The Grand Cayman Islands: What We Did
Editor’s note: this post is also about a month late. #Thuglife
We found a hotel right on Seven Mile Beach, and each morning we ate breakfast and then walked along the surf. Most of the chairs and floats are taken by 8AM, so if you’re a late sleeper you might miss out. You might be inclined to give into FOMO (fear of missing out) while you’re on the island, but don’t. Some of my happiest memories are walking along the beach and laying in one spot for a few hours. I’ll included recommendations for places to visit below, but this is a very chill island.
For day party vibes, head to the Royal Palms Beach Club. If you’re looking for a day trip perfect for the kiddos, Starfish Point is beautiful. If you walk a few feet into the shallow water, you’ll actually see them so be careful. Tip: Starfish and Rum Point are on the opposite end of the island from Seven Mile Beach, so you’ll need lots of cab money or a rental car. We opted for the latter, and Andy’s Car Rental has great deals.
My husband was insistent on renting a car and driving on the other side of the road, so we scheduled a day trip to drive the island. While there were few stoplights, drivers were generally safe and respectful. We managed to make it to Hell, which is an actual place in the Caymans known for its ashen landscape that eerily does look hellish. You can get your passport stamped (which was fun) and then you can tell everyone that your spouse dragged you to Hell.