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30 Reasons why I love the Cayman Islands

Updated on August 11, 2016
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International Travel Writer and Photographer who considers herself a global citizen, sharing the world with her readers through her travels.

See you in the Cayman Islands!

Here I am with my two older children, enjoying a drink and a laugh on Seven Mile Beach.
Here I am with my two older children, enjoying a drink and a laugh on Seven Mile Beach. | Source
The Cayman Islands are located just south of Cuba.  It is just a short 1 1/4 hours flight from Miami International Airport.
The Cayman Islands are located just south of Cuba. It is just a short 1 1/4 hours flight from Miami International Airport.
My favorite spot to hangout is in a hammock on the beach.
My favorite spot to hangout is in a hammock on the beach. | Source

A brief history of the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands, a British Dependent territory situated in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and Cuba, were sighted by Christopher Columbus, on 11 May 1503 on his disastrous fourth and final voyage to the New World. He named them Las Tortugas after the numerous sea turtles there. The first recorded English visitor to the islands was Sir Francis Drake, who landed there in 1586 and named them the Cayman Islands after the Neo-Taino nations term (caiman) for alligator.

Now a thriving off-shore banking industry and tourist destination, today, it is tourism that brings in much of the riches. Grand Cayman suffered a setback when it was battered by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, and the island all but shut down for numerous months while it was restored. Things have now recovered and it continues to attract high-end tourism to the country due to a combination of excellent infrastructure, top class hotels and of course the world-famous beaches and diving.

Language in Cayman Islands

English is the official language, with a distinctive 'brogue' reflecting heritage of Welsh, Scottish and English ancestors still distinguishing the speech of the Caymanian people.

The number of Jamaican residents in the workforce means the Jamaican patois is also common.

Spanish, particularly regional dialects of Central America and Cuba, is also widely spoken.

Visit the Cayman Islands!

Stingray City

It is said that kissing a stingray will bring you seven years of good luck.  My daughter decided to test out that theory.
It is said that kissing a stingray will bring you seven years of good luck. My daughter decided to test out that theory. | Source
My oldest son was a little skeptical about the "7 years of good luck for kissing a stingray" but he decided to go for it.
My oldest son was a little skeptical about the "7 years of good luck for kissing a stingray" but he decided to go for it. | Source
Gentle giants glide below the water among the visitors to their home, the sandbar.
Gentle giants glide below the water among the visitors to their home, the sandbar. | Source

1. Stingray City Experience

The Stingray City sandbar experience in Grand Cayman is an experience of a lifetime.

  • Touch and feel the stingrays.
  • Snorkel with the fish nearby at the magnificent Coral Gardens
  • Check out even more abundant marine life at the gorgeous Barrier Reef.
  • 24 friendly stingrays, ranging in size.
  • Stingray City is perfect for the whole family.

We traveled with Captain Marvin's Watersports tour. My very own sister, Anna, was one of the tour guides. Fabulous!!

Captain Marvin's Watersports

Captain Marvin's:

  • an experienced company
  • offers a variety of charters
  • specializes in snorkeling and fishing trips
  • host to several watersports activities
  • six well-equipped vessels make up their fleet
  • included in each booking is round trip transportation to the motor boat and all equipment use
  • experienced and well seasoned crew.
  • comfort is your number one priority.

