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.

Located in the northeastern part of Cayman Kai, this beach is on the North coast of Grand Cayman. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, should give Cayman Kai a try. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

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.

There is also a snack bar here. You might also have the option to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. 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; it will be near other attractions like Bodden Town Guardhouse Park, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but plenty of visitors find that museums like National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (positioned eight miles away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new side of the Cayman Islands' history.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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 exploring the city is a convenient option. The nearby town of Bodden Town is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Cayman Kai, Bodden Town is located roughly six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good variety of hotel options to choose from in the area around the beach. The closest of which can be seen 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


Though this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are prepared to venture a little out of the way. Rum Point Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is only a short distance away.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

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, you'll find other beaches besides Cayman Kai on Grand Cayman.

If the active mood at Cayman Kai is one of the features you love, consider also visiting Barkers National Park Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it seven miles to the west. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Rum Point is a location which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located just a little ways away.

Another option worth considering is Water Cay, located a mile and a half away. Search for starfish and other colorful marine life in the gentle surf of Walter Cay.

There's plenty to see and do in the Cayman Islands, and Cayman Kai is just one of the many options.


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