Hell (Grand Cayman)
- Type: Natural Wonders, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
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It looks like what it sounds like, and it attracts droves of cruise-ship tourists on a daily basis. So what is it really?
"Hell" refers to a wide open space filled with clusters of short black limestone. You won't be able to walk along the formation, but there are two platforms you can stand on to look over the space and take photos. If you're not tired of the novelty by then you should swing by the nearby gift shop and post office to send mail "from hell" or pocket a few souvenirs that take the pun to further extremes.
Your enjoyment of Hell entirely depends on your mood. A Virtual Tourist user succinctly describes it as a "Waste of time." Another visitor groans to TripAdvisor: "It wasn't worth it. It was crowded and hot. And crowded. Did I already say crowded?" Still others appreciate Hell's kitschy value, though they insist it's only worth 10 minutes of your time.
You can enter Hell for free, but the best way to sample the area is on a guided (and therefore fee-based) island tour. Travelers say the town of West Bay, where Hell is located, is notoriously hard to find.