Best Free Things to Do

The Best Free Things to Do in Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman offers an abundance of free activities for everyone to enjoy from natural wonders, the magnificent beaches, unique experiences, and more.

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Last updated 22 December, 2023

Worried about how the family can vacation together without breaking the piggy bank? Grand Cayman abounds with things to do and places to go, many at no charge. Here are some of the best options.

The Beach & Sea

The beach is without a doubt Cayman’s best natural resource and it provides an easy way to keep the whole family entertained. From building sand castles along Seven Mile to combing shores further afield, any time on the beach is time well spent.

Cayman’s underwater world also offers and incredible playground for the whole family. Don a mask and snorkel and immerse yourself in an exotic landscape of coral and tropical fish.

Dart Park
Dart Park

Parks & Playgrounds

Explore the parks and playgrounds which offer climbing frames, swings, slides, restrooms and plenty of shade. Get ready for running, jumping, swinging, hide and seek, water play and great picnic spots!

Camana Bay

Camana Bay is a great option with two fountains to play in, rocks and an observation tower to climb and a harbour and landscaped courtyards to explore.

Meet the Locals

Meet the locals and learn about Cayman’s home grown produce and traditional dishes at the Farmer’s Markets at Camana Bay on Wednesdays or the Market at the Cricket Grounds on Monday-Saturday

Take in Some Art

Take in some art at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands and view the permanent collection of Cayman’s most prominent artists as well as visiting exhibitions. Pick up a Family Guide filled with interactive activities such as scavenger hunts and games. There is also a small sculpture garden and coffee shop.

Art Gallery, Shop and Café

National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

Seven Mile Beach

Take our Walking Tour

Take our Walking Tour of downtown George Town, see Cayman’s capital, the fishermen and other interesting landmarks.

Get off the Beaten Track

Cayman Kai Public Beach

Explore some of our less-frequented beaches in East End and North Side. Jump in a jeep and discover some well-hidden coastline and terrain. And of course snap a pic at Lovers Wall and the Blow Holes. You can also visit the Wreck of the Ten Sail and other landmarks for free.

Beach Volleyball

There are beach volleyball nets on Public Beach that are available for use throughout the week or grab a drink and check out the teams that play on the beach every Sunday.

Historical Bodden Town

Start at Bodden Town Park and explore the area that incorporates a playground, caboose and a small Caymanian-style house. The house costs CI$10 to enter.

National Trust Historic Site

Mission House

Bodden Town

Catch of the Day

Fish market

Check out the morning’s catch at the fisherman’s market on the waterfront in George Town.

Hike the Mastic Trail

Start in the cool of the morning and follow the two-mile trail. Mastic Trail self-guided leaflets are available from the National Trust’s visitor centre (345) 749 1121 on South Church Street, next to Dart Park.

Nature Reserve

Mastic Reserve

North Side

Bird Watching

Try bird watching at Governor Gore’s Bird Sanctuary and marvel at the abundance of native and migratory birds that Cayman attracts. The Pond’s popularity with the birds is seasonal, with greatest activity during the dry season. Butterflies also congregate in this area, and the native freshwater turtle, the Hickatee has often been spotted among the reeds. Turn into Spotts Newlands Rd off Shamrock Rd. Take the first right to Pennsylvania Ave.


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