Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach has been voted “the Caribbean’s Best Beach” by the noted Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine, and one of the “Top-Ten” beaches in the world by Tripadvisor as recently as 2020. Although only 5.2 miles long, visitors can enjoy the serenity and privacy of the pearl-white sand beach right at the doorstep of Aqua Bay Club. Whether you enjoy snorkeling, paddle boarding, diving, or just some private time to yourself, Seven Mile Beach has something for everybody.
One of the best things Seven Mile Beach has to offer, despite its seemingly short length, is the fact that it is less crowded especially at the West End, where Aqua Bay Club is situated. There is an air of tranquility to it. Watersports of every type are readily available, but if you just want to sit and soak in the experience of being on one of the world’s premier beaches, you can do that too – the beach is long enough that there are many places where you can sit back, close your eyes, and enjoy the simplest (yet most rewarding) pleasure of all: peace, quiet and privacy.
Of course, if you are looking for something more active, Grand Cayman has numerous playgrounds geared for all family activities with free, clean, well-maintained washrooms and lovely picnic areas, or treat yourself to a stroll down to the shopping and restaurants of George Town.
If snorkeling or diving is on the list, Cemetery Reef is an excellent spot for diving, snorkeling, or swimming. With over 500 species of fish and 100 types of hard and soft corals in these coastal Caribbean waters, nearby there are a diversity of protected marine sites: wall dives, shallow dives, and wreck dives to explore. To make matters even better, the average temperature of the water is 80°F (27°C) in the winter – a nice alternative to the standard chilly climate up north!
Accessible directly from Aqua Bay Club, the award-winning Seven Mile Beach is a true west coast marvel on Grand Cayman. Whether you are looking for a place to explore, a beach to relax on, or something new to check out, this slice of paradise is well worth the trip