Things to do in the Cayman Islands
It is not surprising that most of the recreational activities in the
Cayman Islands involve the water. This is because the water conditions
here are pristine and home to an abundance of marine life. On all
three islands you will find a plethora of water based sports to enjoy.
Aside from snorkeling and diving, you can find some excellent swimming
as the shorelines here are protected by reefs. Kayaking is also a
very popular activity, with some top notch windsurfing availbe on
the eastern coast of Grand Cayman.
For the avid fishing enthusiast, there is plenty of fishing to
do in the Caymans with the waters here teeming with schools of hundreds
of game fish. Wahoo, tuna, blue marine and bonefish are all found
out here. If you are interested in a sport fishing expedition or
tour, you will find plenty of guides as well as boat charter companies
that will take you out to sea. The boats available here are both
modern and well equipped. Smaller boats are also on hand for hire
if you want to spend some time fishing by yourself. Boat charters
are also available on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
On land there are a few nature reserves to visit in the Cayman
Islands, which are a wonderful way to see how this tiny island nation
is contributing to conservation. Hiking is quite popular on the
Grand Cayman Island at Mastic Trail, which meanders through a nearby
forest. On Cayman Brac you will also find a number of hiking trails
Bird watching fans can head to Little Cayman, where in the large mangrove
swamp on the southwestern coast you will find a number of birds coming
to rest and nest. Boobies, Frigatebirds and the endangered Cayman
Brac parrot are some of the many bird species you can spot out here.
If you are looking to play some golf, there are two excellent golf
courses on Grand Cayman including one designed by the great Jack
Nicklaus. Horseback riding is also a popular activity out here.