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Things not to miss

tennessee
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Things not to miss

We will be traveling to Cayman June 12th. It will be our first trip there. We are planning to visit Rum Point and have reservations for trip to Stingray City. Are there any other special places not to miss or things that we "must do"? We love the water/snorkeling, etc. Thanks!!

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1. Re: Things not to miss

Here are a few suggestions, in addition to Rum Point and Stingray City:

Check out Testudo's snorkeling site suggestions at:

http://snorkelblog.tumblr.com/

And since you're into snorkeling, also check out the sites on

caymanislandsdiscounts.com/…WBTurtleFarm

especially Wreck of the Cali which is a genuine 1940's shipwreck very near downtown George Town. That site is almost right across the street from the minibus depot downtown (which is behind Dairy Queen).

If you'd enjoy an open-air (in a 4WD Land Rover) small-group guided tour of the "outer districts" to experience some of Cayman's history and culture with a genuine local guide, check out Cayman Safari Adventures:

http://www.caymansafari.com/

Cayman's most popular land-based attraction is the world's only commercial green sea turtle farm, known as "Cayman Turtle Farm" or "Boatswain's Beach." If you're staying on SMB you can get there on the local minibuses for US$2.50 per person each way. The turtle farm offers two types of admission:

The lower priced admission is to visit the turtles and turtle "touch tanks" where you can touch and even carefully pick up a turtle and have your photo taken with it, also on that admission you can visit the educational center and turtle hatchery (many eggs now being incubated - laying season began in May).

The other admission is full park access which is all that plus: you can swim with turtles (and lots of fish) in an artificial saltwater lagoon, view the predator tank above & below water (watch sharks being hand-fed at 11am Mon-Fri usually), see an indigenous Cayman blue iguana, hand-feed birds in the free-flight aviary, walk through the nature trail (orchids blooming May-June), swim in a large (artificial) freshwater lagoon. There is a restaurant and also a gift shop on site too. Read more at:

http://www.boatswainsbeach.ky/

Next door to the turtle farm is Cayman's newest attraction, Cayman Motor Museum, with a very interesting collection of vehicles:

http://www.caymanmotormuseum.com/

Across the street from the turtle farm you can visit Dolphin Discovery, one of two swim-with-dolphins facilities on Grand Cayman.

Take the Atlantis submarine tour, in a real submarine that goes down as deep as 100 feet. They do day and night dives.

atlantisadventures.com/caribbean/cayman/caym…

You may also enjoy parasailing. The island is very flat so you can see almost all across the island from the parasail!

Hopefully that gives you several things "not to miss" while you are in Grand Cayman. Enjoy!

Edited: 08 June 2010, 17:58
tennessee
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2. Re: Things not to miss

Thank you very much! Very informative!

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3. Re: Things not to miss

The Botanical Gardens are nice to walk thru

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The Cayman Islands National Trust website has a list of tours, places to visit (www.nationaltrust.org.ky/historic/list.html), etc. that celebrate the Cayman Islands heritage. Their monthly calendar of events also lists times and dates of cooking classes, walking tours of Georgetown, guided tours of the Mastic Trail, the Blue Iguana Safari, and others:

http://www.nationaltrust.org.ky/calendar.html

Also, don't forget to visit the National Museum in Georgetown!

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