Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
The Cayman Islands are rated in the top 3 dive destinations in the world. With over 100 dive spots, Grand Cayman is home to dive sites such as the Grand Canyon located near Rum Point with depths of about 70 feet, the North Wall located along the North West point as well as The Wreck of Cali and Eden Rock located in George Town. Where better to learn to dive than in Cayman's 80 degree crystal clear waters.
If diving isn't for you and you still want to experience the island's marine life you can always opt for snorkeling at sites such as Cemetery Beach in West Bay or Smith Cove in South Sound where you can view beautiful coral and tropical fish.
Enquire at our Front Desk about local dive operators or email in advance about our special Dive Package rates.
Enjoy the warmth of the Caribbean sun and the relaxation and serenity of world famous Seven Mile Beach. After a few days of fun on Seven Mile Beach, take a drive to Rum Point and relax and enjoy the quiet north side of the island. All beaches in the Cayman Islands are public up to the high water mark.
Hyatt Britannia Golf
On the Britannia Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, enjoy 18 holes of premier golf, surrounded by the beauty of Grand Cayman. The golf resort spans Grand Cayman from Seven Mile Beach to North Sound, accommodating challenging holes that lie beside the sea and wind their way through natural lakes and estate home sites.
It is a unique course that can be played three ways. It is a nine-hole championship course with a second set of nine tees greens superimposed to create an 18 hole short course. On the fifth hole, golfers shoot over the Caribbean waters.
Tee opens at 8am and twilight rates are available year round.
Tee times can be reserved up to 48 hours in advance with rental clubs available.
Carts, collared shirts and shoes are required.
Grand Cayman is famous for crystal clear water, light currents, and awesome reefs and sea life – making it one of the top SCUBA diving and snorkeling spots in the world. But there are many other exciting water sports available on the island.
Waverunners, sailboats, sea kayaks, sailboards, parasailing, glass-bottom boats, and sunset cruises are available from several water sports operators on Seven Mile Beach.
Dining in the Cayman Islands is like no place else on Earth. With over 150 restaurants, some of the finest wine lists in the world, a heritage rich in culinary tradition and one of the most spectacular and beautiful settings anywhere, your palate is certain to be pleasantly surprised by the diversity and quality of our culinary offerings.
Check out the Dining & Restaurants Guide
Grand Cayman is the home of the world famous Stingray City and Sandbar. This is the only place in the world where you can swim, snorkel, scuba dive, interact with and feed stingrays. Stingray City is located in North Sound and is a prime snorkel spot to view coral reefs, tropical fish and of course stingrays! Just a few feet away from Stingray City is the sandbar where you can also swim with the stingrays in just a few feet of water.
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
Opened in 1994, Cayman's Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park has already gained an international reputation as a premier tropical show garden, featuring botanical displays, colour gardens, nature walks and natural wetlands.
Approximately 50% of Grand Cayman's native plants can be found naturally in the sprawling 65-acre property which is also home to a variety of wildlife including native and migratory birds, many of them visible in the trails and gardens. Stroll between stone walls to the Heritage Garden with its old-time Caymanian home and sand garden; or take in the Floral Colour Garden with horticultural plantings from throughout the tropics.
Shut the world out on the Woodland Walking Trail among towering trees and fragile ferns, or simply sit and be one with nature. A natural soothing, tropical refuge, yours to enjoy.
For more information go to www.botanic-park.ky
Cayman Craft Market
Featuring locally made items of leather, thatch, wood, and shell, the Cayman Craft Market sits by the sea in a festive, park-like setting just a short stroll from the cruise ship dock in George Town.
Located on South Church Street at Boilers Road, this open-air market is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pedro St James
Live the true Cayman Experience at the national historic site of the Cayman Islands. As a living heritage museum and the birthplace of democracy in the Cayman Islands, Pedro St. James is a lovingly restored window into the past located on 7 landscaped acres by the sea.
Begin your visit to the 18th century in a 21st century computer-controlled, multi-sensory 3-D theatre that will engage all of your senses as the tale of Pedro St. James and the Cayman Islands artfully unfolds around you. Then stroll through the massive, 3-storey Great House on a guided tour to learn how life was lived in the 18th century as you peek into a traditional Caymanian “cook room”, examine authentic workmen’s tools, and explore rooms filled with antique treasures.
Visit the new Hurricane Ivan Memorial before treating yourself to Café Pedro’s award-winning traditional cuisine and modern refreshments. Open daily from 9 to 5.
Pirates Week is an 11-day “fun for all” festival that launches at George Town Harbour with a mock pirate invasion. But it’s not all madness and mayhem! Heritage Days showcase the Cayman culture of yesteryear in different districts across the country. Events include a 20-minute fireworks show, a street parade, night time street dances, an underwater treasure hunt, a kids' day, and a variety of sports competitions.
There's something for everyone and a lot of the activities are free of charge.
For more information on this fall festival, go to www.piratesweekfestival.com
You can catch an unbelievable variety of reef fish on a snorkel trip with a Caymanian captain. Those who are really serious can arrange deep sea fishing.
North Sound Trip
The highlight of many Grand Cayman vacations is a boat trip into the North Sound. Dive for conch (in season), eat your catch, enjoy a seafood lunch prepared by the crew, snorkel the reef and “Coral Gardens.” All trips, including half-day, stop at famous Stingray City where you can play with and feed the Stringrays in shallow water. Our staff can steer you towards the best boats.
If you want a place to unwind and relax on a point of sandy white beaches surrounded by beach cottages and absolute seclusion, then take a drive up to Rum Point located on the North side of the island.
Whether you want to go by boat or just take a scenic road trip, the time it takes to get to Rum Point is truly worth the wait. There you can either grab a mudslide and relax in the water at the Rum Point Club where food and drinks are served daily or take a stroll a mile down the road to the Kaibo Yacht Club and experience a taste of the Big Easy right on the beach.
Tortuga Rum Factory
Visit Cayman's very own Tortuga Rum Company and view how they make the world famous rum cake and try samples of this delicious delicacy. There are two locations, one at North Sound Road and the other is in West Bay beside the Boatswain Beach.
Tortuga rum cakes have made their mark and have been featured on national television shows such as The Today Show and MSNBC. Besides their renowned rum cakes ranging from chocolate to rum and raisin and regular flavours, Tortuga Rum Factory and its stores also sell cookbooks, fudge, jellies, sauces and honeys as well as gourmet coffees and of course rum!
Rum tasting is done at the North Sound Road location. Tortuga Rum Factory is located near the airport with various other locations in West Bay and George Town.
For more information go to www.tortugarums.com
Boatswains Beach & the Turtle Farm
Boatswain’s Beach is Cayman’s premier attraction featuring the world-famous Cayman Turtle Farm as well as a predator tank, two snorkel lagoons, beautiful free-flight bird aviary, Caymanian street complete with porch side artisans, nature trail, Education Centre, shopping kiosks, two restaurants, and a 3,500 square foot Retail Shop.
Boatswain’s Beach celebrates Caymanians’ stewardship of the seas and relationship with nature through tactile, colorful, educational and memorable experiences. The park allows visitors to experience the rich history of Caymanian life in a fun and safe environment while providing opportunities to observe and interact with native flora and fauna.
For more information go to www.boatswainsbeach.ky