Cayman Kai

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The aquamarine waters off of these shores provide great opportunities for snorkeling around a coral reef. There are opportunities for water sports and guided tours here, including a glass bottom boat ride around the reef.

Positioned on the northeastern part of Cayman Kai, this beach is on the North edge of Grand Cayman. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying nearby. Though you'll make many choices while on vacation, choosing the right beach can make all the difference. Before you arrive, consider some of the Cayman Islands' most interesting options, like Cayman Kai.

How to Access The Beach
This is a heavily populated and developed part of Grand Cayman because of the spectacular waters around this cape. Transportation here is easy, but access may be an issue if you're not staying at a resident resort.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sands at Cayman Kai are the quintessence of Caribbean charm. These shores are dotted with flourishing emerald green palm trees. Cayman Kai is situated on the north side of the island.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. You might also have the option to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Plan your Sunday-afternoon picnic at this relaxing beachfront property. Cayman Kai is a relatively secluded beach, with sand strewn with troves of exotic conchs, periwinkles, and all kinds of exotic seashells.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North coast of Grand Cayman; the area is home to other attractions such as Bodden Town Guardhouse Park, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, a lovely museum found eight miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Cayman Kai
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bodden Town Guardhouse Park Historical Site 6.3 S Grand Cayman
Mission House Historical Site 6.3 S Grand Cayman
Old Savannah Schoolhouse Historical Site 7.1 SSW Grand Cayman
Blue Tip Golf Course Golf Course 7.2 WSW Grand Cayman
Pedro St. James National Historic Site Historical Site 7.3 S Grand Cayman

Cities and Towns

Cayman Kai is in the Bodden Town area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Bodden Town is the closest city and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the beach, Bodden Town is located roughly six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Cayman Kai is not located near many major hotels, but you may see guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of lodgings within a car's reach. Some of the closest options are seen in the list below.

Accommodations near Cayman Kai
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Turtle Nest Inn 6.5 S Hotel
Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman 6.5 W Resort
Annie's Place 7.2 WSW Guest house


While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll still have some choices, especially if you're willing to drive a bit. One of the nearest places to eat is Rum Point Restaurant, which is not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Cayman Kai
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Rum Point Restaurant (345) 947-9412 Caribbean Informal 0.3 mi. WNW
Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill (345) 947-9975 American, Caribbean Informal 1.1 mi. SW
Upstairs at Kaibo (345) 947-9975 Contemporary, International Fine Dining 1.1 mi. SW
Kaibo Beach Espresso (345) 947-9975 -- -- 1.1 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Grand Cayman, and Cayman Kai is just one option.

If the active mood at Cayman Kai has you wanting more of the same, think about checking out Barkers National Park Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. It is located seven miles to the west. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Rum Point is an area removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Water Cay, which is located only a short distance away. Search for starfish and other colorful marine life in the gentle surf of Walter Cay.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Cayman Islands; then again, visiting Cayman Kai or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Cayman Islands even more memorable.


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