(Closed) Grand Cayman?

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

i went there a long time ago (13 years ago). I have been to many islands in the caribbean and cayman islands are wayyy up there. I love it there! I highly recommend going to stingray city. You take a boat out to sea (actually not really…you can see the shore) and you are able to stand and swim with them. They are very trained and see people all the time so it’s totally safe. I also recommend going to the turtle farm also because they’re just so darn cute!

It’s such a beautiful island. Have fun!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Ames8330: I was there about 10 years ago so things have changed I am sure.  I can tell you things we did back then – rented a scooter and toured the Island 20 miles long / 5 miles wide, went to “hell” and mailed post cards (silly I know)  took the pirates cave tour, went on a catamirand boat outing , did the pirate’s night party boat, took the sub-marine ride, snoorkled a ship wreck, did one day of shopping, and spend massive amount of time at the beach, sand is powder soft.  I can’t remember any restaurants names but I do recommend that you try the Conch, and the Turtle Steak, both were things I would not normally eat but I loved them both!

I love the Caymens! You will have a blast! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MlleBrielle: I forgot about the turtle farm.  Yes be sure and do that!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I just did a cruise and one port was grand cayman. By far my favourite port!!!

We did stingray city and dolphin swim which was a lot of fun. 

I would looove to do a honeymoon there, the whole island is much more wealthy compared to other caribbean islands. It is British thats why. Driving down we see papa johns, burger king, pizza hut ahha

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Love Grand Cayman, Stringray City is awesome! 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hello!  My hubby and I got married in Grand Cayman this past May.  All of the previous things mentioned are great!  Some other things we loved while there: Calypso Cafe (yummy! for lunch or dinner); horse back riding on the beach with Spirit of the West (we actually went swimming with the horses); and Atlantis Submarine (cool night trip).

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love there! We’ve gone on cruises there twice. 

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Post # 11
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Busy bee

As the locals would say, “go to Hell.”  Haha!  It’s not a slam!  Seriously, there is an town called “Hell” w/stalagtites everywhere (or is it stalagmites?!).  Anyway, it’s a cool little area of geological formations & you can actually send “postcards from Hell” at the post office.  The people in the Caymans are soo nice — some of the friendliest we’ve ever encountered.  As everyone else said, make sure to vist the Turtle Farm & Stingray City.  You can also rent bicycles to ride up & down 7-mile Beach.  Just remember that 7-miles up + 7-miles back = 14 miles in total.  (Kind of forgot that on 1 trip & drank a lot of beer before realizing there were still many miles to pedal before reaching home base!)

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I lived there for 5 years! (2000-2005)

Definitely see/do:

  • Dive, dive, dive!
  • Snorkel!
  • Spotts Beach is one of the most peaceful beaches.
  • Smith Barcarade Beach is gorgeous
  • Seven Mile Beach is okay, but it’s not the best beach on the island…just the most open and accessible
  • Grand Old House is pricey, but one of my favorite restaurants in the whole world.
  • Rum Point is great if you can take a boat there!
  • Kaibo Yacht Club is great for lunch (espcially if you take a boat there)
  • The best Jerk Stand has always been in Bodden Town (roadside jerk pork is awesome)
  • Pedro Castle is a cool place to stop for lunch if your driving around the island
  • Booze Cruise (pirate boat). Side note: their damn canon used to drive me crazy when I was at work!

Cool,but slightly overrated:

  • Hell – the devil who works there (and dresses up) is funny, but overall it’s a bit of a let down. Just weird rock formations.

Message me if you have any questions! I think you’ll find plenty to do! It’s a VERY safe island with good people. One tip: BE SURE TO BE EXTRA POLITE! The locals are a little standoffish sometimes (they deal with a lot of uppity tourists all day…can’t say I blame them). Say “Good afternoon” and chit chat with them before getting down to business. Don’t EVER be in a hurry…it won’t help you any! Just treat them like friends and they will be nothing less! There’s usually just a minor cultural block in the way at first.

Have a great honeymoon!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh, it may call for rain in October…but rest assured…”Rain” means you’ll be saying “What’s this? Oh crap it’s raining! I wonder where we can stand for some shelter…? Maybe over…. Wait….it stopped raining. Carry on!” Every now and then you’ll get a good down pour for an hour or two, but nothing too horrible.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Any recommendations on where to stay there?

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Took a cruise one year and GC was one of our stops.  We did the jet ski/snorkel and swim with the sting rays.  I absolutely loved it!! I really recommend it!! The water there is turquoise and gorgeous!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Definitely do the sting ray swim!!!  And snorkelling!  But mostly the sting rays, it’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

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