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Cayman Islands Sights

Hell

Updated 07/18/2014

Fodor's Review

Quite literally the tourist trap from Hell, especially when overrun by cruise-ship passengers, this attraction does offer free admission, fun photo ops, and sublime surrealism. Its name refers to the quarter-acre of menacing shards of charred brimstone thrusting up like vengeful spirits (actually blackened and "sculpted" by acid-secreting algae and fungi over millennia). The eerie lunarscape is now cordoned off, but you can prove you had a helluva time by taking a photo

from the observation deck. The attractions are the small post office and a gift shop where you can get cards and letters postmarked from Hell, not to mention wonderfully silly postcards titled "When Hell Freezes Over" (depicting bathing beauties on the beach), "The Devil Made Me Do It" bumper stickers, Scotch bonnet–based Hell sauce, and "The coolest shop in Hell" T-shirts. Ivan Farrington, the owner of the Devil's Hang-Out store, cavorts in a devil's costume (horn, cape, and tails), regaling you with demonically bad jokes.

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Sight Information

Address:

Hell Rd., West Bay, Grand Cayman, KY1-1401, Cayman Islands

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Phone:

345-949–3358

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–6

Updated 07/18/2014

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By Laura

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Feb 15, 2006

Don't waste your vacation in hell

So there's a tiny post office and gift shop with a narrow boardwalk between them leading to a deck that overlooks the jagged rocks. A very unusual sight, but not worth going out of your way to see.

By Mary

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Jan 16, 2006

Hell of a place to go

Hell was one of the ONLY attractions on the island. It is tacky, but a must see. Other than diving, there isn't much else going on on this island. Everything is extremely expensive as well.

By Cindy

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Dec 19, 2005

where the hell are my postcards???

Went to the small gift shop in Caymen over the week of Thanksgiving and bought lots of souvienrs and sent out 10 postcards ....NOT ONE HAVE ARRIVED TO ANY OF THEIR DESTINATIONS>>> WHATS UP WITH THAT ?

By Jim

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Mar 26, 2004

Go to Hell

Go after you have eaten lunch or on the way back from the Turtle farm. Send post card to friends and family Postmarked "HELL" When you get back and someone tells you to "go to hell" Ask them for the money to go. Not a major destination.

By Bob

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Apr 23, 2003

Going to hell once is one time too many.

A real waste of time with all the other beautiful sights and fun activities that are available on the island. Would be last on my list of things to do on a vacation in the Caymans. Only reason we saw it was because it was part of a tour that we signed up for. Would rather have had more time at Seven Mile Beach.

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