Grand Cayman island: 9 great things to see and do

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Grand Cayman offers a plethora of adventures for visitors to the Caribbean destination, which is the largest of the Cayman Islands. You can go snorkeling with stingrays in Stingray City, which is located in Grand Cayman’s North Sound.

Bioluminescent kayak tours leave from from Rum Point Beach to enjoy the eerie glow of the bioluminescent bay at night.

You can explore the tropical underground Cayman Crystal Caves by foot. The limestone caves have formed over millions of years, and there is also evidence of fossilized shells and animal life.

The award-winning Seven Mile Beach is public and continuous, allowing visitors to walk from one end to the next uninterrupted.

There are a plethora of places to snorkel, from sandbars and quiet coves to public beaches on Grand Cayman. Here, a visitor snorkels with a Cayman sea turtle.
The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park has diverse flora from wild banana orchids to giant flour sack trees. There is also a chance to see a habitat housing Grand Cayman’s rare blue iguana.

There are dozens of tour operators and 365 documented dive sites in the Cayman Islands. Here, a scuba diver photographs a French angel fish underwater.

Some restaurants on Grand Cayman offer ocean-to-table experiences, where a chef will grill or cook fresh catches of the day.

Smith Cove is located 10 minutes from George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands. The sandy cove is popular for snorkeling and has picnic tables, showers and restrooms.

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