Cayman Islands Travel Guide

Caribbean  #5 in Best Caribbean Beaches
Credit

Courtesy of IreneCorti/Getty Images/iStockphoto

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.

How we rank Things to Do

Updated September 19, 2018

  • #1
    Seven Mile Beach (Grand Cayman)
    View all Photos
    #1 in Cayman Islands
    Beaches, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Beaches, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    For several years now, Seven Mile Beach has been lauded as one of theCaribbean'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'sbest resortsare situated on Seven Mile, and there are a number

    ...Read More »
  • #2
    Stingray City (Grand Cayman)
    View all Photos
    #2 in Cayman Islands
    Sightseeing, Swimming/Pools, Tours
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Sightseeing, Swimming/Pools, Tours
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    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. 

    ...Read More »
  • #3
    Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef (Grand Cayman)
    View all Photos
    #3 in Cayman Islands
    Sightseeing, Swimming/Pools
    TYPE
    Half Day to Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Sightseeing, Swimming/Pools
    TYPE
    Half Day to Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    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 popularSeven Mile Beachin Grand Cayman in 2011. The submerged submarine and artificial reef now delights scuba divers with its swim throughs and sea life, including shrimp, eels,

    ...Read More »
  • #4
    Eden Rock & Devil's Grotto (Grand Cayman)
    View all Photos
    #4 in Cayman Islands
    Natural Wonders, Sports
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Natural Wonders, Sports
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    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

    ...Read More »
  • #5
    Mastic Trail (Grand Cayman)
    View all Photos
    #5 in Cayman Islands
    Hiking, Natural Wonders, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Hiking, Natural Wonders, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    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

    ...Read More »
  • #6
    Bloody Bay Marine Park (Little Cayman)
    View all Photos
    #6 in Cayman Islands
    Natural Wonders
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Natural Wonders
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    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

    ...Read More »
  • #7
    Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery (Grand Cayman)
    View all Photos
    #7 in Cayman Islands
    Sightseeing, Tours, Wineries/Breweries
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Sightseeing, Tours, Wineries/Breweries
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    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

    ...Read More »
  • #8
    Captain Keith Tibbetts Wreck (Cayman Brac)
    View all Photos
    #8 in Cayman Islands
    Sightseeing, Swimming/Pools
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Sightseeing, Swimming/Pools
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    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

    ...Read More »
  • Cemetery Beach and Reef (Grand Cayman)
    View all Photos
    Beaches, Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Beaches, Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    Read More »

  • Museums, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Museums, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    Read More »

  • Pedro St. James Castle (Grand Cayman)
    View all Photos
    Historic Homes/Mansions
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Historic Homes/Mansions
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    Read More »

Explore More of Cayman Islands

Recommended

The 20 Best Michigan State Parks

Two peninsulas, four Great Lakes and innumerable natural highlights elevate Michigan's state parks.

Zach WatsonApril 18, 2019

50 Awesome Vacation Ideas for Every Type of Traveler

Consider these vacation ideas for your next getaway.

Holly JohnsonApril 11, 2019

The 13 Best National Parks in California

You won't regret adding one of these national parks to your California itinerary.

Rachel CenterApril 10, 2019

10 Beautiful Places to Visit in the South of France

Plan a getaway to these special destinations to soak up culture, cuisine and quaint atmospheres.

Gwen PratesiApril 8, 2019

Best Carry-on Luggage of 2019

U.S. News rated the best carry-on luggage, considering recommendations from experts and consumers.

Lyn MettlerApril 3, 2019

The 11 Best Utah National Parks and Monuments to Visit

From birding to bouldering to boating, Utah's national parks have it all.

Zach WatsonApril 2, 2019

The 30 Best Zoos in the U.S.

Get an up-close look at wild creatures in natural settings at America's top animal parks.

Kyle McCarthyMarch 28, 2019

15 Scenic Train Rides to Add to Your Bucket List

Climb aboard these locomotives for jaw-dropping views.

Christine SmithMarch 26, 2019

13 Top Places to Visit in Tuscany, Italy

Ditch the crowded streets of Rome or Milan and head to Italy's picturesque countryside.

Lyn MettlerMarch 25, 2019

10 Excellent Educational Vacations for Families

Make sure your next getaway is both enjoyable and informative.

Holly JohnsonMarch 14, 2019