Grand Cayman is very British and one of the best places to visit in the Caribbean. The main beach or string of beaches is located on West Bay Road and called Seven Mile Beach. This is the primary resort area where the majority of restaurants, eateries, grocery stores, and shopping can be found. The airport and port of Georgetown-cruise ships come in ther, are minutes away.
The island is clean and neat and the main road signage is pretty decent. The best things to do on the island are scuba diving, snorkeling, and dining! Dives run about CI$85 for a 2-tank dive and there are numerous dive shops to choose from. Snorkeling is about CI$20 for a reef and stingray sandbar tour. The latter is an awesome event- don’t forget a disposable underwater camera. You can also swim and snorkel at Seven Mile Beach where it is reef-protected; the water is clear, calm, and warm.
Turtle Farm-this is a business that raises turtles to sell to restaurants. They charge $6 admission and there are a half dozen or so tanks of turtles in different sizes. There are a couple tanks where people can pick them up. Other than the gift shop- that’s it.
Hell Post Office- interesting side trip
Overall, this is one of my favorite islands and I plan to return soon in search of the ultimate fish and chips restaurant.
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