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Things To Do In The Cayman Islands
Queen Elizabeth 11 Botanic Park- 60-plus acres of unspoiled wetlands, mahogany forests, with a stunning array of orchids, bromeliads, crotons, and hibiscus. The park has become the focus of a conservation program to protect the endangered Cayman Blue Iguana.
Booby Pond- on Little Cayman, which hosts the world's largest colony of red-footed boobies, or the Parrot Reserve on Cayman Brac, which is home to the endangered Cayman Brac Parrot.
You can go kayaking, or Paddle Boarding at night, to experience the bioluminescence, and witness the magical blue glowing water. The day time kayaking, and Paddle Boarding is also as good as it is at night time. With loads of excursions to beautiful areas off the coast, where you can also take your snorkel, swim with the brightly coloured fish, and see the beautiful healthy reefs that surround the Cayman Islands.
For travelers who like sport, but don't nessercarily want to snorkel, there are boat trips which include waterskiing and wake boarding. These trips also go to the amazing Stingray City.
Other activities include Parasailing, Snorkelling, Golf, Horse Riding along the beach, and swimming with dolphins.
The Wind In The Cayman Islands
The windy season is from November until May, when the wind strength ranges from 20 - 25 knots throughout the day. the strongest of all wind months are between December and April.
November has a slightly different wind pattern as the mornings tend to bring the days strongest wind, around 25 knots, which will ease off in the afternoon to around 15 knots.
Grand Cayman For The Family
The Cayman Islands is the perfect place for families, with so many activities that every family member can enjoy.
Kids from as young as 10 years old can learn to kitesurf in the ultra safe learning conditions. Diving is also perfect for the whole family.
There is a lot of really good quality self catering accommodation, directly on the beach which is great for families, especially with a car who are looking to explore the islands.
Other activities which kids will love are: swimming with dolphins, submarine adventures, snorkeling, Stand Up Paddling, Kayaking, and the famous sting ray city is a must for everyone visiting the Cayman Islands. At Sting Ray City you are taken out by boat to the masses of friendly stingrays, where you learn to feed them.
Drink And Dine In Grand Cayman
For the ultimate dining experience book a dinner aboard one of the luxury Catamarans, where you will be treated to delicious food, and a magnificent sunset. Alternatively, there are plenty of fine dining restaurants on the island, along with lively beach bars.
At many points throughout the year the island will celebrate festivals and events, which guarantee everyone has a great time. In November they have a 'Pirate Week' which includes fancy dress! January host the 'Cayman Cookout', May is packed with street parades for Batabano, and there is a massive sea swim in June called 'Flowers Sea Swim'. Along with these events, the Islands host many more throughout the year.
The Kitesurfing Spot In Grand Cayman
Most of the kitesurfing takes place along the southeast coast of Grand Cayman where the wind blows cross onshore. The area is made up on a 5 mile lagoon which is waist deep up to 100 metres offshore, where the water reaches 5 metres in depth, which then returns to waist deep a few hundred metres further out. This sand bar is an incredibly easy and safe place to learn how to kitesurf. There are no obstacles, and with such a large kiting area, other kiters have enough space to keep out of your way.
There is a reef 1 mile off shore, which follows the kiting area the whole way around. Outside the reef are waves which break over the reef and are great for advanced kiters, and as an introduction to waves for intermediates. The whole of the lagoon inside the reef is flat.
Due to the curved shape of the coast, the wind stays cross-on the whole way.
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