Things To Do in the East End of Grand Cayman 

Welcome to Grand Cayman’s quieter corner—the East End. While the west coast has George Town, Seven Mile Beach, and all the hustle and bustle that comes with them, the East End offers a peaceful charm and a serene escape.

But don’t be fooled into thinking there’s not much to do here! If you’re heading east on your Grand Cayman break, you can enjoy an array of fun and fascinating activities, including our own Grand Cayman East End diving excursions!

As locals, we know our beautiful island inside out, so we’ve shared some of our recommendations for the best things to do in the East End of Grand Cayman below. And remember, there’s plenty more to see and do here after you arrive!

If any questions come to mind as you read, please get in touch for the answers you need. For now, though, let’s dive in!

A scuba diver exploring the ocean near a cave, surrounded by vibrant marine life and the beauty of underwater scenery.

Where is Grand Cayman’s East End?

Grand Cayman consists of six districts, and the East End is the easternmost of them. Broadly speaking, the East End covers most of the land east of Frank Sound Road, a north-south road cutting across our island.

The East End exudes a laid-back vibe and a distinct sense of tranquillity. While the West Coast draws crowds with its resorts and attractions, the East End’s seclusion is perfect for those craving a quieter retreat. 

You can also easily enjoy quintessential Cayman experiences elsewhere while based in the East End, such as our Stingray City Boat Tour departing from Rum Point.

Whether you’re a nature-lover, adventure-seeker, or anything in between, Grand Cayman’s East End offers a truly authentic Caribbean experience.

A serene sunset over the ocean, casting a warm glow on the water as the sun dips below the horizon.

Explore the East End’s Beautiful Beaches

When it comes to beaches, the East End doesn’t disappoint! Colliers Public Beach offers soft white sand and a picturesque setting with hardly any crowds. Given its location on the east coast, this is also the perfect spot to watch the sunrise.

You can find more secluded beach experiences at Barefoot Beach—with its clear water and incredible views—and Library Beach—a tiny, often deserted beach that is a wonderful place for lunch.

Scuba diver along a reef wall in Grand Cayman with Tortuga Divers of Red Sail Sports

Experience East End Diving with Tortuga Divers!

For an unforgettable underwater experience in the East End, look no further than Tortuga Divers! All our Grand Cayman East End diving experiences depart from Morritt’s Tortuga Resort and offer unparalleled adventures. 

Join us to explore the East End’s best dive sites, including coral reefs teeming with marine life, the breathtaking east wall, remarkable geological features, wrecks, and much more.

With our experienced guides and cutting-edge equipment, you can immerse yourself in the wonders of the Caribbean Sea. From beginners to seasoned divers, we cater to all levels, ensuring a safe and exhilarating dive every time.

If you need PADI certification or want to take your diving education to the next level, check out our range of Grand Cayman dive courses.

And for ocean fun without diving far below the surface, look no further than our beach activities and watersports in Grand Cayman!

An iguana perched on the forest floor, blending with its surroundings in the woods.

Visit Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park…

Nature enthusiasts, rejoice! The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park showcases the diverse flora and fauna of the Cayman Islands. Wander through enchanting gardens, discover the iconic Blue Iguana Habitat, and traverse scenic walking trails that lead you into the heart of this natural wonderland. 

The park’s design creates plenty of shade, taking the edge of the heat in the hotter times of the year. With plenty of wildlife-spotting opportunities to enjoy, not to mention an incredible range of exotic flowers and plants, this is an educational and awe-inspiring experience for visitors of all ages.

…and Hike the Mastic Reserve and Trail

Across Frank Sound Road from Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, you will find the southern trailhead for the Mastic Reserve and Trail. Traverse this protected area after your botanical experience and encounter unique ecosystems, from mangroves to dry forests. 

Explore the winding trails, observe native wildlife, and breathe in the pure air of this unspoiled natural paradise. For your safety, however, wear strong, closed-toe walking shoes!

The blowholes in grand cayman


Feel the Force of the Blowholes in Grand Cayman

Prepare to be amazed by nature’s spectacle at The Blowholes along Sea View Road. Marvel as ocean water rushes through natural openings in the rocky shore before shooting up and out! 

The effect of the blowholes will depend on when you visit. The best conditions are when the sea is choppy and rough, such as when a storm is coming in.

If you time your visit just right, you can get a perfect photo opportunity! But even if the holes aren’t blowing to their maximum when you’re here, this is still a gorgeous place to spend some time. Keep your eyes peeled for hermit crabs!

Take in the Views at East End Lighthouse Park

For panoramic vistas of the coastline and a serene ambience, East End Lighthouse Park is the place to be. Relax, unwind, and soak in the breathtaking views that stretch out endlessly before you. 

But this place is far more than just amazing views—it’s also a hidden historical gem. In addition to the solar-powered beacon that still operates today, you can also find the original kerosene lighthouse close by.

There are numerous information boards around the park offering a glimpse into what life was like during the years in which Grand Cayman was settled.

A woman receiving a massage with oil on her back, promoting relaxation and relieving muscle tension.

Pamper Yourself at La Mer Spa Grand Cayman

Indulge in ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation at La Mer Spa. Treat yourself to luxurious spa treatments amidst a serene setting that complements the tranquillity of the East End. From massages to facials and holistic therapies, pamper your body and soul in this oasis of wellness.

Visit the La Mer Spa website to find out more about the treatments available and to make your reservation.

A row of jet skis parked on the sandy beach, ready for an exciting ride on the water.

Count On Us for Beach Activities and Diving in Grand Cayman!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of some of the best things to do in the East End of Grand Cayman. And remember, this list only scratches the surface! With our Grand Cayman East End diving experiences and our range of beach activities and watersports, we can help you have an unforgettable time!

Do you have any questions for the Tortuga Divers team? Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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