Captain Marvin's Watersports

Former President Jimmy Carter visited the Stingrays with Capt. Marvin's recently. Crew was Glen, Derrin, Roy as the photographer, Charles (Marvin Jr) Anna and Ronnie.
Former President Jimmy Carter visited the Stingrays with Capt. Marvin's recently. Crew was Glen, Derrin, Roy as the photographer, Charles (Marvin Jr) Anna and Ronnie.
The Captain Marvin's crew really knows how to have fun, and to ensure the visitors do, too.
The Captain Marvin's crew really knows how to have fun, and to ensure the visitors do, too.
Congratulations to Captain Marvin's!  FIVE-TIME WINNER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Congratulations to Captain Marvin's! FIVE-TIME WINNER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Former President Jimmy Carter visited the Stingrays with Capt. Marvin's today. Crew was Glen, Derrin, Roy as the photographer also pictured are Charles (Marvin Jr) Anna and Ronnie.
Former President Jimmy Carter visited the Stingrays with Capt. Marvin's today. Crew was Glen, Derrin, Roy as the photographer also pictured are Charles (Marvin Jr) Anna and Ronnie. | Source
Bidding farewell to Captain Marvin
Bidding farewell to Captain Marvin
Captain Marvin's legacy will live on.
Captain Marvin's legacy will live on.

Captain Marvin's Watersports

 
Adults
Children 4-11 years of age
Fishing
$550-$750 per half day
 
Fishing
$1100-$1400 per full day
 
Snorkeling
$35-$65 per day
$27.50-$45
Stingray City
starts at $45
starts at $45
Stingray City and Snorkel tour with lunch
starts at $75
 
 
 
 

Stingray City Sand Bar, Grand Cayman

Snorkeling excursion, part of the Stingray City Trip

Pedro Castle

Pedro St. James Castle The locals are quite proud of this historic site.
Pedro St. James Castle The locals are quite proud of this historic site. | Source
Old Time Cayman Kitchen at Pedro Castle
Old Time Cayman Kitchen at Pedro Castle | Source

2. Pedro James Castle

Pedro St. James Castle is affectionately called Pedro Castle by the locals. Discover the unique heritage and culture of Cayman via this lovingly restored window into the 18th century that’s only a 20-minute drive from George Town. At a time in the Cayman Islands when most people lived in tiny, thatch-covered houses, a wealthy Englishman, using slave labour from Jamaica, created an astonishing 3-storey building called Pedro St. James. In the 1990s, the Government of the Cayman Islands purchased Pedro St. James and painstakingly restored the Great House to the splendor of its 18th century heritage. Today, visitors can stroll through the imposing edifice with its period furniture and authentic artifacts to experience what life was like so long ago in Cayman’s history.

Pedro St. James Castle

Open
Cost
Multi-sensory 3-D presentation
Daily,
$10 adults
10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
except Christmas Day
Kids 12 years nd under are free
 
 
 
 

Pirates' Caves

My kids, other family members and I embarked on a tour of the Pirates' Caves.
My kids, other family members and I embarked on a tour of the Pirates' Caves. | Source
Inside the cave, we all looked around for the best tunnels to crawl through.
Inside the cave, we all looked around for the best tunnels to crawl through. | Source
Found it!
Found it! | Source

3. Pirates' caves

The Pirate's Caves are:

  • natural limestone caves located below the southern part of Bodden Town on the south shores of Grand Cayman.
  • suitable for all ages.
  • equipped as a sight for kids up to 12 years.

There is:

  • a talking parrot
  • a petting zoo
  • a gift shop
  • Pirates' graves across the street complete the visit

The caves are said to have once extended underneath Bodden Town with openings out to the sea.

Legends tell about a pirate's treasure, which still lies buried in the caves!

Due to many storms over the years, the openings out to the sea have been buried and the locations of treasure troves have been entombed.

Pirates' Week Festival

A mock invasion opens the Pirates' Week festivities.
A mock invasion opens the Pirates' Week festivities. | Source
Marauders line the streets or join in the parade, dress in their pirate or wenches garb.
Marauders line the streets or join in the parade, dress in their pirate or wenches garb. | Source
The Governor of the Islands is "forced" to walk the plank. No harm done, though.
The Governor of the Islands is "forced" to walk the plank. No harm done, though. | Source

4. Pirates' Week festival

Every November, the Cayman Islands play host to an onslaught of scallywags and rapscallions at the annual Pirates Week Festival. Though the festival is known as Pirates Week, celebrations actually last for 11 days.

