The Cayman Islands are a tropical getaway sure to delight children and adults alike. Grand Cayman, the largest and most developed of the chain, plays host to a variety of family activities to suit every speed and taste. Take in the best of the Caribbean with kids on this delightful day that mixes learning with fun and sun.
Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the
children and teens interested and engaged.
Seven Mile Beach is by far the most well-known beach in Grand Cayman and one of the best in the Caribbean. Its coral sands and crystal clear waters attracts visitors from around the world. From snorkeling to parasailing, this beach has activities for all ages. All seven miles of the beach are open to the public, therefore it is possible to walk the full length past several hotels, resorts and villas. Many restaurants and beach bars are open to the public at a majority of the resorts. Don’t forget your mask and snorkel, several small reefs located just off shore make for excellent snorkeling. Seven Mile Beach is a Cayman Island must-see that is packed with family fun.
Address: 3 Harbour Drive George Town, Grand Cayman
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Get a true feel for Caymanian heritage at the Cayman Islands National Museum in George Town. Built in the 1800s, the museum is located in the oldest public building in the Cayman Islands, which was previously used as a jail, courthouse, dance hall and later, post office. There are over 8,000 items and artifacts organized into a variety of collections. The National History Collection explores the diversity of species and environments in the Cayman Islands and features fossils, sea shells and taxidermy. The Cultural History Collection showcases a variety of cultural themes of Cayman’s people, including political and judicial systems, social movements, trade and medicine. The Art Collection features the works of both local and international artists, highlighting their paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs.
Address: 89 Nexus Way, Camana Bay Grand Cayman
Located in the heart of Grand Cayman, Camana Bay is popular among visitors and locals alike. Camana Bay is a 600-acre community between Seven Mile Beach and the North Sound filled with shops, restaurants and a movie theater. With a mix of local shops and specialty boutiques, there is something for the whole family. Camana Bay has a dozen restaurants, cafes, markets and specialty shops, providing dining options for every occasion. Children will love splashing in the two interactive water fountains. The 75-foot Observation Tower is one of the tallest structures on the island and presents spectacular views of Grand Cayman. The inside of the tower has a double helix staircase leading to the top, alongside a floor-to-ceiling mosaic portraying Cayman’s marine life, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Camana Bay is the perfect shopping and dining experience.
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