25 Things To Do In Grand Cayman (2021)

1.  Stingray City

picture of a girl holding a stingray in the water

Swim with and feed wild stingrays at a secluded sandbar! Stingray City Grand Cayman is the number one tourist attraction in the Cayman Islands.

  • Family Friendly
  • Very Safe
  • Unique To Cayman

2. Snorkeling With Bioluminescence 

Grand Cayman is one of only a few locations world-wide where you can do a bioluminescence tour. Experience millions of bright sparkles at night!

  • Night Time Activity
  • For The Adventurous
  • Most Unique

3. Snorkeling

The Cayman Islands has many amazing snorkel spots that you can access from shore. You can even snorkel at shipwrecks in Grand Cayman!

  • See Fish, Turtles & Coral
  • Shipwrecks
  • Snorkel From Shore

4. Paddle Boarding

Paddle board along Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. Paddle board rentals have become very popular recently.

  • Easy To Learn
  • Free Delivery And Pickup
  • Height Adjustable Paddles

5. Private Boat Charter

Charter a private boat to see the best parts of Grand Cayman. This is expensive, but the experience is worth it!

  • Exclusive Experience
  • Avoid Crowds
  • Customizable

6. Explore Secluded Beaches

picture of a secluded beach and sea

Grand Cayman has dozens of secluded beaches. Get away from the crowds and enjoy these unknown spots!

  • Avoid Crowded Beaches
  • Natural Beauty
  • Safe & Fun!

7. Snorkel At Macabuca

picture showing sea at Macabuca

Macabuca is a restaurant and bar that has great snorkeling from shore. You can eat lunch at the restaurant after snorkeling.

  • Free Access
  • Great Snorkeling
  • Restaurant & Bar

8. Scuba Diving

Cayman has a wide variety of marine life and coral. Check out our list of the top 20 dive sites in the Cayman Islands.

  • World Class Diving
  • Shore & Boat Sites
  • Safe & Fun!

9. Beach Horse Back Riding

Ride horses along a secluded beach and through warm shallow waters in Grand Cayman. Check out the best horse-back riding trips here!

  • Well Trained Horses
  • Guided Tours
  • No Experience Required

10. Rent A Bicycle

Explore the island by renting a bicycle. Grand Cayman is very safe and the roads are in great condition.

  • Explore Local Areas
  • Free Delivery & Pickup
  • Great Exercise

11. Kittiwake Shipwreck

The USS Kittiwake is an ex-US Navy ship that was sunk in Grand Cayman in 2011. This is now a popular dive and snorkel site.

  • Amazing Experience
  • Largest Wreck In Cayman
  • The Number One Dive Site

12. Starfish Point

Starfish Point Grand Cayman is a secluded beach with lots of starfish. The starfish inhabit the shallow waters that surround the beach.

  • Shallow Water
  • No Entry Fee
  • Lots Of Starfish

13. Parasailing

This is the best way to see Grand Cayman. This adventure is perfect for thrill seekers. Check out Grand Cayman Parasailing here.

  • Best Way To See Cayman
  • No Experience Required
  • Fun Family Activity

14. Turtle Farm

At the Turtle Farm in Grand Cayman, you can see and interact with turtles. This is a great land-based activity.

  • Great Family Activity
  • Popular Attraction
  • Hold Baby Turtles

15. Crystal Caves

Explore the "Crystal Caves" and learn why this has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Grand Cayman.

  • Guided Tours
  • Great Outdoor Activity
  • Not Good For Very Young Kids

16. Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing is great for people who are physically fit and love watersports. Click here to find out more about Kitesurfing Grand Cayman.

  • Professional Instructors
  • Great Exercise
  • Not Good For Young Kids

17. Island Safari

Explore the East side of Grand Cayman by taking a fun and exciting island safari tour. Click here to learn more about this Grand Cayman safari. 

  • Open-Air Land Rovers
  • Learn About Local History
  • Explore Remote Areas

18. Relax At The Spa

Spend the day at a luxury spa on Seven Mile Beach. Located at the prestigious Westin hotel.

