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  • Bargaining with tour operators and boat...

    Cayman Islands are very touristsy. Make sure to only deal with people with identifications with them showing the Cayman Islands Port Authority ID card. When we got out from our boat, there were so many people coming to us. One girl showed us her Port Authority card and told us that there was a boat going to the Stingray Farm and it only cost us...

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  • Seasickness

    Before you head to the ocean on a boat and you know that you have motion sickness, make sure to to take Dramamine pills an hour before. Otherwise, you won't enjoy your trip to the stingray farm or to your destination.I forgot to take the dramamine pills and I was so miserable the whole time. The boat was rocking and swaying like I was in a hammock...

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  • Cayman Islands Post Office - Georgetown

    For all those stamp collectors out there, the main post office in Georgetown is located about 10 minutes by foot from the cruise ship terminal. Located at the corner of Edward Street & Cardinal Avenue, it's also a convenient place for anyone to send postcards.

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  • The Cayman Island Dollar

    Due to the success of off-shore banking and tax advantages, not to mention tourism, the Cayman Islands have a vigorous economy. It is probably one of the more wealthy islands in the Caribbean, and as such has a strong currency. The Cayman Island merchants, however, are glad to accept American dollars but you would do well to note that the Cayman...

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  • Fish

    I wish a camera could really capture the colors of the fish. The under water environment is spectacular. I saw black fish with periwinkle polka dots, how cool is that?

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  • Boat Trip

    I can't say enough about the beautiful water here. Nearly my entire video of Cayman is of the water. This is a shot on a glass bottom boat trip to stingray sandbar. Don't know the guy, hope he doesn't mind!

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  • Driving on the Left

    I may have mentioned, driving on the left freaks me out. I leave all of the driving to Jon who is fearless. I just close my eyes and pray. The turn abouts are a real "treat". Most of the island traffic is very light thankfully.

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  • Neptials

    We missed the ceremony. I don't know if the woman posing for the photo was the actual bride, or just taking advantage of the back drop. Many choose to marry in Cayman for obvious reasons. I believe there are some hoops to jump through first. Luckily, I am already married!

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  • Water Wonderland

    Get in the water! We snorkeled every day. Jon did two dives, and I did one. The colors of the sea take your breath away. It ranges from light teal to saphire blue. It is so clear, you can see 40ft. down, but visibility can be as much as 200ft. We saw thousands of species of marine life including a sea turtle and an octopus.

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  • Best diving & snorkeling. . .

    It would be a shame to go to Grand Cayman and not scuba dive - or at least snorkel! The diving and snorkeling are among the best in the world! If you're a diver, definitely you have to go to Eden Rock/Devil's Grotto and swim through all the little chutes and tunnels in the coral. Stingray City is great, but it's not the best Grand Cayman has to...

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  • Visit the Turtle Farm. The...

    Visit the Turtle Farm. The farm is located on the west end of the island with thousands of sea turtles and is truly a unique experience. You can watch them swim in huge pools of sea water as well as study them close-up in every stage of their development, from small incubating eggs to full-grown, half-ton giants. The farm grows them for ecological...

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  • You have to go to Stingray...

    You have to go to Stingray City for a full day tour. You stop half way at a place called Coral Gardens. It actually is in the water but what you do is dive for conch. If it's big enough they keep them for lunch later. Yummy. The captain makes marinated conch and other stuff you enjoy on the beach. If your lucky you can see and actually ride a green...

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  • GO DIVING, VERY LITTLE WAS...

    GO DIVING, VERY LITTLE WAS SEEN OF GRAND CAYMAN, JUST A PASS THROUGH THE AIRPORT. LITTLE CAYMAN HAS A LOT OF PICTURESQUE VISTAS AND THE DIVING IS NEAR PERFECT. OUR FIRST DIVE WAS ON MIXING BOWL OR THE 3 FATHOM REEF, WE STAYED APPROXIMATELY 40 MINUTES AT APPROX. 80 FEET. THERE WERE 2 PET NASSAU GROUPER, (BEN AND JERRY). THEY LOVED BEING PETTED,...

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  • See 7 Mile Island, but go on a...

    See 7 Mile Island, but go on a public beach and take all the time you can. The water is absolutely gorgeous! Just seeing the water and the island itself. The beach is a very light beige color. The water is a light turquoise near shore and gets darker blue as it goes out further. Also, the pirate ship they have docked just outside of Georgetown is...

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  • John195123's General Tip

    On Grand Caymen, we rented a house with some friends of ours. One night, the girls from the other family decided they were gonna show us boys (my brother, the girls' younger brother, and me) how to dance. They demonstrated for us some dances to music from the Cranberries. It was neat.Later that night, we boys took turns locking eachother in the...

