Things to see and do in Grand Cayman.

Old Nov 19th, 2008, 02:06 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 165
Things to see and do in Grand Cayman.

We will be on a cruise in Grand Cayman on 1/1/09 on from 7 am - 4 pm. Best places to see and do during this short time. Grndprts want to take grnddaughters to stingray city/snorkel/turtle farm, but parents would like to explore island. Granddaughters are 7 and 2. I would like to include turtle farm.
fosterag is offline  
Old Nov 19th, 2008, 02:41 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 5,765
there are loads of tour companies on gc. this one for example offers one tour that does stingray, snorkeling & the turtle farm: http://caribbeanshoretours.com/Grand...ShoreTours.htm
would grandparents feel comfortable going on the tour with grandkids while parents rent car or get a taxi to tour them around the island?
virginia is offline  
Old Nov 19th, 2008, 04:46 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 446
I would do Stingray Sandbar for sure. It's a great experience, and without a doubt a highlight for Grand Cayman. You could do a half day charter, and then still have time to do some other thinsg as well. GC is pretty flat and scrubby, so not a whole lot of exploring to do. Seven Mile Beach is a beautiful beach, which has both busier areas & quiet areas, depending on your interests.
ScottB is offline  
Old Nov 21st, 2008, 03:58 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,336
Agree with the above. You might also want to check out the Queen's Botannical Gardens.
Weadles is offline  
Old Nov 21st, 2008, 01:09 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,771
I really believe, based on 3 visits to GC, that for children and the young at heart Sting Say City is worth the trip. But on a tour it may take up too much time vs. a rental car (expensive) and drive the 30 minutes out there for I believe you will only want 30 minutes there. The turtle farm is o.k. but really fascinating for children but it is opposite direction of Sting Ray City. If bored it may be worth going with your rental car. The 7 mile beach is lovely but other than that the island is quite barren so sightseeing is not why you go to GC. You go for pretty good snorkekling, nice beach, nice hotels (Ritz, Hyatt) and a few good restorants.
StanKase is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Michish
Caribbean Islands
6
Oct 7th, 2010 06:14 AM
lukesaunt
Caribbean Islands
11
Sep 26th, 2006 05:24 AM
pennstateray1
Caribbean Islands
10
Aug 30th, 2006 08:14 PM
JWWISTER
Caribbean Islands
5
Jan 28th, 2006 12:39 PM
Jane
Cruises
8
Nov 19th, 2002 05:12 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO