Last week we provided the best things to do when you are visiting the first stop of the cruise at Cozumel, Mexico. Let us know which ones your group is most interested in participating in. This week, we’ve gathered Royal Carribean’s top recommendations for the lovely town of George Town, Grand Cayman.
LAID BACK LUXURY
Grand Cayman strikes the perfect balance between glitzy glamor and easygoing island life. You can hit the famous Seven Mile Beach and just chill, Cayman Mama in hand. Swim with stingrays on a snorkeling safari. Or treat yourself to a little retail therapy at some of the best designer shops in the world.
SWIM WITH SEA TURTLES
The whole family can swim alongside sea turtles and tropical fish at the Cayman Turtle Centre, or wander around the Caribbean Aviary and see exotic birds up close, including Grand Cayman’s national bird, the Cayman parrot.
“Who does not want to swim with Green Turtles, feed them and understand the amazing work the Cayman Turtle Farm is doing to protect this gorgeous creature?
The whole farm is not just about turtles though. Ohhhh no. There is a huge Cayman Crocodile to view. There is an amazing aviary where you can feed the birds and take some up close and personal photographs of Cayman bird life.
There are plenty of viewing stations so you can see the fish in the saltwater tanks. These tanks contain nurse sharks, barracudas, jack fish amongst others. There is a good feeding display during the day which is worth watching.
Just when you are feeling overwhelmed and hot, there is a great swimming pool to jump into. It is roughly 5ft deep for the most part dropping to 8ft at the deep end. There is a water slide for young children and a waterfall to sit under.”
–Giles Bond-Smith, Google Reviews
STROLL THE SEVEN MILE BEACH
Seven Mile Beach is actually five-and-a-half miles of coral sands and crystal-clear shoreline. But it’s peppered with restaurants, bars, and upscale resorts— and it was named one of the world’s Ultimate Beaches by Caribbean Travel + Life.
TEE OFF IN PARADISE
Hit the green at the North Sound Club, the only 18-hole championship golf course on the Cayman Islands.
GET TO KNOW THE LOCALS
Take your adventure underwater and mingle with southern stingrays in Stingray City’s calm waters.
Locally caught fish is the main attraction in Grand Cayman cuisine. And you’ll find plenty of shellfish served marinated in fritters, or hearty chowders. Rum is the drink of choice, so make sure you try the “Cayman Mama,” a local signature cocktail made with light and coconut rums, banana liqueur, Triple Sec, pineapple juice, and a dash of Grenadine or strawberry syrup. Cheers!
Check out the top ten restaurants in George Town: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g147366-George_Town_Grand_Cayman_Cayman_Islands.html
Sources: RoyalCaribbean.com, Trip Advisor, Google Reviews