The largest of the three Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman offers visitors beautiful beaches, unique wildlife experiences, exciting nightlife and a wide range of shopping opportunities.
Visitors from all over the world visit Grand Cayman for the opportunity to interact with stingrays in the wild, so a trip to Stingray City is a must. Stingray City is a series of shallow sandbars at the north end of the island where stingrays come to be fed by hand. Rent snorkeling or scuba diving gear from one of the many rental companies and feed the stingrays yourself, or just watch the action from a glass-bottom boat.
Three miles (4.8 kilometers) north of Stingray City is Seven Mile Beach, which is often described as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Walk across its coral sands or take a dip into the crystal-clear waters with several small reefs offering outstanding snorkeling opportunities. Relax at tranquil Rum Point. It’s a quieter spot with many free hammocks available for basking in the sun and enjoying panoramic views.
For a change of pace from the beach, head to the nation’s capital, George Town. Here, many of the most popular sights in the area are within walking distance of each other. The George Town waterfront has the oldest building in the islands. This building houses the Cayman Islands National Museum. Learn about the country’s cultural heritage and view exhibits such as the display featuring migratory birds and the rich bird life that exists here year-round.
Shop for souvenirs at one of several shops around the harbor or pick up a piece of jewelry featuring the islands’ own semi-precious stone, caymanite. Walk down Cardinal Avenue, the city’s main shopping street and browse a range of high-end stores, including fashion boutiques.
While there is a small walkable area around the George Town harbor, much of the island is best explored by vehicle. Car rentals and taxis are readily available.
For more details on interesting local attractions and activities, check out our things to do in Grand Cayman page.
Beaches, Snorkeling and Diving
Stingray City is one of the Caymans' most-visited locations. This is an unforgettable opportunity to snorkel and play with the 'rays while sailing the beautiful Caribbean aboard a luxury catamaran. The warm, sunny skies and crystal-clear waters beckon you towards the magnificent Stingray City sandbar.
Spend an unforgettable morning touring the Island of Grand Cayman in the company of your knowledgeable tour guide. Stops: Cayman Islands National Museum (closed on Sunday) Seven Mile Beach Governor's Residence Cayman Turtle Centre (Basic park entry)
The red and golden hues of the Grand Cayman sunset are yours to enjoy on this leisurely catamaran cruise. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, thirst-quenching drinks, and fresh ocean air as you celebrate the end of another tropical day.
Enjoy the Stingray Sandbar and get a chance to play with the rays in shallow waters before you head over to Rum Point. Then refuel with a Caribbean-style buffet lunch before venturing out for some fun on the water with a paddleboard or kayak.
Go for a swim with some beloved marine mammals in the waters near the shores of Grand Cayman. This is one of the most dynamic swims you can find, with special educational time to help you learn about dolphin ecology and plenty of opportunities to greet these special creatures in their habitats.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Starfish Point, Water Cay Rd Grand Cayman Get off the boat into knee deep water and observe the red cushion starfish. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Bioluminescent Bay, Grand Cayman Swim or snorkel in this magical bioluminescent bay.