George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands, is probably best known for its financial and insurance business. However, it’s fast becoming a popular destination for vacationers as well. With plenty of restaurants, water sports, shopping, and cultural attractions, George Town is a gateway to the Cayman Islands. With an average annual temperature of 75°F, it’s always a good time to visit at any time of the year.
Start your visit of George Town at the harbor. Being the Grand Cayman’s primary cruise ship port, the harbor can see up to 20,000 passengers disembark each day. There are many super yachts and mammoth cruise liners to pique your interest. So, feel free to take a casual wander along the piers. You’ll also spot the Seaman’s Monument on the waterfront by Fort Street. This monument marks what's left of the once strong Fort George that protected the island from invasion from French and German marauders. The original canons remain intact despite some of Grand Cayman’s turbulent storms and weather.
The shopping and sightseeing of George Town all lies wishing two square miles of the harbor, so get ready to go exploring beyond the jetties. One of the oldest standing buildings in George Town is the Grand Cayman Natural Museum. Once used as a jail, a courthouse, a dancehall, and a postal office, the building now serves as a home to hundreds of artifacts and constantly changing exhibitions to promote and preserve the culture and heritage of the Cayman Islands.
North of the harbor and town center lies Seven Mile Beach. This is the picture-perfect stretch of golden beach. All beaches on the Cayman Islands are public property. This means that, if you're staying in one of the luxury 5-star resorts that line this coral-sand strip, you can walk the whole length of the beach and take in the pristine ocean views with ease. Try to time your visit with sunset. Here are plenty of beachfront cocktail bars and restaurants to enjoy some fine dining or a sundowner with uninterrupted views of the horizon.
After spending a day in paradise, why not take a road trip to Hell? Hell is an affectionately named group of black limestone rock formations found in the West Bay area of Grand Cayman. Roughly the size of half a football field, this unusual formation has become of the highlights of the island as visitors flock to visit this barren landscape on such an idyllic island. Unfortunately, walking on the limestone formations is not permitted, but guided tours allow walking over walkways and viewing platforms to protect the site.
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