Cayman Islands Cruises

When you hear ‘Cayman Islands’, chances are you picture white sands, blue-green warm ocean water and cocktails on the beach.

Well, we’re happy to tell you that all of these are pretty accurate! The Cayman Islands are well established as a fine place to relax in tropical style, whether you prefer to do it on the sun lounger or by joining in with the water sports.

 Besides the appealing climate and premier hotels and restaurants, the territory is a major financial centre. This means that the islands enjoy greater social stability and a stronger infrastructure than many other Caribbean islands. Cayman Islands cruises are a popular way to arrive in style, with beautiful views as you come to dock. 

Top 5 interesting facts

  • ‘Stingray City’ started off tourism in Grand Cayman in the 1980s.
  • The Caymans formed from coral that grew over submerged mountains.
  • The endangered blue iguana is found only in Grand Cayman. 
  • The UK is responsible for the defence and internal security here.
  • More businesses are registered in the Caymans than people. 


A spectacular sight

Grand Cayman is the main port of call on a Cayman Islands cruise, and it is spectacular. The ship will drop you off right at George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands and a lovely old city that’s easy to walk around. 

As one of the earliest settled islands in the Caribbean, Grand Cayman is home to numerous historical sites, like Pedro St James Castle in Savannah, which is a short trip from George Town. This three-story plantation house dates back to 1780, and was restored in the 1990s. It’s the oldest known stone structure in the Cayman Islands, and is considered the birthplace of democracy in the islands.

The Observation Tower

The Observation Tower at Camana Bay offers panoramic views of Seven Mile Beach, George Town, the North Sound, and beyond, and stands over 70 feet tall. Climbing up this tower and taking in the view is definitely a bucket-list activity, especially as it’s free to visit. Another holiday attraction on Grand Cayman is the bizarre but beautiful landscape of Hell, a short, black limestone formation about half the size of a football pitch. 


Beaches and landscapes


Seven Mile Beach on the western shore of Grand Cayman is a public beach – walking along this white sand shore takes you past hotels, resorts and beach bars. 

This beach is consistently rated as one of the top beaches on earth, and you can walk the whole seven miles. Scuba diving off Grand Cayman is not to be passed up – you can swim with giant stingrays, which are gentle, graceful creatures. 

Seven Mile Beach is just one of many stunning beaches on the island – Cayman Kai, Governor’s Beach, West Bay Public Beach, Spotts Beach and East End Beach are a few more to visit. Many of the beaches accommodate hungry travellers with fish fry stands, and mahi mahi and snapper are mainstays of island cuisine.


Ports in the country


Cruises visiting Cayman Islands