With all of the excitement around a family vacation to the Cayman Islands, be sure to take note of the top Grand Cayman family activities.
There are so many tourist attractions in Grand Cayman, you may have a hard time deciding which ones are the best. Here are suggestions for some of the top activities in the Cayman Islands.
First of all, be sure to take the family to the most popular attraction in Grand Cayman, the Cayman Turtle Centre. The center’s Island Wildlife Encounter draws more than 200,000 visitors a year, and it’s easy to see why. When you are looking for Cayman Islands activities, this should definitely be on your list. You and your children can swim with green sea turtles, visit the butterfly garden, see a giant crocodile and pick up yearling turtles from the turtle ponds and snap a photo.
For another land-based attraction, your family will love exploring Cayman’s Crystal Caves. The whole family will be in awe as you take a guided walking tour through “rooms” of stalactite and stalagmite crystal structures. Be sure to make time for a visit to the Cayman Islands’ oldest landmark.
Not far from the caves is another great Grand Cayman activity for the entire family. Head to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Gardens and stroll among the exotic tropical flowers and trees and the many lush gardens. You’ll also see a traditional Caymanian house and the exotic blue iguanas, which are only found on Grand Cayman.
No visit to Grand Cayman would be complete without enjoying water sports. You probably already know that the Cayman Islands is among the most popular scuba diving destinations in the world. Even if you are not a diver, you surely will want to snorkel and see the colorful exotic fish and corals along Seven Mile Beach, swim with the gentle stingrays at Stingray City and see an astonishing number of red sea cushion starfish at Starfish Point.
Another great way to see the magical underwater sights is on a submarine or glass bottom boat excursion. You’ll get to see exotic marine life in the depths of the ocean and even see the wreck of the USS Kittiwake, now an artificial reef and a favorite attraction for divers. What better way to go diving in Grand Cayman?
If any family members are scuba divers, it’s easy to schedule a trip with any of the many qualified dive operators on the island. You can even take dive lessons or sign up for refresher courses. And remember, snorkeling, swimming and all kinds of watersports are available every day in this stunning island paradise. You can also rent a kayak, a private boat or yacht, a waverunner or a standup paddleboard. Also, check out some of the quieter beaches, such as Rum Point or Spotts. Or, drive to the East End to get an entirely different feel for the island.
What are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to the Cayman Islands and take advantage of the best family activities the islands have to offer.