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October 31, 2014
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Welcome to Explore Cayman

This website is written and updated by locals and helps you find the very latest and best activities and things to do in the Cayman Islands. We have information about the major attractions on Grand Cayman, for example the famous Stingray City, and activities suitable for families, tours, shopping, restaurants, and lots more. We have researched free activities in Cayman, have an up-to-date events calendar and even make recommendations about what to do when it rains!

 

Just mention EXPLORE and you can save up to 30% when booking tours and making reservations or even when shopping, as we have partnered with over 50 local companies to bring you the best deals in Cayman. Just checkout our promotions page for more details about these special discounts. We regularly update these tours, attractions and shopping deals, so keep visiting us to make your dollar go even further.

 

If we are missing anything or if you have any questions then please email us and we will research the information for you. Enjoy your Cayman Islands vacation! Also check out our new Cayman Islands apps!

 

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Fun Facts
  • 'He hath founded it upon the seas'
    For more than 100 years, shipbuilding was a major source of income in Cayman and between 1900 -1950 more than 280 vessels were built on all three of our islands.
  • Cayman is a top 'winter' vacation!
    The New York Times knows what we already know – that Cayman is one of the top winter destinations in the world! We made it into the Times 10 Winter Getaways to Suit Every Age, January 2012.
  • Cayman Islands on the map
    The Cayman Islands are part of the Cayman Ridge, situated 150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles west of Jamaica, in the central Caribbean.
  • Cayman Islands voted "Friendliest Destination"
    Three cheers for Cayman hospitality! With more than 150,000 votes cast, the Cayman Islands won "Friendliest Destination" in Caribbean Travel + Life Magazine's annual Best of the Caribbean issue.
  • Did you know ...?
    There are more than 449 banks and 115 trust companies licensed in the Cayman Islands!
  • Dive Cayman's newest wreck!
    The former submarine rescue ship, Ex-USS Kittiwake, was successfully laid to rest after 54 years of service off Seven Mile Beach on 3 January 2011. Marvel at the spectacle of Cayman's 'newest' wreck!
  • How long is Seven Mile Beach?
    No, its not seven miles. Despite its name, Seven Mile Beach is actually 5.5 miles long. The island itself is only 22 miles long!
  • Our National Symbols
    A poll was held in 1996 and as a result, the Cayman parrot was voted national bird of Cayman, wild banana orchid as the national flower and the silver thatch palm as official national tree.
  • Short History of Stingray City
    Locals say stingrays began gathering in the area decades ago when fishermen cleaned their fish in the shallows. Stingrays would come to feast on discarded fish guts. Now they are hand-fed by visitors!
  • Stock up on supplies!
    Remember to make a supermarket your first stop in Cayman if you arrive on a Saturday as all shops are closed on Sundays.
  • Support our Boobies!
    Also known as "Boobies", the Booby Bird can be found in Cayman and were given their name from the Spanish slang term 'bobo', meaning 'dunce'.
  • To tip or not to tip?
    Virtually every restaurant in the Cayman Islands adds a 10% to 15% service charge in lieu of tipping, so check your bill! Tips are always welcome in the absence of a charge or for 'cash' services.
  • Travel with spare change
    Usual bus fare is CI$2 per journey or CI$3 if you take a long trip like George Town to East End or North Side. Listen for the driver beeping to check if you need a ride!
  • What does 'Cayman' mean?
    It means 'crocodile' - Sir Francis Drake arrived in 1586 and noted a sea serpent 12 feet long which was known as a 'caiman' by natives. It was actually an alligator but the name stuck to the islands!