  • Luxury Beach Spa
  • Everyone Welcome
  • Located On Seven Mile Beach

19. Taste Cayman's Local Cuisine

Grand Cayman has many restaurants where you can eat local Cayman & Caribbean food. Check out our list of the top 10 local restaurants!

  • Cayman Cuisine
  • Experience Local Culture
  • Family Friendly

20. Snorkel At The "Aquarium"

picture of boat at the Aquarium

The "Aquarium" is the best snorkel spot in North Sound, Grand Cayman. This is a must-do snorkel spot for tourists.

  • Great For Families
  • Lots Of Coral & Fish
  • Accessible By Boat Only

21. Smith Cove

Smith Cove is one of Grand Cayman's most beautiful beaches. Check out our review of Smith Cove in Grand Cayman.

  • Beautiful Beach
  • Great Shore Snorkeling
  • Free Access

22. Wreck Of The Gamma

Wreck of the Gamma is located only 20-feet from shore. This shipwreck is situated at the very southern end of Seven Mile Beach.

  • Lots Of Coral
  • Lots Of Fish
  • Great Snorkel Spot

23. Play Golf By The Sea

picture of a golf course

Grand Cayman is home to multiple award-winning golf courses. This is a must do for golf enthusiasts.

  • Award Winning Courses
  • Open To The Public
  • Beautiful Views

24. Spotts Beach

Spotts Beach is the place to go if you want to see wild sea turtles. You aren't guaranteed to see turtles here, but it is likely.

  • Wild Sea Turtles
  • Free Beach Access
  • Good Snorkeling

25. Rum Point

Rum Point is a beach located on the North Side of Grand Cayman.  There is a restaurant & bar here, as well as a souvenir shop.

  • Beach With A Restaurant & Bar
  • Free Access
  • Hammocks & Beach Chairs

What can you do on your own in Grand Cayman?

There are many beaches that you can visit by yourself, such as Smith Cove beach. You can also do a Stingray City or bioluminescence tour.

Is Grand Cayman worth visiting?

Yes, Grand Cayman is 100% worth visiting. It is consistently ranked as a top tourist destination in the Caribbean. It is a little expensive compared to other vacation destinations, but the safety and fun adventures make up for the additional cost.

Are hurricanes a problem when vacationing in Grand Cayman?

It is very rare for a hurricane to hit the Cayman Islands. It is statistically very unlikely that a hurricane would hit Cayman during your vacation.

Is the water cold in Grand Cayman?

The water is warm enough year-round where you never need to wear a wet-suit. However, the water is noticeably warmer in the summer months compared to the winter months.

 

Introduction To Grand Cayman:

There are many activities to do in the Cayman Islands.

We have compiled the best list of things to do in Grand Cayman. Our local knowledge ensures that this list is kept up-to-date.

The Cayman Islands is a UK over-seas territory. However, the island is mostly influenced by the USA due to its close geographical proximity. It is only an hour flight from Miami to Cayman. English is the native language.

Most of the island's tourists are from the USA. Cayman is known for being extremely safe, which is why it is a popular vacation destination for families; you can roam freely, allowing peace of mind. There is still some crime, but crime levels are far lower than other Caribbean islands.

Full-time population is only about 65,000.

We receive about 2 million tourists every year. There are more cruise ship passengers than over-night tourists, however, the over-night tourists out-spend the cruise ship passengers.

There is no heckling here; certain Caribbean islands will subject you to people trying to constantly sell you stuff, but not in Cayman. Poverty is almost non-existent due to the booming tourism and financial service industries.

There are many hotels and condos that you can stay at. Most people enjoy staying at condos since there are less people there, and allow for a more secluded experience; however, hotels provide more amenities and assistance in the form of concierges etc, making hotels great for first time visitors who may not know what to expect. There has also been an increasing trend of tourists staying at Airbnbs during their vacations in Cayman.

Grand Cayman is the main island in the Cayman Islands. The other two islands are Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.

We hope that you choose Grand Cayman as your next vacation destination. We hope that we have summarised what to do in Grand Cayman in this list.

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