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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 #21 of 112 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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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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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited twice in the fornight we were on island, just to see the blue iguana. Its particularly enjoyable if you would like a little respite from the sun as there is plenty of shade while walking. Unless you pay for the iguana tour which goes into areas not accessible for the normal entry fee, don't expect to see lots... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A nice walk and beautiful setting to share the plants and cultures of the Caymans! Would go back and encourage you to see this beautiful oasis!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This 65-acre preserve showcases a wide range of tropical vegetation. Rare blue iguanas wander throughout the gardens and willingly 'pose' for pictures. 'Put on a had and some sunscreen and enjoy this tropical paradise.

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Knysna, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went to the gardens to se the blue iguanas in their natural habitat. We were greeted by a large one in the car park. Fantastic. The gardens were worth the trip. There were orchids, flowers and all the usual stuff that make a great photographic experience. Coming back to the blue iguanas, it was good to see the breeding... More

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went here because I wanted to see the blue inguanas, My husband isn't really into the whole garden thing, but he humored me, so we didn't spend the extra for the habitat tour. The gardens are nice, but the only blue iguanas we saw were in the parking lot.

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Westerville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Never have I seen iguanas so big and SO BLUE!! The plants, trees, animal life was so fun to look at and watch while walking through this park. Looks like they are under construction but I can only imagine it being even more beautiful than what I already saw. I took so many pictures - it was very pretty.

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Manassas, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I know we are paying to save the iguanas but I still thought $30 each for the park and the iguanas was expensive. I was not impressed with the gardens. I figured with the Caymans Tropical climate the gardens would be REALLY impressive and they were just okay. We went in the morning and it was already crazy hot! We... More

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