Cayman is a fantastic destination for families, with countless sights and activities to entertain the kiddies, and plenty of facilities to make life easier for their parents.

Sights

The beaches of Grand Cayman are perfect for children, with warm, gentle water and sparkling, white sand. Seven Mile Beach has the most facilities, including a playground, but any beach will do. Starfish Point is a giant touch tank, with countless sea stars just waiting to be discovered.

When your family needs a break from the sun, the Cayman National Museum features a multimedia presentation and kid-friendly exhibits on the islands' history. Crystal Caves is an awesome place for kids (and adults) to explore.

The Sister Islands are geared more to divers and less to families, although kids will get a thrill out of exploring the caves on Cayman Brac or investigating Owen Island near Little Cayman.

Activities

Your vacation in the Cayman Islands will no doubt be an active one, especially if you're traveling with children. The array of aquatic activities is seemingly endless:

  • Stingray City Up-close interactions with stingrays, followed by a few stops for easy snorkeling.
  • Spotts Beach Snorkeling with sea turtles is a treat, but beware of currents.
  • Kayaking Kids will get a kick out of paddling around Bio Bay in Grand Cayman.
  • Atlantis Adventure Explore under the sea without getting wet!

On dry land, children will enjoy horseback riding in Barkers National Park or cycling the West Bay Loop.

Sleeping

Condominiums are ubiquitous on Grand Cayman, so families can make themselves comfortable with multiple bedrooms, living space and kitchens. Alternatively, most resorts have plenty of rooms that sleep four people or more. Resorts and hotels also offer babysitting services or programmed activities for kids.

Practicalities

Many private developments are designed with families in mind, so you'll find that facilities are up to snuff in resorts, shopping malls and the like. The public facilities are also adequate, with public restrooms at most beaches. Changing tables are not uncommon.

Sidewalks are decent in George Town and along Seven Mile Beach, but practically nonexistent in other parts of the island, making it dangerous to walk with children or push a stroller.