Grand Cayman

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Grand Cayman featuring boating

Feed wild stingrays, enjoy what many consider to be the Caribbean’s best beach, or just enjoy the free hammocks and tropical atmosphere on this Cayman island.

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.

Where to stay in Grand Cayman

The Locale Hotel Grand Cayman
The Locale Hotel Grand Cayman
3.5 out of 5
455 West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
The price is $199 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 16
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Governor's Beach and Camana Bay. North Sound and Port of Georgetown are also within 2 mi (3 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (130 reviews)
"well kept place, near the beach. Very friendly staff. Rosanna at the front desk was AWESOME!"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

The Locale Hotel Grand Cayman
Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa, an IHG Hotel
Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
60 Tanager Way, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Nestled on the beach, this Seven Mile Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tiki Beach and Seven Mile Beach. North Sound and Governors Square are also within ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (530 reviews)
"My go to resort while in the Caymans! Amazing staff and beautiful resort!"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

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Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa, an IHG Hotel
Palm Heights
Palm Heights
4 out of 5
747 West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach
Located in Seven Mile Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 15-minute walk of Seven Mile Beach and Camana Bay. Port of Georgetown ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (177 reviews)
"Beautiful warm boutique-like hotel. Gorgeous beach front, the best customer service, amazing, fresh food at Tillies. Can’t wait to go back!"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

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Palm Heights
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Amore Suites Cayman Islands
Amore Suites Cayman Islands
George Town, GRAND CAYMAN
The price is $95 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in George Town, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Cayman Islands National Museum, Georgetown Museum, and Peace Memorial and Clock Tower. ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
The host is accommodating and very professional, the place is lovely.
"Excellent"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

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Rum Point Club Residences
Rum Point Club Residences
3 out of 5
2166 Rum Point Drive, North Side
The price is $389 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Nestled on the beach, this North Side aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of North Sound and Starfish Beach. Port of Georgetown and Camana Bay are also within 32 ...
Rum Point Club Residences
Regal Beach Club
Regal Beach Club
4 out of 5
431 West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Nestled on the beach, this Seven Mile Beach aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seven Mile Beach and Camana Bay. Port of Georgetown is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (152 reviews)
"We loved the Regal Beach Club. Beautiful beach, spacious accommodations (even for 5 adults) and every amenity you could ever need. We especially appreciated the abundance of bath and beach towels AND the in unit washer and dryer. The location was also great...we did rent a car but were also able ..."

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Regal Beach Club
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