It is an island and there are beaches everywhere. Rum point is great with an easy beach for small children, snorkeling off to the left, and the restaruant. You cannot bring in outside food or drink, but they provide chaise lounges and there is no pressure to buy anything.
The sand and beach along Seven Mile Beach is beautiful, with beach access provided. The beaches in Grand Cayman are permited to be used anywhere. Just use the public access spots and do not head through the lobby of a big hotel with your beach toys. We like the public beach as part of Seven Mile Beach. It is a wide-open part up about two-thirds the way up. It has clean restrooms, showers, shade structures, and restaurants close by.
Smith Cove is south of George Town a short distance. It has a small entrance into the ocean between the rocks and a restroom. There is also a public beach on the Northside with a restroom.
can snorkel directly on the beach at the condo
or nearby at Rum Point. There are many snorkeling
sites easily reachable from shore, all along
the North part of the island. Any good dive
or snorkel book will list more possibilities.
There are some nice snorkel sites off Seven-Mile
Beach. One is at cemetery beach and the other
right downtown, just south of the docks. The
downtown one is very close to shore and is marked
SCUBA: The Cayman
Islands are regarded as a world-class diving
destination. Wall, wreck, reef and famous Stingray
City diving excursions are conducted daily.
There are many great dive sites and lots of
good dive shops on the island. The closest is
Red Sails Sports located at Rum Point, very
close to the condo.
There are actually two Stingray Cities. One
is on the west side of the North Sound in 12
feet of water. This is a SCUBA trip. There are
not as many stingrays there as prior years.
The better spot is in three feet of water closer
to Rum Point. This location, Stingray Sandbar, has plenty of friendly
stingrays. This is an awesome experience.
fishing is also big in Cayman. Pick of a copy
of Cayman Islands Activities Guide
at the airport for the latest information on
sport fishing charters.
are three courses on the island. The best is
the 18 hole at the Links at Safehaven. There
is also a nice course at the Hyatt hotel
These beautiful gardens, named after Queen Elizabeth
II, occupy over 60 acres and are perfect for
a leisurely walk. They are in the middle of
the island about a 10-minute drive from the
condo. The Visitors Centre, Heritage Garden
and Floral Garden are spectacular additions.
TURTLE FARM: See
16,000 sea turtles, some as small as 6 oz, some
as big as 600 pounds. This area has recently
been remodeled and expanded. It is now called
“Boatswain’s Beach”. This
is a 23 acre site that is being turned into
a major marine park. www.boatswainsbeach.ky
There are two dolphin parks putting on the typical dolpin shows. One is across the street from the Turtle Farm and the other in on the North Sound at the top of the island, new Morgan's Harbor restaurant. We have not been to either.
BOATING SIGHT SEEING:
There are a number of boating related adventures
including a semi-submarine, glass bottom boats, pirateship,
and even a deeper water submersible. Most operate
out of the George Town dock.
BLOW HOLE: Take
a scenic drive on Frank Sound Road and visit
the blowhole carved out of the shoreline. This
quiet side of the island has a long ribbon of
sparsely populated shoreline where natural “blowholes”
spew water dramatically into the air. It is
on the south side of the island, east of the
turn off towards the condo.
HELL: The town
of Hell is located in the northwest corner of
the island. The jagged black rock formations
are the perfect backdrop for this unique town.
There is a store and post office where you can buy a postcard
and mail it postmarked from Hell.
This private car museum is up on the North end above Seven Mile Beach and just past the Turtle Farm. The museum is the private collection. It is right across the street from the Cracked Conch restaurant.