Governor’s Beach

Grand Cayman

Tucked between resorts, the tree-shaded parking lot here opens onto a sweet section of Seven Mile Beach that is rarely crowded. There's a reason they call it Governor's Beach: this quiet stretch of sand fronts the governor's mansion.

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1. Seven Mile Beach

0.52 MILES

Although it’s really only about 5½ miles long, this gorgeous strand has flawless white sand and crystal-blue waters – it's just as pretty as a postcard…

2. National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

1.73 MILES

This small-but-delightful museum offers a wonderful break from the sand and sun. The ground floor houses rotating exhibits, while the 2nd floor shows off…

3. Cemetery Beach


Ask a local where they like to spend a sunny day and they will likely direct you to this gorgeous strip of sand at the northern end of Seven Mile Beach…

4. Hell

3.09 MILES

A hamlet with a big parking lot, this is an obligatory stop on many tours that coyly promise to ‘take you to Hell and back.’ The jagged ironshore…

5. Cayman National Museum


The centerpiece of this small museum is the engaging 20-minute audiovisual presentation that provides an overview of the island's heritage. Natural and…

6. Ugland House

3.33 MILES

This nondescript five-story office building is the headquarters of international law firm Maples & Calder. It is also the registered address of more than…

7. Barkers National Park

3.37 MILES

The first national park in the Caymans, Barkers combines low scrub, dense mangroves and long, sandy beaches. There are no amenities here, or even a sign…

8. Cayman Turtle Center


This is essentially a sea-turtle petting zoo. There are lots of turtles swimming in tanks, and guests are invited to handle the young ones (who are…