The Pirates Week Festival:

  • only event of its kind in the Caribbean
  • eleven days of partying, basically
  • opening Street Dance and Food Festival
  • usually starts around the middle of November. Check the calendar for the year you wish to visit.
  • eleven fun-filled, family-friendly days
  • music
  • street dances
  • competitions such as the steel pan
  • games
  • wonderful local food
  • drink
  • kids day
  • glittering parade
  • sports events for everyone
  • Heritage Days
  • pirate invasion that includes the Governor walking the plank
  • fancy dress including pirate paraphernalia, swashbuckling boots, hooks, swords, tattoos, bangles and beads, readily available for hire or purchase.
  • fireworks galore
  • crowning of the Festival Queen

Prepare to be transported into a world that has gained notoriety due to Disney's popular film series the Pirates of the Caribbean. There are plenty of Jack Sparrow look-a-likes marauding the streets of George Town so best be on the look out or you might end up in Davy Jones' Locker.

Pirates' Week Festival

Flip-flop tree

It started with just one flip-flop. but now there are hundreds, joined by assorted sneakers, slippers and even flippers, nailed to a casuarina tree bordering the coastal road that runs through Grand Cayman’s South Sound.
It started with just one flip-flop. but now there are hundreds, joined by assorted sneakers, slippers and even flippers, nailed to a casuarina tree bordering the coastal road that runs through Grand Cayman’s South Sound. | Source
Over time, the collection has crept more than 15 feet up the trunk, and is now rapidly migrating to a neighboring tree.
Over time, the collection has crept more than 15 feet up the trunk, and is now rapidly migrating to a neighboring tree. | Source

5. Flip-Flop tree

A must-do for selfie-snapping tourists.

Wolfgang Brocklebank and his girlfriend Giovanna Inselmini started nailing the random flip flops they found washed up on the island’s beaches to the dead tree to:

  • draw attention to the garbage polluting Grand Cayman’s shores
  • to encourage recycling

The message?

Come to the Cayman Islands, but when you leave, take your garbage with you.

Visitors are eager to memorialize their visit come every day to add their own slides and sandals or to snap a pic of the casuarina’s strange fruit, but few know the real story behind it.

Cayman Airways and FREE rum punch

Only Cayman Airways offers free rum punch on board their flights. Please, enjoy responsibly.
Only Cayman Airways offers free rum punch on board their flights. Please, enjoy responsibly. | Source

6. Cayman Airways and free rum punch

Only one airline gives free rum punch during its flights: Cayman Airways.

No matter the location of your seat onboard, Cayman Airways guests have the pleasure of enjoying FREE Rum Punch along with complimentary sodas and juices.

Cayman Airways offers nonstop flights from New York, Chicago, Miami, and Tampa.

Diving and Snorkeling

My youngest son, snorkeling close to Stingray City Sandbar
My youngest son, snorkeling close to Stingray City Sandbar | Source
A popular dive site
A popular dive site

7. Diving and Snorkeling

The underwater scenery in the Cayman Islands is as breathtaking as the above water scenes, offering fun and excitement for divers of all skill levels:

  • amazing wall dives
  • beautiful coral reefs
  • visibility that often seems infinite
  • stretches of magnificent coral reefs
  • underwater drop-offs
  • shipwrecks dating back to pirate times
  • and vertical wall dives
  • an abundance of marine life such as tropical fish, turtles, colorful sponges and hard corals
  • some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean, from the Cayman Wall on Grand Cayman to the Bloody Bay Wall in Little Cayman.

