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George Town, Grand Cayman

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It is well worth a trip to George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands. It is the financial hub of the Cayman Islands and where the government conducts its business. It is also home to the high–end jewellery and beauty stores. However, if you want to avoid the crowds then visit from Friday to Monday as most of the cruise ship passengers visit on Tuesday through to Thursday. There is lots to do here and unlike most capital cities, it is surrounded by crystal clear waters, making for interesting snorkelling and swimming.

 

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THINGS TO DO - DOWNTOWN

  • Learn about Cayman at the National Museum. It was built in the 1830s and is a remarkably sophisticated museum with interactive displays that provide a great introduction to the Cayman Islands' heritage. Great for adults and children.
  • Shop and make the most of duty free and tax free prices. In George Town you can find stores carrying top of the line jewellery, cameras, artwork, souvenirs, gifts, clothes and collectables. 
  • Take a Walking Tour and learn about some of Cayman’s history and culture. Click for info on walking tours.
  • Dive the clear blue waters around George Town. Don Foster's and Wall to Wall Diving can take you on boat dives to the Kittiwake and Stingray City. Alternatively, rent gear and explore the caves at Eden Rock on a shore dive.
  • Non-divers can experience the thrill of breathing underwater with a Snuba or Helmet dive with Sea Trek or take a trip on a glass bottomed boat with Atlantis
  • A Submarine Tour is a unique way to view the underwater world without getting wet. Choose from a day or night dive with Atlantis
  • See the Fish Market on North Church Street, next to Cayman Cabana. Watch the fishermen cleaning their daily catch. Walk down to the beach to see the enormous tarpon waiting for any fish scraps!
  • Snorkel the reefs at Eden Rock and access two reefs: Eden Rock and Devil’s Grotto. (Snorkel gear costs US$10-$14 to rent for the day.) Y
  • Ride the Slide at Margaritaville. Kids will enjoy taking turns speeding down the waterslide while adults enjoy live music, food and cocktails by the rooftop pool.
  • Feed the Tarpon every night around 7pm at the Lobster Pot watch them thrash around in the water!

THINGS TO DO - OUTSKIRTS

  • Take a Helicopter Tour with Cayman Islands Helicopters and view our beautiful Island from the air. Choose from an Island or Stingray City tour or for a truly memorable evening go on a sunset flight followed by a romantic meal.
  • Take an Amphibious Bus Ride to key sites on land and then splash into the sea and explore offshore sites as well with MarineLand Tours. (345) 945 8687.
  • Relax at Dart Family Park just a short drive south of George Town (5 mins). This shady park features lush landscaping, family playground facilities, an amphitheatre, gazebos, restrooms and picnic tables. The National Trust Visitor Centre is located right inside the Park where you can find souvenir items and information of local interest.
  • Take a Brewery or Distillery Tour Learn about the brewing process during a tour of the Cayman Islands Brewery. where you’ll meet the experts and sample each of the beers. Spirit lovers will enjoy the behind the scenes tour of the 5,000sq ft Cayman Spirits Company Distillery. Learn how they produce the handcrafted spirits and then sample fresh batches of their two rums and locally made vodka. (345) 925 5379.

 

FOOD & DRINK - DOWNTOWN


QUICK & EASY DINING

Bread & Chocolate
Healthy vegan breakfast and lunch options, plus guilt-free sweet treats. Dr. Roy's Drive (345) 946 6239.

Singh’s Roti Shop
Family-run roti and local Caribbean restaurant. Shedden Road. (345) 946 7684.

South West Collective
A great café with a focus on wholesome food. They offer great options for breakfast and lunch, plus coffees, juices and smoothies. Harbour Place. (345) 946 3004.

The Caribbean Kitchen
A wide range of traditional local dishes with daily specials depending on which fresh local produce is available that day. Located in the CI Museum.


RESTAURANTS

Casanova Restaurant
Much loved favourite waterfront restaurant. Great food and attentive and friendly Italian staff. North Church Street. (345) 949 7633.

Da Fish Shack
A true good value, local restaurant on the waterfront with a lovely deck. (345) 947 8126.

Guy Harvey's Restaurant & Bar
A charming seafood/French restaurant in the heart of town, with crisp white linens, great views over the harbour and a warm convivial atmosphere. 55 South Church Street. (345) 946 9000

Lobster Pot
A legendary restaurant with an outstanding menu. Dine on their dock overlooking the ocean.  North Church Street. (345) 949 2736.

Margaritaville
A casual restaurant with a lively atmosphere. Great burgers and margaritas.


BARS

Bar Crudo
A lively bar serving great drinks and fresh sea food. The décor is accentuated by exclusive artwork from Guy Harvey.

Rackam’s Waterfront Bar and Grill

A popular waterfront bar with a wide selection of drinks and good bar food. (345) 945 3860.

Cayman Cabana
A waterfront bar that serves authentic Caymanian fare. (345) 949 3080.

Margaritaville

Fun Jimmy Buffet themed restaurant and bar. 2nd Floor, Island Plaza, Harbour Drive. (345) 949 6274


South West Collective
A trendy bar on the waterfront with an innovative cocktail menu, plus great wines and beers. (345) 946 3004.


FOOD & DRINKS - OUTSKIRTS

The following recommendations are a little outside the centre of George Town, but are still well worth a visit.


China Village
Cantonese and Szechuan Chinese cuisine. Great dim sum. Plaza Venezia. (345) 945 3490.

Full of Beans
Fun and lively café serving delicious, reasonably priced food in Pasadora Place. (345) 943 2326.

George Town Yacht Club (GTYC)
GTYC offers a lunch and dinner menu with an emphasis on fresh seafood. A great place to hang out and there's a lovely pool area for kids to splash around in.

Grand Old House (GOH)
Located on the water, GOH has old world charm mixed with good food. South Church Street. (345) 949 9333.

Laid-back family friendly outside bar overlooking the sea. Excellent drinks menu and good food at reasonable prices. 
Seymour’s Jerk Centre 
Great place to try jerk pork or chicken. Shedden Road, call for directions. (345) 916 5418.
The Brasserie 
Gourmet fusion food served in a stylish and elegant setting. Cricket Square. (345) 945 1815.
 

 

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