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The Activities 2018-05-15T15:43:26+00:00

Grand Cayman offers a myriad of activities for all ages and personalities to enjoy. From some of the best beaches in the world, marine and animal encounters, water sports, golf, cultural sites and underwater activities there will be plenty to do during your stay.

Scuba Diving

Grand Cayman Island has over 160 charted dive sites and something for every experience level.

The Cayman Islands, with its warm, crystal clear water, is one of the best known dive destinations in the world. The islands offer a showcase of unspoiled coral reefs, schools of colorful and friendly fish, spectacular shipwrecks and statues, vertical walls and dramatic underwater drop‐offs. Its marine life is legendary.

Stingray City Sandbar

Visiting the Stingray City Sandbar is one of the most popular activities on the island and a must-do experience you won’t forget. There are actually two Stingray City sites on Grand Cayman where you can interact with the wild and gentle Southern Stingray.

Stingray City lies in about 12 feet of water and is great for divers and snorkelers because they can swim with the stingrays and see beautiful coral formations and a variety of other marine life.

The more popular Stingray City Sandbar is a series of sandbars where you can stand in 3-4 feet of water and pet and cradle the stingrays. Let us arrange your private charter with Captain Allan Ebanks, a 5th generation Caymanian and our favorite charter Captain.

The History: Years ago, fisherman found that inside the barrier reef on the North Sound of Grand Cayman was a perfect spot to anchor in the calm shallow waters and clean their daily catch. The Southern Stingray soon found that they could feast on the guts of the cleaned fish and started to associate the sound of a boat motor as feeding time. Of course, now it is the dive and charter boats that attract these amazing creatures to feed on squid.

Snorkel

With Cayman’s calm, clear waters, snorkeling in Grand Cayman can be just as exciting as diving.

When you stay at Clearwater House you won’t need to book a charter to experience some of the best snorkeling Grand Cayman has to offer. Grab a mask & snorkel and head to the Boggy Sand Road beach access path, just 323 ft from the Clearwater House driveway. In 3-4 feet of water you will find a variety of Caribbean reef fish and corals. Swim straight out to sea for 100-200 yards and you will also see impressive coral formations rising up to within 5 ft of the surface. Don’t be surprised to spot a southern stingray or sea turtle.

Try these other popular snorkeling sites as well:

Cemetery Beach and Reef

The most well-known snorkel spot on Seven Mile Beach (by those not familiar with Boggy Sand Rd).
— Distance: About one-half mile walk from Clearwater House

Turtle Reef

On Northwest Point Rd by the Turtle Farm. Enter in the cove area next to Cracked Conch restaurant.
— Distance: 2.0 miles from Clearwater House

Cheeseburger Reef

Access to the reef is by a small patch of sand next to the Burger King on North Church St in Georgetown.
— Distance: 5.8 miles from Clearwater House

Eden Rock

Shore entrance by the Eden Rock Dive Center on South Church Street then just a short 100 yard swim to see the tops of the caves and coral.
— Distance: 6.6 miles from Clearwater House

Smith Cove

Nice sandy beach with iron shore on both sides of the cove with coral formations about 20-25 yards from shore.
—Distance: 7.8 miles from Clearwater House

Watersports

With so many options it will be hard to decide whether to cruise up and down Seven Mile Beach on a wave runner, take it a little slower with a kayak or paddle board or just enjoy the fish while snorkeling.

Need something even more exciting? Try wake boarding, kiteboarding, parasailing, windsurfing or sailing. There is a Red Sail Sports desk at Tiki Beach located 1.8 miles from Clearwater House that offers equipment rental.

Horse Around

Spirit of the West offers beach, trail and swim rides on horseback from Barker’s Beach (2.6 miles from Clearwater House).

Barkers Beach is home to one of the island’s most secluded beaches. Far and away from the tourist crowd, its wildlife thrive with very little disturbance. Rides are offered during the day all year round and during the full moon schedule you can book their Moonlight Stroll ride.

