The Cayman Islands are a great place to visit for a getaway in the Western Caribbean Sea. The Cayman Islands are composed of three islands, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The area is known for the clear blue waters, active marine life, beautiful hiking, ominous caves, and pristine beaches. Some of the best tourist attractions will be highlighted in this article.
Seven Mile Beach is arguably the most famous stretch of beach in the Caribbean. It is a peaceful array of beautiful sandy beach scattered with luxury hotels and resorts. The beach is completely public and has miles of coconut palms. Along the Seven Mile Beach is the famous port city George Town. In George Town are attractive shopping districts and distinct harbors. You will find scuba diving, Kimpton Seafire Spa Residences, charter boat tours, rum distillery tours, art galleries, a historical museum, and even a Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville.
In the northwest corner of Grand Cayman is the popular Stingray City. An array of shallow sandbars is found here with the access to shallow snorkel dives where guests are able to swim with the local stingray. Historically, Stingray City was a popular fisherman gathering stingrays would gather to eat the leftovers of the daily catch. Now, tourists gather here at the chance to feed stingrays by hand.
If you don’t feel like getting wet, there are opportunities to board a submarine with the famous Atlantis Submarine Company. Tourists ride a ferry out to the submarines and once everyone is locked in, the submarine brings guests to depths of 30 meters for oceanic views of the reef, tropical fish, underwater caves, and shipwrecks. Close to 12 million people have boarded these famous submarines.
On the eastern side of The Cayman Islands lies the beautiful Mastic Reserve. The Mastic Reserve and Trail is known for being an Important Bird Area and supports a variety of exotic bird populations. White-crowned pigeons, Cuban amazons, Caribbean elaenias, Thick-billed vireos, Yucatan vireos and Vitelline warblers are some of the species of birds that can be found on this trail.
Next time you are thinking of a vacation, look to the Cayman Islands. The amazing opportunities of diving, snorkeling, hiking, and enjoying Caribbean cuisine are endless. The elusive wild life and the eye-catching reefs will no doubt be enough for you to enjoy. If you’re ready for a drink, don’t forget about the charming bar scene.