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Island Adventures

With its miles of soft sand, warm Caribbean breeze and scenic natural setting, Grand Cayman is the perfect destination for curious adventurers. Interact with gentle stingrays. Explore caves covered in intricate crystals. Go deep-sea diving to shipwreck sites. And, in between, recharge with world-class dining, beach and pool lounging, and luxurious accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman resort, an ideal jumping-off point for your explorations.

Day

1

MORNING
  • Spend a Day at Sea.

    Devote at least one day to underwater adventures in Grand Cayman. Through the concierge, arrange for a private yacht tour that leads to the best diving and snorkeling spots around an island that is full of them.

  • Dive at Bloody Bay Marine Park.

    A favorite location for divers of all skill levels, Bloody Bay’s main draw is a spectacular reef wall that begins 20 feet underwater and keeps going for several thousand feet deeper. Spot turtles, sharks and stunning reef formations at this Little Cayman dive site.

MIDDAY
  • Observe a Wild Array of Marine Life.

    A little under 50 miles away from Seven Mile Beach sit two exceptional diving opportunities: Eden Rock and Devil’s Grotto. Wander through both underwater sites to gawk at everything from barracuda and eel to large tarpon.

AFTERNOON
  • Feed Some Friendly Stingrays.

    While it may sound eerie, the creatures who glide around Stingray City are perfectly gentle and accustomed to human visitors. Your guide will hand you food, which the stingrays eat out of your hands. The creatures will likely circle around you, brushing your shoulders, a passive invitation to pet their smooth bodies.

EVENING
  • Dine on Masterfully Prepared Seafood.

    At The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman’s Blue by Eric Ripert, Grand Cayman’s superb seafood takes center stage. The menu of legendary chef Ripert, whose Le Bernardin restaurant in New York City is known by many food obsessives as a temple to seafood, includes fluke, scallops and other fresh catches from the Caribbean. 

Day

2

MORNING
  • Hit the Links.

    Famed golf course designer Greg Norman created the nine-hole course at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman to accentuate the natural setting of the island. The last hole ends with a challenge: The putting green is on its own island surrounded by a saltwater lagoon. 

  • Fuel Up.

    At Seven Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, the staff prepares an epic breakfast spread of exotic fresh juices, made-to-order eggs and smoked trout. Enjoy it all with a view of the Caribbean Sea.

MIDDAY
  • Hike a 200-Year-Old Trail.

    Mastic Trail is not incredibly challenging, but it is incredibly rewarding. Built on the largest swath of untouched forest growth on Grand Cayman, it cuts through mangrove swamps filled with bright, beautiful plants and birds.

AFTERNOON
  • Take a Curious Detour.

    You’ll know why locals refer to this natural wonder simply as Hell when you arrive. The plot of land, which spans about 180 feet long, is filled with spiky clusters of black limestone that give it the appearance of a desolate, alien landscape.

EVENING
  • Enjoy a Piña Colada at Sunset.

    Bar Jack at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is perfectly situated for enjoying the famous Caribbean sunset. Grab light fare like chips and guacamole, order a perfectly creamy piña colada and enjoy the world-famous Cayman sunsets.

Day

3

MORNING
  • Take Flight.

    Seven Mile Beach is one of the most picturesque in the Caribbean. To properly take in its beauty, have the concierge arrange a parasailing adventure. You’ll soar 400 feet ahead and look down on the patchwork of blues that paint the Caribbean Sea.

MIDDAY
  • Go Spelunking in a Beautiful Cave.

    Side by side an impressively lush tropical forest of balsam trees and air plants, Crystal Caves is a network of startlingly beautiful caves. The walls are covered in crystalline stalagmites and stalactites that look as though they’ve melted from rock.

AFTERNOON
  • Snorkel at a Lively Reef.

    Coral Gardens is so ideal for spotting fish it is sometimes called the aquarium. Spot morays, turtles and other tropical creatures of all colors in the shallow waters.

EVENING
  • Dine on Gourmet Sushi.

    Taikun at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman goes the extra mile to create a memorable and authentic Japanese dining experience. Order the omakase for a chef’s selection of the finest fish available that day. Instead of serving the wasabi paste favored by many restaurants, servers grate fresh wasabi root against sharkskin as you’d find in Japan.