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“I've been to Hell”
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West Bay Sightseeing Tour Plus Royal Palms Beach Visit
Ranked #42 of 171 things to do in Grand Cayman
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Owner description: Jagged black rock formations in Grand Cayman's northwest fabled to resemble the actual "hell."
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“I've been to Hell”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

The locals cannot decide on the precise reason why this tiny little place is named Hell, but the very name draws visitors all over the world to see a small section of jagged limestone which look like they would shred you to bits in seconds if you tried to approach. The tourists spend more time in the gift shops buying 'I've been to Hell' postcards and souvenirs than admiring the rocks that gave the area its name. It is an interesting stop on a tour but not worth more than 15 minutes of your time.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank NauticalVoyager
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Shirley, Massachusetts
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“Don't do it!!!!!”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

This "attraction" has always been part of another tour and is a huge waste of money if they charge you extra to stop there. There is a very small store that sells cheap trinkets and some lava rock that you can't even touch. That's it. Nothing else. If you are looking for a t-shirt that says "I've been to Hell and back" do me a favor and order it online. It will be cheaper. This trip is usually combined with stingray city....bypass Hell and just do the Stingray City alone. It is a much better tour and will save you up to $100.00 USD.

I don't like giving bad reviews and will always try to find something positive but this stop has nothing positive. It is boring, time consuming and a waste of money.

Visited November 2012
2 Thank 777jeannem
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Boston, Massachusetts
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Save yourself some time and find something fun to do.....”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Almost everything else will be time better spent. Hitting your toe with a hammer would provide better entertainment value than this waste of time. One of the best parts of going to the Islands several times is knowing what not to do. This is one of those things that sounds okay but just chews up valuable time when you could be smiling! Read my other reviews, I am not a complainer, but for this one, I am.....

Visited September 2013
1 Thank slappythesecond
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Kitschy attraction”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

This attraction is located close to both the Turtle Farm and the Cayman Motor Museum and is worth a stop for a few laughs, a couple of neat photos and sending postcards back home officially stamped 'Hell, Grand Cayman". The primary attraction is a red building that sells amusing t-shirts and cheap tchotchke - unfortunately almost all of the souvenirs bear the likeness of the owner - an older gentleman who runs around dressed as a rather tacky devil. There is a small "devil's garden" directly behind the building which is composed of gray limestone in peaks - it actually does give the impression of what a garden in hell might look like. You cannot walk through it - photos standing in front of it only. Next door is an official post office with several more souvenir shops. Postcards generally run 2 for $1 U.S. dollar and can be mailed to the U.S. for 25 cents. I have to admit that my friends were very amused when they got theirs. Not worth it to travel to see this one attraction but if you head out to see the turtles or the car museum, it's good for a laugh.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank viaggiatoreciao
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Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Tourist trap”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

There is really nothing to see that you haven't seen at numerous places throughout Grand Cayman. The lava rocks are pushed up into small peaks. What will take more time is the store beside it that will try to get your money for cheap souvenirs. If you already have a car and you already are in West Bay and you have extra time to kill, then you may want to go by.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Nancy N
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