Cayman Islands Tourist Traps
Port of Georgetown criuse ships
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Almost everything is a tourist trap
Because there is really nothing to do on the island but go to the beach, it seems like tourist spots have been created out of nothing. Hell is a small area that looks burnt out. There were too many people there for me to find out what it was really about, although someone at another "tourist spot" said that years ago people used to go there and light gasoline on fire. There is a post office/tourist shop and a gas station. There is a blowhole on the other side of the island that is really just a wave crashing over a rock, which pushes the water high. Rum Point is a long drive if you are staying on Seven Mile Beach and is really just another beach. It is special because it has hammocks?
Rent a car and spend an afternoon going from place to place. None of these spots are worth much time.
Duty free shops
All of the cruise ships stop in the Port of Georgetown and let the people get off for the day and shop or go to the beach, or both if you have the time!!
Free samples of Tortuga rum cake in almost every shop!! Coupons for a free blue topaz(you can have set that day in whatever you desire) that will cost you. Use coupons in George town, go swim with the manatees and sting rays, also a submairne ride very small 4 people I think.
Rent a car! Taxi drivers tend to make up a price at the end because there is no meter.
If you MUST take a taxi... set the price before hand. The last thing you want is to be stuck in a strange place with a $50 taxi bill.
It would be well worth the trouble and price to just drive yourself... there are very few roads so you can't really get lost, plus you can go more places if you don't always have to wait for a cab.If you're staying at Seven Mile Beach and don't plan to ever leave that area, then just take the hotel shuttle to and from the airport, but if you want to see other parts of the island either rent a car or become friend with some-one who did.
Hell is not Heaven
It's not worth a major effort to go to 'Hell' . All you can get is tacky tourist stuff, postmarks from Hell, and a photo or two. There are much better ways to spend your time, especially if all you have is a day on a cruise stop (how many people visit).
Do it on your own and not with a tour. That way you don't waste a lot of time.
Rum point is worth the long trip and many people do not go there.
This is the greatest tourist trap to fall into. Go snorkeling in Stingray City! It's crowded (and slimy) at times but completely refreshing.Don't be frightened. By the time I got used to the stingrays it was time to leave... who knows when I'll have the chance to feed one again.
The Turtle Farm, just north of...
The Turtle Farm, just north of Georgetown was a little underwhelming. Go there only if you're just crazy about turtles. But then, if you are turtle-crazy, you might get upset when you find out that most of the turtles are harvested for soup. There's a dive shop right next door so go snorkeling or diving and see some turtles in the wild instead.
If you think you'll get a good...
If you think you'll get a good deal at the duty free shops, you're wrong. They aren't really a deal and they're mobbed with crazy tourists. Avoid Hell, the town. Its a trap and not really worth seeing. The turtle farm was fun, but a little pricey. If you must choose one of the three, see the turtles.
There is a place in Cayman...
There is a place in Cayman called 'Hell'. It is named this way for the black iron-shore that is located in a field. Much is said of this place, however, it is usally a disappointment to most people that visit it. The bonus though, is that entry is free (understandably). The best part is that there is a post office there and you can send 'a postcard from Hell'.If you must visit Hell, then combine it with a trip to the much loved Turtle Farm. It is very close to Hell and it will make the drive worth it.
Captain Shelby's Fishing...
Captain Shelby's Fishing ChartersPlenty of ads about this guy but he can't seem to agree on pricing. We have gone on 3 charters and each time the final price comes as a surprise since it is not what was quoted. We are now recommending other charter captains on the island.
Hell...Lava land. They have a...
Hell...Lava land. They have a destination called Hell something. This is a waste of time and should not even be an attraction. They have a spot maybe a 1/4 of an acre that is all old lava looking rocks. Within them they have painted cardboard devils that are on sticks....
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