Bodden Town Attractions

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Pirates are a big deal in Bodden Town where a graveyard said to hold the remains of a few known pirates and a natural cave which is set up to appear as though it is a hiding spot for the famed thieves are popular attractions.   Beaches, nature preserves, and a few other historic sites are worth a look as well.  


Cayman Kai

You'll find an abundance of beaches to choose from in and around the area. Click on the name of each beach for more detail concerning that beach.

Meagre Bay Beach: Meagre Bay Beach is across from a animal sanctuary and pond of the same name, on Bodden Town Road. You can park your car along the road and walk right up on the beach, there is no access restriction here.

Another location for beach-goers to consider is Spotts Bay. Centrally located on Grand Cayman's south shore, this beach is not as picturesque as most of the island's pristine beaches. It's rocky and wide, with no shade around.

Frank Sound Beach: You'll find this beach in southeast Grand Cayman at the intersection of Bodden Town Road and aptly named Frank Sound Road. Head east past the intersection a little ways and park along the road.

Bodden Town and the surrounding areas offer quite a few other beaches to choose from. Click to read our page regarding beaches for Bodden Town.

Landmark Attractions

Mission House

One popular destination is Old Savannah Schoolhouse. It is located in western Bodden Town. The Old Savannah Schoolhouse is located very near the new school that the echo of children laughing and playing in the school yard can make this spot slightly haunting. Still, rows of desks, a blackboard, and bottles of ink remain in the room as a reminder of the past.

Another popular destination is Mission House. It is located in the heart of Bodden Town. Mission House is a historic home that dates back to the 18th century, and has known to have been used by missionaries and teachers throughout the years. Today, the house has been made into a museum that showcases relics which tell the tale of how life was lived on the Cayman Islands centuries ago.

Bodden Town Guardhouse Park: Once a prominent town on Grand Cayman Islands, Bodden Town Guard House Park has always been held in high regard amongst locals, many of whom grew up hearing tales of how the people of Bodden Town stood guard over the island and were prepared to protect the area should something like a pirate attack occur. Evidence of this is in the two replica cannons on the grounds.

That's not all -- there are a wider range of other landmark attractions. Navigate to this article concerning landmarks in and near the area if you want to get more specifics.

Natural Attractions

Governor Gore's Bird Sanctuary

Mastic Reserve is one of the natural attractions you should consider visiting. <p>Many years of deforestation for logging purposes during the 18th and 19th centuries led to a loss of one of the Cayman Islands important eco-zones, the dry forest. Mastic Reserve is one of the few remaining dry forests throughout the islands.</p>

Another local attraction you might like is Meagre Bay Pond Animal Sanctuary. <p>The small protected area of Meagre Bay Pond is home to a large number of waterfowl that use the shallow salt water to hunt and wade, especially waterfowl like ducks.</p>

Needless to say, you'll be able to find plenty of other choices too. For more information about this topic, go to this article.


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