The Cayman Island is one of the best known diving sites in the world. The islands are surrounded by a tropical coral reef making it the ideal place for scuba diving. The islands are home to some wonderful topical fish. The three islands feature pristine walls, shallow reefs, several shipwrecks and a variety or marine life. With over 250 dive sites there is sure to be one to suit everyone. The best dive sites include Bloody Bay Wall a short swim from Little Cayman and another favourite is the 4 wrecks off Cayman Brac the most famous being the 330 ft Russian built war ship M/V Captain Keith Tibbetts sunk in 1996.
Boatswain’s Beach and Cayman Turtle Farm
This 23-acre marine theme park is a great place to spend the day. The marine park offers the wonderful opportunity to learn about the unique flora and fauna of the Cayman Islands. The highlight is snorkelling with fish and other marine life in the high saltwater lagoon. Boatswain’s Beach is also home of the Cayman Turtle Farm which breeds the rare green sea turtles
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
The 65 acre park showcases more than half of the plant species native to the Cayman Islands, as well as bird and wildlife. The park offers visitors a short walk through a lovely 3 acre floral colour garden, which features hundreds of species of tropical and sun-topical plants.
Water sports are widely available at many of the islands resorts and most popular beaches. There is water sports equipment available for rental including Hobie Cats, aqua bikes, water skiing, ocean kayaks, banana boat rides and paddle boards.
A great way to explore Grand Cayman’s renowned coral reef and marine life, including tropical fish, is a trip on one of the Island’s submarines. Atlantis Adventure offers rides aboard the Atlantis XI to depths of 100 ft which is a great way to see the wonderful sea life.
Bird-watching is a wonderful activity to do on your vacation. In peak season, up to 200 native and wintering bird species can be seen on the Cayman Islands. Grand Cayman has 7 protected bird sanctuaries. The national trust offers weekly bird-watching tours to various sites.
Hiking can be enjoyed on all 3 islands. Grand Cayman’s most popular hike is a 2 mile long mastic Deep Forest trail. The woodland has a variety of habitats ranging from wetland to dry forest. You will also see some wonderful wildlife along your trial. On Cayman Brac visitors love to walk along the bluff where a variety of wildlife, especially birds can be spotted.
Guests can enjoy wonderful fishing in Grand Cayman. You will enjoy catching prized game fish such as marlin, tuna, wahoo and mahimahi year-round. Little Cayman is also good for reef fishing and fly-fishing.
Golf can be enjoyed on Grand Cayman. The 9-Hole Championship Britannia Golf Club which can also be played as an executive course is one of only three Caribbean Golf Courses design by Jack Nicklaus. Golfers can expect a links style course with all the natural challenges of a traditional seaside layout, including rolling dunes, grassy mounds and oversized bunkers. The second golf course on Grand Cayman is the 9-hole Blue Tip at the Ritz-Carlton.
Guided horse-rides along scenic trails or on one of Grand Caymans many beautiful beaches is a must. Visitors can enjoy private rides at sunset.