Because that is what Cayman is all about. Enjoy your day.............Go to bed early and enjoy the next day. You'll save alot of money that way. We have been there many times and going again. It is not an inexpensive island, but obviously worth the money...................
Again, after Aruba, I must say, just be careful............Been there too, AND we did NOT like the feeling of that island............. It's all good..............
It doesn't have to be that expensive
Staying in a room with a kitchen at The Turtle Nest Inn was my smartest move, and made my mornings more leisurely. The Turtle Nest now also handles bookings for On The Bay condos, along the north side of Grand Cayman.
For divers, the shore dives are great, and you have your choice of several waterfront hotels specifically designed for divers (e.g. the Seaview & the Sunset Beach).
Colony of the UK
Do you know that the Cayman Islands is still a colony of the United Kingdom but does not come under Dependent Territory but is called today Overseas Territory. There is a Governor who holds responsibility things like National Security, Foreign Affairs, Police Services, Immigration, Passport Office, Postal Services etc.
Flip flops, sneakers/tennis shoes, tank top, shorts, sunglasses, and bathing suit. Sunscreen, aloe gel or solorcaine, bandaids for the average tourist: disposable camera, water camera
for someone who takes photographs as a hobby you might want a tri pod? well it gets pretty windy on the beaches
Diving the West End
We did 5 dives with Don Foster's on the West Side, which also included the Stingray City Dive. For the most part it was enjoyable. Don Foster's dive operation expected you to set up your own equipment. Before beginning your dive, do check that your tank is full as sometimes people put the caps back on & you might end up with a empty tank. We were not pleased that we did our giant stride off the back of the boat & rather than descended right there were expected to swim against the current to the front of the boat & then descend. It cost a lot of us a lot of air! Other than that, the dives were pleasant with both walls & reefs. We saw a variety of marine life including Turtles, Eagle Rays, Purple Wrasse, Blue Tang, Nudi Branches, Butterfly Fish, etc., & at one point even a nurse shark. There were swim throughs that were fun. First time I ever did that & have to admit I enjoyed it. I do have to admit though that the West End is beginning to show it's wear and tear as the marine life is not as prolific nor the coral beds as beautiful as the east end. But all in all, I would recommend diving the west end, it gives you chance to have some variety & truly appreciate the beauty of the east end. As far as Don Foster's. Although they are very pleasant & one of the Divemasters, Ryan, in particular, was very helpful, they are lacking in customer service. The next time I dive the west end I think I will try another dive shop There is no need to bring any special gear or equipment other than your swimsuit. We can't have you running around naked now can we? LOL All the dive shops have tanks, weights, belts, wetsuits, fins & masks for rent. Personally, I would recommend that you bring your own mask. A mask that fits your own unique face has less of a tendancy to leak.