1. Stingray City
Take a 20 minute boat ride to Stingray City, and swim and feed wild stingrays! These rays are very safe, making this the number one tourist activity in the Cayman Islands. These stingray city tours are great for families and friends looking for a fun day on the water.
- Family Friendly
- Beginner Friendly
- 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. This is a 2 hour excursion at night. Take a boat to the bioluminescent bay, and then you snorkel with the bioluminescence. You don't have to go into the water to see it, but the visibility of the "bio" is significantly better in the water with a snorkel and mask.
- Night Time Activity
- For The Adventurous
- Most Unique
3. Paddle Boarding Seven Mile Beach
Paddle boarding along the world famous Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman is one of the most popular activities. Stand up paddle board rentals are the easiest way to enjoy this activity.
- Easy To Learn
- Free Delivery And Pickup
- Height Adjustable Paddles And Life Jackets
4. Private Boat Charter
Private boat charters are a great way to see Grand Cayman. There are many things to experience, such as: Stingray City, Starfish Point, snorkeling at the Barrier Reef, Rum Point and the mangrove forest. Click here for the best private boat charters Cayman Islands.
- Exclusive Experience
- Avoid Crowds
Grand Cayman is famous for its crystal clear waters! Click here to see the best snorkeling tour Grand Cayman has to offer. This excursion takes you to the barrier reef. This is the most popular spot on island, since it has a high density of coral and fish. Click here for the best snorkeling spots in Grand Cayman that are accessible from shore.
- Professional Guides
- Natural Beauty
- Lots Of Fish And Coral
7. Scuba Diving
8. Beach Horse Back Riding
Ride horses along a secluded beach and through the warm shallow waters. Take a fun horseback riding tour in Grand Cayman. This is great for both beginners and experienced people.
- Well Trained Horses
- Guided Tours
- No Experience Required
9. Bike Rental
Explore the island on a high quality bicycle. Grand Cayman is very safe and the roads are in great condition, so renting a bike and cycling around the island is ideal for people looking for an active way to see new places. Click here for Grand Cayman bike rentals.
- High Quality Bikes
- Free Delivery & Pickup
- Fun Way To Explore Cayman
10. Kittiwake Shipwreck
The "Kittiwake" is an ex-US Navy ship which was purposely sunk off of Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach in 2011. This is now a popular dive and snorkel site. Click here to learn more about the Kittiwake Grand Cayman.
- Diving & Snorkeling Available
- Largest Wreck In The Cayman Islands
- Purposely Sunk To Create Dive/Snorkel Site
11. Starfish Point
Starfish Point Grand Cayman is a secluded beach about an hour drive from Seven Mile Beach. There is a high number of starfish that inhabit these shallow waters. People go here to hold and take pictures with the starfish, but make sure you keep the starfish in the water at all times.
- Shallow Water
- No Entry Fee
- Keep Starfish In Water At All Times
View the island from the sky. This is the best way to see all of Grand Cayman. This adventure is perfect for thrill seekers. Check out Grand Cayman Parasailing here.
- Best Way To See Cayman
- No Experienced Required
- Great For Thrill Seekers
13. Turtle Farm
You can hold baby turtles at the Turtle Farm. There is also a shark tank, crocodile, bird sanctuary and restaurant here. This is a great place for families and friends to spend a few hours whilst on vacation. Click here to learn more about the Turtle Farm Grand Cayman.
- Great Family Activity
- Popular With Cruise Ship & Over-Night Tourists
- Hold Baby Turtles
14. Crystal Caves
Cayman Crystal Caves only opened in 2016, and has fast become one of the most popular tourist activities in Grand Cayman. Click here to learn more about crystal caves Grand Cayman.
- Guided Tours
- Great Outdoor Nature Activity
- Not Good For Very Young Kids
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 Outdoor Activity
- Not Good For Young Kids
16. 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 Rover Vehicles
- Great Outdoor Activity
- Explore Remote Parts Of Island
17. Relaxing Day At The Spa
Enjoy a relaxing day at a luxury spa on Seven Mile Beach. Located at the prestigious Westin hotel, services offered include massages, oxygen facials and saunas. Click here to learn more about this Grand Cayman spa.
