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Grand Cayman - Tiki Beach
Western Caribbean Island Is More than Just Fantastic Shopping
Grand Cayman Island is a low, sandy island in the western Caribbean. Grand Cayman is very popular with cruise ships because the island has some of the best shopping in the Caribbean, but it also has beautiful beaches, an interesting turtle farm, and famous "stingray city".
Cruise passengers touring Grand Cayman can spend their day shopping in town, enjoying the crystal-clear water, or visiting the village of Hell. This small tourist-trap will let you mail some postcards back home or buy a "I've been to Hell" t-shirt or other tacky souvenir. Hell takes its name from the hellacious rock formations on the site. (Of course, naming the village Hell brings in more tourists)!
Let's take a pictorial tour of some of the highlights you can find on the island of Grand Cayman.
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Cruise Ships Anchored at Grand Cayman Island
Grand Cayman does not have a cruise ship dock, so the ships have to anchor in the harbor and use the island's tenders to go ashore.Continue to 3 of 19 below.
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Grand Cayman Island Beach CabanaContinue to 4 of 19 below.
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View of Grand Cayman Island from Cruise Ship
Grand Cayman has no mountains (or even hills) to give it definition. The low, flat island is popular for its shopping, beach activities, and turtle farm.Continue to 5 of 19 below.
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Cruise Ships at Anchor Off Grand Cayman Island
Cruise ships must tender passengers into shore on Grand Cayman Island. It is not unusual to see several ships in port on Grand Cayman each day.Continue to 6 of 19 below.
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Hell on Grand Cayman Island
The village of Hell on Grand Cayman Island has a post office, three tourist shops, and an interesting rock formation from which Hell took its name.Continue to 7 of 19 below.
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Hell Rock Formation on Grand Cayman Island
When in the village of Hell on Grand Cayman, be sure to take time to go behind the shops to see the interesting rock outcropping that gave Hell its name.Continue to 8 of 19 below.
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Hell Post Office on Grand Cayman Island
Your friends back home will be thrilled to receive a post card from Hell, a small village on Grand Cayman Island.Continue to 9 of 19 below.
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Shopping in Hell on Grand Cayman Island
Grand Cayman's village of Hell consists of three souvenir shops and a post office. Anyone who visits Hell (and lives to tell about it) needs a "Hell" t-shirt!Continue to 10 of 19 below.
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Turtle Farm on Grand Cayman Island
The turtle farm on Grand Cayman is a great place to see sea turtles of all shapes and sizes. Kids (and adults) love to see the turtles up close.Continue to 11 of 19 below.
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Turtle Farm on Grand Cayman Island
Seeing the tanks filled with turtles at the turtle farm on Grand Cayman Island is a little creepy, but fascinating!Continue to 12 of 19 below.
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Grand Cayman Island Turtle Farm
Visitors to the turtle farm on Grand Cayman can pick up some of the turtles or get one of the workers to hold one up so they can see the turtle's underside.Continue to 13 of 19 below.
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Celebrity Solstice Anchored at Grand Cayman Island in the Western Caribbean
More than one cruise ship is often anchored off Grand Cayman. I have seen up to six ships there.Continue to 14 of 19 below.
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Boat for Stingray City Tour on Grand Cayman Island
Snorkeling with the stingrays at Grand Cayman is a great shore excursion, but if the water is too rough, a glass bottom boat will give you a great look at the stingrays and you can stay dry!Continue to 15 of 19 below.
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Grand Cayman Tender to Celebrity SolsticeContinue to 16 of 19 below.
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Stingray City on Grand Cayman Island
Divers feeding the stingrays at Stingray City on Grand Cayman IslandContinue to 17 of 19 below.
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Grand Cayman Island's Stingray CityContinue to 18 of 19 below.
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Stingray City on Grand Cayman IslandContinue to 19 of 19 below.
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Grand Cayman Island Beach