Diving in the Cayman Islands

Rum Point

My older kids enjoying one of the many water sports offered at Rum Point/Cayman Kai
My older kids enjoying one of the many water sports offered at Rum Point/Cayman Kai | Source
Heading to Rum Point,  my youngest son had a chance to be "Captain."
Heading to Rum Point, my youngest son had a chance to be "Captain." | Source

8. Rum point

As a teenager, Cayman Kai/Rum Point area was the beach to go to if I just wanted to get away. Today it is a:

  • very popular tourist attraction
  • with a very nice beach
  • lots of beach chairs
  • hammocks to relax in
  • lots of watersports to try
  • and if you're not the jet ski type, calm coves to swim in.
  • one of the stops on the Stingray City excursion.

My kids enjoyed this immensely, and is one area that they want to return to again and again.

Scenes from Rum Point

There is a very large picnic area, and lots of restaurants where you can enjoy local foods and drinks.
There is a very large picnic area, and lots of restaurants where you can enjoy local foods and drinks. | Source
This is just one of the cove areas where your younger ones can wade in the water while parents relax nearby.
This is just one of the cove areas where your younger ones can wade in the water while parents relax nearby. | Source

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Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens

My daughter touring the gardens
My daughter touring the gardens | Source
My youngest son with a blue iguana
My youngest son with a blue iguana | Source
Old style Cayman kitchen
Old style Cayman kitchen | Source
My oldest son, just hanging out with one of the blue iguanas.
My oldest son, just hanging out with one of the blue iguanas. | Source
Enjoying a stroll through the gardens.
Enjoying a stroll through the gardens. | Source

9. Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park

Not far from the main highway, this is a delightful side-trip on a non-diving day. The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park off Frank Sound Road is a must visit for anyone into nature and wildlife conservation, or for anyone just wanting to enjoy a casual day...a walk in the park!

The park is:

  • 65 acres of tropical beauty ranging from ornamental flower/plant gardens arranged by colors
  • a historic Cayman Cottage
  • Palm Garden
  • Orchid Walk
  • Undisturbed woodland trail that showcases Grand Cayman's endemic plant and animal life Endangered Grand Cayman Blue Iguanas living freely throughout the whole park
  • Picnic spots
  • Friendly and helpful park staff
  • Peaceful tropical gardens
  • A lagoon with a beautiful gazebo

The Park provides an excellent insight into the life on the Cayman Islands, be it botanical or animal. Very charming and helpful staff. If you plan to tour the Park, however, please remember to wear sensible shoes for walking around the Park.

Hell Township, Grand Cayman

Photo op with the Devil himself
Photo op with the Devil himself | Source
If you're brave, you can capture an image of yourself as the Devil.
If you're brave, you can capture an image of yourself as the Devil. | Source

10. Hell Township

Hell, Grand Cayman is:

  • a group of short, black, limestone formations in the northwest Grand Cayman town of West Bay
  • roughly the size of half soccer field

People are not allowed in among the limestone formations; two viewing platforms exist for tourists.

There are numerous versions of how Hell received its name, but they are generally variations on "a local official exclaimed, 'This is what Hell must look like.'"

Regardless of how it first came to be called Hell, the name stuck and the area has become something of a tourist attraction, featuring:

  • a fire-engine red hell-themed post office from which you can send "postcards from hell"
  • a gift shop with 'Satan' passing out souvenirs while greeting people with phrases like 'How the hell are you?' and 'Where the hell are you from?'

Mastic Trail

Visitors on the Mastic Trail
Visitors on the Mastic Trail
Signs  direct hikers exactly where to go.
Signs direct hikers exactly where to go.

11. Mastic Trail

If you're a nature lover, you should definitely add the Mastic Trail to your list of Cayman Island must-dos.

The trail is:

  • a 200-year-old gravelly path that winds through a native mangrove swamp
  • a 2 million-year-old woodland area, surrounded by some of the island's most colorful and rare plant life
  • is preserved as a flat, beginners hike by the Cayman Islands National Trust
  • challenging but worth the trek, especially with a guide.

