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Grand Cayman
The largest of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman is all about down-shifting into holiday mode. Seven Mile Beach and Smith Cove are just two of the many beautiful beaches where you can really settle into sun-and-sand mode, while Stingray City (actually a sandbar) lets you bob along next to a community of stingrays. But that's not the only nature you can get up close and personal with: Starfish and turtles are basically everywhere, plus you'll find stalactite-filled caves and black limestone formations to explore too. If you're looking to head in-land, stroll through colourful George Town for shopping and sightseeing or grab a beer at Cayman Islands Brewery. There's more to see and we've got plenty of recs below.

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Essential Grand Cayman

How to do Grand Cayman in 3 days

From powder-white sands to wildlife to the best conch stew
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Where to find local eats in Grand Cayman

Seven Mile Beach's fancy eats are great, but nothing beats the thrill of forking into Grand Cayman's lesser known culinary paths in Bodden Town, East End, and beyond. From smoky roadside BBQs filled with the aromas of jerk chicken to cosy family kitchens, here’s where to find the real flavours of Grand Cayman.
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  • VIVO! Restaurant & Catering
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    A hidden gem under the Lighthouse Point Hotel is a slam-dunk for anyone looking for tasty gluten-free and vegan options. But I’m here to testify that this spot is a paradise for all taste buds. The kitchen creates dishes with a local twist; choosing between the fish burger and the vegan curry is the kind of decision I live for). And those pumpkin fritters—yum. Extra bonus: There’s a breathtaking view, too.
  • Pepper's Bar and Grill
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    Pepper’s delivers it all: a lively crowd of sun-kissed tourists and easy-going locals, killer live music when you want to get on the dance floor, and a menu overflowing with local flavours. The fish and chips, ceviche, and jerk chicken are all show-stoppers.
  • Big Tree BBQ
    721
    I stumbled upon this roadside gem and now can’t stop talking about the downhome cooking. The menu is written on a blackboard; I recommend the fried snapper served with yuca, plantain, and the classic rice and beans if it’s available. For meat lovers, the oxtail is a rib-tickling delight. Wash it all down with a non alcoholic “Swanky”—it's like if an Arnold Palmer took a Caribbean holiday and added a zesty ginger kick.
  • Heritage Kitchen
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    Good luck putting your fork down at Heritage Kitchen, a local hideaway behind the Tortuga liquor shop in quaint Heritage Square. This is where I land for some no-nonsense, flavour-packed eating. The hearty fish soup and coconut mahi mahi here are the stuff of legends. Grab a seat on a picnic bench or, my personal sweet spot, the sea wall for water views with your meal.
  • Vivine's Kitchen
    462
    Dining here is like hitting a Caymanian food jackpot. Park where you can—everyone's here for Vivine's legendary eats—then grab a waterfront seat. The menu is a mystery until you spot the hand-scribbled daily dishes on the chalkboard—think stewed turtle or curried goat for the adventurous. The less exotic chicken and chips (fries) get a perfect “10” from me. Tip: Skip the booze and opt for fresh tamarind juice.
  • Chicken! Chicken! Caribbean Wood Roasted
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    If these walls could cluck, they'd boast about the best-kept secret in Grand Cayman: a place where rotisserie chicken is a legend. Picture chicken so tender it practically falls into your lap, roasted over a hardwood hearth. It's generally a grab-and-go situation here, but the old-timey Cayman cottage vibes might just make you want to linger. Dig into sides that'll make your taste buds do a happy dance—honey-rum beans and island cornbread, among them.

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