10 must-do things at Camana Bay, Grand Cayman
By Hannah Barnard on 28th September, 2018
A vacation to Grand Cayman is not complete without a visit to Camana Bay – a lively waterfront town located a short walk from Seven Mile Beach. Expect world-class dining, family-friendly entertainment, weekly events, and live music, as well as some of the best shopping the island has to offer! Here’s the low-down on the top 10 things to do at Camana Bay.
New and improved Flavour Tour experience at Camana Bay
If you’ve been to Cayman and done the Flavour Tour before, get ready for a revamped version! The menu always changes every week but now the night starts with a wine tasting at West Indies Wine Company, and always finishes with dessert at Gelato & Co. and a nightcap at The King’s Head, a traditional English-style pub. Full details can be found here.
Show off your Insta-skills
Use the hashtag #CamanaBay on your photos from any of the photogenic spots throughout the Town Centre and you could end up on their Visitor Centre wall, which will feature a photo wall of nine of their favourite Instagram shots. This will change several times throughout the year. The photos chosen are ones posted to social media with the hashtag #CamanaBay.
Tips for great places to take photos – the seashell wall, the Island, the stroll over the Rise, the Paseo logo and the Observation Tower.
The Camana Bay Famrers & Artisans Market
Take home an #AllAboutLocal keepsake
Camana Bay is all about local, from local flora throughout the town, to a celebration of Caymanian heritage through architecture that speaks to traditional Caribbean design, to their weekly Farmers & Artisans Market. Stop by the market every Wednesday, 12-7 p.m. on the Paseo, for endless local produce and locally made artisanal goods that include can’t-miss pepper jelly, paintings and thatch rope creations from Cayman Islands Tourism Association’s own artisans.
Find your favorite sea animal on the Observation Tower mural
A rare attraction for captivating adults and children in equal measure, a must-see is the 75-foot Observation Tower. Its three million tile mosaic depicts a beneath-the-surface scene from Bloody Ball Wall, a renowned dive site in Little Cayman, shot by famed underwater photographer Jim Hellemn. Follow the double-helix staircase design up or down for added fun!
Hop on a ferry to explore two sides of the island in one day
After spending a morning in Camana Bay, take Cayman Ferries’ water ferry over to Kaibo and Rum Point. Dock the boat just outside of The Waterfront Urban Diner and enjoy a day trip to North Side for just CI$20 per round trip. Click here to view the schedule and prices.
Stay healthy while enjoying the great Caribbean outdoors
Don’t worry about vacation indulgences, Camana Bay has plenty of ways to stay active. Climb the Observation Tower increase your heart-rate with a workout at RYDE, CrossFit Cayman, Anytime Fitness or a rooftop yoga class, walk the boardwalk or hop on a boat for a day of snorkelling out of the Camana Bay Harbour. Enjoy healthy cooking classes at Bon Vivant and healthy dining options at all of their restaurants and eateries. Spend time in nature to keep your mind clear and your blood pressure low. Hop in a hammock or rocking chair to sway away the day by the water.
Capture vacation photos you won’t forget, from sunrise to sunset
With a beautiful view of the sunrise over the Camana Bay Harbour, get your best angle or hop up the Observation Tower for an elevated view. As the day draws to a close, take the 15-minute walk over the Rise to Seven Mile Beach to capture the famous Cayman Islands sunsets.
Make the hammock your home
Nothing says Caribbean vacation like a hammock. Camana Bay has several on the Island, where you can sway the day away.
Take a luxury charter to Stingray City
Book one of Cayman Luxury Charters’ fleet of boats for a half- or full-day trip out to Stingray City, Starfish Point, Kaibo or Rum Point. Snorkel, sunbathe and enjoy Cayman from the water.
Water fountain fun at Camana Bay
Kids can play the day away in the interactive fountains on the Crescent, which surprise and delight as they can reach heights of 30 feet and are designed by the same minds behind the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas.
For more information about Camana Bay check out Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram or visit Camanabay.com.