The Cayman Islands is well-known for its beautiful beaches, stunning clear blue water, and its safe and family-friendly society. Along with the consistently fine weather, it attracts visitors and residents to Cayman from around the globe.
While Cayman is known worldwide for Scuba diving, it has a lot more than just this to offer in the way of outdoor activities.
For the non-divers and families who have younger children, there are many in-water activities to entertain everyone.
Of course, no visit to Cayman would be complete without a visit to the famous Stingray Sandbar. Here you can stand in waist-deep crystal clear water to play with the 100 or so Southern Stingrays that call it home. Several tour operators can take you out to the Sand Bar, and on weekends, you will find many residents out in their own boats playing with the friendly stingrays.
Snorkelling is a fantastic way to see the amazing aquatic life; some people claim it is a quieter and less intrusive way to see marine life than scuba diving. Either take a commercial boat or explore the waters around Cayman on your own. You will always find a friendly local to steer you in the right direction.
Most hotels offer a selection of water toys; jetskis, kayaks, paddleboards, and sailboats are a few available options.
For the more adventurous, parasailing is both a thrilling and stunning experience. You can see the whole island while you float quietly in the sky hundreds of feet up in the air.
In recent years there has been a shift has towards eco-friendly activities, and Cayman has embraced this concept. Kayak trips through the mangrove forests are both serene and educational.
A visit to the Bioluminescent Bay at night is both beautiful and enchanting. To see these little creatures light up the night water in the calm bay is an experience you will never forget.
Explore the islands on your own, and the beaches and crystal clear water you discover will stay in your memories forever.