Cayman Islands Things to Do

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Cayman Islands Things to Do

  • Stingray City

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    we had such fun at sting ray city. it takes about 2 hours to get there and I was surprised at just how friendly the WILD stingrays really were. I would certainly recommend this trip to anyone. Just remember to take sunscreen and a towel

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  • Cayman Bike rental

    Hi The best place to hire a bike in Cayman is up in West Bay, the roads are quieter, it is very undeveloped and the National Park is really pretty Try www.westbayloop.com they pick up and drop off at the cruise ship terminal in GeorgetownRich

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    we had such fun at sting ray city. it takes about 2 hours to get there and I was surprised at just how friendly the WILD stingrays really were. I would certainly recommend this trip to anyone. Just remember to take sunscreen and a towel

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  • Stingray City and Snorkel

    I would definitely take a 2 year-old. As the other poster replied, there are many options for getting there. If you are arriving by ship, the dock area will be full of folks looking to sign you up for a tour. We went through Island Marketing (booked online) and were very pleased with the excursion. This was a catamaran with sheltered seating area...

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  • Go the sandbar and feed the stingrays

    One of the best times we had (except when I got seasick) was feeding the stingrays. Our guide gave us some squids and the stingrays came to us. I guess the stingrays were already used to the tourists. They were very friendly. There were so many of them.When the stingrays started swimming closer to us, our tourist guide told us that we can feed...

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  • The National Museum

    The National Museum is the first building you probably notice here since Grand Cayman is so small. The street is bubbling with cars and tourists and you will see this white house fronting the shipyard at the Grand Cayman.The National Museum in Grand Cayman houses some of the national treasures of the islands including birds, and some flora and...

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  • Diving at the Cayman Islands

    I can tell you that this is where my daughter enjoyed diving! She jumped from the second deck of the boat that we rented. She was not even scared at all...She climbed that boat several times just to dive. Some other fellow travellers also dove from the second floor.They were diving for conch while I was so miserable on the boat because I got so...

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  • Everything

    Plan to take a day driving around the island. Somewhere just past the shortcut through the island on Queens Road, is a mango plantation on the island side of the road, not the ocean side.Of course, take a day to shop in Georgetown, but try to find a local restaurant (NOT HARD ROCK) and eat there. The traditional food of the Caymans is really good!...

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  • Go to Hell

    There is place called Hell. Most of us plan to avoid it, but when in the Caymans, you must see this crazy spot. With unimaginable terrain, a boardwalk is provided to amble from the post office into the depths of post volcanic Hell. Make sure you go back to the post office to write a letter to someone you know and it will arrive postmarked from...

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  • Dive or Snorkel Eden Rock/Devil's Grotto

    Well, OK, it's probably one of the most over-dived sites in the world, but it's still a lot of fun! Eden Rock/Devil's Grotto is right at the George Town harbor with the cruise ships parked just a stone's throw away. Due to heavy use, the coral isn't in great shape, but there is still a lot of life. And so many fish!!! It is just like swimming in an...

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  • Dive Tech at Cobalt Coast Resort

    Another very pretty shore dive is the second Dive Tech location at Cobalt Coast Resort - diving open to the public. You get the same great amenities as the Lighthouse Point location (high benches for set-up, outdoor shower, fresh water dip tank for cameras, regs, etc), plus a pool and a restaurant & bar. The entry/exit is from a long, skinny wooden...

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  • Shore Diving!

    I've made three dive trips to Grand Cayman, and in my opinion, there is little reason to get on a boat to dive there. The shore diving is that fabulous! There are many dive shops on the water with their own cement docks for easy giant-stride entry, and ladders for easy exit. That's enough to spoil this New England diver! Rental for tanks & weights...

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  • Lighthouse Point Diving

    The first time we dove here, on our latest trip to Grand Cayman, I remember dropping down onto the mini-wall and thinking, "This is why we come to Grand Cayman!!!" It had been 5 years and several other dive trips since our last visit to GC, and I'd forgotten exactly how beautiful and lush the reef is. I was not disappointed at Lighthouse Point!...

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  • Boat Diving Too

    Our boat dives were with Tortuga Divers at Morritt's, Divers Down and Eden Rock Divers. Don't take a boat dive with the Eden Rock guys - they were clueless - but take advantage of their wonderful house reef for shore diving instead. Divers down took us to the best location.Everyone says you have to do stingray city and that's true, if only to...