- Luxury Beach Spa
- Everyone Welcome
- Located On Seven Mile Beach
18. Cayman Cuisine
The Cayman Islands is said to be the culinary capital of the Caribbean. There are many different restaurants to try. From local delicacies to fine dining experiences, there is something for everyone.
- Local Food Tasting
- Guided Tour
- Small Groups
19. Submarine Tour
Explore Cayman's underwater world in a custom built submarine. This is a great activity for people who want to see marine life without snorkeling or diving. Click here to learn more about this Grand Cayman submarine tour.
- Great For Families
- Lots Of Coral & Fish
- Spacious Submarine
Play golf at an 18-hole championship course. Tourists are welcome here. This is a par 71 course and is 6605 yards. Click here to learn more about this Grand Cayman golf course.
- 18-Hole Course
- Par 71
- Near Seven Mile Beach
21. Smith Cove
Smith Cove is one of Grand Cayman's most beautiful beaches. There is lots of parking, free access and great snorkeling from shore. Click here to read more about Smith Cove in Grand Cayman.
- Beautiful Beach
- Great Shore Snorkeling
- Free Access
22. Wreck of the Gamma
This shipwreck is located just 20 yards off-shore. There is little boat traffic here, making it a relatively safe snorkel. This wreck is situated at the very southern end of Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. Click here to learn more about the Wreck of the Gamma.
- Close To Shore
- Lots Of Fish
- Easy & Fun Snorkeling Spot
23. Wreck of the Cali
The Wreck of the Cali is located next to the cruise ship port in George Town Grand Cayman. This spot is more challenging to snorkel at since there is usually a lot of boat traffic here. Click here to learn more about the Wreck of the Cali.
- Near Cruise Ship Port
- Relatively Challenging Snorkel Spot
- Free Beach Access
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. There is also good snorkeling in this location. Click here to learn more about Spotts Beach.
- 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. This is a popular spot to relax at for the day. Click here to learn more about Rum Point.
- Beach With Restaurant/Bar
- Free Access
- Hammocks & Beach Chairs
What can you do for free in Grand Cayman?
Hold and feed wild stingrays at Stingray City sandbar. Snorkel with the bioluminescent plankton in the Bio Bay at night. Paddle board along Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. Snorkel at shipwrecks off of Seven Mile Beach.
What is there to do in Cayman Islands?
Take a boat to the Bio Bay at night and snorkel with bioluminescence. Visit Stingray City and feed wild Southern Stingrays. Relax at Smith Cove beach for the day. Snorkel at the wreck of the cali, wreck of the gamma and the kittiwake shipwreck.
What is there to do in Grand Cayman on a cruise?
Snorkel at multiple shipwrecks in Grand Cayman: Wreck of the Gamma, Wreck of the Cali & the Kittiwake shipwreck. Paddle board along Seven Mile Beach. Visit Seven Mile Beach and relax for the day. Feed wild stingrays at Stingray City sandbar in Grand Cayman. Go to the turtle farm and see the turtles.
What are the top attractions to visit in Grand Cayman?
Stingray City sandbar in Grand Cayman; hold and feed wild stingrays! Bioluminescent Bay: take a boat at night to the famous bio bay, and snorkel with the bioluminescent plankton. Snorkel at shipwrecks along Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman: Wreck of the Gamma, Wreck of the Cali & the Kittiwake shipwreck. Smith Cove beach in Grand Cayman. Turtle Farm - see how the Cayman Islands helps sustain the wild sea-turtle population.
What are the most popular things to do in Grand Cayman with kids?
Stingray City sandbar - feed wild southern stingrays. Bioluminescent Bay - snorkel at night and see thousands of bright sparkles. Paddle board along Seven Mile Beach. Visit the Crystal Caves.
There are many activities to do in the Cayman Islands.
We have compiled the best list of things to do in Grand Cayman above. 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.
Grand Cayman is the main island in the Cayman Islands, and is really the only island worth visiting as a tourist.
We hope you choose the Cayman Islands as your next vacation destination. We hope that we have summarized what to do in Grand Cayman in this list.