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Posted by on Dec 20, 2008 in Beaches, International, Places To Go, Spring Break | 0 comments

Grand Cayman Overview


Overview

Grand Cayman claims many other tourism attractions other than Seven Mile Beach. Grand Cayman is particularly well known for spectacular scuba diving and snorkeling. The island features many reefs and walls, some of which can be accessed by swimming from shore.

West Bay

The district of West Bay features a turtle farm . The majority of Green Sea Turtles are raised for their meat, the theory being that this eliminates consumption of wild animals. Some of the farmed turtles are released, and have good survival rates in the wild. The turtle farm also has several rare Blue iguanas and a caiman on display.
West Bay district is also home to a formation of limestone affectionately known to islanders as Hell. Merchandise “from Hell” can be purchased nearby.

Stingray City

Stingray City, located a short boat ride from the northern end of Grand Cayman, is a series of shallow sand bars where sting rays are found in abundance and visitors can feed, pet, and interact with the animals. The southern stingrays can grow to large sizes (100 cm or more in span) and are quite accustomed to being handled and fed. A trip from a local tour operator will usually include snorkelling in coral gardens before arriving at Stingray City.

Southern District

In the southern district of Bodden Town is the historic house of Pedro St. James, considered the birthplace of democracy in the Cayman Islands. It is also the oldest known existing stone structure on Grand Cayman. Bodden Town was also the first Capital of the Cayman Islands.Content via Wikipedia

7 Mile Beach

This is the main attraction for most visitors to Grand Cayman. This is especially true if you are just stopping for a day on a cruise as many students do. Take a look at the crystal clear water and white sandy beaches below.

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