Things to Do in George Town

Things to Do in George Town & Beyond

Find things to do in the George Town area of Grand Cayman with places to see, historic landmarks, duty free shopping and fun activities for the family.

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Last updated 15 December, 2023

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 on a Friday or Saturday as most of the cruise ship passengers visit on Monday 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.

Things to Do Downtown

Go Shopping

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.

Local Art & Collectables

Local Handmade Ceramics and Gifts

3 Girls & a Kiln

George Town
Retail Shop and Art Gallery

Guy Harvey Gallery & Shoppe

George Town
Antiques Shop


George Town

Jewellery & Watches

Duty Free Shopping

Kirk Freeport

George Town
Jewellery Store

Rocky's Diamond Gallery

George Town
Shopping Mall

The Island Plaza

George Town

Learn about Cayman's History

The National Museum. It was built in the 1830s and is a remarkably sophisticated museum with interactive displays that provide a great introduction to Cayman's heritage.

The National Museum holds two permanent exhibition galleries, three changing galleries and an audiovisual theatre. Explore Cayman’s unique habitats, take a virtual submarine dive down to Cayman’s famous wall, view a turtle nesting site, see the wetlands, learn about Cayman’s varied animal life and interact with the 3D bathymetric map of the ocean floor and Cayman’s location in the Caribbean. The Museum is great for both adults and children.

Things to Do - Outskirts

If you have more time to spend in the Islands' capital, venture outside the centre and discover even more activities.

A helicopter sightseeing ride from Cayman Islands Helicopters is the most exciting way to see the Islands from a unique perspective.  From the air you will truly appreciate the magnificent colours and clarity of the Caribbean Sea. See the famous stingrays, spot fishing  boats, pass by lavish mansions hidden from view and take unforgettable photos from the helicopter.

Pure Art Gallery & Gifts has been offering local art and Island-style gifts for almost thirty years in their charming Cayman cottage. Just a mile south of George Town, Pure Art is a treasure trove of unique Caymanian paintings, prints, jewellery, handmade crafts, gifts and more. Gifts galore!

Cathy Church’s has a worldwide reputation for superb and friendly service, low prices and a huge inventory. Cathy is one of the world’s leading underwater photography instructors and her gallery of underwater photos is worth the trip alone. She offers a wide range of duty-free cameras and underwater cameras to buy and to rent.


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