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Your Cayman’s pick of the best activities in the Cayman Islands

Date: 24 Apr, 2019

While Cayman might be famed for its pristine white sandy beaches and its stunning marine life, the islands offer so much more than just sand and sea. Indeed, adventure seekers and wanderlusters will find a host of fun-filled activities to keep everyone entertained.

 

Explore magical Bio Bay

Voyage out with Cayman Kayaks for their bioluminescent tour, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the spectacular natural phenomena of bioluminescence.

Meet at the company’s location in Rum Point as the sun starts to set and then head out under a blanket of twinkling stars to Cayman’s Bio Bay on your own self-powered kayak, or on the company’s electric boat “Moonless Moments.” Both options offer a quiet, eco-friendly, and leisurely way to experience the splendour of Bio Bay.

Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism and is therefore visible only at night. Delight in a light show of a different kind and dip your paddle or hand into the water at and watch as it glows bright blue.

If kayaking, make sure you bring a towel or a change of clothes as you will likely get wet.

Kayaking at Bio Bay in Grand CaymanMastic Trail. Located in North Side, the trail weaves through the Mastic Reserve, one of the largest untouched old-growth dry forests in Cayman, and one of the few remaining examples of a subtropical dry forest in the Caribbean.

The trail is named after the mighty mastic trees that can be found dotted along the trail. The scenic walk is just over 2-miles long and takes ramblers through a variety of habitats where you’ll be surrounded by some of Cayman’s rarest natural wonders.

You can choose to walk the Mastic Trail on your own or join a guided tour with The National Trust for the Cayman Islands.

Visitors are encouraged to wear stout walking shoes, and bring plenty of bottled water, sunscreen, and bug spray. A wide-brimmed hat is also recommended. The trail is not suitable for children under 10, the elderly, or persons with physical disabilities. 

Mastic trail path

Hop on a Segway

Explore world-famous Seven Mile Beach and the lively waterfront town of Camana Bay on two wheels with Cayman Segway Tours.

Segways are two-wheeled, self-balancing scooters that are easy to use and offer a fun-filled way to roll, rather than stroll. The Segways feature large, wide wheels designed to make light-work of Seven Mile Beach’s powdery-white sand.

Aimed at both novice and experienced riders, Cayman Segway Tours offer a selection of tours to choose from, including day time and sunset tours. Stop-offs for photo opportunities and refreshments are included. 

Make sure you bring sunscreen, bottled water, and a camera for photo opportunities.

Swim with the horses

What could be more exhilarating than taking a horse for a gallop along an untouched stretch of beach?

In Cayman you can do just that, while the more adventurous will relish the opportunity to take these gentle steeds for a cooling swim in the Caribbean Sea.

Several equestrian centres in Cayman offer beach rides. One of the most popular outfits is Pampered Ponies, located along Barkers Beach, a stunning stretch of natural, uninhabited beach located in Barkers National Park, West Bay.

There’s a variety of trail rides available catering to a wide range of abilities, including morning rides, sunset rides, and moonlight rides, as well as swim rides, where riders get to remove the saddle and ride the horse bareback in Cayman’s aquamarine waters. Just be sure to hold on tight to the horse’s mane!

Wear comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear, such as trainers. Sunscreen, insect repellant, and bottled water are also recommended. If you’re swimming with the horses wear swimwear and bring a towel and change of clothes.

swimming with horses in the Cayman Islands

Climb the Bluff

Enjoy the experience of a lifetime and scale the Bluff on Cayman Brac. With climbing routes that rise straight out of the Caribbean Sea, it presents an unforgettable outing for skilled climbers and novices alike.

Rock Iguana Ltd. is the first and only rock climbing and adventure tourism company in Cayman, bringing climbing enthusiasts the opportunity to climb in a fun and safe environment.

The rugged and towering ancient limestone cliffs on Cayman Brac make for excellent climbs and are coupled with amazing views. While scaling the Bluff might be one of the most popular options with rock climbers, Rock Iguana offers a wide range of climbs, including rappels into ancient caves.

Choose from a selection of customisable packages that allow all ages and fitness levels to enjoy this amazing experience.

Closed-toe-shoes are mandatory and there is a minimum age requirement of 8-years-old. Close-fitting activewear, sun protection, hat, bottled water, and insect repellant are also recommended.

child climbs outdoors in cayman brac

Read more from issue one of Your Cayman here.

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