Picnic in paradise

The Cayman Islands is home to a spectacular array of sun-kissed beaches that are an ideal backdrop for a scenic picnic. While Seven Mile Beach is the star attraction there are other idyllic beaches to explore.

Here are some top spots in Grand Cayman to lay down a blanket and sink your toes in the sand.

Starfish Point

Clear blue waters lapping onto the sand at Starfish Point. Palm trees in the background.

This tranquil gem in North Side is a popular islander hang-out at the weekend. Spot large orange starfish (but do not lift them out of the water), enjoy the beach and shallow waters.

Amenities: None.

Colliers Beach

Changing rooms and cabanas surrounded by trees at Colliers Beach

Located in tranquil East End, this secluded beach is perfect for a romantic picnic or adventurous kitesurfing session. The beach is typical for Grand Cayman, with its white sands and warm, tropical water. However, it grades into the shallows with abundant turtle grass, so water shoes are recommended.

Amenities: Changing rooms, restrooms, cabanas.

Spotts Beach

Spotts Beach

This charming stretch of beach on the island’s south coast is located right off Shamrock Road in Spotts. It is a lure for locals – a popular spot for picnics, barbecues and get-togethers at the weekend. It has a dock that is suited for small vessels and is a favorite spot to pose for keepsake photographs.

Amenities: Washrooms, parking, picnic tables.

Smith Cove

Mother sitting with her girl at the water's edge, Smith Cove

Located just minutes south of George Town, Smith Cove is an iconic swimming and snorkeling spot. The small sandy beach is protected by limestone formations and drops off to allow visitors to swim freely while still being close to shore.

Amenities: Washrooms, changing rooms, picnic tables, parking.