Cayman Islands Things to Do with Kids

Grand Cayman is a great place to visit with kids. You will enjoy the island more if you rent a car, because many of the most enjoyable activities for kids are outside George Town. Either bring your own car-seat or ask your rental car agency to provide one. Treat driving in Cayman the same way you would at home. There are many roundabouts which need not phase you if you remember to always give way to traffic on your right. 


Top of the list is the new attraction Boatswains Beach. This is a whole day affair, and you should plan accordingly. Visit Cayman Street and see traditional Cayman toys being made, and try some local food. Enjoy the fun of snorkeling in the saltwater lagoon with beautiful tropical fish. Take a swim in the freshwater lagoon and play in the waterfall. While in West Bay, visit Hell and take pictures with the brightly costumed Devil, whose name is "Mr Ivan." Send postcards home postmarked Hell, or bring your own postcards and have them stamped Hell Post Office. 


Just off Seven Mile Beach is the Butterfly Farm. This is a small attraction, but young kids love it. Right next to the Butterfly Farm is a kids indoor playroom called Smyles. This is safe, supervised fun, and you can leave your little one for an hour of so while you do something on your own. Right next to Smyles is a Baskin Robbins, ice cream is a must in the tropics. Or you can cross the street and have Italian Gelato. 


When you are ready to take another day trip, head towards North Side. This is a sleepy little village, home to famous Rum Point Club. Drive towards Rum Point Club and the Kaibo. Before you get to the Kaibo there is a road on your left leading to "The Hut". Drive along this until you reach Mr Willie's Farm. depending on the season you can buy fresh fruits like mangoes, and you can see the sows and the piglets, and any other animals Mr Willie happens to have around. You can also see the Cayman Whistling ducks, which are protected. 


Leaving Mr Willie's continue on to the Kaibo, on Water Cay Road. At the end of this road is a clean, well-kept park with picnic tables and benches. You can swim in the shallow water, or search for shells. If you have kids 10 years and over you might choose to go on a kayak tour of the mangroves. Go back to the main road, and continue on to Rum Point Club where you can lie in hammocks (with any luck the little ones might have a nap), swim, snorkel, and have lunch or cold drinks. 


If you aren't too tired by now, on the way back stop at the Botannic Park and see the Blue Iguanas. You can find out more about the program to protect Cayman's rare iguanas, and the location of all the painted iguanas throughout the island. Now when you spot these brightly painted iguanas (there is one near the Post Office in Central George Town) you will know why they are there. 


On another day, you head east from George Town towards East End. East End was the district hardest hit by Hurricane Ivan, but the people are making a valiant effort to recover. This is the most scenic route in Cayman. Your are driving right along the coast, and continue until you reach the Reef Resort. On your way, you might be lucky and see people selling coconut water, which is a real treat. The Reef is a very special spot for walks, snorkling or just playing in the sand. 


The National Trust of the Cayman Islands is located on South Church Street just along from the harbour. Go in and see what they have going on, they have great kids programs, including Movie Night. 


Many visitors enjoy the Cayman Humane Society's Book Loft. This is a second hand bookstore with lots of great children's books, and a wide selection of reading material for adults. All money earned goes to feed and shelter the islands stray cats and dogs. Donations of cash, or books are gratefully accepted. There are always puppies and kittens to see, and some people enjoy a nose-around of the Thrift Shop as well. 


Opposite the cruise ship landing is the Cayman Craft market, where Caymanians sell handmade jewellry and trinkets. Look for the little white tents near the Paradise Bar and Grill. 


The Cayman Islands is full of natural wonders for kids to enjoy and learn from. The people are friendly, and the islanders love kids, so relax and enjoy! 


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