Top 10 Destinations in Cayman Islands
Top 10 Tourist Destinations in the Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory located in the western Caribbean, is famous for some of the best diving sites and the strikingly beautiful crystal clear water with a shade of cerulean blue that can be seen upon the shores of its trio tropical islands Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. These islands have their own richness that has the magical power to draw the attention of the world.
The following are the ten tourist destinations I can recommend to those who are planning a holiday trip or an adventurous tour on these beautiful islands:
Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile Beach located in the north of George Town on Grand Cayman is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean because of its sublime stretches of sands. The crescent-shaped shore decorated with casuarinas and coconut palms, a bewitching stretch of flour-soft coral sandy beach and bluish green water make this beach crowded with visitors. Quite a number of beach bars and restaurants, a playground, restrooms, and showers are settled on the beach to serve the needs of beach goers. The water is very clear here which makes it easy to observe the colorful fishes and corals for snorkelers.
Stingray City is gifted with the crystal clear water where you can encounter countless stingrays and a sandy bottom where you can kneel and experience the company of these gentle creatures swimming all around. When on a snorkeling or scuba trip, you can explore this beautiful city. You need not fear the stingrays anymore as long as you know how to deal with them following your instructor’s guideline.
Cayman Turtle Farm
The Cayman Turtle Farm of Grand Cayman is a mainly a research and breeding farm where two endangered species - green sea turtles and Kemp's Ridley sea turtles - are protected from poaching and excessive hunting.
The farm has a conservative facility to raise the turtles and release them back to the wild. It also grows turtles for local consumption to lessen the killing of this beautiful gentle animal.
The capital of Cayman Islands George Town is the heart of all the financial services industry. The arrival of cruise ships makes this attractive city alive. The harbor is lined up with shops and restaurants in the colorful gingerbread buildings. To know the natural history and ecology of this island, you can visit The National Trust for the Cayman Islands Visitor Centre while the Cayman Islands National Museum shall enrich your knowledge about the island's history and ecology.
How thrilling would it be for you to think of going underwater in a submarine? Atlantis Submarine tour in the Cayman Islands takes 48 passengers into 30 meters underwater where they get the opportunity to enjoy the stunning kaleidoscopic vistas through the sub’s large windows. You can enjoy the tropical fishes, shallow reefs, underwater canyons and even shipwrecks on this deep-sea journey.
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
The park preserves the flora and fauna of the Cayman Islands. It has also protected the endangered blue iguana. The Lilly-topped ponds, orchids, colorful flowers and palm gardens here could be a heavenly sight for a nature lover. Snakes, agoutis, birds, lizards, turtles, rare Grand Cayman parrot and many other animals can be also spotted here.
Away from the cruise ship crowds is the East End of Grand Cayman, a slow-paced alternative source of peace and pleasure for the visitors coming here in the Cayman Islands. It provides superb snorkeling and diving opportunity, delicious sea foods, blowholes and secluded beaches to its visitors. Lying back on a hammock amidst peaceful pine-fringed cove and playing volleyball on the beach provide both relaxation and recreation to the minds.
National Gallery of the Cayman Islands
The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is the home for an exclusive collection of arts including paintings and sculptures. Beautiful landscape paintings of the sites like George Town, Seven Mile Beach and many other places of the islands are exhibited here as well as portraits.
The beauty and diversity of the Butterfly Farm in George Town are astoundingly unforgettable. You will be lost inside a world of astonishment made of amazing, colorful butterflies from all over the world swarming and flying around this place. You can learn the life cycle and the habits of butterflies here and witness the metamorphosis yourself.
Little Cayman is the smallest of the Cayman Islands. It is best known for its fishing and diving spots. Bloody Bay Marine Reserve with wreck sites and the famous Bloody Bay Wall lie just offshore the island. In addition, you can visit the Southern Cross Club, a resort where you can stay to fish and visit Tarpon Lake, Booby Pond Nature Reserve - a breeding colony of the red-footed boobies and frigate birds, a popular cafe, and a museum. A deserted 180 meters silvery sand beach is also a very popular spot here for a picnic.