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  • Shore Dive at Spanish Bay Reef

    Update: Please note that the resort at Spanish Bay is no longer in business. Looks like they didn't recover from the damage from Ivan. When we were on Grand Cayman in Feb 2008, there was talk that the resort was going to be rebuilt as a super-exclusive hotel-resort. Nobody knew if they would still allow shore diving to the public. We scoped out the...

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  • Diving at Turtle Reef

    It's hard to beat this shore-diving location. If you're a diver, don't miss it. Like most shore-dive sites, Sun Divers offers equipment rentals, a rinse tank, drip-dry area, an outdoor shower and easy entry & exit ladders. And the reef there is one of the prettiest around. Looking out to sea, there is shallow diving (30-60 feet) just to the left of...

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  • Welcome To HELL!!!!!

    Leaving our cruise ship behind we rented a motor scooter and took a ride along seven mile beach where we stopped for a swim. After drying off a bit we headed for HELL>>>>man was it scary...hahahaha!....then a ride along the ocean road led us to a great snorkeling spot with a nice resturant for lunch....someone told us about a rumcake...

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  • Visit the Tortugas

    Tortuga was the original name of Grand Cayman. It means Turtle. There are alot of Sea Turtles on the island because it is the national animal and they are protected. Stop by the turtle farm and learn more about these beautiful creatures

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  • Yo! Ho! and a bottle of rum!

    If you like all those wonderful cocktails made with rum then you must stop by the Tortuga Rum Company to sample all the different tropical flavors of rum. Pineapple is my favorite. Don't forget to try the rum cakes too, they are made on site.

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  • Go to Hell

    There is a rock formatio on the island called 'HELL". A European once visited there and said it looked like Hell and supposedley has bee named so ever since. There is a Post Office there that postmarks all souvenier postcards as coming from Hell. Your friends and family will be sure to get a kick out of that.

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  • Seven Mile Beach Area

    Once you get away from the busy shopping area along Harbour Drive, you may want to spend a little time at the well-known Seven Mile Beach area on West Bay Road. This area lends itself to some great sunbathing and swimming. Depending on just which part of the beach you're at, this area can feel a little isolated and there maybe no restrooms, and no...

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  • "Stingray City" Truly a Unique...

    If you only do one thing on this island, it has to be to go to Stingray City! Many tour operators run boats out to the North Sound Sandbar where you will be able to stand waist-high in the cleareast aquamarine waters to feed and swim with stingrays! While difficult to comprehend, these rays (some as large as 4ft. or larger in wing span) are...

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  • Stingray City!!!!!!!!!!

    Stingray City, Stingray City, Stingray CityWhere else can you have a live stingray eat out of your hand?Go to the grocery store and get some frozen green peas. The stingrays love them and they are actually good for them.. You hold them in the palm of your hand and the stingrays suck them out.They have no teeth so there is no danger of getting...

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  • Kissing a Stingray

    The stingray city is probably one of the main tourist spots on the Grand Island. It is overcrowded with people but I have to admit, it's amazing!You jump into that wonderful water and you start seeing the black spots coming near you...stingrays aren't afraid of the people here...they want the food you can give to them and they love to be pet. We...

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  • Turtles in a tub

    Outside of the main city limits is the Turtle Farm. The locals have been helping nurse the oceanic turtles' populations back to stronger numbers. You can tour the farms and see turtles ranging from tiny hatchlings to small Volkswagen sizes.

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  • submarine

    Do go on the Atlantis submarine. It's great fun ---so much better than a glass-bottomed boat. You are taken out, by launch, to the sub. You climb down a ladder (so you need to be pretty mobile!) and you then submerge. Everyone has a porthole each. There are charts of fish etc. for yoyu to look at ---to identify the sea life. The crew give you...

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  • Visit Rum Point

    One of the most beautiful places on the island. You can relax on the beach loungers, lie in the shade in a hammock, play volleyball with other visitors, enjoy a cocktail or something to eat, swim in the sea or put your hand on a sea urchin while swimming under the pier ... I choose the last option and ended up peeing on my hand (well, rather that...

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  • Relaxing Cayman

    In Cayman island been there for just one day .... it doesn`t take long to go round the island either but the sea is perfect for swimming what u can do .... well if u like sea life u can go and swim with stingrays.... it is a fantastic experiance u go on this boat which when u first see it u doubt if it will arrive anywhere but hey it works .......

