Things to Do in Grand Cayman

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Things to Do in Grand Cayman


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Caverns & Caves
Cayman Crystal Caves is a fascinating nature attraction located in Northside, Grand Cayman, and Cayman's newest tourist attraction. When you visit Cayman Crystal Caves, you will be escorted with a knowledgeable Tour Guide, and join us on an adventure exploration of "Cayman Down Under". You will venture into amazing caves where you'll see stalactite and stalagmite crystal structures and otherworldly formations, formed by single drops of water and the slow passage of time. Tour through the unique rainforest nature, under which the caves formed. Amongst the forest and caves is plenty of plant and animal life including strangler fig trees, air plants, parrots, and bats.... History Cayman Crystal Caves have formed over millions of years. Fossilized shells and animal life in the caves show us that at one time, the mass now containing the caves was all located under the sea. Over time, as sea levels changed and land began to rise, rooms began to form through water erosion, making caves. Within these rooms spectacular stalagmite and stalagtite crystal structures began to form, as rain water dripping through the limestone ceiling of the caves left calcium deposits behind. The caves are still today continuing to evolve. The process of stalagmite and stalagtite formation occurs as rain water becomes slightly acidic when it first travels through surrounding plants, earth and other organic matter. This acidic water disolves part of the limestone as it seeps through the earth, and re-deposits microscopic calcium layers, as the water drips from the cave celings. Over time these deposits collectively form the crystal structures. Hundreds of years ago, Pirates used these caves as hideouts, and also as shelters from the elements, including hurricanes. As the Cayman Islands became populated, locals used the surrounding lush lands as farmlands, and mined the caves for rich fertilizer produced by bat guana, as some of the caves are inhabited by bats. In the last half century farming stopped, as the population switched to more lucrative jobs within the tourism and financial sectors. In the early 1990s, Christian and Ole Sorensen undertook an in depth search and exploration of all caves in the Cayman Islands, and began talks with the Cayman Islands government on developing a cave attraction based on the experience from the family's development of the very successful Harrison's caves in Barbados. After a few years, it was realized that the crystal caves of Old Man Bay were extremely unique and stood above any other caves in the Cayman Islands, and for that matter, most of the world. It took almost another two decades to purchase the various parcels which encompasses the caves and surrounding rain forest, as well as devise a route to the landlocked site from the main road. In the last few years of planning the attraction, Ergun Berksoy and the Berksoy family, who have vast experience in the tourism sector, joined the Sorensen family in this venture and together they have seen Cayman's newest and very exciting tourist attraction to completion.
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  • Kimberly P
    Kansas City, MO6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So glad we chose Captain Marvin’s. We only had 12 people on our tour. This allowed for an excellent and personal experience. MJ, Jarrod, and Cheeseburger were excellent guides. We beat the other boats to the sandbar and had it all to ourselves for at least 15 minutes. Everyone got to hold, kiss, get a backrub from a stingray and hand feed them. Then three redsail boats showed up with 50+ people. So we headed to the corral gardens to snorkel more. Lots of fish and more stingray to see there. Excellent value.
    Written May 23, 2024
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  • fundi l
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss this activity and excursion.
    A very good history lesson.
    Can be hot so bring water bottle
    Cool water available to fill your container for free.
    Don’t touch the plants on the trail.
    Be ready to walk a bit.
    Written May 23, 2024
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  • Char
    Worthing, UK176 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visiting Jamaica was one of my best trips ever! The beach has beautiful white sand and crystal clear warm waters. Walking along the beach you will have a constant supply of places to stop at and have a drink or something to eat! In the evening time a lot places will be playing music...the beach is just all good vibes!
    Written May 23, 2024
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  • Adventurer781549
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mišo is amazing and i love the storries about the island. We saw the destilation proces as well. Highly recomend to eat well before the visit…
    Written April 27, 2024
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  • Sarjay71
    Harwich, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place to visit but very hot day so make sure you have sunscreen, an hat and water to hand.
    Took a couple of hours to walk round and found it really interesting. Lots to see.
    Written May 19, 2024
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  • M.
    Connecticut237 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you're looking for a relaxing swimming hole that's not too crowded then this is your spot. While recently in Grand Cayman my boyfriend and I came across this cove and decided to check it out, and I'm glad we did. This cove is secluded and away from the tourist areas of Grand Cayman. The people occupying the cove were locals and a few tourist like ourselves. There's quite a few shaded areas to setup a chair, and a bathroom facility on hand. The day we went the waves were kind of rough but the water is beautiful and warm. I would definitely return here for a day of relaxation and swimming.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • Cooltravel58
    Saint Cloud, FL24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a quiet beautiful beach with soft sand and clear water. No chairs or umbrellas to rent but there is ample shade under the trees. No food or drinks to purchase so bring your own. Fairly good snorkeling offshore starting around 50 yards to 200 yards with water depth mostly 5ft to 25ft. Coral close to shore is barren and dead and further out you will see a few small live corals. Best snorkeling was to the left side of the beach and out from the private property to the left. The public bus is the way to go to get there and back at 2 dollars per person. Bus stop is right at Cemetery Beach. It makes several stops along the way but they are quick and may take 5-10 minutes longer than a taxi. Takes about 20 minutes to get there. The buses are small, more like a van, carrying about 15 people but clean and air conditioned. Bus stop is also a short walk from the cruise pier. The fish were not abundant and found mostly in certain areas so keep moving to see the best variety of tropical fish. Some of the species I saw were butterfly fish, parrot fish (lots), wrasse, queen angel, French angel, flounder, cuttlefish surgeon fish and several more. So a pretty good place to snorkel but not the best. The quiet beach and an inexpensive snorkeling day made it a great choice if you are in to that. There are restrooms across the street at the bus stop.
    Written May 9, 2024
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  • Klf22
    Venice, Italy26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you stay longer this is a fun excursion. We enjoyed swimming with the turtles. The water is not the cleanest but they have showers. The center is small, we spent most time swimming with turtles and some time in the little water park. We all had a great time, fun gift shop, the only thing we wished would have been bigger and more educational was the breeding stations.
    Written March 30, 2024
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  • kmhuffaker
    32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    No need to get a guided tour. Great little place to learn some history of the Caymans. Fairly brief. Very pretty site. The intro film is dramatized and pretty cool
    Written March 19, 2024
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  • Jon M
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Way off the beaten path with nice and calm water for snorkeling and swimming. Tons of starfish to see, the beaches were nice for relaxing. There are still some secluded spots to get away from the tour boats that drop by to visit.
    Written May 23, 2024
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  • natster6
    Peru, IL66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent the day. Parking is available, porta potties, picnic tables, shade, chickens. The sand is beautiful, the water clear. The waves were very big today! Not too crowded. Spent some time walking along Seven Mile Beach. Did not attempt snorkeling due to rough water. It was a very enjoyable day.
    Written February 20, 2024
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  • SteveDGT
    Northborough, MA683 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We dove this wreck with Red Sail Sports as part of a two tank dive. Fantastic dive. We got to enter the wrench and swim down the hallways of the ship. Photo moment at the wheel of the ship. Great experience.
    Written August 11, 2023
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