When you think of the perfect beach, what do you see? Baby-powder soft sands? Magnificent sunsets? Snorkeling and shelling? Or is your idea of a perfect beach one where you can relax in a beach lounger and watch the world go by?
Whatever your idea, Seven Mile Beach, located on Grand Cayman Island, is the beach of your dreams. Here, silky sands and water so clear it feels like you are swimming in air, combine with jet-boarding and fun inflatables for some world-class enjoyment.
Seven Mile Beach Diving
The Western Wall on Seven Mile Beach is a bucket-list spot for divers world-wide. See spotted eagle rays, tarpons, Goliath groupers and a multitude of sea turtles. The coral is alive and healthy here, too. For those who want to snorkel, the water visibility will allow you to see many of the fish and coral formations from the surface. Be sure to bring an underwater camera.
Maybe you would rather see the beach from a bird’s-eye view? Try some parasailing. Strap on the harness and hang on as you soar above the turquoise and royal blue waters. From the air you may spot dolphins or manta rays, as well as your friends on the beach far below.
Take the family to Stingray City on Seven Mile Beach to enjoy stingrays and starfish in the shallow spot where they gather. Feed them squid and even let them touch you as they eat from your hands. The rays are so gentle that even the very young will enjoy this excursion. Go with a knowledgeable guide for the best and safest experience.
Seven Mile Beach Activities
There are plenty of jet-ski rentals, banana boats and inflatables to climb, bounce and jump from. Play in the crystal clear waves, join a game of beach volleyball or find one of the many restaurants and bars along the beach to have a drink and something tasty to eat.
- The Luca offers a well-known Sunday brunch. They also tempt guests with chocolate crepes, filet mignon, and delicious Red Snapper. Enjoy views of the ocean as you eat. In the evenings you can watch the sunset while enjoying a Ryan’s signature cocktail.
- Casual, delicious beach food can be found at Coconut Joe’s Beach Bar and Grill. Here, the attire is flip-flops and a t-shirt. The jerk sandwiches with fried pickles are to-die-for and the views are fantastic. Fish tacos, coconut shrimp and cold drinks, along with a big-screen TV and outdoor seating, make this a favorite hang-out for visitors and locals.
- From the turtle farm that the kids will love, to the dive at the Western Wall, to the many bars where friends go, Seven Mile Beach has something for everyone. Come and kick back in a lounge chair. Soak up some Caribbean sunshine. Do some people-watching from a hammock among the trees. Have your hair braided after a salt-water swim. Watch the kids play and look for shells. This is the Caribbean beach you have been dreaming about. Seven Mile Beach.