Here are a few of the lesser-known spots in Cayman, that are slightly off the beaten track, but well worth the extra effort.
A hop, skip and a short drive to the southern part of Grand Cayman, you'll encounter St. Pedro's Castle. The old manor house was built in the late 1700s by William Eden, a plantation owner, and has been restored to something of its former glory. It's the oldest surviving stone structure in the Cayman Islands and is rich in cultural history. Visit the manor for an informative tour of the Great House & Gardens, experience a Theatre & Rum Tasting at the Outpost Bar overlooking the crystal clear Caribbean waters, or simply come and relax in the shade of the palms in the backyard.
Though most of us have, metaphorically-speaking, been to "Hell and back", how many of us can actually claim to have brushed shoulders with the devil himself? When you visit the Cayman Islands, you have the unique opportunity to visit Hell and send a postcard as evidence of your stay. In the Cayman Islands, Hell is, in reality, a group of short, black, limestone formations. Located in West Bay, a quick 10-15minutes drive from George Town, visitors are invited to view these formations of geological interest from the viewing platforms provided.
At the heart of the island lies the home to the Blue Iguana breeding program, Cayman's eagerly anticipated annual Orchid Show as well as a visual representation of all this island paradise's natural beauty: The Queen Elizabeth II's Botanic Park. The two-acre Botanic Park is located in the North Side district, on Frank Sound Road. It is co-owned by the Cayman Islands Government and the National Trust for the Cayman Islands - a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of natural environments and Cayman places of historic significance. When Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II opened Grand Cayman’s Botanic Park in 1994, there was nothing but the humble Woodland Trail. Today, the park boasts an array of exotic flora and foliage: large-flowered magnolia, endemic Ironwood, rare and endangered Trichilia trees, fragrant PlumerIa Frangipani and wild orchids to name but a few. Enjoy a leisurely walk through these magical gardens, sit beside the lake and take in nature's splendour. The gardens are open to the public daily.