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Cayman Beach Rides

Bioluminescence Tours

Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism – wow!

An example of these organisms which most people are familiar with is the firefly…but bioluminescent creatures are found throughout marine habitats, from the ocean surface to the deep sea floor. In Cayman, there are millions of single celled organisms called dinoflagellates that float in the sea, which when disturbed, emit a bright white light. There are many tour operators which offer various ways for you to observe and even SWIM among these organisms! They are most striking during certain cycles of the moon, when it is darkest outside, so the tours generally only run about 2 and a half weeks out of each month. Check with us to find out whether your stay at Clearwater House aligns with the optimal moon cycle!

Golf

Grand Cayman is certainly not a Golf Destination Vacation, it is better thought of as a great beach vacation with golf as an added bonus.

There are currently two courses on the island, all within a 3.5 – 4.5 mile drive from Clearwater House, with a third course currently under development.

North Sound Golf Club

North Sound Golf Club is the only 18-hole championship golf course in the Cayman Islands. With spectacular water views and sun-drenched greens, this course is designed to take advantage of the North Sound’s ocean breeze while offering challenging play. North Sound also relies on wind and water to defend its par-71, 6,605-yard layout. The most memorable hole on the entire island is the 235-yard 11th, which is framed by the sea and requires a cannon shot over a pond to avoid double bogey.

North Sound Golf Club is open to the public with daily and twilight play packages. You can take advantage of their full service practice facility, take a lesson from a PGA professional or just relax and enjoy the vistas with a cool beverage at the open air bar. Club rentals and fashionable golf apparel are available at the Pro Shop.

The Ritz Carlton Golf Club

The Ritz Carlton Golf Club is a Greg Norman designed 9-hole beauty that delivers fiercely on the shark pedigree. The Club offers golfers the opportunity to make tee times at short notice and enjoy a relaxing pace of play. The course is perfect for both infrequent players who want to play at their leisure and passionate golfers who want to play multiple rounds in a single day.

Greg Norman designed the par-36, 3,516-yard course, which is adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Water comes into play almost everywhere, and the opening holes, typically into the wind, make it play much longer than its scorecard yardage. You’ll learn to take more club and make an easy swing to manage your way around the scenic course.

The Ritz features a full-service Golf Shop, tournament conditioning and customized instruction. Also available are premium TaylorMade® rental equipment for men, women and children in both right- and left-handed versions.

Other Activities

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is a non-profit outdoor garden and wildlife facility located on Frank Sound Road in the North Side District about 45 minutes from Georgetown. If you are making a day of exploring Rum Point and Starfish Point on the North Side, add the Botanic Park to your list and enjoy a unique mix of gardens, culture and history.

The park is owned jointly by the Cayman Islands Government and the National Trust for the Cayman Islands. Park areas include the Woodland Trail, Floral Colour Garden, Cayman Heritage Garden, a lake, an orchid boardwalk exhibit, and a Blue Iguana Habitat.

Be sure to purchase tickets for the Blue Iguana Safari Tour and see the native Blue Iguana up close. The tour operates Monday through Saturday only at 11am. No reservations are required. The Blue Iguana (Cyclura lewisi) is native to the Cayman Islands, is still considered an endangered reptile species…and is not to be confused with the invasive green iguanas which are not endangered and are the bane of our existence.

Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery

While many of our guests only see Georgetown when arriving or departing from the airport, those who do venture in probably rave more about visiting the distillery than anything else. At $15 per person (discounts for groups of 5 or more), the tastings are also the best booze bargain you are going to find on the island.

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Cayman Spirits

Locked Inn

Escape Rooms have become a popular activity for families and groups, 6 people are “locked” in one of 4 themed rooms and have 45 minutes to find clues, solve puzzles and earn their way out. One of the rooms is the Cayman themed “Pirate’s Cellar”.

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Locked Inn

Cayman Crystal Caves

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Cayman Crystal Caves

Pedro St. James National Historic Site

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Pedro St. James National Historic Site