George Town Travel Guide

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    Lovely day at the beach
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    On our ride back to the Ship
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George Town Things to Do

  • Margaritaville Cayman Islands

    Margaritaville Cayman has been serving up a giant order of fun since it opened in September 2006, only steps away from the tender pier in the heart of bustling Georgetown. Open Mondays to Saturdays, it’s the place to catch some rays on the rooftop pool deck, jam to Jimmy’s hits and Caribbean classics, or to simply relax and enjoy the laidback...

  • Boatswain's

    We spent wonderful, relaxing and educational time at Boatswains’ Beach. It is not so big, but if you have just 4-5 hours ashore, it’s just right for you. Your first encounter will be with the magnificent Green sea turtles at the breeding pond. The turtles are capable of exceeding 600 pounds; the largest turtle in the pond is 575 pounds! She’s an...

  • Heroes Square

    Heroes Square is at the hub of the city of George Town, sitting in front of the Legislative Assembly (Parliament). Surrounding the square are several important public structures including the Peace Memorial, Clock Tower, Public Library and the Post Office. This is a pretty square with tasteful landscaping, splashing fountains, statues and...

  • Clock Tower and Peace Memorial

    This historic Clock Tower and Peace Memorial sits at the heart of the old section of George Town, a couple of blocks back from the waterfront and across from Heroes Square.A plaque on the Clock Tower says that it was "Erected by the people of the Cayman Islands in memory of their beloved King George V." The Peace Memorial was built in 1919, at the...

  • Fort George and the Maritime Heritage...

    Visitors to George Town, Grand Cayman can gain a greater appreciation for and understanding of the city and the island by taking a stroll along the Maritime Heritage Trail and the site of Fort George in the downtown area. Fort George was built in 1790 for defense against the Spaniards who raided the islands, taking captives to Cuba. Signs along the...

  • Elmslie Memorial United Church

    The oldest Christian congregation in the Cayman Islands, Elmslie United Church was established by by accident - or was it divine providence? Rev. Hope Waddell, a Presbyterian minister from Jamaica, was a missionary en-route to Nigeria when his ship wrecked on a reef off the Cayman Islands. Discovering there was no organized church on the islands,...

  • Church of God Full Gospel Hall

    I could not help but notice the Church of God Full Gospel Hall in downtown George Town since I grew up in the same denomination in Cleveland, Tennessee. This is one several Churches of God in the island and according to a taxi driver it is one of the strongest churches on Grand Cayman.On my second visit to George Town, in February, 2007, I happened...

  • Cayman Islands National Museum

    The Cayman Islands National Museum is located in the historic Old Courts Building in George Town, one of the island's few surviving 19th century structures. This wooden frame courthouse has survived countless hurricanes and nor'westers during its 150 year history. It has been used over the years not only as a courthouse but also as the town jail, a...

  • Georgetown Grand Cayman Snorkeling!

    I have visited the port of Georgetown several times on cruise ships. Each time I keep telling myself that I must come directly there and stay for a longer visit so I can soak in all that there is to offer here, especially the snorkeling! For a wonderful excursion that is fairly priced, and cheaper then if you booked through your cruise line,...


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George Town Restaurants

  • Turtle Burgers

    On our first visit to George Town we saw Paradise Resturant sitting right on the waterfront and thought it would be an excellent spot for lunch. Before our meal was ended we regretted our choice and I would not eat there again.One thing I did like about the restaurant is that it offers a splendid view of the waterfront and Eden Rock. While sitting...

  • Jimmy Buffett Fans Take Note

    Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville is another restaurant we didn't eat at on this trip. However, I have great memories of "chasing my lost shaker of salt," and consuming a "Cheeseburger in Paradise" at the original Margaritaville in Key West Florida. Never having been a person who liked the taste of alcohol, it was there that I forced myself to drink...

  • "Love All - Serve All"

    We did not eat at the Hard Rock Cafe in George Town, but I have been to many other Hard Rocks in different parts of the world so I took a photo of this one. Hard Rock Cafes tend to be basically the same from place to place although the menu may vary slightly. The food is good, the decor is captivating, and the atmosphere is lively. My children -...


George Town Nightlife

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    by canaglic Written Dec 31, 2009

    Located in a picturesque harbor, the Hard Rock Cafe Cayman Islands is renowned for it's classic interior and classy merchandise designs. As you enter, be sure to look up - a pristine pink 1960 Cadillac hangs in the dining room and sets the tone for good times - American style. So kick back and listen to a local band on Friday or Saturday night and grab a bite of rock 'n' roll island fare right here in the heart of paradise! The Hard Rock Cafe Cayman Islands awaits you

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George Town Transportation

  • Island Tours

    On our second visit to Grand Cayman we decided we would take advantage of the opportunity to swim with the sting rays. Cruise ships offer this as a rather expensive shore excursion, on a boat jam packed with cruisers.From experience we knew we could probably do better on our own. We went online and found a local tour guide to take us for the same...

  • Cruise Ship

    Karen and I have visited Georgetown, Grand Cayman twice by cruise ship. Once we were on the Empress of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and the next time we were aboard the Zenith, Celebrity Cruise Lines. Cruise Ships, though somewhat luxurious, just happen to be the least expensive way most travelers can visit many ports in the Caribbean...

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George Town Shopping

  • Local Handcrafts

    After my previous anti-shopping tip, I must admit that we did make a couple of small purchases in George Town. However, it was not at one of the glitzy shops, but from an individual who was selling her own crafts at the Outdoor Craft Market.To find the market, turn right from the harbor and go up the main shopping street for about four or five...

  • A Haven for Shoppers

    Okay, I'll admit that this is a pet peeve of mine, but it really troubles and saddens me that so many people who go to Cayman Islands - especially cruise ship passengers - experience practically nothing of the culture and history of the place. All they do is shop.If shopping is your aim, why not just stay home and go to the mall. So you still want...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

George Town Local Customs

  • Offshore Banking

    The Cayman Islands, and George Town in particular, is an important center for international banking. More than 700 banks, representing interests from scores of different countries, have branches here.The off shore financial services industry pumps millions of dollars into the local economy and is one of the reasons the Cayman Islands enjoys a...

  • rum cake

    I heard a lot about famous RUM cake that made me expect more. You sure can feel rum in it, it’s tasteful, but it is more muffin that is served for breakfast in Hampton Inn chains, than cake. I would say it’s really good muffin!A word about locals:I was in a hurry buying those run cakes, since my bus was almost leaving and almost cut the person in...

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George Town Favorites

  • The Legend of Big Black Dick

    If you ever go to the Cayman Islands you've got to pause and pay your respects to Big Black Dick.According to legend, Big Black Dick was born of 'Royal' African parentage before being kidnapped by French slavers who gave him the name of "Richard Le Noir". His French captors tossed Richard overboard near Grand Cayman Island.Miraculously reaching...

  • Blue Iguanas

    The Blue Iguana, aka Blue Dragon, is a symbol of the Cayman Islands. It is one of earth's rarest creatures, found in the wild only on Grand Cayman Island where an estimated 30 to 40 of them survive in their natural habitat. There is a worldwide population of about 150 Blue Iguanas, including those which are kept in zoos and aquariums. The Blue...

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