Stingray City (Grand Cayman)

#2 in Best Things To Do in Cayman Islands
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Key Info

KY1- 1205

Price & Hours

Prices vary by tour
Hours vary by tour company

Details

Sightseeing, Swimming/Pools, Tours Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.5

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  • 4.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 5.0Atmosphere

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. 

The "city" is actually a shallow sandbar where you can interact with and feed the wild Atlantic  stingrays that live freely in those waters (there are no penned enclosures). Previous visitors reveled in the opportunity to get so close to the creatures and insist that it's not dangerous, as long as you follow the guidelines of the instructors. 

You can explore Stingray City on a snorkeling trip, on a scuba trip or in a glass bottom boat. You can book a tour through Stingray City, which includes free shuttle service from local resorts. Prices start at $49 per person, but can vary widely depending on the tour. Several companies also offer trips to the area, including Moby Dick Tours, Aquarius Sea Tours and Six Senses Cayman Adventures.

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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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