Enjoy snorkeling during the day off the coast of Grand Cayman.
Fishing: Fishing is a favorite pastime here, and you can hook blue marlin, wahoo, tuna and more just offshore. For fly-fishermen, the bonefishing is superb on the flats around the island. The local fly-fishing expert is Capt. Ron Ebanks, 345-947-3146, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vivine’s Kitchen: For an authentic home-cooked Cayman lunch, there’s none better than Vivine’s Kitchen on East End Road. The food is prepared in Vivine Watler’s home kitchen and eaten at picnic tables in her backyard overlooking the sea. The BBQ chicken is fabulous. Call 345-947-7435.
Submarine excursion: To see the coral reefs and exotic fish without getting wet or mussing your hair, board the Atlantis XI submarine in George Town. On a 90-minute voyage, you’ll dive to a depth of 100 feet for spectacular views. Or try a night dive: eerie but colorful.
Scuba: The tip of a 25,000-foot underwater mountain in the deepest part of the Caribbean, Grand Cayman is known throughout the world as a diving destination. (Caribbean Travel & Life magazine even called the Cayman Islands the Caribbean’s best diving destination in 2004.) If you’re a certified scuba diver with a “C” card, you’ll find clear water, squadrons of exotic fish and deep walls of coral to explore. When the minnows are running at Eden Rock, you can swim through swarms of them in a huge grotto, or you can dive on one of several wrecks that surround the island. Grand Cayman has dozens of top-notch dive companies offering rental equipment as well as dive boat excursions to areas of interest. For scuba operators, visit the website.
This article has been adapted from the original, which was published by MSP Communications.