Grand Cayman, the largest of the three Cayman Islands, is a tropical paradise that beckons visitors with its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant marine life.
From thrilling water sports to cultural experiences and culinary delights, this Caribbean gem offers a wide array of activities for all types of travelers. Whether you want to relax on the beach, meet the marine life on an underwater tour, or sample local cuisine, Grand Cayman has it all.
So let’s dive into the top 10 things to do on Grand Cayman, including a glance at your new favorite local spot — the Rum Point Club! Join us at our 50-foot-long bar, the Rum Deck, with expansive views of the sea and delicious signature cocktails where the party vibes flow.
As part of Red Sail Sports, we also have plenty of Grand Cayman ocean adventures for you to enjoy, including snorkeling, scuba diving, and boat excursions. Discover the hidden world beneath the waves on our once-in-a-lifetime trips.
1. Stroll the Paradise of Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
No visit to Grand Cayman is complete without experiencing the world-famous Seven Mile Beach. This stretch of powdery white sand and turquoise waters is the epitome of Caribbean beauty.
Take a leisurely stroll along the shore, relax under a palm tree, or engage in water activities like snorkeling, paddle boarding, or jet skiing.
2. Snorkel in the Magical Stingray City, Grand Cayman
Stingray City is a must-visit attraction that offers a unique opportunity to swim with friendly southern stingrays. Wade into the shallow waters or join a guided tour to snorkel alongside these magnificent creatures.
It’s an unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe of the beauty and grace of these gentle giants. Join Red Sail Sports to discover this unforgettable underwater world on a Stingray City excursion in Grand Cayman.
3. Learn to Scuba Dive in the Seas of Grand Cayman
With a multitude of dive sites off the coast of the island, learning to scuba dive in Grand Cayman is an unforgettable experience. Learn with our sister company, Red Sail Sports, and take your certification on your visit!
From Open Water to Dive Master, Red Sail Sports caters to every level of scuba diving. You can also take specialty courses, such as PADI night diving courses, Emergency First Response first aid courses, and dive refresher courses — among many others.
4. Experience Bioluminescence at Bio Bay, Grand Cayman
Witness the ethereal beauty of bioluminescence at Bio Bay. Take a guided kayak tour through the bioluminescent waters, where every movement sparks a magical glow of blue-green light. It’s a mesmerizing and otherworldly experience that will leave you in awe of nature’s wonders.
5. Visit the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman
Escape to the tranquil surroundings of the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, a lush oasis that showcases the rich flora and fauna of the Cayman Islands.
Explore the scenic trails, discover colorful orchids and native plants, and keep an eye out for the elusive blue iguanas, a critically endangered species.
6. Discover the Underwater World at the Kittiwake Shipwreck, Grand Cayman
Dive into the depths of the Caribbean Sea and explore the Kittiwake Shipwreck. This former U.S. Navy submarine rescue vessel now serves as an artificial reef, teeming with marine life.
Dive enthusiasts can explore the sunken ship, swim through its corridors, and marvel at the vibrant ecosystem that has formed around it.
For even more diving adventures, explore Red Sail Sports’ East End Dives. This area has been less explored than those on the west and north coasts and is renowned for its near-pristine ecosystems.
7. Experience the Tropic Haven at Rum Point Club, Grand Cayman
Head to Rum Point Club, a beachside retreat that offers a variety of water sports and relaxation options. Soak up the sun on the sandy beach or embark on thrilling activities like jet skiing, kayaking, or paddleboarding.
Don’t forget to savor the delicious Caribbean cuisine at the beachside restaurant and sip on a famous Cayman Islands mudslide cocktail.
8. Visit Pedro St. James National Historic Site, Grand Cayman
Delve into the history of the Cayman Islands at Pedro St. James National Historic Site. This restored 18th-century plantation house is considered the birthplace of democracy in the Cayman Islands.
Explore the exhibits, wander through the gardens, and admire the stunning panoramic views of the island from the iconic Pedro St. James Castle.
9. Shop and Dine at Camana Bay, Grand Cayman
Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Camana Bay, a modern waterfront town center that offers a mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
Browse through boutique shops, enjoy a meal at one of the diverse restaurants, or catch a movie at the state-of-the-art cinema. The lively ambiance and beautiful surroundings make it a popular destination for both locals and visitors.
10. Sample Rum at the Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery, Grand Cayman
No trip to the Cayman Islands would be complete without savoring the local rum. Visit the Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery, home to the award-winning Seven Fathoms Rum.
Take a guided tour to learn about rum-making and indulge in a tasting session. You can even bring home a bottle of this Caribbean delight as a delicious souvenir.
Which activities will you tick off your Grand Cayman bucket list? While these top 10 activities are all epic, you may discover even more on your visit! This island is a haven of places to explore and calming experiences so you can get the most out of your vacation.
Visiting Grand Cayman for a special occasion? Take a look at our events page for massages, beach games, and more. Just get in touch with us to book your spot in our sea-view club, where fun and relaxation meet.