Known for its good vibes and cool beats, the Caribbean attracts visitors from around the world every year. Sometimes all of this information is overwhelming – how do you know if you are picking the right destination? The Grand Cayman is established, diverse, colourful and filled with every amenity a visitor could need. So if you are feeling stressed planning out your grand vacation, chill out to some cool Caribbean vibes while travelling to the Grand Cayman.
The Grand Cayman is the largest and most populous island of the Cayman Islands, a British Oversees Territory in the Northern Caribbean. Despite its small size, the Grand Cayman has a large diversity of accommodations types to suit nearly every traveller. Whether you want to be close to the city in a local bed and breakfast where the vibes are right next-door, or have your own exclusive piece of paradise in a rented bungalow, the Grand Cayman is more than generic hotels and resorts. With a developed tourist industry and a large number of rooms, it is best to do some advanced research to find your perfect place that meets your perfect beat.
The Grand Cayman is similar to most Caribbean resorts in terms of weather and natural beauty. Due to its humid and hot climate, be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and cool clothing. Evening temperatures, depending on the time of year, can get a little cooler so don’t forget a sweater or light jacket. And, as always when travelling down south, do not forget your beach gear as this island offers some spectacular sand!
Some of the best beats on the island are found in the capital city, George Town. Travelling here you will find an urban Caribbean experience that has all of the luxury of a European town but the charm of the islands. You can shop in the local stores and find yourself some authentic Caribbean crafts, or browse some the higher end goods that fill the luxury stores. Whatever your vibe, the shopping experience in the Grand Cayman is bound to impress.
If shopping isn’t part of your vibe, the Grand Cayman has a number of well preserved historic sites that tell the story of the island’s past. In George Town simply walking down the street is a history lesson with fabulous architecture and lining your path. Fort George, the National Museum, and the National Gallery can get you even more acquainted with the history and culture of the island.
When the shopping and sightseeing is done, sit back and enjoy some of the freshest seafood fare, some of which is caught right before your eyes! Sampling the local cuisine is part of getting the Caribbean vibe, so don’t skip on this amazing experience. Once your stomach is satisfied and the sun has gone down, check out one of the Grand Cayman’s nightclubs. Hosting both local and international talent, these clubs are reputable as some of the best in the northern Caribbean. Rock out to your own cool beats in one of these unique spaces.
To get into the good vibes of the Grand Cayman, head inland for a day during an excursion to some of the unique natural spots of the island. These natural parks can be explored on foot, horseback or by motorized vehicle. Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is one of the most spectacular sites on the island, proudly showcasing the natural flora from this beautiful island. Whether you want to take an intermediate level hike through the forest or stroll through the tamed nature of the garden, the Grand Cayman allows you to walk to your own beat.
When you’ve walked to your own beat for a few days, start swimming with the cool vibes on your diving excursion. The diverse coral formations surrounding the islands offer a unique experience every time you submerge underwater. In addition, this area has a large number of shipwrecks, many of which are accessible through diving tours. Not only can you experience some of the local marine life deep underwater, you can also have the chance to see the history and culture of the Grand Cayman under the waves. While travelling to the Grand Cayman, do not miss out on this truly unique experience of diving to a shipwreck!
To top off your vacation vibes, perhaps there is nothing better than soaking up the good beats underneath a palm tree. The Seven Mile Beach is one of the islands top attractions, bringing in tourists every year to experience the white sandy beaches that meet the cool blue waters. As you close your vacation, sit back on your lounge chair, listen to the good vibes of the Caribbean as you soak up the beats of sun in the Grand Cayman.