo is the center piece that makes for a great photo opp. You can relax beneath the shade or enjoy the sound of a gently cascading waterfall as you stroll through the spectacularly well-maintained garden.
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