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.
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.
Early morning is the best time to find Grand Cayman's most famous residents, the southern stingrays. The calm waters of the morning sea provide exceptional viewing opportunities and a tranquil experience. Rise and shine, then set out on a refreshing voyage to Grand Cayman's North Sound.
Explore Grand Cayman Island's distillery scene and see how some of the region's most sought-after rum and beer is produced—with plenty of opportunities to taste it. Friendly guides and an endless variety of delicious samples to sip make this a tour to remember.
Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty and vibrant culture of Grand Cayman during a fascinating driving tour through George Town and surrounding areas. The experience shows you all the best hot spots and gives you a remarkable sense of what life is like in the Cayman Islands.
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.