Bananaquit song on Mastic Trail

Sister Islands

Wreck at the Bloody Bay Marine Park
Wreck at the Bloody Bay Marine Park
Diving the Bloody Bay Wall
Diving the Bloody Bay Wall
Iguana Crossing signs
Iguana Crossing signs
White sandy beaches at Little Cayman
White sandy beaches at Little Cayman
Cayman Parrot
Cayman Parrot
Booby bird
Booby bird

12. Sister islands

The Sister Islands, as they are affectionately referred to, are Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

Cayman Brac:

  • the largest sister island
  • situated 90 miles northeast of Grand Cayman
  • 12 miles long by just over 1 mile wide
  • offers two sides: quiet and adventurous.
  • The west side of the island where the airport is located is flat, while the east offers a steep bluff with a remarkable ancient coral limestone cliff and caves.
  • The caves on this island were reputed to have been used by Edward Teach (Blackbeard) to hide his ill-gotten gains plundered from Spanish ships.
  • Brac is Gaelic for bluff and aptly identifies the cliff that sores to a massive 42 metres (140 ft.) at the eastern point of the island
  • Visitors who climb to the top of the Bluff Lighthouse will be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view.
  • Five challenging Bluff footpaths
  • Trails appeal to naturalists, bird-watchers, butterfly experts and botanists, as they allow them to explore intriguing caves and sinkholes high above the water or wander through woodlands filled with exotic flowers and plants.
  • Some 200-bird species can be found here including Frigate birds, brown boobies, owls, peregrine falcons and the rare Cayman Brac parrot.


Little Cayman is:

  • the smallest of the three islands.
  • permanent population of barely over 100
  • serene and tranquil as it gets

It is 10 miles long and only about one mile wide. It is the least developed island, and it is home to more than 50 amazing dive sites. It is located about 58 miles northeast of Grand Cayman4 and about five miles west of Cayman Brac.

Its unique charm is its peaceful, serene atmosphere. This is a “hideaway” for those who relish empty beaches and “getting away from it all”. Although one can rent a car, bicycling is a great way to see this island paradise. Nature thrives here with indigenous wildlife.

Iguanas are so abundant that “Iguana Crossing” signs have been posted throughout the island.

Bloody Bay Marine Park, along the north shore of Little Cayman, offers some of the world's most spectacular and varied diving experiences, but if you're not a diver, Little Cayman offers a variety of offshore snorkeling where even beginners will find incredible sites just a few feet off the shoreline.

Beautiful sunrises and sunsets

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13. Breath-taking Sunrises and Sunsets

The Cayman Islands boast some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets of the world, my opinion, of course, but we know it's true!

Depending on where you are on the island, you can either have dinner on the beach from the Wharf restaurant while the sun is going down, or watch the cruise ships depart from the Harbor in George Town.

If you're an early riser, don't miss the beautiful sunrises. Let the photographs speak for themselves.

Laid-back lifestyle

Relaxing on the pier at Spotts cemetery beach
Relaxing on the pier at Spotts cemetery beach | Source
The author relaxing under a coconut palm at one of her favorite hangouts, Spotts cemetery beach
The author relaxing under a coconut palm at one of her favorite hangouts, Spotts cemetery beach | Source

14. Laid back lifestyle

A laid back atmosphere that permeates the Cayman Islands!

  • Great food!
  • Friendly people!
  • Beautiful beaches!
  • Lots of water-related recreation!
  • This is definitely the place to be if you want to have it all.

Cayman Turtle Farm

My daughter enjoying holding a young turtle
My daughter enjoying holding a young turtle | Source
At the bird sanctuary within the Turtle Farm
At the bird sanctuary within the Turtle Farm | Source
Bird Sanctuary at the Turtle Farm
Bird Sanctuary at the Turtle Farm | Source
Ahoy, Matey!
Ahoy, Matey! | Source

15. Cayman Turtle farm

If you're vacation in the Cayman Islands, something you should definitely do is visit the Turtle Farm in West Bay, Grand Cayman. There are so many activities, including holding a week old turtle, to snorkeling with turtles and fish. You can watch the sharks being fed, and use the water slide. Be sure to visit the Education Center in the farm to get more information about turtles. Good family fun for all!

