Your Guide to Spring Break in the Cayman Islands

Situated in the western portion of the Caribbean Sea, the Cayman Islands comprise three isles: Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Grand Cayman. Together, they encompass approximately 95 square miles of land area. Of these three, Grand Cayman is the most popular. Should you make this beautiful British territory your spring break destination, here’s a guide of things to do and places to visit.

If you’re looking for resort-like accommodations with the convenience of a vacation rental, check out The Residences Seven Mile Beach. While within close proximity of the island’s best attractions, it’s still on private property with relaxing amenities and provides the breathtaking views you expect to see in the Caribbean. You can take advantage of amenities at the Ritz Carlton Resort neighboring The Residences. Amenities include on-site dining facilities, a pool and beach area, water sports and an on-site golf course. You can also book VIP services for an escort to and from the airport.

Renowned chef and restaurateur, Eric Ripert, has a fine dining seafood restaurant at the Ritz Carlton. Blue features a striking dark-wood setting and boasts an assortment of local delicacies. In West Bay, you’ll find a longtime local favorite, the Cracked Conch by the Sea. It features unbeatable views, and the menu highlights include short-rib ravioli and conch chowder.

If you prefer a more laid-back option and want to mingle with locals, visit the Mango Tree to dine on oxtail stew and jerk chicken. Vegetarians will enjoy Bread and Chocolate in George Town, which serves plant-based fare for breakfast and lunch. This includes cashew cheese sandwiches, beet burgers, and tempeh-bacon tacos.

Things to Do
Stingray City is an interactive wildlife zone where you can mingle with the hundreds of stingrays that come to feed. To avoid cruise ship crowds, arrive early in the morning. Set aside an hour or two to explore Crystal Caves, located on the northern coast. This structure of underground grottos is home to awe-inspiring crystal stalactites and stalagmites.

Even farther north, you can find Rum Point where colorful hammocks and beach bars with driftwood signs dot the pristine sandy landscape. Go on a snorkeling adventure at nearby Starfish Point where you can find an abundance of red cushion sea stars. For more aquatic fun, you can head to Smith Cove near George Town. This local beach features a private swimming cove that’s surrounded by rugged rock formations.

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