Natural tropical beauty and cosmopolitan style makes Grand Cayman a spectacular port of call for today’s cruise adventurers. Small and colorful, George Town (the islands capital city) is a glitzy hub for duty-free shopping on Grand Cayman and signature Caribbean experiences. Think boating, snorkeling, relaxing on a beautiful beach, or meeting friendly stingrays at a shallow sandbar.
Grand Cayman Highlights:
-Seven Mile Beach- Grand Cayman’s most popular collection of pristine beaches that stretch along the island’s west end.
-Stingray City: prepare to get up close and personal with friendly stingrays while waist-deep in clear Caribbean waters.
-Bodden Town: located 5km from the capital city, here’s where you can learn about Grand Cayman history and the lives of the first European colonists.
-Pirate Caves: located in Bodden town, this natural wonder is popular among the kiddos. Be on the lookout for buried treasure!
-Travel to Hell: This quick stop promises to take you to “hell and back”. It features a bus-friendly parking lot complete with sign and gift shop so interested travelers can take a photo and yuck it up on the way to the next stop.
-Cayman National Museum: this museum includes a variety of exhibits on the islands’ cultural and natural history and an engaging audiovisual presentation. It’s housed in George Town’s oldest building.
-Local language is English, while the currency is the Cayman Island Dollar.
-The Georgetown port requires taking a tender boat from the cruise ship to the island.
-With a population of around 50,000 people, the Cayman Islands is one of the most prosperous territories in the Caribbean. George Town, the capital of the islands, is located on Grand Cayman, the largest of the Cayman Islands.
-The average winter high season temperature is around 79° F, while the summer season temperatures average about 88°. The water is always nice and warm thanks to its location in the Caribbean.
-All major cruise lines have Western Caribbean itineraries that include a stop in Grand Cayman.
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Written by Casey Cote: Casey Cote is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She loves planning incredible vacations at no cost to you. To book your next cruise, all-inclusive resort vacation, family getaway or honeymoon, contact at Casey@destinationstoexplore.com. You can also find her on Facebook!