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 thinking about exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, you will find a variety of different rental agencies that can help make it happen. Click to find our page 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.

There are 25 dive services and at least 124 good dive sites in the area. Navigate here to view our article about scuba diving in this area.

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 avid anglers in your group, they'll be pleased to know 10 charter fishing services operate from this area. To see our page about deep sea fishing, visit this page.

Golf

North Sound Golf Club

If you're a golf fanatic you'll be pleased to learn there are three golf courses in the area. The courses are Blue Tip Golf Course, Britannia Golf Course, and North Sound Golf Club. To read a detailed article concerning the course simply click on the course name. For a better look at this specific topic, go to this guide, which discusses golfing throughout the Cayman Islands.

Sailing and Boating

Jolly Roger

The table below summarizes more information about area firms that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

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
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 reading about nearby marinas and charter operators check out this page.

Shopping

Pure Art Gallery and Gifts

If you are traveling with some folks who enjoy window shopping they can "discover" a few of the 82 retail shops in the area. Go to this article if you'd like to learn more about shopping on Grand Cayman.

Sightseeing

Cayman Islands National Museum

Another great option is to discover the area's sights and natural beauty. Sights of interest to visitors include 8 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Nature enthusiasts are likely to have a good time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. To see our detailed page about sightseeing attractions and opportunities, click this link.

Check out the chart below for a listing of a firm that can help you have a great time 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
Surfside Aquasports Kayaking Service (345) 916-2820 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
West Bay Tour with Cayman Bike Company Excursions and Sightseeing Service (866) 212-8027 6.7 mi. North of Central Georgetown

Snorkeling

Cayman Kayaks

If spending some time snorkeling sounds like fun you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so in the waters surrounding Grand Cayman. Follow this link to check out our page concerning local snorkeling opportunities.

Spas

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

Enjoying a spa might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 13 different spas in this area. Readers can find more details about this topic can do so by clicking on this link.

Tennis

Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

If you're a tennis player you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on each name to learn more about 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

Information concerning many other activities are listed in the table 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
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
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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