The Cayman Islands is a great place to spot marine wildlife and get outdoors to explore nature’s beauty. The Caribbean is home to some of the most diverse and beautiful habitats. Where the air is warm and the water is clear, you’re sure to find some amazing creatures. Here are the top wildlife attractions in the Cayman Islands.
This Cayman Islands landmark is on the North Sound of Grand Cayman. It’s a series of shallow sand bars home to stingrays that visitors can touch and interact with. This attraction is great for kids and those that love to get up close and personal with wildlife. Several companies in the area offer snorkeling on the sandbars and jet ski tours. You’ll also see colorful coral reefs, starfish and maybe even a sea turtle at Stingray City.
Cayman Turtle Farm
The Cayman Turtle Centre in Grand Cayman is the world’s only turtle farm. The turtle farm’s mission is to protect the sea turtle population in the area by offering a sustainable tourist attraction. You’ll get to interact with the over 7,000 turtles at the farm through tours. You can tour the parks touch tank, breeding pond and education center with their basic tour. If you go on the adventure tour, you can swim with the turtles in Turtle Lagoon. Other attractions include saltwater crocodile feedings, the largest swimming pool on Grand Cayman, the predator reef shark tank, and a Caribbean aviary.
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is dedicated to preserving the natural wildlife of the Cayman Islands. The 65 acre park includes an array of gardens with colorful flowers and trees. Visit the floral color garden and view the beautiful Cayman flowers arranged by color. The woodland trail is just under a mile and allows you to experience wetlands, cactus thickets and swamps in one walk. The park also includes a blue iguana habitat that serves as breeding grounds to protect this endangered species.
Booby Pond Nature Reserve
The nature reserve is a protected wetland on Little Cayman. It has been largely untouched by human development up until now. It’s the only breeding colony of Magnificent Frigate birds in the Cayman Islands. At the reserve, you’ll see saltwater lagoons, mangroves, wetland shore birds and diverse native plants. The gem of the reserve is their resident colony of red-footed boobies, an endangered bird species native to the Caribbean.
If you’re a wildlife lover, the Cayman Islands is the ultimate vacation destination. The Residences Seven Mile Beach is the perfect place to stay for close proximity to these wildlife attractions.