Natural Attractions in Bodden Town

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Once a popular haunt for pirates, Bodden Town's natural attractions take advantage of local myths and legends by setting up sites like Pirate's Caves to resemble what could have been the hideout for mischief makers long ago.  If your interests lie elsewhere, consider the local animal sanctuary as a great way to learn about local fauna. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Governor Gore's Bird Sanctuary

Do you like spending time seeing the local flaura and fauna? There is one hiking trail and some nature preserves in and around the area.

Mastic Reserve is a popular nature preserve situated in eastern Bodden Town. 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.

Travelers looking to find a another great natural attraction should consider visiting places like Meagre Bay Pond Animal Sanctuary. Visitors to the area will have no problem finding their way around the few trails in the area. While the sanctuary is for all animals, you will see mainly birds, as they enjoy both the lagoon and the forest that surrounds it.

Governor Gore's Bird Sanctuary: With a few trails that will take people to some great bird lookout spots, birdwatchers will have plenty to do here. However, if bird-watching does not interest you, then this bird sanctuary may not be the place for you.

Take a moment to read the following table if you want more information.

Nature Preserves and Hiking In and Around Bodden Town
Name Type Location
Barker's National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 10.5 mi. Northwest of Central Bodden Town
East End Marshland Natural Habitat Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 8.3 mi. East of Central Bodden Town
Governor Gore's Bird Sanctuary Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Savannah, 2.4 mi. West of Central Bodden Town
Heritage Beach Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 7.3 mi. East of Central Bodden Town
Mastic Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Bodden Town
Mastic Trail Hiking Trail 5.9 mi. Northeast of Central Bodden Town
Meagre Bay Pond Animal Sanctuary Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Bodden Town

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

Vacationers can experience several parks, or a botanical garden nearby.

To surround yourself with beautiful tropical vegetation, consider visiting Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, which is located 7.2 mi. East-Northeast of central Bodden Town. Queen Elizabeth II herself was there on opening day of the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park in 1994, and since then the grounds have further developed. This spot is now a full-fledged tourist attraction featuring an abundance of flourishing flora and the Woodland Trail.

A second popular choice in this category is Kittiwake Shipwreck And Artificial Reef. Kittiwake Shipwreck and Artificial Reef is the remains of the sunken ship Kittiwake, which is now developing into an artificial reef. With the assistance of licensed diver operators, tourists are invited to snorkel and scuba dive around the wreck.

The parks and gardens available are listed directly below.

Parks and Gardens Near Bodden Town
Name Type Location
Garvin Park Park 9.6 mi. Northwest of Central Bodden Town
Kittiwake Shipwreck And Artificial Reef Park 10.2 mi. Northwest of Central Bodden Town
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park Botanical Garden 7.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Bodden Town
Trafalgar Square Park 8.6 mi. Northwest of Central Bodden Town

Zoos and Aquariums

Cayman Turtle Farm

If the concept of passing some time with interesting animals sounds like fun, consider visiting Cayman Turtle Farm. Car and bike parking is available for free directly across from the farm.

Zoos Near Bodden Town
Name Type Location Island/th>
Cayman Turtle Farm Zoo 11.8 mi. Northwest of Central Bodden Town Grand Cayman

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more interesting area land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Bodden Town are shown down below.

Land Formations In Bodden Town
Name Type Location
Meagre Bay Pond Pond 2.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Bodden Town
Pease Bay Pond Pond Central Bodden Town

Needless to say, there are a nice selection of attraction types available too. Anyone needing to get more details concerning other attractions here.


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