Glitzy shopping malls and white-sand beaches run the expanse of Grand Cayman, the largest of the Cayman Islands. This idyllic slice of paradise is known for its famous Seven Mile Beach, while its collection of reefs and underwater shipwrecks offer the perfect landscape for diving and snorkelling.
Things to do in Grand Cayman
Outdoor enthusiasts should visit Stingray City, a collection of shallow sandbars home to stingrays, starfish and tropical fish. You can feed the largest stingrays in the Caribbean, feed aquatic animals at Coral Garden and encounter colourful starfish.
The island’s star attraction is Seven Mile Beach, an iconic crescent with coral-sand beach and clear waters. You can pull up a beach chair and relax with your toes in the sand, go snorkelling through several small reefs located right offshore or grab a frozen drink from Calico Jacks.
Thrill-seekers looking for an underwater adventure will have plenty of choice in the Grand Cayman. Dive down and check out the Kittiwake Shipwreck and its artificial reef, explore through the underwater maze at Eden Rock or wade through the shallow waters at Smith’s Barcadere.
Head to the Cayman Crystal Caves to see one of the area’s most fascinating natural attractions. Take a guided tour through the upper level of rainforest before heading down into the caves where you can admire exquisite stalactite and stalagmite crystal formations.
Getting around Grand Cayman
Owen Roberts International Airport, located just outside of George Town, is the easiest way to get to Grand Cayman. The most convenient way to get around is by car or taxi, while much of the area can be explored on foot.