Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman is famous for its crescent of pearly white sand blending into the almost blinding Cayman Blue water. It is located on the west side of Grand Cayman Island. It is home to some of the biggest hotel and resort chains in the world. At its south end, Georgetown, the capital of the Cayman Islands, is a charming community of 20,000. The famous beach (which is actually 5.2 miles long) was recently named the Caribbean’s Best Beach by Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine.
Cemetery Reef, among others, lies just offshore making the water calm, and excellent for snorkeling, swimming, and lazing in the sun. The average temperature of the water is 80°F (27°C) in winter.
Aqua Bay Club is located on the western end of Seven Mile Beach. While the resort has the feel of an intimate island setting, it’s located just minutes away from all the services along Seven Mile Beach that anyone could need.
Like shopping and dining? Georgetown at the south end of Seven Mile Beach is a jewelry shopping Mecca and is lined with funky restaurants where you can sample some local Caymanian cuisine, such as lip-smacking barbecued jerk ribs and chicken. Not to be missed is the fish market right on the beach by Georgetown, where charismatic locals spin sea-yarns and sell fresh-that-day mahi mahi, snapper, and wahoo.
Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman also has plenty of family-oriented playgrounds, free clean washrooms, and picnic areas. Parking is no problem along the beach. Other services Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach include:
- Dive shops, snorkel gear rentals
- Restaurants, nightclubs, bars
- Supermarkets, liquor stores, pharmacies
- Banks, post office, gas stations, car/bike rentals
- Video rentals, cinema, golf courses, mini-golf