Watler Cemetery

Historically, it has been the fad that prominent families in the Cayman Islands stake their claim on a piece of land (often close to the shore where it is easier to dig) as the family burial ground. One such parcel of land, the Watler Cemetery, is a spot where visitors can view grave stones dating back to the 19th century.

What to Expect

The Watler Cemetery was donated to the National Trust by the Watler family in 1991, and features grave stones that date back to the beginning of the 19th century -- though it is believe that relatives from as far back as the 17th century are buried on these grounds.

What sets this cemetery apart from any other on the island is the grave markers themselves. The markers are shaped like houses and made from the combination of crushed coral and limestone daub. Similar grave markings have been found in England and Wales dating back to the middle ages, and many believe there is a connection to be made.

The overgrown cemetery is surrounded by an old stone wall and filled with towering trees. The Prospect Youth Center is located nearby.

Staying Close

Watler Cemetery is located on Grand Cayman, ensuring those visiting this region of the Cayman Islands will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. There is a fair selection of lodgings around the region around Watler Cemetery.

Hotels near Watler Cemetery
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Sunset House Resort 3.7 mi. (1.3 km) W
Treasure Island Resort Resort 4.3 mi. (3.0 km) NW
Comfort Suites, Grand Cayman Hotel 4.3 mi. (3.2 km) NW
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort Resort 4.4 mi. (3.3 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

There are plenty of eateries to pick from in the region surrounding Watler Cemetery. Grand Harbour Coffee Shop is a great locale to dine before checking out this historical site, and with its close proximity, is especially valuable to its guests. Rankin's Jerk Pit and Airport Restaurant & Lounge are some of the other dining options close-by where travelers will have the chance to enjoy the local cuisine in the Cayman Islands.

Information

Operating Hours

The schedule of operation for Watler Cemetery isn't readily available, meaning your party's top chance at success is phoning beforehand to ensure the institution is open for business when you and your group aim to stop by.

Payment

Show up at this institution with plans to hand over the price of admission, which you can determine by phoning ahead of time.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (345) 749-1121
FAX: (345) 749-1135

Location: Savannah, Grand Cayman

Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.ky/index.php/info-sheets/watler-cemetary

Email: info@nationaltrust.org.ky

 

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