Grand CaymanCayman Islands

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Photo provided by Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
Trip time! Discover the beaches, snorkeling, and local cuisine in relaxing Grand Cayman.

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.

Known for

Beaches, Snorkeling and Diving

Top Hotels in Grand Cayman

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Seven Mile Beach, P.O. Box 30620, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
$219
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.1/5Very Good! (1,414 reviews)

"Not sure the location gets much better. This property is amazing. We just got back September 15,2019. This was our second visit to this Westin. I have nothing but great experiences here. Been to every Caribbean island and this is top two for sure. Negatives are really the pool roughness and cloudiness. ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
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Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
4 out of 5
389 West Bay Road, Po Box 30371, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
$219
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,678 reviews)

"Beautiful property and the friendliest staff! We would stay there again"…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
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Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach
3.5 out of 5
West Bay Road, 22 Pipers Way, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
$149
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.2/5Excellent! (1,534 reviews)

"good location and about 10 mins bus ride to downtown."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach

Top activities in Grand Cayman

Stingray Sandbar & Reef Sail
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Stingray Sandbar & Reef Sail

$90

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.

Full Tour of Grand Cayman Island
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Full Tour of Grand Cayman Island

$190

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)

Sunset Sail
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Sunset Sail

$45

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.

Stingray Sandbar & Rum Point Beach with Lunch
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Stingray Sandbar & Rum Point Beach with Lunch

$95

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.

Dolphin Lovers' Swim
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Dolphin Lovers' Swim

$129

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.

Seafarer Adventures Grand Cayman Bioluminous Tour
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Seafarer Adventures Grand Cayman Bioluminous Tour

$85

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.

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Grand Cayman

Cayman Islands, his and hers
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Cayman Islands, his and hers

Experiencing the Cayman Islands two ways, for him and for her