Cayman for all the family

The Cayman Islands is fabulous, especially for families who make most of the year-round sunshine and tropical climate. Families who visit often find themselves returning, not only for the sunny climate, but because of the incredibly safe and friendly environment.

There’s just so much to see and do, for all the family. Seven Mile Beach, of course is the Islands’ most well-known, here you’ll find plenty of restaurants and activities to keep everyone happy. However, with beaches galore and miles of coastline to explore there’s much more to experience if you head just a little of the beaten path. Take a scenic drive to enchanting Starfish Beach, aptly named for the starfish found in ankle deep water. Relax in a hammock at Rum Point. Prepare a BBQ in the shallow water of Mini Sandbar while the kids play. Discover the quiet beauty of Frank sound, North Side and East End.

The Sister Islands, both are just a short flight away; in Cayman Brac you can explore the many caves, the Bluff and the indigenous parrot hiking trails. Little Cayman, home to Booby Pond, is a bird lover’s paradise.

Boaters have a huge choice of tour operators and trips. Stingray City is a must-see; here you’ll find many a boat enjoying a lazy afternoon anchored between the friendly rays or just offshore from Rum Point. Reef snorkelling and fishing can put dinner on the table and a cruise around Booby Key is a must for bird lovers.

Want to leave the beach and play some more? ‘No problem mon’ as they say here in Cayman. Camana Bay is a favourite for families. Here kids can play in the fountains or bike and scooter in the wide open spaces while Mom and Dad try one of the great outdoor eateries. As for indoor play and activity centres; choose from Starfish Village, the Imaginarium, and the Cinema in Camana Bay, Dart Park in South Sound or West Bay or mini golf on West Bay Road. The National Gallery offers art classes for all ages and the cooking classes at Bon Vivant will appeal to everyone’s taste buds. Nature lovers can visit the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and meet the ‘Blue Dragons’ or hike the Mastic Trail.

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Just when you think you’ve seen and done it all, there’s more.  With numerous horse riding stables, kiteboarding at Barker’s, Saturday mornings at the Cayman Islands Rugby Club, Sunday morning soccer club, baseball at the Field of Dreams, karate at King’s Sports Centre and ballet at Center Point Studio the choice of activities just keeps going.

Most parents find it’s easy to keep their family entertained the challenging part is keeping up with everything the kids want to do!

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