BEST FAMILY FUN
There are plenty of family-friendly activities and things to do in Cayman that will keep everyone entertained. Here are our recommendations.
• Boat Trips
are an awesome family day out! Tour operators offer several trips out to Stingray City
where you can feed the stingrays, snorkel the Sandbar or Coral Gardens and possibly visit Rum Point or Kaibo for a Cayman-style fish lunch. See the Boat Trips
page for more information.
• Explore Cycling Trails
with West Bay Loop
. Children's bikes and buggies are available and the trail are flat and mostly traffic free.
• Visit a Cultural Site
like Pedro St. James
or the Botanical Park. This is a nice day out and won’t overload younger members with historical facts.
• Blue Iguana Safari
Meet Grand Cayman’s “Blue Dragons” behind the scenes at the breeding facility at the Botanic Park
. During this tour your guide will introduce you to some of the programme’s star breeders and explain how the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme was able to bring this endangered species back from the brink of extinction.
• Camana Bay
is a great option with two fountains to play in, the observation tower to climb and a harbour and landscaped courtyards to explore. Head over to Books & Books on a Wednesday or Saturday for the children’s Story Time at 10.30am. See the Camana Bay
section for more information.
• Cayman Turtle Centre i
s a modern day reminder of Cayman’s seafaring history. At the Cayman Turtle Centre
you can interact with turtles and other colourful marine life, feed exotic birds and enjoy a day in their snorkelling pool and on the Turtle Twister waterslide.
• Take a Helicopter Ride
with Cayman Islands Helicopters
and get an awesome view of SMB, Stingray City and remote areas of Cayman.
• Try a New Watersport
There are lots of options here from kayaking to jetskiing, paddleboarding to diving and more. See our Water based activities
section for more information.
• Splash around at Starfish Cay Water Park
located at The Ritz-Carlton
. Kids will love the water slides and fountains. Purchase a pass for a day of fun!
• Go Horseback Riding
along the beach or even in the water or in the water for a unique experience with Spirit of the West
. No previous experience required.
• Ride The Slide at Margaritaville
Enjoy some casual dining and sip cocktails in the swim up bar while the kids ride the rooftop waterslide. Excellent gift shop to pick up holiday souvenirs.
• Submarine & Glass Bottom Boat Tours
Explore the depths without getting wet on an Atlantis Submarine
or in Aquaventure Tours’ glass bottom boat. The latter also offer a snorkel tour.
• Cool Cars
See 80 classic automobiles Cayman Motor Museum
. Also on display is a selection of motorcycles, power boats and historical exhibits.
• Mangrove Forest Tours a
re fascinating and a great way to learn about Cayman’s delicate mangrove ecosystems. Suitable for all ages. Cayman Sea Elements
and Cayman Kayaks
offer day and moon-lit kayak, boat and snorkel tours.
• Become an Ambassador of the Environment
with an educational eco-tour for families. Activities include gardening, cooking, shipwreck snorkelling and mangrove explorations. Held at The Ritz-Carlton.
• National Treasures
Discover Cayman’s cultural and natural history at the Cayman Islands National Museum
which has exhibits and interactive displays including a simulated submarine and a children’s gallery. Contact them on (345) 949 8368.
• Crazy Golf (345) 945 8362 located next to Deckers Restaurant on Seven Mile Beach is an 18-hole mini-golf course and is also a fun activity for families.
• Pirate Adventure! Take a fun cruise aboard the Jolly Roger and watch the crew reenact pirate trials and sword fights. Great entertainment for the kids! (345) 945 7245.