If your perfect vacation day includes soaking up the sun, playing in the sand, or swimming in the ocean, then our Grand Cayman guide is just what you need. Our 10Best list highlights the best places to soak up the sun, with Seven Mile Beach being a favorite of our editors and readers. Turn off the laptop, pack your beach attire, and get ready for a relaxing day of taking in rays.

Seven Mile Beach

The resort heart and soul of Grand Cayman, Seven Mile Beach is where the bold and beautiful go to see and be part of the scene. Crystal clear waters and eerily white sands make Seven Mile one of the Caribbean's most popular beaches. Seaward, you...  Read More

Sandy Point

If a quiet, uncrowded beach is what you seek, Sandy Point is the extreme answer. Tucked away on Little Cayman's east coast, this stretch of shore stays virtually untouched for days and weeks at a time. On clear days, Cayman Brac is visible...  Read More

Smith's Cove

Smith's Cove, located south of George Town proper, offers exemplary snorkeling opportunities for beginners. The cove, protected by limestone formations and coral reefs, features white sands, some of the island's clearest waters, and a multitude...  Read More

East Coast

Windsurfers take note: Grand Cayman's top beaches from which to catch good breezes lie along the east coast, from East End all the way up to Colliers. Morritt's Tortuga Club (345-947-7492) can arrange all types of "X-Game"-style adventures for...  Read More

Rum Point

A pumping beach area where everything from volleyball and windsurfing to parasailing and snorkeling is available, Rum Point is one of the island's more popular beach areas. Facing north, toward Cuba, the smooth, white beach is flanked on one...  Read More

Water Cay

When asked to recommend a nice, quiet beach for sunbathing and, perhaps, a romantic picnic, cruise directors often direct passengers to this secluded beach, located on the island's north side near Rum Point. Wade out knee deep, and you might...  Read More

Owen Island

Long considered one of the Cayman Islands' best places to get away from it all, this tiny island is just a short boat trip from Little Cayman. Secluded beaches and some of the region's best fishing waters characterize Owen Island, which is about...  Read More

The easternmost of the Cayman Islands, Cayman Brac is a rugged, 14-square-mile island whose dramatic geography is dominated by a limestone bluff (or "brac") that crosses the island from east to west, reaching heights of some 140 feet. A favorite...  Read More

Cayman Kai

Ever wanted your footprints to be the only ones you see on snow-white sands? This "hideaway" beach, situated on the north side of the island just below Rum Point, offers the chance to swim, sail, snorkel, or sunbathe in relative solitude....  Read More

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