Turtle Farm

Art Scene

16. Art scene

Art galleries in Grand Cayman are extremely good at carrying the work of local artists and craftsmen, such as original paintings, Caymanite jewelry or hand-woven thatch products. The quality is superb and such works have become highly collectable. Other locally produced goods include Cayman sea salt, soap products, jams, hot sauces, sculptures and more.

Cayman’s art and cultural scene has evolved into a rich and colorful representation of a diverse community through the contributions and essence of its people.

The National Trust Visitor Centers and the local markets are great places to find artisanal products and locally made gifts.

Cayman Islands Art Scene

Camana Bay, Grand Cayman Art Scene

17. Old Time Cayman-Style homes

Oldest home on Grand Cayman
Oldest home on Grand Cayman | Source
Old style Cayman house
Old style Cayman house | Source
Old style Cayman house
Old style Cayman house | Source

100 year old Cayman Bracker Mrs Dean Brown Looks Back~

Blue Iguanas

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18. Blue Iguanas

The Blue Iguana is Cayman’s largest native land animal. It’s a giant, dragon-like blue lizard which grows to over 5 feet long, over 25 lbs. weight, and can live as long as humans!

Native to Grand Cayman, this magnificently striking blue iguana is one of the most endangered lizards on Earth. Indeed, at the time of its original description in 1940 the Cayman Island blue iguana was already considered to be on the brink of extinction. Blue iguanas normally possess a blue-grey complexion when resting but are better known for the stunning azure blue they turn during the breeding season or when excited

Green iguanas

Green iguana
Green iguana | Source

19. Green Iguanas

The green iguanas are not native to the Cayman Islands, and are considered a nuisance, and I am sure that I am one of the few who may even utter that they like the green iguanas. Yikes!

Humane ways of reducing the numbers of the green iguanas is underway.

Fresh coconuts and coconut water

20. Fresh coconuts

Coconut water is the ultimate thirst quencher and offers a tasty alternative to water. This pure liquid is packed with nutrients that yield an array of health benefits. When I was growing up, and even today, my favorite beverage was coconut water. I drank it as often as I could, but especially because I knew that it was good for the kids and bladder function.

In addition to boosting hydration, coconut water has numerous other benefits.

  • Helping with digestion
  • Reducing blood pressure
  • Being compatible with human blood
  • Low in Carbs and Sugars
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Improves circulation
  • Raises metabolism
  • Facilitates weight loss
  • Aids with oxygen circulation
  • Helps with hair loss and dryness
  • Filled with nutrients such as potassium and Vitamins C and B
  • Great energy booster
  • Has diuretic properties
  • Reduces stress
  • ....and more

21. Thatch items

My favorite thatch hat
My favorite thatch hat | Source
Other thatch items such as baskets, purses, hats
Other thatch items such as baskets, purses, hats

22. Christmas Lights and Santa's Arrival

Santa got a sunburn (song)

23. World Famous Beaches

Running on Seven Mile Beach at sunset
Running on Seven Mile Beach at sunset | Source
Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile Beach | Source
Frolicking at Spott's Cemetery Beach
Frolicking at Spott's Cemetery Beach | Source
Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile Beach | Source
Swimming at Spott's Cemetery Beach
Swimming at Spott's Cemetery Beach | Source

24. Tortuga Rum, Rum Cakes and Factory

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Tortuga Rum Cake Factory Visit

25. Blow holes

Blow holes

Author, Gina Hulse, at Blow Holes in East End
Author, Gina Hulse, at Blow Holes in East End | Source

26. Starfish Point

Don't worry!  The starfish were only for the pictures.  They were placed back in the water right after!!!
Don't worry! The starfish were only for the pictures. They were placed back in the water right after!!! | Source
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Starfish Point

