Water Cay

Water Cay is on a little jutting cape on Grand Cayman, providing an incredible panoramic view of the endless Caribbean sea.

Located on Water Cay, near Cayman Kai, this beach is on the North West edge of Grand Cayman. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— may find that Water Cay is just the right spot. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not dead and empty either.

How to Access The Beach
Water Cay is often accessed by boat, docking along the sandbar. You can also drive here easily, up Rum Point Drive, then left at Water Cay Road. It is quite a scenic drive.

Amenities and Ambiance

With unspoiled white sands, a sandbar and beautiful paths to tour the cape, this is a lovely beach locale.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. You might also have the option to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. These shores are secluded and quiet, creating the perfect atmosphere for serene sunbathing or peaceful romantic picnic. Vacationers who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of other parts of the Grand Caymans will love this sleepy shoreline.

If you tend to go for sunny days which bring guests a serene place to escape, then maybe head on over to Water Cay; it is located within a more rural area of the region.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North West coast of Grand Cayman. It is near some interesting sites like Bodden Town Guardhouse Park, which is one of a few area's attractions.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (found within taxi range) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new side of the Cayman Islands' history.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Water Cay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bodden Town Guardhouse Park Historical Site 5.5 S Grand Cayman
Mission House Historical Site 5.7 SSE Grand Cayman
Old Savannah Schoolhouse Historical Site 6.0 S Grand Cayman
Blue Tip Golf Course Golf Course 6.0 W Grand Cayman
North Sound Golf Club Golf Course 6.2 W Grand Cayman

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Bodden Town, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Bodden Town is a little ways off, maybe five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Water Cay is not near very many major hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of lodgings which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient possibilities have been displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Water Cay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman 5.3 W Resort
Turtle Nest Inn 5.9 SSE Hotel
Annie's Place 5.9 WSW Guest house


Though this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll still have some choices, especially if you are prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the closest places to eat is Kaibo Beach Espresso, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Water Cay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Kaibo Beach Espresso (345) 947-9975 -- -- 0.4 mi. E
Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill (345) 947-9975 American, Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. E
Upstairs at Kaibo (345) 947-9975 Contemporary, International Fine Dining 0.4 mi. E
Rum Point Restaurant (345) 947-9412 Caribbean Informal 1.3 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Water Cay on Grand Cayman.

Travelers may also want to consider North Side Beach, located fairly close-by, meaning a quick ride in a taxi is a solid choice.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Cayman Islands; then again, Water Cay is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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