The Cayman Islands are a taste of paradise set in the Caribbean. They’ve become a popular vacation spot where people enjoy gourmet food, a vibrant nightlife, and water sports. The tropical beaches are a dream: white sand, clear blue waters, and swaying palm trees.
With three different islands, it can be hard to decide on a beach to visit. Whether you want to go diving or just relax all day, the Cayman Islands have a perfect beach for your vacationing needs. Here is a list of the best beach spots to visit.
Seven Mile Beach
Located on the western side of Grand Cayman Island, this is one of the most popular beaches. It’s a good beach to go to if you want to do more than just relax. Many parts are lined with bars, shopping boutiques, and restaurants. Snorkeling and scuba diving are popular activities in this area, too. If you are really adventurous, head to Stingray City and get up close and personal with the sting rays of the sea. There are also many oceanfront vacation rentals in Grand Cayman that have direct access to Seven Mile Beach.
For those who enjoy a quieter beach setting, Cayman Kai is a great alternative to Seven Mile Beach. It is a long coral beach located on the northern side of Grand Cayman. There are a couple restaurants nearby, but it’s probably best to bring your own set of snacks with you. A lot of people prefer snorkeling in this area because it is less crowded and there are more sea creatures to peek at.
If you really want to get away from it all, sail over to the secluded beaches of Sandy Point on Little Cayman. It’s on the southeastern tip of the island and isn’t hard to get to. Expect no restaurants or amenities at this beach (not even public restrooms). It is truly a beach for those tourists looking for a quiet and isolated day at the beach.
Cemetery Beach is the place for beginner snorkelers to visit. The reef here is only 10 to 15 feet under the water’s surface. It is full of a colorful variety of marine creatures. The reef itself isn’t far out from the beach either. It’s only about 30 yards to swim to. The area is also good for beach bummers looking to relax under some shady palms.