Cayman Islands:Home to One of the World’s Most Bountiful Underwater Landscapes

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Found in the western Caribbean Sea, the Cayman Islands are a group of islands comprising of three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. Aside from its rich flora and fauna species, sightseeing in the Cayman Islands will allow one to discover the hidden beauty of the place through its enticing beaches and other attractions. To give you a guide on where to go, here are ten of the best places in the Cayman Islands to go sightseeing.

1. Stingray City (Grand Cayman)

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Located at the North Sound Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands, Stingray City is a series of shallows sandbars which is a frequent place for sightseeing. It is a popular tourist attraction at the Cayman Islands since tourists can dive into the depths of the ocean and interact with stingrays. Aside from interacting with them, tourists can also pet these animals. Dipping underwater has never been this great because you get to swim together with other animal species while enjoying the stunning view of the place.

2. Seven Mile Beach (Grand Cayman)

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Seven Mile Beach is a long coral and sand beach situated at the western end of the Grand Cayman at the Cayman Islands. Widely recognized as the best beach in the Caribbean, the Seven Mile Beach features a stunning white sand and blue waters which will leave those who are just sightseeing tempted to dive in. The Seven Mile Beach is also home to the most luxurious hotels and resorts on the island and most probably at the whole of the Cayman Islands. Definitely, tourists who are sightseeing will eventually swim on its oceans.

3. Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery (George Town)

Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery is another place to go for sightseeing at the Cayman Islands, more specifically at George Town. By joining a tour around the distillery, you are going to enjoy your experience, from a tasting session of vodka and the Seven Fathoms Run to a guided tour around the distillery. Tourists who are sightseeing at the place will surely gain new information about the process of making rum. When visiting the Cayman Islands, you should consider visiting the place.

4. Cayman Crystal Caves (Grand Cayman)

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The Cayman Crystal Caves is a natural tourist attraction found in a tropical forest in Northside on the island of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. A guided walking tour will help you while sightseeing around the crystal caves. The tour includes sightseeing through the surrounding tropical forest and the remarkable caves. The caves are filled with stalagmite and stalactite crystal structures. You may also encounter distinct formations which are formed by the drops of water and the passage of time. Throughout your tour, you will even get to meet several flora and fauna including parrots and bats.

5. Smith Cove (Grand Cayman)

The Smith Cove is another natural tourist attraction at the Cayman Islands particularly at South Sound Road, Grand Cayman. Aside from sightseeing, snorkeling is also an ideal thing to do at the cove. You may also found several species of fish just a few meters our on the reef. With easy access, you may be able to enjoy the calm waters of the Smith Cove. And when you are not into snorkeling, the Smith Cove may still provide you a place for leisure and relaxation.

6. Governor's Beach (Grand Cayman)

Located at the Grand Cayman, the Governor's Beach is a relaxing beach within the Seven Mile Beach. The Governor's Beach is a favorite place for sightseeing, snorkeling, and swimming. Bars and restaurants may also be found nearby. It also offers a stunning view of the sunset. Just in front of the beach is the Government House. The Government House is the official residence of the Governor of the Cayman Islands. The house was build in 1964 to replace the older Government House which was found in George Town.

7. Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter (Grand Cayman)

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The Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter is the largest attraction in the Cayman Islands which is based on land. Several programs including cultural and entertainment are being held inside the center to enhance the experience of the place. Of course, turtle encounters are also a favorite feature in the center. You may also witness several animals which are common in the Caribbean seas. An aviary, a turtle farm, and a resort may also be found inside the Cayman Turtle Centre. With a lot to do inside the center, you will surely have the experience of your life.

8. Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park (Grand Cayman)

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is another natural park in the Cayman Islands which is intended for sightseeing. But aside from sightseeing, there are a lot of activities you can do inside the botanic park. You may leisurely stroll through the colorful botanical gardens, lakes, and natural displays of the area. You may also visit the Heritage Garden and enjoy the Tea House with its scenic views. Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II formally opened the botanic park in 1994. Several activities including the Annual Orchid Show are usually done here.

9. Davinoff's Concrete Sculpture Garden (Grand Cayman)

Davinoff's Concrete Sculpture Garden is another garden found at Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. The garden is home to several sculptures of varying structures. It is a unique place to immerse yourself in the arts and culture of the Cayman Islands. Sculptures vary from turtles and scorpions to crabs and octopus. While sightseeing at the concrete sculpture garden, you can also enjoy local wildlife which may be present there. When sightseeing at the Cayman Islands, the Davinoff's Concrete Sculpture Garden is something you should not miss.

10. Blow Holes (Grand Cayman)

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Another natural attraction for sightseeing, the Blow Holes are worth stopping by when in the Cayman Islands, specifically the Grand Cayman. Here, you may expect the water to shoot up the sky from the holes. At some point, only a few splashes may be seen. Basically, it depends on the weather and how much the water blows. There are also fossil formations which may be found near the blowholes for those who are into geology or anthropology. While it would take quite a long drive to reach the place, once you see the waters blowing up, everything will be worth it.

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The Cayman Islands is an interesting place to go sightseeing. From picturesque beaches to interesting attractions, you will surely enjoy going from one attraction to the other. So you better schedule your flight now and visit the Cayman Islands for the sightseeing trip of your life.

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