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Best Things To Do in Cayman Islands

If you're an avid scuba diver, you've come to the right place. Considered one of the best diving spots in the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands offer ample opportunities to get up close to the region's colorful sea life. You'll find plenty of sites off of Grand Cayman, including the popular Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef and Eden Rock & Devil's Grotto, but if you're willing to plan a daytrip to Little Cayman, visitors say the Bloody Bay Marine Park is worth your while. Prefer to sightsee on land? Lace up your hiking shoes and explore the Mastic Trail, or simply don your swimsuit and relax along the postcard-worthy Seven Mile Beach.

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#1 in Cayman Islands

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For several years now, Seven Mile Beach has been lauded as one of the Caribbean's best beaches. Take one glance at this crescent-shaped shore and one sniff of the soft, coral sand and you'll easily understand why. Many of Grand Cayman's best resorts are situated on Seven Mile, and there are a number of casual beach bars and restaurants, a playground, restrooms and showers to boot. What's more, it's also a great spot to try snorkeling for the first time – the clear water allows snorkelers to see the vibrant fish and beautiful coral. 
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2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
Seven Mile Beach (Grand Cayman)
For several years now, Seven Mile Beach has been lauded as one of the Caribbean's best beaches. Take one glance at this crescent-shaped shore and one sniff of the soft, coral sand and you'll easily understand why. Many of Grand Cayman's best resorts are situated on Seven Mile, and there are a number of casual beach bars and restaurants, a playground, restrooms and showers to boot. What's more, it's also a great spot to try snorkeling for the first time – the clear water allows snorkelers to see the vibrant fish and beautiful coral. 
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#2 in Cayman Islands

Located in the North Sound area of Grand Cayman, Stingray City is the most popular attraction on any of the three Cayman Islands. Travelers insist it's a tourist trap – but perhaps a tourist trap that's worth it. 
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Sightseeing Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
Stingray City (Grand Cayman)
Located in the North Sound area of Grand Cayman, Stingray City is the most popular attraction on any of the three Cayman Islands. Travelers insist it's a tourist trap – but perhaps a tourist trap that's worth it. 
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#3 in Cayman Islands

The USS Kittiwake was an ex-U.S. Navy submarine that served for more than 50 years before it was sunk off the coast of popular Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman in 2011. The submerged submarine and artificial reef now delights scuba divers with its swim throughs and sea life, including shrimp, eels, barracuda, turtles and grouper.  
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Sightseeing Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef (Grand Cayman)
The USS Kittiwake was an ex-U.S. Navy submarine that served for more than 50 years before it was sunk off the coast of popular Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman in 2011. The submerged submarine and artificial reef now delights scuba divers with its swim throughs and sea life, including shrimp, eels, barracuda, turtles and grouper.  
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#4 in Cayman Islands

Just south of Seven Mile Beach and approximately 46 feet below the surface are Eden Rock and Devil's Grotto, two of the most popular diving spots on Grand Cayman. Both are wonderful underwater mazes filled with tarpon, silversides, parrotfish and barracuda, and they should be enjoyable swims for both beginner and intermediate snorkelers. 
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Natural Wonders Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
Eden Rock & Devil's Grotto (Grand Cayman)
Just south of Seven Mile Beach and approximately 46 feet below the surface are Eden Rock and Devil's Grotto, two of the most popular diving spots on Grand Cayman. Both are wonderful underwater mazes filled with tarpon, silversides, parrotfish and barracuda, and they should be enjoyable swims for both beginner and intermediate snorkelers. 
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#5 in Cayman Islands

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If you're a nature lover, you should definitely add the Mastic Trail to your list of Grand Cayman must-dos. The trail is a 200-year-old gravel path that winds through a native mangrove swamp and a 2 million-year-old woodland area, surrounded by some of the island's most colorful and rare plant life. The 2.3-mile trail (one-way) is preserved as a flat, beginners hike by the Cayman Islands National Trust, though some recent travelers said there is a section where scrambling is required and as such you'll want to wear the appropriate footwear. Others recommend wearing bug repellant as the mosquitoes can be relentless. Because it's sheltered from the sea breeze, the trail can get quite hot and humid. If you're planning a trip, you'll have a more pleasant experience if you visit in the morning. 
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Hiking Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
Mastic Trail (Grand Cayman)
If you're a nature lover, you should definitely add the Mastic Trail to your list of Grand Cayman must-dos. The trail is a 200-year-old gravel path that winds through a native mangrove swamp and a 2 million-year-old woodland area, surrounded by some of the island's most colorful and rare plant life. The 2.3-mile trail (one-way) is preserved as a flat, beginners hike by the Cayman Islands National Trust, though some recent travelers said there is a section where scrambling is required and as such you'll want to wear the appropriate footwear. Others recommend wearing bug repellant as the mosquitoes can be relentless. Because it's sheltered from the sea breeze, the trail can get quite hot and humid. If you're planning a trip, you'll have a more pleasant experience if you visit in the morning. 
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#6 in Cayman Islands

This marine park is the top diving spot on Little Cayman, and it's a favorite of both skilled and beginning scuba divers. The park's top sight is the Bloody Bay Wall, an incredible reef and drop down that starts about 20 feet below sea level before plummeting more than 1,000 feet. Visibility of the water's native stingrays, turtles and sharks averages around 100 feet. 
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Natural Wonders Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
Bloody Bay Marine Park (Little Cayman)
This marine park is the top diving spot on Little Cayman, and it's a favorite of both skilled and beginning scuba divers. The park's top sight is the Bloody Bay Wall, an incredible reef and drop down that starts about 20 feet below sea level before plummeting more than 1,000 feet. Visibility of the water's native stingrays, turtles and sharks averages around 100 feet. 
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#7 in Cayman Islands

What started in 2008 as a small distillery producing ocean-aged rum has become the 5,000-square-foot Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery. What's unique about this distillery is the way they age their rum: on the ocean floor. In fact, it was the first distillery to do so. These days, in addition to producing rum, the distillery also produces flavored rums, vodka and liqueurs.  
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Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery (Grand Cayman)
What started in 2008 as a small distillery producing ocean-aged rum has become the 5,000-square-foot Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery. What's unique about this distillery is the way they age their rum: on the ocean floor. In fact, it was the first distillery to do so. These days, in addition to producing rum, the distillery also produces flavored rums, vodka and liqueurs.  
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#8 in Cayman Islands

Captain Keith Tibbetts Wreck is a 330-foot-long Russian frigate that was deliberately sunk off Cayman Brac to create an artificial reef. It's now the coral-crusted, sponge-coated home to thousands of groupers, amber-colored scorpionfish and even a handful of green moray eels. The ship is largely intact; its remains range from 30 to 100 feet below the surface. This intermediate dive is approximately 200 yards from shore, so most people take a boat to the site. 
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Sightseeing Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
Captain Keith Tibbetts Wreck (Cayman Brac)
Captain Keith Tibbetts Wreck is a 330-foot-long Russian frigate that was deliberately sunk off Cayman Brac to create an artificial reef. It's now the coral-crusted, sponge-coated home to thousands of groupers, amber-colored scorpionfish and even a handful of green moray eels. The ship is largely intact; its remains range from 30 to 100 feet below the surface. This intermediate dive is approximately 200 yards from shore, so most people take a boat to the site. 
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