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 a large number of beaches to consider in and around the area. You can click on each beach name to get additional information about that particular location.

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.

A second option for beach-goers to consider is Spotts Bay. Though the waters are crystal clear and the shoreline is fairly isolated here, this beach is not very popular with tourists.

Frank Sound Beach: This is a good spot to take a break if you're on your way from George Town to East End. It's a beautiful spot and there won't be a crowd.

Needless to say, the area is home to a wide range of choices for beaches in and around the area. You can read this extended discussion if you're seeking additional specifics.

Landmark Attractions

Mission House

A landmark worth visiting is Old Savannah Schoolhouse. It is found 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.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit 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: Bodden Town Guardhouse Park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, though it is recommended that guests visit only during the daylight hours.

These are only some of the available choices. To get more information about other enjoyable places to visit this specific topic, navigate to this article concerning other interesting landmarks in and around Bodden Town.

Natural Attractions

Governor Gore's Bird Sanctuary

Mastic Reserve is one of the more popular natural attractions. 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.

A second place you might like is Meagre Bay Pond Animal Sanctuary. 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.

Bodden Town includes additional nature attractions. For more information on natural attractions in and around the area, follow this link.


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