Back to Nature

Hands holding a young turtle

If you’re looking for an eco-outing, here are some top spots to commune with nature.

Cayman Turtle Centre

The Cayman Turtle Centre in West Bay is a family friendly adventure that is sure to delight the young and young-at-heart. Visitors to this 23-acre marine park can learn all about sea turtles and observe them up close in open-air tanks. The venue serves as a conservation and education facility, and includes such attractions as a predator tank, a swimming lagoon and bird aviary.

Crystal caves

Colourful view inside the Crystal Caves

Explore Cayman “down under” at this North Side attraction. The complex cave system features an abundance of stalactites, stalagmites, grottos and towering columns deep within a 200-acre tract of virgin tropical forest. Knowledgeable guides will point out many of the outstanding cave features. The largest cave is home to a picturesque lake.

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

Path with bridge mongst trees and other plants in the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

Commune with nature at this 65-acre garden and woodland preserve in North Side. There are four colourful themed gardens to explore including a heritage garden set in a restored traditional Caymanian cottage. It is home to some 700 species of plants, both native and exotic.

Mastic Trail

Wooden path winding through the Mastic Trail

Walking the Mastic Trail is a must-do for nature lovers and history buffs. The 2.3-mile excursion into the heart of an ancient forest is as much about the history of Grand Cayman as it is about the extraordinary plant life and creatures that inhabit it. Visitors can opt to walk it on their own or arrange a guided tour through the National Trust for the Cayman Islands.