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Eastern Districts Driving Tour

You can easily spend a full day on a driving tour of the Eastern Districts as there is a lot to see and it would be nice to fit in a lunch stop along the way. Pick and choose from the list below, depending on how much time you have, what you are interested in, and whether you have kids to entertain.

  • Mission House Visit this old house in Bodden Town and get a taste of how people lived in Cayman in the 1800s. (30–45 minutes).
  • Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park If possible it’s best to visit the gardens in the cooler hours of the day. Definitely worth a visit. Just follow the signs on Frank Sound Road (which cuts across the Island). (1–2 hours).
  • Lunch Stop Time to recharge your batteries. Time to recharge your batteries. Tukka, Kaibo and Eagle Rays Bar & Grill offer great food at reasonable prices with views to die for. Don't forget to stock up on groceries at Chisholm’s Grocery.
  • Go Swimming & Snorkelling Drive to Cayman Kai and cool down on the beach at Kaibo or Rum Point. There is nice snorkelling from Rum Point and the clear shallow water is ideal for children. The snorkelling from Cayman Kai Public Beach is also excellent. It is ideally done as a drift snorkel and you will see lots of healthy coral and colourful fish. Alternatively drive on to East End and snorkel beneath Mimi’s dock at Morritt’s. It’s very special, especially for the little ones.
  • Cayman Kai Drive north to Old Man Bay to admire some of the fabulous homes on the beach. Drive to tranquil Kaibo Beach for a refreshing cocktail and snack. Starfish Point is lovely for swimming and as you might expect, you’ll spot lots of starfish in the water.
  • Find a Deserted Beach Take the road east and enjoy the rugged “Other side of the Island”. Find a deserted seagrass-strewn beach and go exploring or snorkelling.
  • Wreck of the Ten Sail  Keep driving past the Reef Resort, past Gun Bay, past Ocean Frontiers and you will find this historic site just east of East End (10mins).
  • Lighthouse Park Stop at this historic landmark and climb to the top of the lighthouse. Enjoy the sea views. (15-20 mins).
  • Blow Holes Continue on and if it’s windy you might admire the water geysers that spray high from the ironshore just west of East End (5mins).
  • Lovers Wall Just a bit further up the road you will see a sign for Lovers Wall. Stop for a quick photograph and admire the spectacular view. (5 mins).
  • Pedro St. James’ Castle Learn about “the birthplace of democracy” in the Cayman Islands at this National Historic site. Explore the house and gardens, then watch the 3D presentation in the theatre. (1–1.5 hours).
  • Dining Under the Stars Dine on the beach nightly at Kaibo or treat yourself to a special meal at Upstairs. On full moon nights, celebrate Luna Del Mar with your toes in the sand. or head to Tukka where they put tables on the beach so you can admire the stunning full moon.
  • Put your Feet Up Relax at home after a fun and exhausting day!