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  • Turtle Farm

    Enjoy the newly rebuilt Turtle Farm. See all those fabulous sea turtles and learn more about them while you are at it. It makes for great pictures and is a must for anyone with kids or an animal lover.

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  • Snorkeling

    Snorkeling can be done just offshore of Seven Mile Beach. Don't forget your mask and snorkel when heading to the beach b/c you will definately need to get in the water to cool off from the heat and there is a good reef that runs along the beach.

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  • Scuba Diving

    The dive trips were great. I got to dive wonderful sites, seeing many cool things and the divemasters were great in organizing the trips.

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  • Misc. Stuff to See and Do

    The norh shore and pariticularly Rum Point was very quiet and far removed from the tourist frenzy along the 7 mIle beach. There are nice restaurants and the beach at Rum Point was very wading and swimming friendly. The restaurants are quite expensive and a modest lunch with a couple of drinks and tip can easily top $55-60.

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  • Scuba Diving

    OK I'm a Diving instructor from the UK with over 1000 dives under my weight belt. I have dived all over the world and the Caymans is the BEST place I have ever dived. We took a 7 boat dive unlimited shore dive package from Don Fosters. Oh My The shore diving we did was just out of this world. We dived an off limits drift dive by accident but my the...

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  • Stingray City

    If you are only going to do one activity in Cayman this is the one. Everyone needs to take a boat out to Stingray City. You can either go to the sandbar for those weak swimmers or out to the reef for the stronger swimmers. Jump off the boat and feed the stingrays, take your picture holding one, and swim freely with them. It may seem a bit scary at...

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  • Hell

    Everyone needs to take a trip to HELL. Yes, it is true. Cayman does have a section of the island called Hell. It has its own black molten rocks that truly capture what Hell must be. Be sure to send a postcard from Hell's own post office. Don't forget to stop in at the souvenior shop and say hi to the devil.

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  • Scuba Diving

    Advertised as one of the finest places to dive in the World it was certainly good. "Stingray City" is a must for anyone wanting a close encounter of the strangest kind! That said I have been lucky enough to dive in the Maldives and it wasn't half as colourful and varied as there.

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  • Tip toe with the Stingrays

    In about 10~12 feet of water with a sandy bottom, Stingray City might be the largest gathering of rays in the world. You can snorkel or scuba here if you wish, but particularly if you are diving, it is recommended that you dont wear your fins. The bulky fins can injure your attractions and agitate them to retaliate.

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  • Swimming With The Stingrays!!!

    This was such a neat experience for me and for my kids. We all LOVED it!!!!! We were the first ones out that morning and the rays where hungry and ready for food! They were everywhere and swarming around us like bees. At first it was so scary but after a few minutes in the water with them we started getting comfortable. They are all so very gentle...

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  • Sea turtle sanctuary and breeding...

    A visit to the turtle sanctuary is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and you are also contributing to the conservation of these wonderful old sea creatures.

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  • Stingray City

    For a close up experience of stingrays in thr wild, there probably is nowhere else in the world as good as this sand bar about an hours boat journey from where we stayed. A truly exhilerating experience.

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  • Hell, Post office Cayman Island

    There really is a HELL, In the Cayman Islands! There are 2 shops,one of the shops the shop owner dresses like the devil. Harmless old guy in red longjohns!! The Hell post office, you can send a post card back home " greatings from Hell.Thousand year old rock formations behind the shops. Thats how Hell got its name. Very small place, take ten...

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  • Stingray City

    They take you about a mile out to a sandbar called Stingray City because all the tour boats take snorkelers out to feed giant manta rays. These huge rays will come and gently take fish from your hand. There are tons of rays here and its only about 4-5 ft deep.

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  • Atlantis Submarine Tour

    The next best thing to scuba diving in Grand Cayman is a submarine tour. Atlantis Submarine offers 2 different tours: one at a maximum 100 foot depth and up to 48 passengers, and one at a 1000 foot maximum depth and up to 2 passengers. Both are not cheap - see the web site for details.

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  • The turtle farm

    When Christopher Columbus first discovered the islands in 1503, he named them "Las Tortugas," meaning The Turtles. According to legend, there were so many turtles that the islands looked like they were covered with rocks.At one time, the turtle farm was home to over 16,000 green sea turtles, ranging in size from six ounces to six-hundred pounds...

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