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Top Cayman Islands Attractions

The first time you visit Cayman Islands, or any new destination, the question asked isn’t usually what attractions should be scene but what attraction to see first, what to expect, how to get there, and how much time is needed. We’ve provided tips, advice, and other information about the top tourist attractions in Cayman Islands to help with your itinerary planning.

National Museum National Museum
Cayman Turtle Farm Cayman Turtle Farm
Pedro St. James Pedro St. James
Rum Point Rum Point
Queen Elizabeth II Park Queen Elizabeth II Park

Cayman Islands National Museum

 Address Harbor Drive, in George Town
 Admission CI$4 (US$5) for adults and CI$2 (US$2.50) for children age 7 to 12 and seniors, free for children 6 and under
 Hours Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and on Saturday from 10am to 2pm (last admission is 30 min. before closing)
 Phone 345/949-8368

The Cayman Islands National Museum is an antique building directly on the water. Since the islands are small and don’t have that many attractions, the museum is a fun and affordable way to spend a day on the island. Exhibits at the museum include a collection of Caymanian artifacts collected by Ira Thompson beginning in the 1930s. More than 2,000 items in the museum portray the natural, social, and cultureal history and background of the islands. The museum has a gift shop, theatre, and a café if you want to take a break from viewing the exhibits and just need a snack or light lunch.

 

Cayman Turtle Farm

 Address Northwest Point
 Admission CI$4.80 (US$6) for adults, CI$2.40 (US$3) for children 7 to 12, free for children 6 and under
 Hours Open daily from 8:30am to 5pm
 Phone 345/949-3893

Take your family and kids out to the Cayman Turtle Farm. The farm is the only green sea turtle farm that has a multitude of turtles in the surrounding waters. Visitors can observe 100 circular concrete tanks in which these sea creatures exist in every stage of development. Turtles on the islands are labeled endangered and the purpose of the turtle farm is to replenish the waters with hatching turtles. The farm hopes that one day the turtle population in the sea will regain its former status. At the farm you can expect to see turtles ranging in sizes from 6 ounces to 600 pounds.

 

Pedro St. James National Historic Site

 Address Savannah
 Admission CI$6.40 (US$8) for adults, CI$3.20 (US$4) for children, and free for those age 6 and under
 Hours Daily from 9am to 5pm; Tours are from 10am to 4pm
 Phone 345/947-3329

Pedro St. James National Historic Site is a restored great house dating from 1780’s. The house was destroyed by a fire in the 1970’s, but with its rebirth stands a new heritage park with a visitor’s center, and an audiovisual theater with a laser light show. The importance of the great house is that it was the first place that residents met to elect the Caymans legislative assembly in the 1830’s. The great house sits atop a limestone bluff with a panoramic view of the sea. The attraction has a landscaped courtyard, a gift shop, and a cafe. Self-guided tours are available. You can explore the house's wide verandas, rough-hewn timber beams, gabled framework, mahogany floors and staircases, and wide-beam wooden ceilings. The cool thing about visiting the guest house is that you can find guides in 18th-century costumes on hand to answer questions.

 

Rum Point

Rum point has a number of great attractions. First, Rum Point has a good beach. Pack a blanket, some lunch and have a picnic on the white sand beaches. Rum point is a fun plae to visit because it got it’s name from barrels of rum that were once washed ashore after a shipwreck. Today, Rum Point is surrounded by trees and hammocks. This is the ultimate place to go to if you are looking for a quiet and intimate day on the island. With its cays, reefs, mangroves, and shallows, Rum Point is a refuge that extends west and south for 11km (6 3/4 miles). The beaches at Rum Point are ideal for snorkeling, swimming, wading, and birding. The attraction has a number of places dine in if you get hungry. The Wreck Bar is a recommended place to dine at if you are looking for a killer juicy burger.

 

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

 Admission CI$6 (US$7.50) for adults, CI$4 (US$5) for children 6 and over, and free for children 5 and under
 Hours Open daily from 9am to 4:30pm
 Phone 345/947-3558

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park offers visitors a short walk through wetlands, swamps, dry thicket, mahogany trees, orchids, and bromeliads. The trail is 1km (.6 mile) long. On your walk through the park you will see chickatees, which are freshwater turtles found only on the Caymans and in Cuba. If you get lucky you might even run into the rare Grand Cayman parrot, or perhaps the anole lizard, with its cobalt-blue throat pouch. A rare breed of an endangered blue iguana lives at the park, but good luck trying to find it. There's a visitor center with changing exhibitions, plus a canteen for food and refreshments.

 


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