7 Fun Things To Do In Grand Cayman - Amazing Vacation Awaits

Things To Do In Grand Cayman

There’s nothing quite like a getaway to the Caribbean islands! No matter where you choose to go, you’re destined to be surrounded by the stunning turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. However, before choosing one of the many other Caribbean islands for your next getaway, consider all the amazing things to do in Grand Cayman!

From swimming with majestic stingrays in Stingray City to lounging on pristine beaches like the popular Seven Mile Beach, there’s a neverending list of unique things to do in Grand Cayman.


1) Kick Off Your Grand Cayman Exploration With Unforgettable Shore Excursions

Grand Cayman is a popular destination for cruise ships, meaning there are plenty of shore excursions just waiting to lead you to some of the most beautiful destinations Grand Cayman offers.

Here at Cayman in A Nutshell, we offer tours from the Eastern District all the way to the West side of the Grand Cayman. Check out coastal villages in Camana Bay, lush tropical landscapes, and popular beaches like the famous Seven Mile Beach.

If lounging on the Seven Mile Beach or strolling the streets of Grand Cayman’s capital city, George Town, isn’t exciting enough for you, then rent out one of our private charters to whisk you away to locations like Stingray City, Starfish Point, or Rum Point to get up close and personal with some of Grand Cayman’s most popular destinations.

Check out our website to contact us about your upcoming visit to Grand Cayman or to learn more about our tour experiences!


2) Take A Trip Through Time At The Oldest Structure In Grand Cayman

Known to locals as “Pedro Castle,” the Pedro St. James National Historic Site is a stunning edifice that stands three stories tall and welcomes visitors to stroll its halls and take in the rich history of its past.

This stone building was built using slave labor and used as a variety of things, like a jail, courthouse, and even government assembly. There are even whispers around Grand Cayman that the so-called castle is haunted or jinxed!

Are you brave enough to take a tour of this historic building?


3) Must-See Attractions For Nature Lovers Visiting Grand Cayman

There are two popular destinations in Grand Cayman for those who love the flora and fauna of the Caribbean. In West Bay, you’ll find the largest land-based attraction in Grand Cayman; the Cayman Turtle Centre. The Cayman Turtle Centre is a great place to get up close and personal with sea turtles, other marine life, and even feathered tropical friends!

At the Queen Elizabeth Botanic Park, you’ll stroll along lush landscapes and water features to capture a glimpse of the tropical flora and fauna that make Grand Cayman such a beautiful place to be. From birds, butterflies, and blue iguanas to stunning orchids you won’t see anywhere else, this is a site you won’t want to miss!

Pro tip: Remember to purchase a souvenir at the Visitors’ Centre. They offer a diverse range of books for both children and adults, covering various topics. One notable book is “Flora of the Cayman Islands” written by the world-renowned botanist Dr. George Proctor.


4) Delve Into The Depths Of The Cayman Crystal Caves

The Cayman Crystal Caves are amongst some of the most exciting things to do in Grand Cayman. Whether you need a short excursion away from your cruise ship or you want a different kind of adventure than you’ll find on the beaches, this is truly a hidden gem in Grand Cayman!

The caves are full of stalactites, stalagmites, and crystal clear waters, with evidence that this location used to be deep underwater. Venture into a fascinating tour through the enchanting tropical forest, where the caves have formed. Within this lush forest and caves, you will encounter captivating tropical plant and animal life, such as air plants, strangler balsam trees, bats, and parrots.

What an incredible adventure to have on your Caribbean vacation!


5) Don’t Miss A Trip To Bioluminescent Bay

Bioluminescent Bay is another popular hidden gem in Grand Cayman! As one of the few places in the world where you can experience the phenomenon of bioluminescence, there are tours and other experiences that allow you to dive in and see how these microorganisms glow and create a light show of their own in the water!

This natural wonder is a sight to behold, with its glowing waters that come alive at night. Experience the magic as you kayak or swim through the sparkling bioluminescence, creating a truly unforgettable experience.

This is a great place to visit if you’re looking for something to do after dark.


6) Hop On A Short Flight To Little Cayman

Step away from the hustle and bustle of Grand Cayman and spend some time on the tiny island of Little Cayman. Without a town to speak of there are limited resources on the island, nonetheless, you’ll have everything you need:

  • Grocery store

  • Bank with an ATM

  • Gas station

  • Bars and restaurants

  • Some resorts

Though it doesn’t sound like much, this small island provides some of the most stunning scuba diving locations around! Grab your gear or rent some on the island to spend some time in the serene turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea!


7) Cayman Brac: A Hidden Gem For Nature Lovers

One of the best things to do in the Cayman Islands for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts is to take a trip to Cayman Brac for a day. This location is named for the striking bluff that stretches from one end of the island to the other.

You’ll discover limestone caves and sinkholes leading to contrasting waters that make for an incredible scuba diving experience along seawalls and even a sunken ship!

Here are just a few more adventures to take while you’re visiting the Brac:

  • Birdwatching in the lush forests above the bluff

  • Traverse hiking trails on the ground level

  • Fish along the coast

Pro tip: To make the most out of your trip to the Brac, book a guided tour to ensure you don’t miss any must-see sites!


Get The Most Out Of Your Trip To Grand Cayman

Whether you came to Grand Cayman for a shore excursion, a deep-sea fishing trip or you’re just spending some time away from your cruise ship, there are so many exciting things to see and do on the islands.

Cayman in a Nutshell makes it easier to see all the beautiful sites the Cayman Islands have to offer! Just reach out to us via our website so we can help you create a shore experience you’ll never forget!

1 hour 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 22

West Side Highlights

Indulge in the flavors of the Caribbean as you savor these delectable treats. Throughout the tour, you'll be captivated by the stunning scenery of the Seven Mile Beach area, with its pristine white sands and crystal-clear waters. Sit back, relax, and soak in the beauty of Grand Cayman's West Bay district as you journey through its historical landmarks, such as the Governors House, and The Olde Homestead, and natural wonders such as the Town of Hell, stop at the Rum Cake Factory and gift shop. On the way back to your Hotel/condo or Ship you can opt to be dropped off at the beach where you can catch a bus or taxi to your chosen destination.

3 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 22

Eastern Districts Highlights

Embark on an unforgettable bus tour departing from the vibrant 7 Mile Beach or the bustling George Town, as we journey through Bodden Town, to two of Grand Cayman's most iconic destinations: Starfish Point and Rum Point.