If you’re thinking of taking a luxurious beach break, you may be toying with the idea of hitting the golden sands in California or marooning yourself on a Thai island, but have you thought about paying Grand Cayman a visit? A precious gem surrounded by the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, the largest of the Cayman Islands is an idyllic spot to unwind, chill out, and enjoy some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. If you like the sound of sand in your toes, multi-colored skies and swaying palms, here are some of the best ways to spend your time on Grand Cayman.
Surfing and water sports
If you love being in the water, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to activities at Grand Cayman Islands. Here, you can try all kinds of different water sports, and you’ll struggle to find clearer water for scuba diving and snorkeling. Grand Cayman may not be the first place you think of if you’re keen to surf, but Seven Mile Beach throws up some challenging waves and unpredictable conditions in the winter and Mariners Cove is a popular spot for surfing aficionados in the summer. If you are a beginner, don’t worry, as the pleasant climate makes for tranquil waters most of the year round, so you can hone your skills and build your confidence. If you’re looking for an alternative, why not try a horseback swim and enjoy the freedom of galloping along the beach with the wind in your hair and the warm water splashing your feet?
One of the best ways to explore the island and the surrounding waters is booking a boat trip. The sea is packed full of vividly colored creatures and bright corals, and you can also spot pods of dolphins and even snorkel with sea turtles and stingrays. With music playing in the background, the sun shining, a barbecue on the go and a stunning backdrop of vibrant blue skies, golden beaches and turquoise water, there’s nothing better than a day at sea. The shallow sand bars that make up Stingray City are known the world over for the thriving ray population, and you can touch the stingrays as they maneuver gracefully through the water.
Grand Cayman is famed for its dramatic sunsets, so make sure you have at least one night free when you can sit on the powdery sand and watch the sun sink slowly, illuminating the calm sea below and painting the sky with a palette of burning orange, pink, and red hues. There’s no better way to round off a day in paradise.
If you’re looking for inspiration for a beach vacation you’ll never forget, look no further than Grand Cayman. This stunning spot is reminiscent of a film set with unspoiled beaches and bright blue waters as standard. You can while away hours watching the palm trees swing in the breeze or the waves roll in, but there are also plenty of activities on offer if you’re feeling more adventurous.