As one of the most visited places in the western Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands welcome some two million visitors each year. Being one of the top cruise-ship stops and a favorite destination for resort lovers, all three islands have a list of must-see Caribbean attractions that constitute the unmatched spirit of Caymankind and the Cayman Islands.
There is something for everyone, from beautiful sandy beaches and amazing scuba diving locations to vibrant nightlife and culinary richness. Caymans are the perfect place to start your Caribbean adventure.
In this article we will cover some of the activities you simply must include in your Cayman experience.
History and Nature
The Caymans have a lot to offer to tourist who enjoy spending time in nature and exploring the rich island history. For most visitors seeing the East End Lighthouse Park is a must, a beautiful park stores the ruins of a lighthouse that watched over Grace Bay. Keep in mind, a historic tour of the islands wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the National Trust House. Here visitors can experience life on the islands, as it once was, by exploring the house that was once home of three prominent island families. The artifacts exhibited there tell a story worth hearing.
Now, for nature lovers there is a whole selection of fun activities to fill their time on the islands. One of the most beautiful experiences is scuba diving, and companies like Cayman Turtle Divers offer unique diving locations such as USS Kittiwake. This wreckage is home to numerous sea creatures, and you can have a lot of fun roaming through different chambers and discovering all that this great ship has to offer. Another location any true nature lover wouldn’t want to miss is the Cayman Turtle Centre. This is the only institution in the world that successfully breeds green sea turtles. They release captive-bred sea turtles into the wild, and allow visitors to spend time with these beautiful sea creatures in various exhibits and supervised encounters.
Food and Drink
The Cayman Islands offer a wide variety of food and drink options. With around 100 nationalities resident in Cayman the local cuisine is bustling will all the different specialties. You can visit some of the local restaurants, from Margaritaville to Kaibo and try such specialties like Jerk Chicken and Red Lionfish. And if you really want to immerse yourself in to the Cayman food culture, visit Market at The Cricket Grounds in George Town, here you will find fresh local produce, try some of the hot specialties, and even buy beautiful handmade trinkets. This is the one place you can truly feel the energy of the Grand Cayman Island.
For real spirit connoisseurs a visit to Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery is a must. This little distillery does everything by hand, using local ingredients and traditional West Indies distilling techniques. You can take a tour of the facilities and taste some of their exquisite products. Of course if this is not your scene, you can always enjoy a cocktail or two at the Rum Point Beach, where you will soak in the tranquility of a Cayman day while savoring the shade of Casuarina trees on your Caribbean beach vacation.
These are only some of the amazing activities that await Cayman Islands visitors. This is the one vacation destination that we all need to put on our bucket list. Whether you get there by plane or boat, you are bound to make memories that will last you a lifetime. So start packing right away, the Caymans are waiting!
About the author
Marie Nieves, student of economics who loves unusual trips and have a plan to travel the whole world. She is an avid lover of photography. As she always loved to travel, she really loves to talk about her experiences. On her journeys she likes to read poetry and prose and loves to surf the Internet.