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Our top ten things to do in Cayman Islands!

I am often asked how I have chosen the top 10 list, that I put up on my blog.  While in college I found it much easier to create a list when I started studying for a test or writing a term paper. Knowing that it is easy to understand why I create a top ten list, now as to how do I decide what goes on the list, simply put it is things I would like to do or have done in Cayman Islands.  I have chosen things on this list either because I have come across them while studying for certifications, personal experience, research, or client recommendations. Each of the item on the top 10 has a link, which will open a new window for more information.

 Let us know what you think of our list in the comments below the list. 

 1. Stingray City

Stingray City is among the Cayman Islands’ most popular attractions. Aquatic lovers mingle with marine life by wading among friendly stingrays that congregate near the sandy shore. This once-in-a-lifetime experience lets you get up close to these magnificent animals. Experience the majestic southern Atlantic stingrays in only three feet of water as you brush up against these creatures. Stingray City is a group of sandbars located 25 miles off the shore of Grand Cayman, and offers tours ranging from 3 to 5 hours. During the tours, you can swim with, feed, and take memorable photos with these friendly rays.

 2. Seven Mile Beach

If soft coral sand beaches, stunning turquoise waters and calm waves aren’t enough to sell you on a visit, maybe what’s located on and near the beach will. Seven Mile Beach Grand Cayman is home to many of the area’s best resorts, bars, restaurants, shops, natural wonders and more. It’s a popular destination that never seems to be too crowded. You will have no problem finding a peaceful space all your own right in the middle of it all.

 3. Scuba Diving

Devilishly deep drop-offs, wicked wreck dives and some of the coolest coral in the Caribbean have made the Cayman Islands a world-class dive destination. Grand Cayman’s North Wall plunges deeper than 1800 metres/6000 feet and offers beautiful wall diving with opportunities to see spotted eagle rays and sea turtles. Grand Cayman also offers accessible shore diving on great coral reefs with little to no current. Cayman Brac offers a good mix of wall, wreck and reef diving for all experience levels.

 4. Go to Hell

The tiny town of Hell is located in the West Bay area of Grand Cayman. It’s about a 10 minute drive north of Seven Mile Beach. You’ll know you’re there when you turn onto Hell Road!

 5. Cayman Turtle Center

Cayman’s largest land-based tourist attraction, Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter hosts more than 200,000 visitors each year. Educational, cultural and entertainment programmes are consistently being created and updated to enhance the experience that can only be found at our world-renowned attraction.

 6. Histoic Great House Pedro St James

Discover the unique heritage and culture of Cayman via this lovingly restored window into the 18th century that’s only a 20-minute drive from George Town. It a time in the Cayman Islands when most people lived in tiny, thatch-covered houses, a wealthy Englishman, using slave labour from Jamaica, created an astonishing 3-storey building called Pedro St. James.

 7. Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Garden

Enjoy the simple elegance of a traditional Caymanian garden with the startling beauty of an exotic floral display.  Spend an hour or two… or a full day! One thing is certain, each of our visitors will leave with a greater appreciation for the delicate balance of nature and the dedicated care in it’s preservation.

 8. The Crystal Caves

We stopped at the Crystal Caves during our short trip to the Caymans and were very happy with our decision. We’ve never seen anything like these caves and likely never will! Andre, our guide, was funny and very informative throughout our tour — he actually played in the caves as a kid! They take you through 3 cavesCayman Islands

 9. Mastic Trail

Mastic Trail is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bodden Town, Cayman Islands, Cayman Islands that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round

 10. Visit Georgetown

It is well worth a trip to George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands. It is the financial hub of the Cayman Islands and where the government conducts its business. It is also home to the high–end jewellery and beauty stores.

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Cayman Islands TOP 10

I am often asked how I have chosen the top 10 list, that I put up on my blog.  While in college I found it much easier to create a list when I started studying for a test or writing a term paper. Knowing that it is easy to understand why I create a top ten list, now as to how do I decide what goes on the list, simply put it is things I would like to do or have done in Cayman Islands.  I have chosen things on this list either because I have come across them while studying for certifications, personal experience, research, or client recommendations. Each of the item on the top 10 has a link, which will open a new window for more information.

 Let us know what you think of our list in the comments below the list. 

