Cayman Islands

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Cayman Islands - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • Cayman Islands National Museum

    1. Cayman Islands National Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Built in 1833, the historically significant clapboard home of the national museum has had several different incarnations over the years, serving...Read More

    Cayman Islands National Museum
  • 2. Gladys B. Howard Little Cayman National Trust Visitors Centre

    Educational Institution

    This traditional Caymanian cottage overlooks the Booby Pond Nature Reserve; telescopes on the breezy second-floor deck permit close-up views...Read More

  • 3. National Gallery

    Museum/Gallery

    A worthy nonprofit, this museum displays and promotes Caymanian artists and craftspeople, both established and grassroots. The gallery coordinates...Read More

  • Owen Island

    4. Owen Island

    Beach–Sight

    This private, forested island can be reached by rowboat, kayak, or an ambitious 200-yard swim. Anyone is welcome to come across and enjoy the...Read More

    Owen Island
  • Parrot Preserve

    5. Parrot Preserve

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The likeliest place to spot the endangered Cayman Brac parrot—and other indigenous and migratory birds—is along this National Trust hiking trail...Read More

    Parrot Preserve
  • Pedro St. James Castle

    6. Pedro St. James Castle

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Built in 1780, the great house is Cayman's oldest stone structure and the island's only remaining late-18th-century residence. In its capacity...Read More

    Pedro St. James Castle
  • Point of Sand

    7. Point of Sand

    Beach–Sight

    Stretching over a mile on the island's easternmost point, this secluded beach is great for wading, shell collecting, and snorkeling. On a clear...Read More

    Point of Sand
  • Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

    8. Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    This 65-acre wilderness preserve showcases a wide range of indigenous and nonindigenous tropical vegetation, approximately 2,000 species in...Read More

    Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
  • 9. Seven Mile Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Grand Cayman's west coast is dominated by this famous beach—actually a 6½-mile (10-km) expanse of powdery white sand overseeing lapis water...Read More

  • 10. Barkers

    Beach–Sight

    Secluded, spectacular beaches are accessed via a dirt road just past Papagallo restaurant. There are no facilities (that's the point!), but...Read More

  • 11. Blossom Village Park

    Beach–Sight

    Developed by the local chapter of the National Trust, the site of the first, albeit temporary, Cayman Islands settlement, in the 1660s, is lined...Read More

  • 12. Blowholes

    Geological Site

    When the easterly trade winds blow hard, crashing waves force water into caverns and send impressive geysers shooting up as much as 20 feet...Read More

  • 13. Buccaneer's Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Just north of the airport, the rocky stretch is somewhat rough, but the snorkeling is sublime; you'll recognize the area when you see the 1860...Read More

  • 14. Camana Bay Observation Tower

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    This 75-foot structure provides striking 360-degree panoramas of otherwise flat Grand Cayman, sweeping from George Town and Seven Mile Beach...Read More

  • 15. Cayman Brac Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    A diverse, well-displayed collection of historic Bracker implements ranges from dental pliers to pistols to pottery. A meticulously crafted...Read More

  • 16. Cayman Islands Brewery

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    In this brewery occupying the former Stingray facility, tour guides explain the iconic imagery of bottle and label as well as the nearly three...Read More

  • 17. Cayman Spirits/Seven Fathoms Rum

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Surprisingly, this growing company, established in 2008, is Cayman's first distillery. It's already garnered medals in prestigious international...Read More

  • Cayman Turtle Farm

    18. Cayman Turtle Farm

    Zoo/Aquarium

    Cayman's premier attraction has been transformed into a marine theme park with souvenir shops and restaurants. Still, the turtles remain a central...Read More

    Cayman Turtle Farm
  • 19. Cemetery Beach

    Beach–Sight

    A narrow, sandy driveway takes you past the small cemetery to a perfect strand just past the northern end of Seven Mile Beach. The dock here...Read More

  • 20. Dolphin Discovery

    Zoo/Aquarium

    If you ever dreamed of frolicking with Flipper, here's your (photo) opportunity, as the organizers of this global business promise a "touching...Read More

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