Preparing for a trip to George Town in the Cayman Islands? Start your paradise planning right here! Whether you’re looking to relax on one of the picturesque beaches or take a dive into George Town’s rich history and unique culture, this Caribbean destination has it all.
From tasting local delicacies and enjoying the island’s history and art to snorkeling one of the most famous wrecks, there is no shortage of ways to be amazed and entertained. So we’ve rounded up some of our favorite things to do in George Town to help you narrow it down.
Uncover George Town’s Must-See Gems, Cayman Islands
George Town in the Cayman Islands is a slice of paradise, and there’s something for everyone to explore. Start your adventure by visiting the Cayman Islands National Museum. Here you can learn more about George Town’s local history and explore artifacts that tell its story.
For a truly unforgettable experience, visit Smith’s Barcadere, also known as Smith’s Cove, where you can visit local art and gift shops, snorkel in clear waves, and stroll along the white sand beach. Smith’s Barcadere is a perfect spot for photographs and relaxation.
Enjoy Beach Activities in George Town, Cayman Islands
George Town in the Cayman Islands is a beach paradise! From kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding to snorkeling and swimming in the ocean, there are plenty of thrilling watersports to try out.
With miles of white sand beaches, most notably the iconic Seven Mile Beach, you can lounge in the sun or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters. If you’re feeling adventurous, explore further afield with our sister company Red Sail Sports with Beach Activities and Watersports in Grand Cayman.
If you’re hoping to meet some underwater friends on your Cayman Islands vacation, why not try snorkeling in George Town? Red Sail Sports can take you Snorkeling from Seven Mile Beach, where you’ll see the sunken wreck of the USS Kittiwake and other underwater wonders.
Take a Walk Through George Town, Cayman Islands
Take a walk through George Town and explore the city’s colonial past and vibrant present. Step back in time as you visit the historic Town Hall, the only surviving building from George Town’s colonial era.
Savor Local Flavors at Cayman Farmers’ Market, George Town
From sampling food prepared by local vendors to trying out fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the area, Cayman Farmers’ Market has something for all tastes. This is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to savor local flavors!
At the farmers’ market, visitors can explore the unique spices and herbs used in Caymanian cuisine. Among the many vendors, we love the freshly made local favorites and drinks from Estella’s Local Snacks, including cassava cakes, fresh lemonade, spring rolls, and patties.
Make sure to try some of the traditional dishes from Ruth’s Kitchen with an array of hot dishes and your choice of sides and soups, plus cassava and yam cakes. You can also pick up some souvenirs at Eileen’s Native Crafts and Launa’s Jewelry to remember your visit.
Enjoy George Town’s Unique Culture
George Town in the Cayman Islands offers a unique cultural experience for visitors looking to explore its vibrant and diverse culture.
While there, you can attend local festivals and celebrations such as the Cayman Carnival Batabano (held during the first week of May), or watch the popular Cayman Islands National Dance Troupe perform traditional Caribbean dances when they’re supporting local events.
The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands offers a chance to explore its permanent collection of artworks created by both local and international artists. With over 300 pieces of global artwork, including sculptures, paintings, photographs, installations, videos, and more.
Reflecting the relatively new history of visual arts on the island, the permanent works showcase historic paintings from ‘intuitive’ artists.
Discover George Town’s Waterfront Attractions
If you’re looking for an afternoon of rest and relaxation, with a little retail therapy thrown in, wander along George Town’s waterfront and do a little shopping. From jewelry and local craft stores to clothing and Cayman-branded merchandise, you’ll have plenty to choose from.
If you’d like a reminder of the ocean, visit Guy Harvey’s Gallery & Shoppe for marine-themed apparel and original prints from local artists. For antique jewelry and other hidden gems, visit Antiques for an unusual gift, including shipwreck treasures, maps, and more.
If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, there are plenty of options available in George Town. Seven Mile Beach offers an ideal spot for watersports in the crystal-clear ocean. Challenge yourself to jet ski or waverunner tours around the beachfront area for a thrilling adventure!
While that rounds up our dive into awesome things to do in George Town, there are plenty more activities to discover. Visit now to discover why the Cayman Islands’ capital is one of the top destinations in the Caribbean!
If you do find yourself in our neck of the woods and you’re looking for a relaxing environment with a view, we’ll be ready to welcome you to Rum Point Club with a signature cocktail! Just get in touch to make a reservation or with any questions about our offerings.