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Georgetown

Georgetown, Grand Cayman
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Ranked #32 of 112 Attractions in Grand Cayman
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Type: Neighborhoods
Traveler Description: George Town is the largest city in Grand Cayman and is where the cruise ships and airplanes arrive.  There is a lot of places to shop and wonderful... more »
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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143 reviews 143 reviews
58 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Shop or sunbathe? Georgetown has them both. I love the quiet atmosphere on Saturday when you can go window shopping ( oir shopping tax free!) without being pestered by cruise crowds. Sunday is excellent for a bike ride to town, as there is almost no traffic ( all shops are closed) and you can park your bike close to Devil's... More

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ottawa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a fun place to shop for touristy items such as magnets, coffee cups, t-shirts, key chains, shell wind chimes, etc. It is very clean, right by the water (lovely views) and we did shop a bit, but found that many stores had the same type of merchandise. So we went to Hard Rock Cafe for a beer and... More

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MN
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163 reviews 163 reviews
68 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The best time to take in downtown Georgetown is Saturdays when there are no cruise ships in port. If you are vacationing on Grand Cayman, consider visiting Georgetown when there is no more than one cruise ship in Port. Merchants and restaurants will be less busy and your experience will be more enjoyable.

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Loveland, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great place to shop or dive an snorkel. As in the rest of the Caribbean, you will not fine "cheap" gem stones. And that is because of the size and quality of them. Stick to reputable stores and educate yourself before you shop. The beaches are nice and unbeatable diving experiences await you!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Georgetown is a neat place, but don't spend all of your time here. There are many better things to see along the island within walking distance and bus distance-a mere $2.50 USD will get you pretty much anywhere. And $5.00 USD will get you literally to the other side of the island. Oh, and a nice little bit of info... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I wouldn't want to spend my entire vacation here, but it's definitely worth checking out. If you're looking for souvenirs, this is your one stop shop. The prices are pretty reasonable and there are tons of stores trying to sell to you. There are also a lot of restaurants and snack spots. Like I said, stop by here for a... More

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Lost Creek, West Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Shopping in Georgetown is nice when the cruise ships are not in town. Many shops and restaurants to choose from. Friendly people to provide recommendations. Look for local crafts and food.

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baltimore
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316 reviews 316 reviews
132 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This port is definitely not a shopping area. A couple of tee shirt places, jewelry and other shops. It will not take much time to see. Better spending your time at the beautiful beaches. check out my blog about my Cayman trip at winenchocolate dot com

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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121 reviews 121 reviews
67 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit to Georgetown. The first visit was straight off the ship & on to the sting rays & snorkeling...a great experience. This visit, we toured the whole island...very interesting...saw many places up for sale ($750,000.00 & up ...some over $20 million)... We did not purchase a home this trip...but there are great shopping opportunities...great dining...& always... More

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il
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Downtown Georgetown was just a touristy place. Nothing great. We swam with the stingrays and had a blast. The water was crystal clear and the stingrays were just out swimming in the ocean, not in an enclosure. We went with Captain Bryan. We found them online through Island Marketing. It was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend it.

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