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Aerial of Stingray City

The 12 Best Things to Do in Grand Cayman

The ultimate guide for things to do in Grand Cayman: find fun activities and ideas on things to do, including Stingray City, beaches, attractions and sights.

Whether you're in search of adventure or planning your first trip to Grand Cayman, you will not be disappointed with the range of things to do.

Embark on thrilling land and sea activities, discover sites steeped in historical significance, and indulge in the perfect balance of relaxation with Cayman’s pristine beaches and rejuvenating spas. Whatever your holiday style is, Grand Cayman has it all!

1. Beaches

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Starfish Point

The Cayman Islands are renowned for their breathtaking white sandy beaches and tranquil turquoise waters. Whether you find yourself exploring the rustic charm of Barker's Beach in West Bay, enjoying the stunning views of Rum Point in the North Side, or experiencing the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, you'll find yourself blown away by the beauty of Cayman.

2. Stingray City

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A must-visit destination in Grand Cayman, Stingray City is widely renowned as a once-in-a-lifetime experience for every visitor to the Cayman Islands. Home to around 90 Southern Stingrays, this captivating site allows these wild, gentle, and graceful creatures to freely roam in the expansive North Sound—a 35 square mile oceanic expanse protected by the surrounding reef. Even the most seasoned travellers are sure to be impressed these beautiful animals.

3. Tours and Excursions

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Cayman offers an abundance of engaging tours and activities to ensure a lively and fulfilling experience. Whether under the sun or beneath the stars, on land or at sea, exciting experiences abound.

Top Picks

Spirit Of The West

The Beach Ride

Recommended ages: 8+

Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
From US$100
Pampered Ponies

Beach Trek

Recommended for all ages

1hr 45mins
$10 off
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Parasailing Professionals

Parasailing Rides

Recommended ages: 5+

30-60 minutes trip; 10 minutes fly time
From US$95 $105 $10 off

4. Water Sports

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With the warm, crystal-clear blue waters of Cayman, it's nearly impossible to resist trying out a new water sport! Whether you're seeking an adrenaline rush through kitesurfing or the more serene experience of paddleboarding or kayaking, there is no excuse not to get out on the water!

Top Picks

Cayman Kayaks

Mangrove Kayak Tour

Recommended for all ages

1.5-2 hours
From US$75
Waterman Cayman Surf Co

Paddle Board Rentals

Recommended for all ages

24 hours
From US$90
Kitesurf Cayman

Kitesurfing Lessons

Recommended ages: 8-70

From US$340

5. Boat Tours & Charters

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Seven Mile Beach boat charters with Paradise Pontoons

Spending time on Cayman’s beautiful waters is the highpoint of any visitor’s itinerary and rightly so! The calm, crystal clear waters with a cooling breeze make perfect boating conditions as you cruise across the waters. The majority of boat trips tour the North Sound, a 35 square mile area of water protected by the reef, which ensures calm waters as well as offering great snorkelling opportunities. Both private and group tours are available with options for all interests and budgets!

6. Attractions

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Crystal Caves in North Side

Cayman offers a wide range of wholesome attractions for the whole family to enjoy. From history buffs and culture vultures to nature lovers and divers there is no shortage of things to do in Cayman!

7. Land Activities and Sports

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The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grand Cayman

In the Cayman Islands, land activities abound for those seeking adventure or relaxation. Immerse yourself in local history, discover lush landscapes, tee off at world-class golf courses, go horseback riding, enjoy a relaxing spa treatment or let the kids cool down at a waterpark.

8. Scuba Diving

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The Islands, renowned for their crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life, offer an unparalleled diving experience in the heart of the Caribbean. All three islands of this tropical paradise are a haven for divers seeking diverse underwater landscapes and a rich tapestry of aquatic species.

9. Fishing

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From deep sea to shore and everything in between, the options for fishing in Grand Cayman are abundant and sure to satisfy everyone from the novice to the most experienced angler! The Island's waters are teeming with fish, including wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi, barracuda, blue marlin and a wide variety of tropical fish. There are a number of tour operators that can take you out for fishing trips to suit a variety of skill-levels.

Top Pick

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Y-Knot Charters

Fishing Charter with Y-Knot

Recommended for all ages

4 hours
From US$800 $850 $50 off

10. Bioluminescent Bay

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Cayman is lucky enough to be one of just a handful of places worldwide where you can experience the Bioluminescence phenomenon. Choose from eco-friendly kayak tours and electric boat trips to exclusive private charters.

Top Picks

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Cayman Kayaks

Bioluminescence Kayak Night Tour

Recommended ages: 6+

1.5 hours
From US$67.5 $75 10% off
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White Sand Water Sports

Bioluminescence Boat Tours

Recommended for all ages

From US$65.55 $69 5% off
Cayman Islands Sailing Charters

Bio Bay Tour

Recommended for all ages

3 hours
From US$500

11. Snorkelling

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Grand Cayman offers as much entertainment below water as it does above water. Don a mask and snorkel and immerse yourself in an exotic landscape of coral and tropical fish.

12. Spa and Wellness

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Holidays are a great time to pamper yourself. Most of the hotels in Cayman, including the Westin Beach Resort, have spas that offer a wide range of health and beauty treatments, including aromatherapy and massage therapy, as well as skin and nail treatments. Many of the high-end hotels boast sauna, steam and relaxation rooms, which you can enjoy before and after your treatment.

Top Pick

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Hibiscus Spa, The Westin Grand Cayman

Spa Treatments at the Hibiscus Spa

Recommended for all ages


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