ISLAND ATTRACTIONSExperience a variety of wonderful attractions
Take an excursion to world famous Stingray City and swim with the stingrays, or visit Rum Point, Camana Bay, Pedro Castle, QE II Botanical park, Crystal Caves or one of the other fascinating local sights.
Stingray City is an area of shallow sandbars found in North Sound, between Seven Mile Beach and Rum Point. Only reachable by boat, Stingray City and the sandbar are extremely popular tourist attractions where southern stingrays are found in abundance and visitors can pet and interact with them. Divers can dive at Stingray City, swim with the stingrays, and visit with a resident moray eel.
The shallower sandbar areas are popular with non divers, as you can snorkel or even stand in the shallow water while stingrays swim around you. The sandbars can get crowded during peak visitor periods, so if you have the chance, try to arrange a trip outside of the peak hours or on a day when there are no cruise ships in port.
Situated in a lush tropical forest in Northside, Grand Cayman, Cayman Crystal Caves is the island’s newest nature tourist attraction. Venture into amazing caves where you’ll see stalactite and stalagmite crystal structures and otherworldly formations, all formed by single drops of water and the slow passage of time.
Tour also through the unique tropical forest under which the caves formed. Amongst the forest and caves are captivating tropical plant and animal life, including strangler balsam trees, air plants, parrots, and bats.
Discover Camana Bay — a lively waterfront town off Seven Mile Beach, where you can satisfy your foodie cravings, shop for all things local and explore our weekly Farmers & Artisans Market. Swing lazily on a hammock, climb the 75-foot Observation Tower or be delighted by the sound of kids splashing in the fountains. There’s something for everyone at Camana Bay. Master planned and over 650 acres, Camana Bay spans sea to sound, offering a place to explore, relax and get inspired.
It all happens only a short walk from The Beachcomber!
Located on the tranquil North Side of Grand Cayman, Rum Point is the perfect place to chill out. Soft white sand, combined with crystal clear shallow water and a lively Caribbean bar/restaurant makes Rum Point a popular place to spend the day for both visitors and locals alike. A new ferry service connects Camana Bay and Rum Point, or if staying on Seven Mile Beach, Rum Point is a great resting spot on a day tour of the island.
Located about a 45-minute drive from Seven Mile Beach, it is well worth the visit to one of the most popular locations on the island.
Pedro’s Castle offers a glimpse into life on the island back in the 18th century. This lovely site is a great place to learn about Cayman’s history as the house is home to many of Cayman’s historical moments.
Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park
Enjoy a leisurely walk through colorful gardens, botanic, lake, and nature displays of Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. Stroll through Heritage Garden, enjoy the Tea House with its panoramic views, and the lake area which forms a natural habitat for the Cayman Blue Iguana and breeding ground for a variety of rare aquatic birds and animals native to the Caribbean.
Walk the nearly 1-mile long woodland trail, and experience the natural forest areas that Grand Cayman has to offer.
Cayman Turtle Center
Cayman Turtle Center – Island Wildlife Encounter: Cayman’s largest land-based attraction. An interactive nature center where sea turtles are front and center. Originally opened in 1968, it was used to breed sea turtles for release to the wild, and to provide locals with turtle meat. The center was the 1st to successfully breed the endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles. Today, hundreds of nesting sea turtles in the wild have their origin here.
The center also includes a 23-acre marine park with tropical birds, crocodiles, iguanas, and more. Snorkel in the tropical lagoon with sea turtles and tropical fish, or let the kids (or young at heart) enjoy the waterslides.