Activities on Grand Cayman

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Set on the edge of the Cayman Trench is Grand Cayman, the largest island in a chain that also includes Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.  Depending upon where on the island you visit, you could be staying in the very commercialized and tourist-driven west coast which is never want for activity, or be surrounding by the undeveloped natural beauty of the rest of Grand Cayman where activities center on exploring the local Eco-system.

Perhaps because of the aforementioned Cayman Trench, scuba diving is the activity that Grand Cayman is best known for.  Under the sea the landscape is teeming with strong and colorful reef, hundreds of species of active marine animals, and dramatic nature-made architecture.  A huge majority of people who visit the island do so specifically to dive.  Still, there is more to the island, and tourists can make plans to participate in fishing trips, spend some time hitting the links, birding, and sightseeing. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

If you are intrigued by the idea of sightseeing at a more leisurely pace, there are 3 places that can help. Click to see our article concerning bike and scooter rentals.

Diving

Grand Cayman Diving

Between the many wrecks off shore, and the famous marine reserve teeming with life, Grand Cayman is routinely considered one of the signature diving destinations in the Caribbean.

You'll find 25 dive services and at least 124 different dive sites in the area. For a detailed look at diving in this area visit this page.

Fishing

Heidi K Fishing Charters

Grand Cayman is a well known destination for tourist looking to get some deep sea fishing in on their vacation. However, do not overlook some of the inland fishing options, like bonefishing, that are also avaliable in the area.

If you have some experienced anglers traveling with you, they'll be pleased to know they can catch some fish with one of the 10 charter operators in this area. Click here to read our discussion of this topic.

Golf

North Sound Golf Club

Like golf? You'll be glad to know there are several golf courses in the area. The area courses are Blue Tip Golf Course, Britannia Golf Course, and North Sound Golf Club. Simply click on the name of the course to read a detailed article concerning the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more. To reach our detailed page about golfing throughout the Cayman Islands, read this page.

Sailing and Boating

Jolly Roger

Additional details for area firms that can help you enjoy some time on the water can be seen in the table below.

Boating Opportunities On Grand Cayman
Name Phone Location
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
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
Windward Sailing & Canvas (345) 947-2649 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown

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

Shopping

Pure Art Gallery and Gifts

If you have some people who enjoy exploring new shops vacationing with you, they'll be interested to know that at least 74 retailers are located in this area. Read this page if you'd like to find out about shopping on Grand Cayman.

Sightseeing

Cayman Islands National Museum

Another popular activity is to enjoy the area's interesting sights. The area's sights include 8 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Tourists who enjoy spending time outdoors typically have fun visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. Those wanting to get more information concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.

Take a minute to read the following table to read more about a firm that will help you enjoy some great sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services On Grand Cayman
Name Type Phone Location
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 Travel Services Travel and Tour Operators (345) 949-5400 0.2 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Fantasea Tours Travel and Tour Operators (345) 916-0754 Seven Mile Beach
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, Eastern part of Grand Cayman
Moby Dick Tours Travel and Tour Operators (345) 925-5542 Western part of Grand Cayman
Stingray Cab an' Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (345) 916-6247 Southern part of Grand Cayman

Snorkeling

Cayman Kayaks

If you like to snorkel there's good news -- you'll have the chance in the waters surrounding Grand Cayman. For more information on snorkeling opportunities, go to this page.

Spas

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

Enjoying a spa just might be one of the highlights of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, since there are 9 different spas in this area. For more in formation concerning the options, see this page.

Tennis

Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. At a glance, you can see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On Grand Cayman
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

Aqua Watersports Premium Rentals

Details concerning lots of other activities are provided right below.

Other Activities On Grand Cayman
Name Type Phone Location
Anytime Fitness Fitness Centers and Instructors (345) 946-4748 1.9 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Aqua Watersports Premium Rentals Watersports Equipment Shop (866) 212-8027 1.4 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Bayside Watersports Ltd Watersports Operator (345) 949-3200 6.1 mi. North of Central Georgetown
Black Pearl Skate Skating Rink (345) 939-1301 2.2 mi. East of Central Georgetown
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
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
Native Way Watersports Watersports Operator (345) 946-8656 Grand Cayman
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
Stingray Watersports Watersports Operator (345) 929-9622 Grand Cayman
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
 

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