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 on the northeastern edge of Cayman Kai, this beach is on the North edge of Grand Cayman. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying very close. While the Cayman Islands has beaches that are more secluded than Cayman Kai, it offers just the right amount of privacy and atmosphere to appeal to couples and families alike.

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 at this spot is also an option. If available, you could also purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. 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


Visitors will find this beach on the North coast of Grand Cayman. It is close to Bodden Town Guardhouse Park, which is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. This museum is located eight miles away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

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

The town of Bodden Town is close-by and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, Bodden Town is a little ways off, maybe six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Cayman Kai will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers will find a pretty nice selection of accommodation options to pick from in the area around Cayman Kai. The most convenient of which are listed in the table 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 B & B


Though the area surrounding Cayman Kai isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you are prepared to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Rum Point Restaurant, which is a quarter mile to the west-northwest of it.

Nearby restaurant options are listed below.

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

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Grand Cayman besides Cayman Kai.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Cayman Kai has you wanting more of the same, consider checking out Barkers National Park Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. It is located seven miles to the west. If you're looking for something a little more private, Rum Point could be a good option for you. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

Travelers may also want to consider Water Cay, which is located a mile and a half away. Search for starfish and other colorful marine life in the gentle surf of Walter Cay.

Maybe Cayman Kai is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Cayman Islands you might like.


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