Visitors to Grand Cayman Island tend to congregate on Seven-Mile Beach, a lengthy stretch of pristine white sands and calm blue waters that can take up the entirety of a tropical vacation. Savvy tourists, however, will be sure to explore the eastern parts of the island as well, from the stingrays at Rum Point to the iguanas at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.Best Things To Do On The Island
Visit The Other Islands
- Though stingrays are often thought to be dangerous animals, the ones at Stingray City are tame enough to be hand-fed by tourists. Just off the central north end of Grand Cayman, this shallow sandbar allows humans to pet and interact with the friendly rays in crystal-clear waters.
- Get up close and personal with sea turtles at the Cayman Turtle Farm: Island Wildlife Encounter. The wildly popular attraction provides education on the life cycle and preservation of the animals -- plus, visitors get to hold young turtles and snorkel with the adult turtles.
- Sitting east of the Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Brac features variation in its landscape in the form of the tall bluff that rises on the east side of the island, where visitors often see blue-footed booby birds. The nearby Cayman Brac Caves are easily accessible and full of impressive stalactites and sometimes even bats.
- Little Cayman, the smallest of the Cayman Islands, is known for its untouched nature, beloved by wildlife enthusiasts as well as divers. Bloody Bay Wall, the most renowned dive site, shelters an abundance of marine life, from sponges to turtles to the thousands of fish that call the reef home.