Cayman Islands Travel Information – Adventures & Things to Do
A British Territory in the Western Caribbean, the Cayman Islands are the peaks of the huge underwater Cayman Ridge. The three islands are located south of Cuba, between Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and Jamaica. The largest of the three, Grand Cayman is about 22 miles (35km) long by four miles (7km) wide. The ‘sister islands’ of Cayman Brac and Little Caymanan are about 85 miles (135km) to the east/north-east. Regular island hopper flights connect Grand Cayman to Little Cayman and Cayman Brec, and private boats run between Cayman Brac and Little Cayman on a fairly regular basis as well.
While Grand Cayman may be best known for it’s ‘offshore’ banking and tax haven, it is also home to Stingray City and great snorkeling, while some of the best ‘wall diving’ in the Caribbean (and the world) can be found off the shores of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman islands. The Cayman Islands has plenty to offer travelers seeking an active vacation. Check out the activities below, and follow their links for more specifics, including Tour Operators who can help you get the most out of your day:
Active adventurous ‘things to do’ in the Cayman Islands:
- Places to Snorkel around Grand Cayman
- Places to Dive around Cayman Brac and Little Cayman
- The Hiking Trails of the Cayman Islands
- There are a few nature-rich hiking trails on the islands
- Play Golf on Grand Cayman
- There are a couple of great courses on the island
- Water Sports (Parasailing; Stand-Up Paddle Boarding; Kayaking; Wave Runners; Water Skiing, etc…)
Other activities and ‘things to do’ in the Cayman Islands
There are tour operators who will take you bird watching, on a cave tour and horseback riding. There’s also a botanical garden as well as a turtle farm to visit. Check out “Other things to do in the Cayman Islands” for more info as well as local tour operators.
In the mood for a party?
The island hosts a number of Festivals throughout the year… Check out the Cayman Islands Festivals and Events calendar for dates, locations and more information.
Do you enjoy good rum?
No visit to a Caribbean island would be complete without sampling their local rums. A company on Grand Cayman recently started producing their own rum. Click here to find more information on the Cayman Spirits Company Distillery, their rums and tours available.
Looking for a place to stay?
There are a number of accommodation options available to you, including Eco-lodges, Hotels, Resorts and Wellness Retreats. Go to our Cayman Islands Accommodation page for a directory of places to stay.
Make your stay more enjoyable
Check out our local Cayman Islands Travel Info (language, power, currency, weather etc…) that will help you plan your trip.
Do you care about the environment?
Like you, we’re interested in supporting sustainable eco-tourism, and it’s good to know that the Cayman Islands have initiated a number of clean energy initiatives on the island, and offer a number of “green” hotels and tour operators. Check out our Cayman Islands Sustainability page for more info.
Curious as to the island’s natural habitat?
Check out our Cayman Islands Flora and Fauna page.
With direct flights from the USA and Canada, Grand Cayman is easily within reach, so pack your snorkel mask and get active in the Caribbean!
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