Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery (Grand Cayman)#7 in Best Things To Do 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.
Recent visitors highly recommend taking a tour of the facility, and some even recommend leaving by taxi since there are so many spirits to try. Others travelers say the funny tour guide was a great host.
Travelers can book a tour of the George Town distillery, which usually takes about 30 to 40 minutes and includes tastings of Seven Fathoms Rum, Gun Bay Vodka, and Governor's Reserve Rum, along with the seasonal Distiller's Special spirit. The tours cost $15 per person, and the distillery recommends that travelers book their tours in advance of their trip since they tend to fill up quickly. Tours are offered three times a day from Monday to Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, visit the distillery's website.
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#1 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.
Recent visitors enjoyed the calm waves and soft sand even though there were heavy crowds. Reviewers say Seven Mile Beach is one of the most beautiful places in the world, affording ample opportunities to snorkel and stand-up paddleboard, as well as build sand castles and take long walks.
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