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  • The Caymans have some fine beaches

    The Caymans have some excellent beaches, the best-known is the ' Seven Mile Beach'(actually a little over 5 miles), with its long stretchof white powdery sand along West Bay.The main drawbacks are that it's also the most popular and most developed beach on the island. There are other, less crowded areas along the northern coast of Grand Cayman,...

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  • Visit 'George Town' 

    George Town Bursting with condos and bristling with satellite dishes, the capital would resemble any North American urban area were it not for its Caribbean seaside setting. George Town's attractions include, late-18th-century Fort George and the Cayman Islands National Museum. Otherwise, George Town functions mostly as a supply center and...

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  • The beaches!! Beautiful...

    The beaches!! Beautiful powder, white sand and crystal clear water for snorkeling. We went on a cruise and it was our first time snorkeling. WONDERFUL!! Then took a Party Barge to the Seven Mile Beach - too gorgeous!! (And all the Rum Punch you could drink!!)

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  • rent a car just for one day....

    rent a car just for one day. There are many sites to see on the island. You can see the beautiful botanical gardens, visit the national history museum, and see Rum Point for some rest and relaxation. The beautiful sand beaches and friendly people.

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  • You must walk and swim Seven...

    You must walk and swim Seven Mile Beach, as it is a dream come true. Warm, clear, calm waters and white sugary sand. Gorgeous and unbelievable. Scuba diving is superb in Grand Cayman. Swim with stingrays, eels and fish. Dive great wrecks. Explore walls. Outstanding.

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  • Snorkel or Scuba Diving is...

    Snorkel or Scuba Diving is highly recommended. It is one of the top 10 places in the world to do it. My best memory's of the Cayman Islands was spending New Year's eve for the new millenium there. I also booked a Charter Boat to Singray City. This is where you snorkel with Stingrays and actually get to touch them. A truly magical experience.

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  • Go diving, or if you don't do...

    Go diving, or if you don't do that, at least snorkle. There are over 140 dive sites around the islands, and almost that many dive shops to chose from. Diving 'Hammerhead Hill'. A wall dive starting on the hill at about 50 feet, tapering down to 100 feet and then dropping into a black hole of over 3000 ft. Marine life and coral are both awesome.

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  • go to Stingray City with...

    go to Stingray City with Captain Dexter's Fantasea Tours Captain Dexter has a sailing catamaran with a capacity of 16 people. He takes you to Stingray City and the reef, serves a fruit platter and fruit punch. It's a great way to spend half a day on Grand Cayman.His website is http://www.dexters-fantaseatours.com/

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  • If you go to the Cayman...

    If you go to the Cayman Islands, Stingray City is a must do. Try to go with a small local operator and stay away from the large cattle boats. The stingrays swimming around in waist deep water and brushing agains you is the most amazing feeling in the world. I miss the friendly atmosphere of the Island and just being on Island time.

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  • Cayman Brac has been rated as...

    Cayman Brac has been rated as the #1 destination for scuba / snorkeling in national magazine reader surveys again. The combination of crystal clear turquoise waters and warm friendly people make a combination that cant be beat. Our daughter started to snorkel at 3 years of age. Cayman Brac has beautiful reefs with easy access right from shore and...

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  • 7 mile Beach. This is a great...

    7 mile Beach. This is a great Beach to walk along. But right off the beach are some fabulous restaurants, decent shopping, comedy clubs, and amazing resorts. The crystal blue water and the amazing white sandy beaches.

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  • The island is British and...

    The island is British and wealthy so it isn't cheap. There were little sports cars everywhere and people in suits! The island is a bit more expensive but no more expensive than going out in Chicago or New York! We didn't eat here so I can't comment on that but I did enjoy a bit of shopping. Keep in mind that almost 100% is imported, much from India...

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  • You need to go on a snorkeling...

    You need to go on a snorkeling trip. We went to the barrier reef, Stingray City and the coral reef. It was very fun and only cost 15 CI. It was a great deal. At Stingray City you could really touch the stingrays. They are really big and they swim right up to you. The water there was awesome. It was these beautiful blue and green colors. It was...

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  • go diving!Even if you're not...

    go diving!Even if you're not a certified diver - take an introductory dive, or a resort course, but don't just sit on the beach Meeting a Carribean Reef Shark from up close.Also, a much closer encounter with a Great Barracuda (see attached photo). Right after taking this photo, it turned towards me, and showed me from up close that the stories...

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  • Take an adventure ride on the...

