By Roxana Oliver
Planning a vacation with your children can sometimes be quite challenging. Depending on their age, they need to be entertained and occupied at all times. Finding the right destination that can offer fun and engaging activities for both adults and kids is not always easy. However, if you’re planning on visiting the Cayman Islands, one thing is for sure – there are so many things to do there, your family will definitely not be bored. Here are just some of the things that you and your kids can do while enjoying the beauty of the Cayman Islands.
Watch the starfish
If you have younger kids, observing beautiful orange and red starfish as they leave tiny footprints in the sand might be interesting. It’s also a great opportunity to teach them a thing or two about different marine life while enjoying the clear shallow waters of Starfish Point. You can even hold the starfish in your hands and take some memorable pictures. Be sure to handle them gently and keep them under the water at all times.
Swim with the stingrays
Near Starfish Point is another great attraction for kids – Stingray City. The numerous stingrays you can find there are not shy and are quite used to people, so you can feed them by hand and swim with them. Although some of them are rather big, they are very gentle; you can hold them, pet them as they glide through the water around you and even kiss them if you like (kissing one is believed to bring you seven years of good luck!). Also, don’t forget to take a couple of pictures as this is definitely an experience you’ll remember for a long time.
Ride the swimming ponies
If your kids love both swimming and horses, Pampered Ponies offers you a chance to ride real horses into the ocean. You don’t need to be a skilled rider, as the horses are very calm and well-trained. Besides, the staff is friendly and helpful. You can enjoy a relaxing ride along the sandy beach. Still, the real fun starts once you take the saddle off and ride bareback into the crystal blue water – the horses love to swim, so much that if you look closer, you might even notice them grinning.
Dive into a shipwreck
If your kids are a bit older, you can opt for one of the best Grand Cayman diving experiences and explore a real shipwreck. The Kittiwake wreck is safe, so you can snorkel close to the surface, or you can dive in and roam through its rooms. It also serves as an artificial reef… So you might even run into a few sea creatures that have made it their home. A great thing about it is that you don’t need to be an experienced diver to enjoy this attraction. Still, you might want to hire some professional company that can guide you through the wreck’s chambers.
Check out the Grand Cayman’s bioluminescent bay
Touring the Grand Cayman’s bioluminescent bay allows you to enjoy a light show like no other. It gives you one of the most magical experiences imaginable. Thousands of tiny, sparkling organisms create a unique glow in the dark water. You can even swim with them and watch your hands and feet glow as you move. There aren’t many places in the world where you can experience such natural beauty. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.
Relax on the beach
Finally, after all the exploring, swimming and taking photos, don’t forget to take some time to just relax and enjoy the sun at the beach. It’s a perfect way to unwind at the end of your long and busy vacation. Also, if your kids still have some energy left, you’ll be glad to know that some beaches, like the Seven Mile Beach, have areas specially designated for young children. They include inflatable floating trampolines, slides, see-saws and a very popular monster iceberg that children simply adore.
Many parents are afraid that going on vacation with kids will feel like anything but a vacation. However, if you choose the Cayman Islands as your travelling destination, you can rest assured that your whole family will have lots of fun. You will come home rested, satisfied, and filled with memories you will cherish forever.
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About the author
Roxana Oliver is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney who loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs. She also has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing following her on Twitter and Facebook. Read more by Roxana