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Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

Frank Sound Road | North Side, Grand Cayman, KY1 1701, Grand Cayman
1 345 947 9462
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Ranked #22 of 113 Attractions in Grand Cayman
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Type: Parks, Hiking Trails, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Gardens
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: Home to orchids (in bloom late May through June) and elusive iguanas as well as parrots and other birds.
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Orangevale, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The family enjoyed the Park, but the time of year was not the best. The park is good size, so we did have a very good walk. The wildlife was pretty good, quite a bit to see.

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West Kingston, Rhode Island, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We recently traveled to the Botanic Park in search of endangered iguanas, and we were pleasantly surprised to find one basking in the hot sun as we pulled up. The park is beautiful and easy to walk and explore. We saw many iguanas and had a wonderful time. Bring water as it is hot and not much breeze on the... More

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the blue iguana tour very much. Arrive early- it only takes place once per day at 11 am. As it was October, we didn't expect to see too much color in the gardens. It is very hot and shade can be hard to come by in some areas, so sunscreen, a hat and some water are a must!... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Worth a stop - we visited in Oct and still had enough blooming plants too make it worth it. toured ourselves - they do a good job a putting signage by the different plants. We say several iguana's - good walking path.

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The gardens are pleasant and well sign posted to walk around. However they are rather tired and the place has a rather shambolic appearance. We had gone specifically because it is the conservation centre for blue iguanas. However upon arrival we were informed as part of the ''you are here and need to go through that door spiel'' that the... More

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Grand Cayman
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We headed to the botanic park around 3.30 on Saturday afternoon on the way to Rum Point for bioluminescence tour with Cayman Kayaks. It was almost empty of people, we only saw two other people in the whole time we were there but the life was great. I expect all the gardens look different depending on the time of year... More

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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I don't think I could recommend the Blue Iguana tour for $30 but paying the 8 bucks to walk through the gardens was a good value. We even had out own "Big Blue" encounter!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Employees are rude and this park is so run down and shabby it's a bit sad. The various little lakes and ponds are little more than scum covered mosquito pits. Most of the time you're just walking through jungle, no animals to be found. On the day we went the iguana exhibit (main reason for going) was closed, but not... More

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Montego Bay, Jamaica
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Just wow. What a disappointment. Completely run down, this place needs a complete overhaul. If you want to see Blue iguanas then this is the place to be. I saw so many of them at the Botanical gardens that just that alone made the trip worth it for me. However, the orchid walk was devoid of orchids, the ponds drained... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I went sept. 7th 2014 This was a very nice trip. Yes, you will be walking a lot but you will be sprinted by beautiful flowers and trees. Make sure to explore every inch of this wonderful garden. My favorite stop is at the fruit garden. Tip: Make sure to bring water and snacks or buy then at the gardens... More

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