No trip to Grand Cayman is complete without a visit to Starfish Point.
Interestingly, the proper scientific name for starfish is actually sea star! This stunning, isolated sandbar is located 2.4 miles from famous Rum Point, making it a good day trip to hit both beach attractions. Overlooking the North Sound, the shallow, azure waters off the beach are beautifully calm, allowing dozens of vibrant sea stars to bask in the sunlight. The most common species found at Starfish Point is the Red Cushion Sea Star (oreaster reticulatus), known for their warm hues of red, orange, and yellow.
The beach offers a stunning location for a refreshing swim. Because the waters mostly about knee-high, there is no need to bring snorkelling gear, though you can if you want a closer look. Sea stars are protected under Cayman law, and taking them out of the water is illegal as it will harm or even kill them.
If you enjoy natural beauty and love remote, sandy beaches, Starfish Point is for you!