Grand Cayman

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The largest of the three Cayman Islands is Grand Cayman Island and the location of George Town, the capital of Cayman Islands. There are 5 districts or towns in the island namely: Bodden Town; East End; North Side; West Bay and George Town.

The western part of Grand Cayman is home of the capital district. This is where the airport and other popular tourist spots and hubs are situated. The western part is dotted with resorts, restaurants, bars and such while the eastern side of the island remains mostly undeveloped. However, the few restaurants on the eastern district do offer the most delicious native Caymanian cuisine.

The western part of Grand Cayman is home of the capital district. This is where the airport and other popular tourist spots and hubs are situated. The western part is dotted with resorts, restaurants, bars and such while the eastern side of the island remains mostly undeveloped. However, the few restaurants on the eastern district do offer the most delicious native Caymanian cuisine.

A good representation of flora found in the island is displayed at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park at the North Side District. Varieties of orchids, palm trees, mahogany trees, red birch trees and fruits such as mango, plantain, tamarind, breadfruit and the likes are grown.

“Hell” is a formation of black limestone found in the West Bay district. This is a very popular tourist destination more so for cruise ship passengers. They are not allowed to walk on the football-size limestone formation but platforms are provided for viewing the formation. The moniker Hell was given to the formation because a pebble thrown into the limestone formation would echo among the valleys and peaks of the formation and the sound made us akin to a pebble falling its way down to “hell”.

A short boat-ride away from the northern end of Grand Cayman is Stingray City. This is a series of shallow sand bars abound with stingrays. Visitors are permitted to interact with the stingrays which can reach a wingspan of up to 100 centimeters or 3 feet. People can feed and pet the stingrays as they have become accustomed to humans.

The house of Pedro St. James is in the southern district of Bodden Town. The house is birthplace of democracy in the Cayman's the oldest existing stone building in the island.

The Eastern district generally refers to East End, North Side and Bodden Town. The North Side is the center of the island and it is where the Mastic Trail is found. Here, visitors can hike through a trail of dry forest that used to cover the whole island.

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