 1. Stingray City

 2. Seven Mile Beach

 3. Scuba Diving

 4. Go to Hell

 5. Cayman Turtle Center

 6. Histoic Great House Pedro St James

 7. Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Garden

 8. The Crystal Caves

 9. Mastic Trail

 10. Visit Georgetown

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DESTINATION: Cayman Islands

From our friends at Visit Cayman Islands

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‘We know how hard it is when it comes to deciding on a holiday. There are so many options to choose fr om and so many factors to think about – where to go, where to stay, what to do. Luckily the Cayman Islands has it all: luxury with an abundance of activities and experiences make it the perfect holiday choice for everyone, whether it’s a family adventure, a romantic escape, a culinary journey or a diving expedition. Below are just 10 reasons to visit this Caribbean “paradise: 

Beaches The Cayman Islands is home to some of the best beaches in the world. In fact, Seven Mile Beach is consistently voted one of ‘the world’s best beaches’ in the Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice awards. With soft white sand and calm, crystal clear water it’s the perfect place to while away the hours in Grand Cayman. 

 Unforgettable memories Visiting the Cayman Islands is all about unforgettable memories. Although there is a whole host of things to see and do, two experiences that really stand out are Stingray City and a night time kayak tour to experience the spectacular bioluminescence. Located approximately 20 minutes off the shores of Grand Cayman, Stingray City is a sandbar wh ere friendly wild stingrays congregate. You can interact with these majestic creatures, standing waist-deep in the warm water as they swim around your legs. This truly is an experience not to be missed and one to remember forever. Another unmissable experience has to be the night-time kayak tour to see the spectacular bioluminescence. The Cayman Islands is one of the few places in the world to witness this natural phenomenon wh ere every stroke of your paddle leaves behind a glowing swirl of blue light. Truly magical! 

Weather The average temperature in the Cayman Islands is 28°C so it’s perfect for a spot of year-round sunshine. January is the coolest month with temperatures around 25°C and warm trade winds providing a gentle breeze. 

Diving Widely recognised as the birthplace of recreational diving, exploring the underwater world around the Cayman Islands is not to be missed. There are diving experiences on offer for all ages and abilities with qualified instructors on hand for those wanting to learn. With 365 dive sites to choose from across the three islands and some of the best visibility in the world, expect to see colourful, abundant marine life, trenches, chasms and wrecks. Not a diver? No problem as there are fantastic snorkelling sites just off shore. Expect to see colourful fish, fascinating coral reefs and maybe even a turtle or two. Cayman is also a great place to learn to dive as the waters are warm and the visibility unrivalled. You can even complete the theory and pool work in the UK and simply fly out to Cayman to finish your PADI qualification. 

Watersports As well as providing stunning scenery underneath the waves, the surface of our calm, crystal-clear, turquoise waters provide the perfect setting for water sports. Snorkelling, sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking and kitesurfing are all available. Most of the larger hotels include GoPro rental in their prices, so you can capture all your exploits on camera! Paddleboarding or kayaking to Owen Island is a popular activity in Little Cayman as the island is uninhabited, so you can make it your own slice of paradise for the day. 

Nature There are several nature-based activities to enjoy in the Cayman Islands. These range from bird watching at the islands’ sanctuaries to kayaking through mangroves; learning about different flora and fauna. Naturalists will love the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park wh ere the rare, indigenous, Blue Iguana roams and marvel at the spectacular stalagmites and stalactites of the Crystal Caves. A hike along the ancient Mastic Trail with a National Trust guide is also a must. 

Food Proud to be known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands is a haven for foodies. Fresh seafood, vibrant flavours and a strong farm- and sea-to-table ethos make the culinary offering diverse and delicious. Exploring The best way to see the Cayman Islands is to explore at your own leisure. Hiring a car and finding your own way around the destination allows total freedom to go wherever the mood suits, whether it’s searching for a secluded beach, looking for that perfect photo opportunity or simply to find out how Caymanian people live. Just make sure you’ve got your swimming and snorkel gear with you! Cayman Brac A mere 30-minute flight from Grand Cayman,

Cayman Brac earns its name from the spectacular Bluff that thrusts vertically from the ocean floor and runs down the centre of the island. The lighthouse located at the end of the Bluff provides spectacular views of the cliffs and ocean below and those with an adventurous side will love exploring the crisscross network of hiking trails. Little Cayman At only ten miles long and one-mile wide, 

Little Cayman is perhaps the most unique of all three Cayman Islands. Small but mighty, the tranquil island offers uninterrupted relaxation and awe-inspiring landscapes everywhere you look, making it especially popular among couples and honeymooners. Pack a picnic and kayak or paddleboard over to the uninhabited Owen Island to experience true tropical island bliss. There aren’t many other sun-kissed islands in the Caribbean that can offer this diversity of experiences all in one place, making the Cayman Islands the perfect destination for a luxurious getaway, whatever the reason.”

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