We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

Frank Sound Road | North Side, Grand Cayman, KY1 1701, Grand Cayman
1 345 947 9462
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
$40*
and up
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park Cayman Island
85%
Ranked #15 of 98 Attractions in Grand Cayman
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Home to orchids (in bloom late May through June) and elusive iguanas as well as parrots and other birds.
Write a Review

482 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    244
    167
    54
    13
    4
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
North Hykeham, null, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Snakes, big iguanas, small lizards, turtles and birds amongst a vast array of Caribbean treas and shrubs. It gets very hot and humid so visit on a cooler day if you get the chance. There is a separate area where you can see many of the blue iguana but this is an additional cost. You will still some wandering around... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We spent a lovely few hours in the park one morning. It is a beautiful setting and a nice option for time away from the beach. We opted not to do the Blue Iguana tour but did see two in the park. There were also many different birds and plants to view. There is a map provided as well as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We went to the botanic park and did the Iguana tour. What a beautiful place. The botanic part of the park is just beautiful and very well layed out. The plants are marked which is perfect to identify the species. Do yourself a favour and go on the behind the scene tour of the blue iguanas, so informative. We just... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whitman, Mass
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was our second time here (went two years ago), we covered more of the grounds this time. Saw plenty of Blue Iguanas- saw a huge one as soon as we walked into the park. Got some nice photos. As a tip- their gift shop is one of the best for decent prices anywhere on the island, in my opinion.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lorton, Virginia
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you are going here call to find out what is blooming. The orchid area may be nice but nothing was blooming during our visit Need bug spray!!! Color garden was pretty. Things are a little run down.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairfield, California
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
49 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Gardens are beautiful and are probably even better when the orchids are in bloom. It's generally self directed as planned tours are a hit & a miss, also the iguana habitant was closed the day of our visit. There are still a few iguana roaming on their own so you get a sense of their size and beautiful color. Visit... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Apparently, the morning is the best time to visit because the cooler temps are when the iguanas come out. We still seen 3 during our afternoon visit, but they were not easy to spot. Take bug spray! We drenched ourselves in bug spray and I still got a few mosquito bites. It doesn't take long to walk around the whole... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheshire
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

WE visited the park on a so-so weather day in GC, and really enjoyed our visit. Although it was the wrong time of year to see the orchids, the rest of the gardens were beautiful, and we spent a very happy couple of hours strolling around. The only thing to mention that could be construed as negative, is the presence... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fulton, Maryland
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
39 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This a nice Botantical garden to visit. They are home to the Blue Iguanas. Unfortunately when I went the exhibit was closed. You can pay extra to have a tour of their area. You can see some just walking around the garden. It can be very hot and humid in the gardens so go earlier in the morning.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great place for an informative walk through lovely grounds. Blue iguanas abound. Better in late spring when everything is blooming.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park also viewed

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 

Been to Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing