Activities in the Cayman Islands

Get up off those lounge chairs and explore all that the Cayman Islands has to offer

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Every type of traveler has a different idea of what their perfect Caribbean holiday will entail. Some imagine days spent on the beach soaking up sun and using a snorkel to swim with tropical fish. Others would rather spend their days shopping and their nights partying with locals. Whatever you imagine your vacation to be like, the Cayman Islands has enough options that everyone will return home satisfied.

When vacationing on an island, it is hard to ignore the waters that surround you – especially in the Caribbean where the waters are so clear and bright blue. The Cayman Islands are said to have some of the best diving sites in the world, and while many people prefer to swim in the safety of their resort pool, you don’t want to let your vacation pass you by without taking the opportunity to take a snorkeling or diving trip. Chartering a boat for a sailing tour or fishing trip is another great way to spend time out on the waters surrounding the islands.

Bike and Scooter Rental

If you are intrigued by the idea of seeing the sights at a slower pace, you will find a variety of different businesses that can help. Read this extended discussion which is all about bike and scooter rentals if you want to get additional information.

Diving

The Cayman Islands Diving

There are 36 dive services and at least 231 different dive sites in the area. Click here to see our extended discussion of scuba diving in this area.

Events and Festivals

Attending an event or festival in the Cayman Islands is a great way to mingle with local residents, learn about important cultural celebrations, and sample great regional fare. Some of the can’t miss events include Batabano Carnival and Pirates Week Festival. Read more about events and festivals in the Cayman's by clicking here.

Fishing

Heidi K Fishing Charters

Fishing is popular in this area, as indicated by the presence of 10 charter fishing services in this area. For a more thorough discussion of fishing in the area visit this page.

Golf

North Sound Golf Club

Like to play golf? You'll be pleased to discover a few golf courses The courses in the area are Blue Tip Golf Course, Britannia Golf Course, and North Sound Golf Club. You can click on the name of the course to read a detailed article concerning the course. Readers who want to get more details concerning golfing throughout Caribbean can do so here.

Sailing and Boating

Jolly Roger

The table below has some details regarding firms that can help you get out on the water.

Boating Opportunities In the Cayman Islands
Name Phone Location
Black Princess Charters (345) 949-0400 West Bay
Captain Shelby's Charter Boat Operation (345) 927-5413 Cayman Brac
Cayman Islands Sailing Charters (345) 525-1222 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Jolly Roger (345) 922-9922 Downtown Georgetown
Ocean Frontiers (345) 947-7500 Grand Cayman
Ocean Safari (345) 949-6796 Grand Cayman
Pirates Of The Caymans (345) 623-7245 Seven Mile Beach
Red Sail Sports Charter (345) 623-5965 3.1 mi. North of Central Georgetown
Sail Cayman (345) 916-4333 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Sun Rays Tours -- 1.6 mi. North of Central Seven Mile Beach
Windward Sailing & Canvas (345) 947-2649 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown

If you're interested in learning about nearby marinas and charter operators go to this page.

Shopping

Pure Art Gallery and Gifts

Though the cost of living in the Cayman Islands is higher than many other countries, shopping bargains are available for shoppers who are willing to seek them out. While there are duty fees associated with some purchases, products that you can only buy on the islands, such as local artwork, native crafts, handcrafted jewelry, and some foods and beverages are duty free. Stick to shopping on Grand Cayman for the best deals.

If there are some shopping fanatics traveling with you, they might be interested to know that at least 90 retailers are located in this area. Click here to find our page dedicated to shopping in the Cayman Islands.

Sightseeing

Cayman Islands National Museum

Sightseeing is another great option for anyone visiting the Cayman Islands. Sights of interest to visitors include 14 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Those visitors who like the open air will typically enjoy the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Click on this link to visit our guide to area sightseeing and attractions.

Information about a firm that can guide you to some of the most interesting local sights can be seen here:

