Cayman Islands Tourist Traps

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Cayman Islands Tourist Traps

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Taxi Traps

    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,...

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  • 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...

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  • Stingray City

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • Go to Hell...... Hell, Grand...

    Go to Hell...... Hell, Grand Cayman that is. Actually, it's a fun little stop and you can send a postcard from Hell.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Snorkle trips. Most of these...

    Snorkle trips. Most of these are 'cattle cars' and they just run masses in and out. Tortuga Divers runs snorkle trips with less than 10 to neat sites away from everyone else. Go to them, avoid the others.

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  • On the island is the village...

    On the island is the village of Hell. All kinds of stuff for sale like t-shirts that say 'I've been to Hell and Back', etc. If you are in the neighborhood stop by for a chuckle but don't make a special trip for it.

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  • Shopping in Georgetown. ...

    Shopping in Georgetown. Georgetown is really pretty small and there is not a lot to see there. The streets are very busy with traffic so watch yourself when crossing the street. The shopping is really very diverse. If you are looking for a $20,000 diamond necklace or a $20 t-shirt you are in the right place. Other than expensive jewelry and cheap...

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  • Do not use taxis. The drivers...

    Do not use taxis. The drivers make up a price that is convenient for them. It is much easier and less expensive to rent a car. The road system is good and the island is so small that it is hard to get lost.

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  • Georgetown is very crowded...

    Georgetown is very crowded with all of the cruise ships coming in. It is still beautiful and full of shops, but expensive.

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  • Easter and Easter Monday is...

    Easter and Easter Monday is big island holiday. All of the locals go to Rum Point. We made the mistake of taking a little day trip on Easter Monday. When we returned, not only was someone parked in our driveway, but someone else was blocking that car in. Our kind neighbors let us squeeze in next to them, otherwise we would have been stranded with...

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  • Dinner out will cost about...

    Dinner out will cost about $100US per person. We only ate out twice. The food was good, certainly not worth the price. We can get a lot better for much less in Delaware. I suggest picking up what you need and preparing your own meals. Steaks and seafood was reasonable at the grocery store. Bring your own liquor from the states, you'll pay double in...

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  • Stay away from Hell, Grand...

    Stay away from Hell, Grand Cayman. It not worth the cab fare to get out to Hell! Worst tourist trap I've been in!

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  • Here is a picture of Hell,...

    Here is a picture of Hell, Grand Cayman. As you will notice, there is not much to see. It costs approx. $15-$20 for a taxi ride from the port. The only 'good' thing you can take away from this expirence is to say you have been to Hell and back. Good luck!

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