Major Tourist Attractions: Seven Mile Beach, Stingray City, Quen Elizabeth II Botanical Park, Cayman Islands National Museum
The Cayman Islands are a British overseas territory and consist of three main islands; Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. All three islands are flat coral outcrops that sit on top of an underwater mountain range that runs between Cuba and Belize. Each island is surrounded by healthy coral reefs and dramatic undersea walls close to shore. This unique marine environment creates some of the best diving and snorkeling found in the Caribbean.
Grand Cayman Island is the largest and most populated of the three Cayman Islands. It offers relaxing beaches, exquisite dining, an active nightlife, and fantastic diving. On the west side of Grand Cayman you will find the famous Seven Mile Beach, a crescent-shaped beach that despite its name, is only about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) long. The main city of George Town is home to high finance and upscale shopping in brightly colored Caribbean-style buildings.
Cayman Brac is for people looking to get away from it all and get in touch with nature. At only 14 square miles, it was named after the beautiful 140-foot bluff, called the Brac. The island provides adventure seekers with limestone caves and sinkholes, as well as stunning wall and wreck dives.
Little Cayman is the least populated and least developed of the three Cayman Islands. It’s often said to be the most beautiful as well. With a population that is less than 200 people, most of Little Cayman is uninhabited beauty waiting to be explored. Aptly named, the islands is only ten miles long and one mile wide, yet it’s full of stunning beaches and the pristine Owen Island located just off it’s southern shore in a reef protected lagoon.
Explore the wonders of the Cayman Islands with activities like these.
- Swim with the rays at Stingray City. Stingray City is a sandbar off the coast of Grand Cayman and is one of the top attractions in the islands. It is home to over a hundred friendly southern stingrays that congregate when the boats arrive. You can swim with, pet, even feed the stingrays for an experience you won’t forget.
- One of our most unique Caribbean attractions is the Cayman Turtle Farm. It’s a place where guests can learn about sea turtles as well as swim in a natural lagoon with a wide variety of fish and other wildlife.
- Experience Seven Mile Beach, one of the best in the Caribbean. Many of Grand Cayman's best resorts are situated on Seven Mile Beach, and there are a number of casual beach bars and restaurants, a playground, restrooms and showers.
- Dive at Bloody Bay Marine Park on Little Cayman. It’s the top diving spot on Little Cayman, and a favorite of both skilled and beginning scuba divers. The park's top sight is the Bloody Bay Wall, an incredible reef and drop off that starts about 20-feet below sea level, then plummets more than 5,000 feet.
- Relax at Rum Point on Grand Cayman. Hammocks, white sand, and a beach bar--what more does one need.
- Visit the Heritage House or Cayman Brac Museum and learn about the history and culture of the secluded Cayman Brac.
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