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  Cayman Island Activities

While the real beauty of Grand Cayman lies beneath the water, there is still plenty to see on land as well.

 

 
  Popular Attractions

The 65-acre Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park in Frank Sound.

The National Trust's Mastic Trail, a 2 mile traditional footpath through unspoiled woodlands in North Side.

Cardinal D's Park, in George Town is a private collection of animals in a natural tropical park setting on Courts Road.

Cayman Turtle Farm in West Bay, is the only one of its kind in the world.

Hell - in West Bay, send a postcard from Hell!

National Trust historic walking tours of central George Town and West Bay.

The Blowholes in quaint East End.

District and historic buildings now being restored under the direction of the National Trust and National Historic Sites Committee, including the Old Savannah Schoolhouse.

The Pedro St. James Historic Site, at Pedro is the Cayman Islands' most important national landmark.

For a unique shallow dive visit our famous Stingray City.

The in the restored Old Courts Building in George Town.

 

Sister Islands

The Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are just a 40-minute plane trip away, approximately 89 miles northeast of Grand Cayman. Island Air offers three daily flights between Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands. Cayman Airways also provides access to Cayman Brac with a daily flights to/from Grand Cayman.

 

Sports & Recreation

The Cayman Islands offers an extensive array of Water Sports as well as spectator and participatory Sports on dry land.

 

Entertainment & Nightlife

The Cayman Islands offer an enjoyable variety of nightlife and entertainment. Bars and clubs and dance halls must close by 3:00am on weekdays and midnights on Saturdays. There are no nightclubs open on Sunday.

Once you arrive, consult our local publications for the latest listings. These include Friday's edition of our local newspaper, the Caymanian Compass; Key To Cayman; What's Hot; What to Do; and Destination Cayman. Here is a brief sampling of what is on offer. They will tell you whose performing where, our local cinema selection and opening times.

Some of the local niteclubs include: The Next Level, The Matrix, and Insomnia. Pre-club dancing can be found at the O Bar or Bed Lounge.

Top local bands appear regularly at most nightclubs or at the major hotels. Popular local bands include Coco Red, Exit, 45 C.I., Lammie, Heat, Gone Country, Hi-Tide, and Mainstream.

The Lions Centre in Red Bay on Grand Cayman is the location for a variety of events throughout the year, from concerts by top names in Caribbean music and stage productions to country, pop and rock performers from the US.

The Harquail Theatre on West Bay Road is the venue for cultural events including stage productions sponsored by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, including plays by Caymanian and other West Indian playwrights, drama and comedy by Caribbean performers and special events such as art exhibitions and concerts.

 

Cayman National Cultural Foundation:  www.artscayman.com  

The Prospect Playhouse in Red Bay features year-round regular performances of comedy, drama and musicals by the Cayman Drama Society.

 

Cayman Drama Society:  www.caymandrama.org.ky  

There are also a wide variety of sunset and dinner cruises offered by local water sports operators, including ones aboard a replica pirate ship and 19th century tall ship.

On Cayman Brac, occasional weekend dances by local bands and community events, including talent shows and other stage and musical presentations at the Aston Rutty centre provide the island's main nightlife other than romantic walks under the stars and conversation.

 

Shopping

The Cayman Islands enjoy a duty-free status and our capital of George Town in Grand Cayman is one of the most attractive shopping centres in the Caribbean. Here you'll find not only the main duty-free shops, but also a selection of fine jewelery, specialty and souvenir shops as well as a variety of casual restaurants. Stores in George Town are closed on Sunday. A large enclosed car park offers parking space in George Town's Piccadilly Car Park, next to Hobbies & Books on Elgin Avenue.

You'll find a good selection of traditional duty free items such as watches, china and crystal, perfumes and fine jewelery-including authentic treasure coin jewelery - on Grand Cayman and at a few stores on Cayman Brac. Prices on perfume, watches and select luxury items may be as much as 30% cheaper here.

 

Dining & Cuisine

With well over 150 places to eat, the choice of restaurants, fast-food outlets and small snack bars offers visitors a selection ranging from elegant fine dining to budget fast food and take out. The Cayman Islands has something to offer for everyone. Traditional Caymanian cuisine has been enlivened by a strong Jamaican influence of jerk, curry and other vibrant seasonings. Our traditional dishes feature conch, lobster and local seafood cooked in a variety of ways, complimented by coconut, plantain, breadfruit, yams, cassava, rice and beans and other West Indian side dishes.

In addition to Caribbean and Central American cuisine, the Cayman Islands also offers a huge range of alternative choices including European, Italian, Mexican, German, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Japanese and "American Tex-Mex" as well as fast food chains featuring hamburgers, chicken, pizza, subs and salads.

 
           
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