The Cayman Islands are an area full of beauty and wonder. While the location has a magnificent nightlife with clubs and live music, eateries that serve some amazing cuisine, and shopping that is unbeatable, one of the most wonderful things to be found at the Cayman Islands is the pure and natural beauty of the area. The area is not just a popular vacation destination for regular people, stars have begun flocking to the area. Taylor Swift, Tom Cruise, Cal Ripken Jr., Alicia Keys, Sandra Bullok, Liam Neeson, and Howard Stern have all been spotted enjoying this beautiful area recently.
The Residences at Seafire and Kimpton Seafire, as well as the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park is a delight for the senses. You’ll spend an afternoon surrounded by some of the most amazing natural beauty around. Take a leisurely and peaceful stroll through the many rainbow colored gardens filled with brightly colored floral delights. Enjoy a beautiful lake surrounded by amazing plant life and brimming with birds, lizards and many other animals that call the area home. Opened in 1994, Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park has grown over the last few decades to include many separate areas. Visit the Queen Elizabeth II Monument located just inside the parks entryway. This statue made of stone from a local quarry is studded with fossil shells and framed by branches from the Silver Thatch Palms, the national tree whose frond is also the parks logo. The Heritage Garden is near the visitor’s center, a great place for getting information about the park and its contents. The Heritage Garden houses a traditional pink cottage, and is surrounded by a white sand garden that represents how people lived in the Cayman Islands during the early 20th century. The Floral Colour Garden is actually a series of gardens all arranged by color. The garden blooms something all year round and features bright pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, whites, blues, lavender, and mauve. Take a stroll down the Woodland Trail where you’ll pass the beautiful Blue Iguana Habitat. This area works with these intriguing creatures for the goal of repopulation and the amazing lizards can be viewed in their natural habitat.
The Mastic Reserve located on Grand Cayman is an ideal place to step away from the city and into nature at its most natural state. The park was designed to protect a specific area of subtropical forest. Though this type of forest is typical to the area, it is disappearing through deforestation. This reserve features a 3 kilometer trail that winds across an iron shore and through a dry forest that is packed full of silver thatch palms and black mangrove wetlands. Nature lovers flock to this trail to view beautiful wild orchids, birds, and small animals that call the area home like lizards and hermit crabs. Guided tours are also available.
Barkers National Park Beach is a beautiful shoreline on the northeastern edge of West Bay. It is tucked away in a quiet area that is mostly untouched and offers a peaceful getaway for those looking for peace and relaxation. Barkers National Park Beach features a long stretch of gorgeous white sand beaches and clear shallow waters. The area is quiet and peaceful, and is a place to convene with nature and enjoy the natural beauty of the beach and the sea life as well as the gentle sound of waves lapping at the shoreline.
The Cayman Islands are an ideal tropical getaway for many reasons. Along with the hopping night life, the area offers some of the most amazing natural beauty to be found. Immerse yourself in this tropical paradise and take in all the beauty the Cayman Islands have to offer.