Lighthouse Club

A visit to the Lighthouse Club is a must for anyone visiting the Cayman Islands.  My kids really enjoyed their visit.
A visit to the Lighthouse Club is a must for anyone visiting the Cayman Islands. My kids really enjoyed their visit. | Source

27. Lighthouse Club

The Lighthouse in Cayman is an iconic restaurant:

  • with stunning views over the water
  • with an outstanding menu that features a creative mix of fresh, local seafood and Italian cuisine.
  • houses an impressive wine cellar
  • never fails to make you feel like one of the family.

28. Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville

Water playground is one of the fun attractions at Margaritaville.
Water playground is one of the fun attractions at Margaritaville. | Source
View of Margaritaville from the streets of George Town, the Capital
View of Margaritaville from the streets of George Town, the Capital | Source

Food

Cayman Jerk Chicken
Cayman Jerk Chicken
Conch stew
Conch stew
Cassava cake
Cassava cake
Conch fritters
Conch fritters
Turtle stew
Turtle stew

29. Food

The great taste of traditional Cayman food comes from from the fact that it is based on whatever grows naturally on the island and whatever can be caught in the surrounding ocean. Dishes from the Cayman Islands are similar to other Caribbean foodsbecause many of the vegetables like ackee, yams, and bananas grow on all of the islands.

Local Caymanian restaurants and Cayman Kitchens are a great way to get exposed to the local flavor. If you are open to trying new things, you will be in for a wonderful journey. Caymanian delicacies such as:

  • Turtle Stew
  • Cayman-style Beef
  • Conch stew
  • Conch fritters
  • Cassava Cake
  • Jerk chicken

Places to eat in the Cayman Islands:

Kaibo-Upstairs Restaurant (North Side)

Big Tree BBQ (Gun Bay)

Bombay Chopsticks (East End)

The Brasserie (George Town)

Sunshine Grill (Seven Mile Beach)

Ristorante Pappagallo (West Bay)

Tukka (East End)

Copper Falls Steakhouse (Seven Mile Beach)

Icoa (George Town)

Blue Cilantro (West Bay)

Edoardo's (Seven Mile Beach)

XQ's Pizza Bar and Grill (Seven Mile Beach)

Heritage Kitchen (West Bay)

.....and so much more

30. Family

If you haven't figured it out by now, I am a Caymanian! I am extremely proud of my culture and country and hope that anyone who visits finds as much excitement as I do.

Caymanians are very friendly and proud of their culture and heritage.

Family

My sister and my daughter enjoying a night at Camana Bay
My sister and my daughter enjoying a night at Camana Bay | Source
My best friend, AKA, Sis, and my kids enjoying the day at Stingray City
My best friend, AKA, Sis, and my kids enjoying the day at Stingray City | Source
A night out at a local Indian restaurant
A night out at a local Indian restaurant | Source
My sister, son and daughter getting a massage from a stingrary
My sister, son and daughter getting a massage from a stingrary | Source
At bowling with the family
At bowling with the family | Source
My sister, Anna, and I, at Seven Mile Beach
My sister, Anna, and I, at Seven Mile Beach | Source

28. Margaritaville, Cayman Islands

Grace Gealey on concealing her Cayman accent on the set of Empire.

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      Gina Welds Hulse 

      2 years ago from Rockledge, Florida

      Hi Lipnancy. Yes, those starfish are alive. Starfish Point is a wonderful place to see them.....so many! The ones we took the photos with were only out of the water for a few minutes. They were promptly put back in after the photo shoot.

      Thanks for your kind words. My photography skills have come a long way. :-) I still work on it each day.

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      Nancy Yager 

      2 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Wow, it seemed like your family was having a wonderful time the Cayman Islands. I would like to swim with the sting ray's. I do have a stupid question, are those starfish alive? They are really wonderful pictures. I wish I had your gift for photography!

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