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Hot Tourist Spots In the Cayman Islands

on Mar 1, 2017 in Blog, Travel

The Cayman Islands may have emerged as a financial haven for the wealthy like Ken Dart, but it remains a major tourist destination for those looking for fun and relaxation in the Caribbean.

Consisting of three islands south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica along the western portion of the Caribbean region. Each of the three islands (Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac) offer many fine tourist spots for vacationers.

Because of its beautiful scenery, tourist spots, night life, and great weather, the Cayman Islands have become a good spot to locate celebrities who also are looking to get away from everyday life. In particular, the Ritz-Carlton hotel on the Grand Cayman island is a regular destination for celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Katie Couric, and others.

Sometimes, the tropical scenery provide a nice backdrop for movies such as the “Haven” movie which starred Orlando Bloom. Paul Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft, has been known to travel to the Cayman Islands on one of his yachts. Many celebrities also arrive in late June and early July for the annual Cayman International Film Festival.

When it comes to ideal tourist locations, the Cayman Islands has many of them. Perhaps the most popular and famous spot would be Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman. Blessed with aqua blue water nearby and white sand along the shore and surrounded by palm trees, Seven Mile Beach is a popular place to relax and enjoy the weather. It is also within easy walking distance of a number of hotels nearby in George Town. For a more quiet location, Rum Point offers a smaller, but equally scenic view and the nearby Over the Edge bar. Inland, the three-kilometer trail in the Mastic Reserve provides a more lush set green scenery.

In terms of activities, there are the usual beach fare. However, there are also some unique ones such as traveling underwater with Atlantis Submarines to view nearby coral reefs and shipwrecks. A Cayman Turtle Farm is the home and the preserve for endangered sea turtles. Stingray City provides a place to snorkel among actual sting rays. For birds, the Booby Pond Natural Reserve on Little Cayman is a popular location to see the local aviary life. Also on Little Cayman is Bloody Bay Marine Park.

For shopping, Cayman Brac has some popular spots such as Spot Bay which provides duty-free shopping. The West End is a resort that is also found on this island.