At-A-Glance: Grand Cayman Trip Review

We recently visited Grand Cayman with our 1.5 year old toddler and had a great trip. All the details on where we stayed and ate, as well as family-friendly activities, are below in our Grand Cayman trip review.

Where to Stay

We stayed at Regal Beach Club. It’s walkable to a ton of places but gives you the flexibility of being self-catering/having a full apartment. It is right next door to the Marriott, which gets great reviews, and also where we rented a car for a day.

Tips and Advice

We wanted to take our 1.5 year old to see Stingray City, but wanted flexibility and to be away from the crowds. So we took a small powerboat rental for 3 hours with Sail Cayman, and it was perfect. We were in and out before most people, and even got to relax on a nearby beach.

Things To Do

Grand Cayman Turtle Farm was a lot of fun, in addition to the private charter with Sail Cayman. Camana Bay had a lot of great shopping and restaurants along the water.

Sea Bees was a solid drive operator (only one of us went, so no child care through them).

With a 1.5 year old, we focused our days on the beach or the pool, and took several half-day trips: Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park, Grand Cayman Turtle Farm, Rum Point (basically another beach area), Pedro St. James and Georgetown (on non-cruise days). We only rented a car for a day or two, as most of the island is easily accessible on foot or bus.

Where To Eat

Cimboco, most places in Camana Bay (didn’t try them all!), Breezes By the Bay in downtown Georgetown, and The Brasserie were all kid-friendly.

Why Grand Cayman?

Grand Cayman was a bit pricey, but it felt really safe and clean wherever we went. It’s easy to drive and get around. But there’s also a lot easily accessible by foot and bus if you’re going up and down Seven Mile Beach. Driving on the other side of the road takes a little bit to get used to for Americans!

About the Author

Megan Tucker is the mom behind the website Tucker Family Travels. Read more about her trip to the Grand Cayman here.

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Megan Tucker

Megan Tucker is a public relations professional, wife, mom and lover of all things travel and travel planning, based in Arlington, Virginia. While she grew up in New England, she's lived in the Washington, DC area, London and Abu Dhabi, and has traveled across the United States, the Caribbean, Western Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and Oceania with and without her husband and two sons.