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Grand Cayman has plenty of activities to offer, many of which can be found on dry land or even up in the air!

 

Explore the Island with an experienced local guide. Book a tour with Cayman Safari Adventures or a private Island tour with Tours Cayman.

 

Visit a Cultural Site See the Cultural Activities section for information. 
 
Cayman Turtle Centre is a modern day reminder of Cayman’s seafaring history. You can interact with turtles and marine life, feed exotic birds and enjoy a day in the snorkelling pool and riding the Turtle Twister waterslide. A free shuttle from Seven Mile Beach is available. 
 
Check out the Cool Cars at the Cayman Motor Museum. Take a historical tour of the motoring world and see over 80 vintage cars including Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, Jaguars and more.
 
Take a Helicopter Ride for an awesome view of SMB, Stingray City and remote areas of Cayman with Cayman Islands Helicopters
 
Go Horseback Riding along Barkers beach or in the water with Spirit of the West. They even have moonlight rides.
 
Explore Cycling Trails with West Bay Loop. Children's bikes and buggies are available and the trail are flat and mostly traffic free.
 
Take The Flavour Tour for a guided dining adventure around Camana Bay (345) 640 9492. Enjoy small plates and featured wine or cocktail pairings for a fun culinary evening.
 
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.
 
Become an Ambassador of the Environment with an educational eco-tour for families. Activities include gardening, cooking, shipwreck snorkelling and mangrove explorations. Contact The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
 
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. 
 
Admire National Art at the National Gallery. It’s home to  the national art collection and is a fascinating journey through Cayman’s artistic history.
 
Cook ‘Cayman Style’ Learn to cook Caribbean cuisine with one of the Island’s acclaimed chefs at Bon Vivant in Camana Bay. (345) 623 2335.
 
Sample Beer, Rum or Wine Take a tour of the Cayman Islands Brewery, sample local beers and learn about the brewing process. Visit Cayman Spirits Company Distillery to see how their handcrafted spirits are made. (345) 925 5379. Try wine tasting at West Indies Wine Company and sample some of the 80 different wines on offer.
 
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!
 
Play a Round of Golf There are two golf courses on-Island, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Course offers nine-holes on the Greg Norman designed golf course and the North Sound Club is an 18-hole course with a driving range and two putting greens. At both you can rent clubs, improve your swing with a lesson from the resident pro and take advantage of cheaper twilight rates. You will find the courses are quieter during the week when residents are at work. For younger enthusiasts, Cayman Crazy Golf (345) 945 8362 is located next to Deckers Restaurant on Seven Mile Beach. This 18-hole mini-golf course is a fun and inexpensive family activity. 
 
Treat Yourself to a rejuvenating, massage or body wrap at the Hibiscus Spa, la prairie Spa, Touch of Thai or the Da Vinci Centre.
 
Lunch with a Twist View tarpon feeding every evening at the Lobster Pot and The Wharf. Kids will love this feeding frenzy!

 

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