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. The shopping in George Town is first-class with the streets Harbour Drive and Cardinall Avenue lined with high–end jewellery stores, boutique watch retailers, and cosmetics 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.
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.
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.)
Feed the Tarpon every night around 7pm at the Lobster Pot watch them thrash around in the water! The Wharf also offers tarpon feeding at 7pm and 9pm. It’s also worth stopping by the Fish Market on North Church Street, next to Cayman Cabana, to watch the fishermen cleaning their daily catch.
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. You can even fly to Little Cayman and Cayman Brac in one day!
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.
Walk a dog from the Humane Society The dogs at the shelter would love you to take them for a walk to stretch their legs! The cats would love some cuddles and play time too! Located on North Sound Road. (345) 949 1461.