Seven Mile Beach is in itself an attraction, with its pure, white sand and turquoise-colored water, and evening skies the color of melting orange sherbert ice cream. You may just want to spend a few days lazing in the water and gazing at the skies.

After that, there's any number of things to do, like snorkling, shopping, deep sea fishing, or museum visiting. Speaking of museums, check out the Grand Cayman Island National Museum, located on Harbor Drive. You'll get the lowdown on Grand Cayman's natural and cultural history, which includes turtling (turtle hunting), piracy, and slavery. There's a musuem shop for souvenirs and a cafe called "The Cool Caboose." Try one of their tropical drinks to feel right at home.

When Christopher Columbus first happened on the island, the abundance of turtles on the beaches and in the water inspired him to call the place, "La Tortugas" (the turtles). Now an endangered species, these turtles live in luxury at Cayman Turtle Farm, where they are bred and released back into the wild. Over 16,000 of them currently call the farm home. Cayman Turtle Farm is on North West Point Road, in West Bay.

Turtles too tame? Then visit Stingray City, where you can perform an underwater ballet with the gentle, unhibited creatures. At waist-deep Stingray Sandbar, you can don a mask and snorkel and let them brush against you. The only danger is in trying to lift or catch one. In their defense, they have venomous barbed tails. Otherwise, mutual respect is the key to enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime experience.