10 Reasons To Visit The Cayman Islands

Sharing my top 10 reasons why the Cayman Islands needs to be on your travel bucket list... ASAP!

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Last weekend I arrived back from the most MAGICAL week in the Cayman Islands, exploring what the beautiful islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman had to offer... and boy it was a LOT! I absolutely ADORE the carribean, I love the people, the vibe and just well, everything! So let me share with you exactly WHY you need to be adding the Cayman Islands to your travel bucket list ASAP!...

1.) Take a trip to Stingray city - We visited Stingray city on our first full day on Grand Cayman and it was bloody MAGICAL! I am SO scared of the ocean and was really proud of myself for getting in and swimming/petting the rays (even if I did freak out and have to get out after about 20 minutes LOL!). Whether you're in with the rays or watching from the boat, this is an experience you won't ever forget!

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2.) Ride horses along the beach and into the sea - This just had to come second, as along with stingray city - my other favourite part of our trip was the horse rides! We spent the morning riding horses (it was my second time I'd ever ridden a horse and I was terrified haha!), along the beach, we then de-saddled the horses and got on bareback (SO flipping' hard to stay on I'm telling you!), and rode them into the sea... where they started SWIMMING! It was such a surreal/incredibl moment but one that I will treasure for a lifetime!

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3.) Book a sunset cruise - On our third evening we booked onto a sunset cruise and we were blessed with the most INSANE sunset, we sipped on prosecco and watched the sun go down whilst having girly catch ups... the perfect evening on Grand Cayman!

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4.) Visit the Cayman Crystal Caves - We spent a morning exploring the Cayman Crystal Caves and I have to say it was absolutely incredible! I've only ever been to caves once before in my life and was blown away by the sheer beauty and length of time that they've been developing! If you're visiting Grand Cayman then I would 10000000% recommend a trip to the Crystal Caves!

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5.) Have Sunday brunch at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort - Similar to America, brunch in the Cayman Islands is a BIG deal and I'm absolutely A-OK with that! On Sunday morning we got dressed up and headed downstairs to enjoy Sunday brunch at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort and OHMIGOD it was AMAZING! There was literally every item of food/drink that you could ever want/wish for! An absolute MUST if you're visiting Grand Cayman, round up the girls or you partner and enjoy a leisurely brunch!

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6.) Take a trip to rum point - Rum point is a popular spot on Grand Cayman where you can enjoy lively music, incredible food, rum punch and the most incredible view and atmosphere! We stopped off at rum point one day for lunch (which OBV involved some jerk chicken and rum punch.. I could get used to this Caribbean life!). I would definitely check out rum point if you're looking for a lively spot with some incredible, authentic Caribbean food!

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7.) Stay/visit/dine/spa at the incredible Kimpton Seafire Resort - The Kimpton Seafire Resort is the newest hotel on Grand Cayman (and actually the prettiest in my V honest opinion!). We were lucky enough to spend an incredible afternoon/evening at the Seafire resort, we were treated to full body massages (the PERFECT post horse-riding treatment!), followed by sunbathing in the cabanas by the lush pool, before getting ready for an evening of cocktails and amazing food at Avecita! I can't recommend the Kimpton Seafire Resort enough; whether you're looking for somewhere to stay during your trip, or even if you're looking for a great restaurant/spa to visit - the Kimpton Seafire Resort is your go-to!

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8.) Drive around Cayman Brac - During our overnight stay on Cayman Brac we had the most wonderful tour guide/driver/local called Keenan who very kindly showed us the hotspots around the island! The island itself isn't that big so I would definitely recommend looking into hiring someone to take you around - we saw so many beautiful points of the island and it felt like we really got to see a lot during our short stay there!

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9.) Take a farm tour at Le Soleil d'Or Hotel - If you decide to visit Cayman Brac then firstly I recommend you stay at Le Soleil d'Or - it's the most INCREDIBLE boutique hotel (we shared a beach house and it was so stunning!), one thing that I absolutely LOVED about the hotel was the farm, the hotel grows all it's own fruit, veg and herbs and we were treated to a tour around the farm (where we ate all the local fruits along the way) - a must!

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10.) Visit Little Cayman - We spent just one night on Little Cayman and the only way I can actually describe it is HEAVEN ON EARTH! My god that place is absolutely STUNNING, a sheer paradise with just 197 people living on the island (they still manage to host a weekly showing of GoT season 7 which I've got a LOT of time for!). There isn't much to do on the island other than snorkel/scuba dive, relax and drink which is partly why I loved it so much! Definitely book a stay on Little Cayman to get in some well deserved R&R!

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That's the first of my Cayman Island blog posts (stay tuned for plenty more - sorry in advance for the spam but it's just TOO good not to share!), I also have a blog going live soon too so make sure you're subscribed to my channel HERE to catch it!


Have you ever visited the Cayman Islands before? What did you get up to during your trip? Is it somewhere you could see yourself going on holiday? 

*A HUGE thank you to the wonderful Cayman Islands tourism board & Rose for an amazing trip, and to Sinead, Jamie & Bonnie for the wonderful company!

P I N   M E...

