George Town is the heart of the Cayman Islands. Situated on Grand Cayman Island, the city serves as the capital of this British overseas territory as the Caymanian government offices are located here. It is also the largest financial and educational center in the Caymans, so this is where you will find the best university, as well as the biggest banks and hotels.
The city is well worth visiting during your vacation to the islands because it offers a wide range of attractions and activities for tourists. Let us tell you all about the main things to do in George Town, so that you can get an idea of how fantastic this exotic city really is!
1. Go to Seven Mile Beach
This tropical beach is spectacular. As the name suggests, it is quite spacious, so it won’t be hard to find a quiet place to lounge on the beach. Get an umbrella drink, enjoy the view, and soak up some sun on one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Remember to wear a sunhat to keep safe in the tropical weather of the Cayman Islands.
Go out for a swim in the clear blue waters of the Caribbean sea for that ultimate beach experience. If you find yourself wondering where all the tourists are, the answer is simple. You are bound to find most of them underwater, as this is one of the best places to go diving. We’ll tell you all about that below.
2. Experience the Underwater Extravaganza
Gran Cayman is among the top ten diving spots in the entire world, so you should put scuba diving and snorkeling at the top of your holiday to-do list. There is an entirely new world for you to discover under the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, so we guarantee that you will have an amazing time.
If this is your first time underwater, then book some lessons. The friendly instructors will teach you everything you need to know. We promise you will fall in love with these amazing sports and with the beauty of the coral gardens of Cayman Islands.
3. Swim With the Stingrays
This is one of the most amazing experiences you can have in the Cayman Islands. You can actually swim among tens of stingrays at the Stingray City Sandbar and we promise that this will be a truly unforgettable moment.
They say that kissing a stingray will bring you seven years of good luck, so working up the courage to this will be generously repaid. Rest assured that these slippery sweethearts are not dangerous. In fact, you should feel happy if one of them starts rubbing on you because it is their way of telling you that they like you.
4. Waterskiing and Jetskiing
If you want even more adventure for your vacation, then try one of these extreme water sports for a very exciting time. You will get to see the beaches of George Town in the best possible way, so make sure you include this on your to do list as well.
If you have never tried this before, prepare for the ultimate adrenaline rush! The instructors will tell you everything you need to know to keep safe and then it’s up to you to keep your balance. Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as it looks. It definitely is a lot of fun!
5. Go on a Helicopter Tour
If you want to get a good look at the Cayman Islands, then we strongly suggest that you go on a helicopter tour. Available in George Town, this air tour will provide you with an entirely new perspective on the islands.
You should have a camera ready because this is something that you will want to remember. This tropical paradise is as beautiful from afar as it is up close, so prepare to be impressed!
6. Drive to Rum Point
It will take you less than an hour to drive from George Town to Rum Point, but we guarantee that it is worth your time. This is where you will find one of the most beautiful beaches in the Cayman Islands. If you do not believe us, just take a look at the picture below and decide for yourself.
Rum Point is an amazing place to spend the entire day because you will find some excellent restaurants and beach bars. You can just lay in a hammock with an umbrella drink in your hand and relax for hours and hours.
7. Enjoy the Food
The traditional food in this exotic place will be one of the highlights of your trip to George Town. As you can imagine, the fish dishes are magnificent here, so you should try out as many as you can. You can choose from tuna, turtle, mahi-mahi or if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, we recommend the conch dishes.
You have definitely put conches next to your ear to hear the sound of the waves. But have you ever tasted conch meat before? In the Cayman Islands, you can have it in stews, soups, chowders and salads and it is delicious.
8. Visit the National Museum
The National Museum of the Cayman Islands is located in George Town Grand Cayman close to the beach. Its exhibits are dedicated to honoring the Cayman history and culture, as well as the future projects of this exotic land.
This is the perfect place to go to until the scorching heat of the afternoon dies down and you can return to the beach. What is particularly appealing about this museum is that it offers a wide range of dynamic exhibits and programs, so you are bound to be surprised.
9. Experience the Nightlife
George Town is idyllic by day and exceptionally exciting by night. You have a wide range of beach bars and clubs to choose from, and you are guaranteed to have the time of your life. Relax, unwind with a delicious rum cocktail and then dance the night away at one of the amazing beach parties.
10. Go Shopping in George Town
George Town Cayman Islands is an amazing place to go shopping because you can find some incredible offers on artwork, jewelry, watches and even furniture. You have some great shopping centers to choose from, as well duty-free shops, where you can find some extraordinary prices for a wide range of items.