By Leslie Weeks
If you’re looking for a place to stay while visiting, The Westin Grand Cayman Resort and Spa welcomes you.
Imagine, waking up to the sound of the ocean waves splashing against the white sandy shore. Imagine, relaxing on a boat excursion atop crystal clear water, and imagine the serenity of a day at the spa. Well, if so, Grand Cayman Island is the place for you.
With a population of over 61,000 residents, Grand Cayman, is the largest of the three Cayman Islands, with George Town being the Capital.
There’s so much to do and see on the Island, with the weather being warm year round. Visit the Botanic Garden and be fascinated by the blue Iguana. Admire the tropical flowers as well as the Wild Banana Orchid, the Islands national flower. You can enjoy exquisite dining and taste the Island traditional dishes such as, Conch Stew, Coconut Shrimp, Johnny cake, and Cayman Style Lobster, just to name a few.
If you like rare exotic classic cars and motorbikes, the Car Motor Museum is a must see. It’s housed with a variety of makes and models. Check out the 1905 Cupelle and 1955 Ford Thunderbird and the infamous Batmobile. Admission prices for adults $15 and $7.50 for under 12 years of age.
Dare to take a tour and visit Stingray City where you actually come face to face with the friendly stingrays. The crystal clear water is 3-5 feet in depth and easy to walk in. The stingrays are non-aggressive and you can feel free to take pictures with them as well as feed them as instructed by the trained staff. For more details on the tour, contact them at 1-345-322-340.
If you’re looking for a place to stay while visiting, The Westin Grand Cayman Resort and Spa welcomes you. The five story, resort is located on the famous Seven Mile Beach, and surrounded by inviting palm trees. Amenities include, an outdoor pool, complimentary parking, a swim up bar, complimentary shuttle, and the Hibiscus Spa. For more information contact 1-345-945-3800.
Tour and activity tickets, such as parasailing, jet skiing, snorkeling, kayaking, banana boat rides and a host of other activities, can be purchased at Captain Marvin, conveniently located across the street from the Grand Cayman Resort.
There are several souvenir shops and boutiques to visit along Seven Mile Beach, as well as nightclubs. Nearby restaurants within a 10-15 minute drive, include, Pipers and Copper Falls Steakhouse.
The U.S. dollar is widely accepted on the Island and a valid passport is needed to enter the country.
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