Grand Cayman is one of the smaller Caribbean holiday islands, which nevertheless manages to offer a wealth of thrilling adventures for holidaymakers. In order to make your time your own so far as possible and take advantage of these opportunities in full, you may want to consider renting private accommodation on the island. Properties available for rental can be in the form of small to medium condos, or larger villas, depending upon your requirements and budget. This not only allows you to make the most of what is likely to be a busy holiday schedule, it may very well save you money at the same time.
There are beautiful beaches to be found all around Grand Cayman but Seven Mile Beach, which forms much of the West Coast, represents one of the most stunning, white sand beaches to be found anywhere in the world. Choosing to rent a condo on this part of the island will also put you right in the heart of island activity. Sunbathing and swimming are supplemented by opportunities for windsurfing, diving, sailing, taking an underwater trip in a submarine, or even going fishing for one of the Caribbean’s exotic species of fish, so different from what you would catch at home.
There is so much to see and do on Grand Cayman that taking one or more of the available tours is an excellent idea. The western half of the island is the busiest and most popular by far but there is much to see and do elsewhere. Trips by road are available around the island but walking or hiking tours along the historic trails, taking in natural remnants of the island’s interior, are a first class way of seeing a side of the island which many visitors miss.
The names associated with the golf courses on Grand Cayman will speak volumes to all lovers of the sport. The Britannia Golf Club was designed by Jack Nicklaus and based on top UK golf courses, while the Blue Tip was likewise designed by Greg Norman. The Links at Safehaven and the North Sound - close to Seven Mile Beach - are of equal quality and appeal.
The restaurants of Grand Cayman are as varied as the available activities. While the western half of the island offers everything from multi-national fast food chains to top of the range fine dining, the rural east of the island may be the place to go to sample some of the very best local and traditional cuisine. The bars and clubs on the island offer the opportunity to enjoy live musical performances of many types, from local calypso or reggae, to rock or folk. The lively nightclubs also allow you to party and dance, well in to the small hours of the morning.