By day 6 of our family Cayman island adventure, We had pretty much explored the majority of the island by vehicle. So we decided to spend the day enjoying some favorites, as well as taking in something new.
First, it should be noted that it was a Sunday. The majority of the island is closed on Sundays, including grocery stores. Therefore, one needs to plan ahead should you need something. Also, the majority of Georgetown closes on days when cruise ships are not in port. So unfortunately, one needs to plan a visit to all the local shops in Georgetown when all the other people are in town.
On our family’s way up to Rum Point, we decided to see the Queen Elizabeth Botanical Gardens. While the gardens cost $10 per adult (kids free), you can also pair your visit with a trip to the Pedro St. James Castle, which costs a combined $32 per adult instead of the combined $40.
We spent a good hour and a half walking about the trails and gardens. While it was something to do, we did not see any iguanas and the gardens were not that impressive. We had wished we could have seen some of the orchids, but unfortunately none of them were in season.
For the remainder of the day, we spent time at two of our favorite points on the island, Rum Point and Starfish Point.
While both locations had higher crowds then we previously experienced, because the locals use them too on Sundays, they are so perfect for families because of the calm waters and shade. Not to mention how could you not fall in love with walking out into the water and seeing starfish in their natural environment.?