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27 Comments

  1. Erin 30th July 2017 / 5:00 pm

    Why have I not read your blog in so long, I swear its like travel photo porn, aaaaah I want to go, it all looks so beautiful! and so do you lovely! You look fantastic! 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • Hayley 31st July 2017 / 12:19 pm

      Hahah sorrryyyyyy love! It really was SO stunning! 🙂 x

  2. Hand Luggage Only 30th July 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Little Cayman looks so idyllic! Gorgeous photos once again lovely lady! In awe of how beautiful they are!!! xxx

    Weekly showing of GoT… haha! Love this! We’d totally be there!

    Lloyd & Yaya xx

    • Hayley 1st August 2017 / 3:11 pm

      It really was – you would love it so, so much! Ah thank you both! <3 Haha, as would I! x

  3. Jessica 30th July 2017 / 5:59 pm

    These photos are everything! Stingray City sounds amazing, a must-visit for any animal lover like me. Well done for trying it!

    xoxo
    J
    from
    The Crown Wings

    • Hayley 31st July 2017 / 12:20 pm

      Ah thank you love – I was so proud of myself for getting in, you would absolutely LOVE it! 🙂 x

  4. Angie 30th July 2017 / 7:17 pm

    I seriously almost couldn’t read this cos of the FOMO!! I would have been with you with the fear of the ocean and stingrays – the horses too. All the food and cocktails looked insane!! I hope we get to meet soon!

    • Hayley 31st July 2017 / 12:20 pm

      Oh love I’m so gutted you couldn’t come but 100% hope we meet soon! Haha I’m such a wuss sometimes I can’t help it! x

  5. Emma 30th July 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Oh wow how amazing does this place look – I would love to go to Stingray City, however, I think that I would be a stay on the boat kinda gal because I am not good in water…

    Emma | HarmonyBlaze.co.uk

    • Hayley 31st July 2017 / 12:29 pm

      Same love, I really did struggle but I’m honestly so glad that I got in; I think it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity! x

    • Hayley 31st July 2017 / 12:30 pm

      Girl it was UNREAL – just the most stunning place EVER! x

  6. Kerstin 31st July 2017 / 7:58 am

    Oh WOW that looks absolutely dreamy. I wish I’d be there right now, sitting on the beach sipping on a margaritha and watching the sunset. THE DREAM! Also, babe you look utterly gorgeous on just about any picture here.

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

    • Hayley 31st July 2017 / 12:30 pm

      Oh love thank you SO much for your lovely comment (your comments are always so, so lovely!). Girl you would LOVE it there so, so much, honestly the DREAM! x

  7. Josie 31st July 2017 / 11:12 am

    Oh My God Hayley! This trip sounds and looks absolutely incredible! I want to do every single thing on this list – what an amazing experience! I’m so jealous of all your fab little breaks lately – you are living the dream! Well done on swimming with rays and horses – that sounds absolutely amazing and the photos are gorgeous! The Caribbean is probably my favourite place in the world – stick me in the sun with rum punch, sand between my toes and good company and I’ll be very content! This place is definitely next on the list!

    JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

    • Hayley 31st July 2017 / 1:04 pm

      Same love, I ADORE the Caribbean so, so much – there’s nowhere else quite like it for me! Oh love thank you, it really was the most gorgeous trip and place ! x

  8. Maria 31st July 2017 / 4:53 pm

    You always have the most beautiful photography and I love your writing style!
    (I am also scared of the ocean, so I can relate hahaha)
    -Maria
    She Blushes

    • Hayley 1st August 2017 / 3:11 pm

      Ahh thank you lovely! Haha, SO glad I’m not the only one! x

  9. Jenny Cole 1st August 2017 / 9:04 pm

    My Dad used to have to go to the Cayman Islands for work trips (poor him!) and I always wondered what it was like there. And now that I’ve read this blog post, I can definitely say that it is somewhere I would love to go one day. It just looks so tranquil and beautiful. So many great experiences to have as well. It looks like you had an amazing trip!

    Jenny xx

    http://www.jaffacat.co.uk

    • Hayley 2nd August 2017 / 2:25 pm

      Ah no way – what a terrible place to have to work haha! Oh love, it’s just SO stunning.. absolute paradise – you’d love it! x

  10. Alice 2nd August 2017 / 11:42 am

    I can’t get over how gorgeous this trip looked! In the rain right now i’m dreaming how lovely a white sandy beach and sunshine would be!!! Alice xxx

    http://www.woodenwindowsills.co.uk

    • Hayley 2nd August 2017 / 2:25 pm

      Oh love it was UNREAL – the beaches were stunning (currently daydreaming about being back here too!). x

  11. Gabrielle 2nd August 2017 / 11:52 am

    Ohhh there are SO many reasons I’d love to hop on a plane right now to the Cayman Islands!! The sunset cruise sounds beyond dreamy, and speaking of which – you’re looking gorgeous in the black playsuit, what a babe!!

    aglassofice.com
    x

    • Hayley 2nd August 2017 / 2:26 pm

      Love thank you, that’s so kind – just a Boohoo number which I LOVE! Definitely visit if you ever get the chance, it’s bloody magical! x

  12. Eleonora 12th August 2017 / 10:17 am

    And this goes to my bucket list. So so so soooo beautiful, great sea, the filters of the photos, all really nice!
    xx Ele
    http://elewithlove.it/

  13. Yana 12th August 2017 / 6:06 pm

    What an amazing place! I would love to go there on a holiday! Your photos are breathtaking! 🙂

    http://www.lifeofardor.com

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