Sightseeing Services In the Cayman Islands
Name Type Phone Location
Aladdin Tours Travel and Tour Operators (345) 943-8182 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Atlantis Submarines Excursions and Sightseeing Service (800) 887-8571 Downtown Georgetown
Cayman Kayaks Kayaking Service (345) 926-4467 0.6 mi. North of Central Cayman Kai
Cayman Tours & Travel Ltd Travel and Tour Operators (345) 949-2355 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Cayman Travel Services Travel and Tour Operators (345) 949-5400 0.2 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Evco Tours Travel and Tour Operators (345) 947-8418 1.9 mi. West of Central Savannah
Fantasea Tours Travel and Tour Operators (345) 916-0754 Seven Mile Beach
Latin Tours Ltd Travel and Tour Operators (345) 946-5174 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Lily Tours Travel and Tour Operators (345) 949-4606 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Majestic Tours Travel and Tour Operators (345) 949-7773 0.7 mi. East of Downtown Georgetown
Mccurley's Tours Travel and Tour Operators (345) 947-9626 East End, Western part of the Cayman Islands
Moby Dick Tours Travel and Tour Operators (345) 925-5542 Grand Cayman
Surfside Aquasports Kayaking Service (345) 916-2820 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Travel Pros Travel and Tour Operators (345) 949-8182 Grand Cayman
Travel With Us Ltd Travel and Tour Operators (345) 943-9898 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Travelcity Travel and Tour Operators (345) 769-5800 Grand Cayman
Tropicana Tours Ltd Travel and Tour Operators (345) 949-0944 Seven Mile Beach

Snorkeling

Cayman Kayaks

If you like to snorkel you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in the Cayman Islands. To see our detailed page about local snorkeling opportunities, click here.

Spas

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

Enjoying a spa might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, since there are 16 different spas in this area. Click here to read our extended discussion of this topic.

Tennis

Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

If you're a tennis player your best bet is to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below highlights some key facts. You can view the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to learn more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In the Cayman Islands
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman 3.3 mi. North of Central Georgetown 4 check check
Cayman Club 2.0 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown 2 check
Christopher Columbus 2.0 mi. Northwest of Central Crystal Harbour 2 check

For instance, Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman has a tennis pro who can give you lessons or tips for improving your game.

Other Activities

Information about many other activities are provided right below.

Other Activities In the Cayman Islands
Name Type Phone Location
Anytime Fitness Fitness Centers and Instructors (345) 946-4748 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Aqua Adventure Ltd Watersports Operator (345) 949-1616 Grand Cayman
Bayside Watersports Ltd Watersports Operator (345) 949-3200 West Bay
Black Pearl Skate And Surf Park Skating Rink -- 2.2 mi. East of Central Georgetown
Blue Water Beach Parasailing Parasailing Service (345) 525-5400 West Bay
Capt Marvin's Watersports Watersports Operator (345) 945-4590 0.4 mi. South of Central West Bay
Dolphin Cove Dolphin Encounter Service (345) 946-3396 0.4 mi. South of Central West Bay
ENERGY Essential Fitness Fitness Centers and Instructors (345) 946-6006 0.5 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Ed Bush Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- 6.6 mi. North of Central Georgetown
Ezona's Aquatics Watersports Operator (345) 943-9662 West Bay
F A B Fitness Studio-Personal Training Fitness Centers and Instructors (345) 916-5204 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Field Of Dreams Sporting Event Venue -- 1.5 mi. South of Downtown Georgetown
Fitness Connection Fitness Centers and Instructors (345) 949-8485 1.0 mi. South-Southwest of Downtown Georgetown
Kingpin Bowling Alley Bowling Center (345) 946-2695 1.9 mi. East of Central Georgetown
Kings Express Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (345) 769-5464 Seven Mile Beach
Mobile Fitness Solutions Fitness Centers and Instructors (345) 926-0901 Grand Cayman
Native Way Watersports Watersports Operator (345) 946-8656 Grand Cayman
One To One Personal Fitness Fitness Centers and Instructors (345) 949-9440 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Red Sail Sports Marriott Watersports Operator (877) 506-6368 1.5 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Red Sail Sports Rum Point Watersports Operator (877) 506-6368 0.6 mi. North of Central Cayman Kai
Red Sail Sports Seven Mile Beach Watersports Operator (877) 506-6368 3.5 mi. North of Central Georgetown
Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6 Movie Theater (345) 640-3456 1.9 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Sea 2 Sky Travel, Adventure & Watersports Watersports Operator (345) 946-7433 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Splash Water Sports/Royal Tours Watersports Operator (345) 949-0062 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Stingray Watersports Watersports Operator (345) 929-9622 Grand Cayman
Synergy Fitness Concepts Fitness Centers and Instructors (345) 947-6366 West Bay
Torres Top Tennis Tennis Instructions Service (345) 925-0352 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Truman Bodden Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue (345) 949-5775 1.2 mi. South of Downtown Georgetown
World Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (345) 949-5132 1.7 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
World Gym Fitness Centre Ltd Fitness Centers and Instructors (345) 926-2760 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown

And this is only the beginning. From touring attractions to sampling local cuisine, there is so much to do in the Cayman Islands you’d be hard pressed to find yourself without something to keep you entertained. If you play your cards right, you may just need a vacation from your Cayman Islands vacation.

 

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