Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Plan your trip to Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Time Zone: America/Cayman
Local Currency: KYD
Nearby Airports: GCM
The popular big sister of the Cayman Island trio, Grand Cayman offers luxury resorts, clean beaches, clear blue waters and a myriad of island activities, from scuba diving with stingrays to a horseback riding beach tour. It is also a popular port stop for cruises. The expansive fine, white sand Seven Mile Beach attracts the majority of tourists to its pearly expanse of sand; it’s full of hotels and resorts, nightclubs, restaurants and island sports shops.
Another island attraction is the Grand Cayman Turtle Farm on Boatswain’s Beach, a non-profit that that raises sea turtles—14,000 of them. Almost half of each year’s hatchlings are released into the ocean while the rest are raised for local food, a Cayman Island delicacy. Stingray City is another popular attraction, where divers can swim with the docile creatures; glass bottom boat rides are also offered for non-divers.
Grand Cayman has several natural parks ideal for viewing exotic species: Cardinal D’s Park, near Seven Mile Beach, has more than 60 birds species; Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park offers a swampy tour to see orchids and bromeliads and a variety of animals from the Cayman parrot to the extremely rare Grand Cayman Blue Lizard. Aside from its natural attractions, Grand Cayman also offers extensive tax-free, offshore banking services.
Add to your family-friendly beach list with this round-up of favorite beaches from TravelMuse.
Get close to nature at Grand Cayman’s environmental attractions, and learn more about how the island values its native plants and animals.
Explore beach luxury on Grand Cayman and rustic dive spots on Little Cayman and Cayman Brac on your vacation to the Caribbean trio.
Slip on your flippers, adjust your oxygen tank and head to the Cayman Islands for some of the best deep-water diving in the world.
Learn how to shoot undersea photos during diving classes with renowned photographer Cathy Church.
Hang ten on Grand Cayman’s man-made waves or skate to your heart’s content on your family island vacation.
Give back to local communities by participating in voluntouring projects on your next family vacation.
Find reduced room rates at Westin Casuarina’s fall sale, island-wide savings with Cayman Free Fallin’ and a Thanksgiving package at The Reef Resort.