The Cayman Islands Attractions

The natural variety of the Cayman Islands ensures that there are attractions suited to every visitor

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The Cayman Islands may be small, but they're a big hit with many different kinds of travelers.

Those who'd like a secluded, relaxing vacation experience will find the two smaller islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, to be a little piece of Caribbean paradise. On the other hand, those who like a bit more excitement can explore the larger Grand Cayman. Although each of the the islands has its own personality, all three feature stunning beaches and a unique variety of wildlife.

Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is the busiest of the Cayman Islands, and there's no shortage of attractions for visitors. A number of historic landmarks are located throughout the island. These range from the picturesque castle of Pedro St. James, to Bodden Town on the southern coast, where pirates once frequently attacked. Nature is another big attraction here, and travelers will be delighted to discover that both the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and the Cayman Turtle Farm offer a glimpse of the island's natural beauty. Beach-goers will find many excellent spots to enjoy the Caribbean waters, from world-famous Seven Mile Beach to the somewhat more private Smith's Cove.

Cayman Brac

If you'd prefer to get away from the bustle of city life, consider a trip to Cayman Brac. This medium-sized island is known for its rocky coastline, which presents a challenge for swimmers, but is a treat for snorkelers and divers. The rest of the island is incredibly lush, and many visitors rave about the area's natural vegetation. Both experienced bird-watchers and curious vacationers will find the Brac Parrot Reserve to be of interest and a great way to learn more about the island's wildlife.

Little Cayman

Just as its name implies, Little Cayman is the smallest island of the group. The attractions here tend to be based in nature and draw eco-tourists from around the world. This island is the home of the Red-Footed Booby Pond Nature Reserve, as well as several gorgeous beaches. Sandy Point, one of the island's finest, is secluded and quiet, making it a great place to unwind.


Rum Point

You'll discover a large number of beaches to visit in the area. Regardless of whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you like having more of the beach to yourself, you should be able to find just the right beach. Just click on the name of each beach to read a detailed article concerning that specific beach.

One beach where you can go snorkeling is Rum Point. On the north coast of Grand Cayman, facing Cuba, lies bustling Rum Point. Here, flat white sands backed by shade trees lead down to the calm blue sea.

Another option to consider is The Blowholes. This beach is easy to find and access, just steps from Sea View Road, in south central Grand Cayman.

Sandy Point: On a clear day you can see the nearby island of Cayman Brac from this beach. If you like privacy and seclusion, this is a great beach for you.

Of course, the area has plenty of additional beaches to choose from in the area. Navigate to this article if you'd like to discover additional facts.

Landmark Attractions

Cayman Islands National Museum

A common landmark for vacationers is National Trust House. It is situated in Blossom Village, the Cayman Islands. Also known as Mission House, the National Trust House brings visitors back to a much earlier time in island history by allowing them to explore a home that three prominent families were known to inhabit over the years.

Another popular destination is Cayman Islands National Museum. It is found within downtown Georgetown. This national museum has diverse collections and features exhibits on various topics, from a collection of Cayman artwork to a natural history collection full of fossils of sea critters.

National Trust Visitor Center: The National Trust for the Cayman Islands works to share the history of the islands through the preservation of historic landmarks and natural sites. At the National Trust Visitors Centre, visitors will gleam first hand information on the importance of each site, and learn which are best for them to visit based upon their interests.

But that's not all -- you'll be able to find a nice selection of other choices as well. For more in formation concerning other sites worth visiting in this area, navigate to this page.

Natural Attractions

Cayman Turtle Farm

Dolphin Cove is one of the more frequently visited outdoor attractions. Owned and operated by people who truly love and care for the dolphins that live there, Dolphin Cove invites guests to experience a day in the life of a dolphin up close and personal.

Salt Water Pond is a second option you might want to consider. Once designated as an Animal Sanctuary, Saltwater Pond was stripped of that recognition in 2012. Even so, it remains a tranquil spot to check out on your tour of Cayman Brac's south coast.

These are merely a few of what's on the island. You can go to this extended discussion which is all about natural attractions in this area if you want to get some more specifics.

History buffs and beach-combers alike will find a wealth of opportunities to explore in the Cayman Islands. Bring sunscreen, a beach towel, and your sense of adventure, and you're sure to enjoy every minute of your time in the islands.


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