    Take an adventure ride on the Atlantis Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine and see two shipwrecks, corals, tropical fish and a fish feeding frenzy without getting wet. We saw sharks, flute fish, stingrays, divers and many more all from the comfort of air conditioning. My mate did not want to dive, so this was a wonderful alternative. The cost is US$35...

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  • paulita1's General Tip

    I wanted to check my portfolio on the internet. I had been at sea for 5 weeks. I searched around for a brokerage house and found one. The door was locked but business was open. They let me in and actually allowed me to down load my portfolio on 'my yahoo'I said 'Do you know how the stock market is doing these days?' The broker said 'We only keep...

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  • I went with the a group of...

    I went with the a group of cousins and we all agreed that snorkeling was our favorite activity. The only reason we would come out of the water was to prevent us from becoming raisons. Many wonderful places to snorkel. Our favorite was Cemetery Reef and also Smith's Cove. The Highlight of the trip was our trip to Stingray City. We booked an all day...

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  • You MUST experience swimming...

    You MUST experience swimming and feeding the stingrays. First you take a bus from the harbour which takes you on a ride for about 30 minutes. Then you take a boat together with about 20 persons. This boat takes you out to sea after sailing around 20 minutes. Then comes the fun.You jump in about 3 to 4 feet of INCREDIBLY CLEAR water and the...

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  • Taxi's and local buses are...

    Taxi's and local buses are ways to get around but the former is a bit expensive and the latter are unreliable but cheap. Your best bet is to rent a car. They cost less than $30 a day and give complete freedom to explore the many public beach areas. Driving is on the left side but traffic is slow so adapting to the English style is very painless.

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  • Visit Stingray city or the...

    Visit Stingray city or the sandbar for a very unique experience. Several excursions go there each day and you can get in the water with the stingrays, which are tame, and pet them, feed them and swim around with them. I don't know of anywhere else that you can do this and it really is fun.

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  • S_J_Miller's General Tip

    Was laying in this hammock enjoying the splendor of life with my tropical drink in hand.

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  • Go swimming. The water is...

    Go swimming. The water is great, clear and teaming with fish. I have been to Cayman islands multiple times and swimming with the stingrays has been the most memorible experience. I have dived and snorkled, in many areas of the world, but swimming with and feeding the Stingrays was the best. Here is a picture of my wife swimming with the stingrays

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  • Go swimming. The water is...

    Go swimming. The water is great, clear and teaming with fish. I have been to Cayman islands multiple times and swimming with the stingrays has been the most memorible experience. I have dived and snorkled, in many areas of the world, but swimming with and feeding the Stingrays was the best.

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  • alohabrendon's General Tip

    Rum Pointe, they had everything from a great beach with plenty of water sports to a really laid back bar. Because of my limited time, Rum Pointe was all I could see - but enjoyed it none the less.Rum Pointe has an exceptionally shallow beach and the snorkeling is average. The warm, shallow water attracts small stingrays - so watch your step!...

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  • Rent a cab and visit Rum...

    Rent a cab and visit Rum Point. Out of the tourist traps and great area for snorkeling,swimming,sunning,beach combing,relaxing in the shade,lunch and there are nice change rooms free. Go and enjoy! Very pleasnt people. Good,quality shopping. Banks galore!

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  • See the island. Try the Rum...

    See the island. Try the Rum cake. Enjoy 7 mile beach. The water is probably the most beautiful in the world. Go snorkling or diving at the reef. Shop!! The water!! All day sailing on a private boat with 2 other couples with Captain BC. Lobster and champagne at sunset and sailing back into the marina because the battery died on the boat.

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  • The diving in caymans is some...

    The diving in caymans is some of the best i'veseen!! If you don't dive then snorkeling is also greatespecially at 'Stingray City'where you get to swimand feed the stingrays!!! I miss all the people I met they were so friendlyI made a lot of friends and the nights out with themat the local bars like the 'Blue parrot were excellnt!

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  • Rum Point Beach

    The hammocks at Rum Point! Grab a Mud Slide and a hammock and you're there! What a picture can't show are the sounds and smells. Bird calls fill the air and the tropical flowers are indescribable. Food grilling outdoors of the Rum Point restaurant makes your mouth water (even though the food here wasn't great.)

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  • Rent a car and drive around...

    Rent a car and drive around Grand Cayman from 7 Mile Beach all the way to Rum Point. There are many interesting things to see along the way. And, the island is so small, you can see everything in one day. Incredible snorkling!!!

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  • RELAX! by a pool (this one at...

    RELAX! by a pool (this one at the Westin), or on the beach. I miss everything---it was great. We were so relaxed and laid-back, that we didn't do much of any sightseeing---it was marvelous Mon!

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