Now that the time has come for your dream trip, you’ll want to make the most of your visit. We’ll make it easy for you with these tried-and-true top seven fun things to do in the Cayman Islands.
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Of the many unique things to do in the Cayman Islands, this is surely one of the most fun. Book an excursion to Stingray City and follow the boat guide’s instructions on feeding and petting the gentle stingrays that will gather to greet you in waist-high water. Continue on the boat ride to nearby Starfish Point where you will see lots of red cushion sea stars in the clear, shallow water.
And since swimming with stingrays is just the tip of the iceberg – so to speak – you can add swimming with turtles to your list of fun things to do in the Cayman Islands. Visit the Cayman Turtle Centre, where you can swim with native green sea turtles and various species of fish in an enclosed lagoon. The turtle center also has the largest swimming pool on island, an aviary, a butterfly garden, a shark tank for viewing and a turtle pond where you can scoop up yearlings and get a photo with them.
Now, just about everyone knows that the Cayman Islands is world-famous for its dive sites. The good news is, that whether or not you are a diver, there’s a great way to see the magnificent marine life in the Caribbean. Schedule a tour on a submarine or glass bottom boat – one of the best things to do in the Cayman Islands. You’ll cruise past Cayman’s famous giant reef wall and see the wreck of the USS Kittiwake, now an artificial reef teeming with marine life.
The Cayman Islands, including the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, are all popular sites for swimming, diving and snorkeling. Schedule a dive with any number of dive operators, or head to any of the pristine beaches to swim and snorkel.
All kinds of watersports are easily accessible along popular Seven Mile Beach, and are also available for bookings by cruise ship passengers. Rent a stand-up paddleboard, or take off across the water on a waverunner. Rent a kayak or sign up for a private boat charter and cruise the ocean in style.
Few people know there are caves on Grand Cayman – they are a true hidden treasure. Take a guided walking tour through “rooms” of stalactite and stalagmite crystal structures at Cayman Crystal Caves and learn about the geological significance of the Cayman Islands’ oldest landmark.
For another leisurely thing to do in the Cayman Islands, visit the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Gardens. Stroll among the exotic tropical flowers and trees and the many lush gardens. You’ll also see a traditional Caymanian house and blue iguanas, which are only found on Grand Cayman.
For those looking around for what to do in the Cayman Islands, don’t pass up things to do on Cayman Brac. This tiny island is known for its big Bluff, a limestone ridge that is a favorite of hikers and climbers. The Booby Pond is home to some 20,000 red-footed boobies, and the Parrot Reserve on top of the Bluff preserves the endemic Cayman Brac parrots.
So, now that you have a list of the top 7 things to do in the Cayman Islands, have a great time!