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The Grand Cayman is the largest and most populous of the three islands that make up the British territory known as the Cayman Islands. On a recent trip to The Cayman Islands I discovered that the turquoise water is very alluring- especially for a water bug like me. 

4 Must Do Activities in The Cayman Islands for the Water Lover

Snorkel with Stingrays

Southern stingrays flock to Stingray City, a sandbar just twenty minutes or so from land. Tons of tour boats bring guests here daily where you can jump into the chest-high water and experience stingrays glide by you like shadows beneath your feet. Whether you take a customized charter boat or book a half day excursion aboard a catamaran with Red Sail Sports like we did, you are in for a special treat. Getting up close with these gentle sea creatures is a unique and fun experience. Read my detailed post about my time snorkeling at Stingray City; it is filled with lots of photos!

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Catamaran Sail to Rum Point

I booked a half day excursion aboard the Spirit of Poseidon through Red Sail Sports. They have several catamaran tours to choose from; this particular one took us to Stingray City where we spent 45 minutes swimming with the stingrays. The crew were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful in getting each person the opportunity to get up close with the stingrays. Then we went to Rum Point where we enjoyed a few hours soaking up the sun, water and drinks at this spot on the other side of the island.  While snorkeling around here I saw a seaturtle that ended up swimming along side me for almost 10 minutes! There is a variety of things to do at Rum Point like kayak, snorkel, dine, shop or just relax. 

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Search for Starfish

There are a lot of places to swim, snorkel and dive in the Cayman Islands. You could take a week long vacation on the Grand Cayman and swim at a few different places each day without ever repeating one. I found it fun to search for starfish. I found a few at Rum Point, Starfish Point and a cove North of 7 mile beach. But when you do find them, do not take them out of the water. If you want to get a picture, be sure to keep them under the water so they don’t suffocate to death.

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Jet ski along 7 Mile Beach

The coast is beautiful from the shore. But it is even more gorgeous looking at it from the ocean. Rent jet skis from one of the Red Sail Sports Dive Shop locations scattered throughout seven mile beach. The water is perfect for both beginner and expert riders. This is a fun break from being in under the water!

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The hotel is an important part of a trip for me. So many things go into making a hotel stay great. I am happy to say that my hotel in the Grand Cayman was fantastic. Read why I highly recommend staying at the new Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa


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