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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cayman Islands In 2022
From swimming with stingrays to learning traditional Caribbean crafts, every traveler should visit Cayman Islands this 2022. The Caribbean is a popular region and forever will be due to its sheer variety and beauty. Cayman Islands, with its impressive cuisine and astounding natural beauty, is an island that is catching the attention of the travel world more than ever.
The Cayman Islands are made up of three islands; Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. While most tourism comes from cruise ships passing through, the islands have much more to discover. Here is what to look out for…
Visit the Cayman Crystal Caves
Walk through the lush tropical forests to arrive at the Cayman Crystal Caves with a 1.5 hour group tour. You’ll venture through the open-ceiling cave, the roots cave, and the lake cave – and come out astounded at the dense natural beauty.
Snorkeling on the island provides much to look forward to. Travelers looking to explore life underwater will not be disappointed in the Caribbean. Cayman Islands is amongst some of the best, under-crowded destinations to snorkel. Some of the best snorkel spots include: Eden Rock and Governor’s Beach.
This trio of islands is home to seven protected sanctuaries that host native species, such as the west Indian woodpecker and the northern flicker. Why not get into some Birding while checking out this particular patch of Caribbean.
Duty-Free shopping in George Town
The Cayman Island’s capital, George Town is a true duty-free haven for shoppers. If you’re keen to save up to 30% off your favourite watches, jewelry, crystals, perfumes or luxury goods this might be the stop for you. Brands typically include Breitling, Bulgari, Bulova, Cartier, David Yurman, Gucci, John Hardy, Rolex and Shinola. You might have to shop around the hordes of cruise-ship arrivals, but the bargains will surely be worth it.
Support island locals
Any and every trip to the Caribbean warrants a reminder to support local economies. The Cayman Islands is known to be the culinary capital of the Caribbean. With seafood and vibrant, staple spices being in abundance on the island, it is the ideal opportunity to support local restaurants, cooks and initiatives. With the rise of farm-to-table style dining experiences in the Caribbean, this is sure to be the way forward in supporting the islands.
Visit Stingray City
A visit to Cayman Islands is not complete without a stop at Stingray city. Leave your fears on the shore and get ready for an unforgettable marine experience. This is a picturesque opportunity to swim in crystal clear waters with stingrays and is certainly a memory you’ll want to remember.
Climb a Limestone Bluff Overlooking the Turquoise Sea in Cayman Brac
At 140 feet at its highest point on the island’s northeastern tip, climbing the limestone bluff is something to add to the to-do list. World-class climbers and beginners alike can look forward to some awesome jumping-thrills. New systems have been put into place to allow for safety while seeking adventure jumping at Rock Iguana.
Experience Local Caribbean craft traditions
Thatch-Weaving Practitioner Annalee Ebanks is keeping Caribbean traditions alive by showcasing the craft from her home and displaying products. If you’d like to learn more about dried silver thatch palm fronds turned sturdy bags and hats, then Cayman Islands is the place for you. Holding space for the tradition to have long life, Annalee Ebanks can be found in her home studio or selling thatch creations.
Find bliss at Little Cayman's Owen Island or Point of Sand
Looking for deserted beach vibes and a quiet place to soak up the sun? Bike over to Point of Sand or kayak over to Owen Island to get your dose of undisturbed rest. With very little amenities, this is a spot purely for appreciating the natural beauty, the fishing culture and the uncrowded ocean.
Go Horseback riding and take in the unique Caribbean views
Beachside horseback riding is a favourite tourist activity when visiting Cayman Islands and for good reason. There are several companies which help travelers live out those dreams of riding on the beach at sunset with horses at Barkers National Park.