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Cruising Article –04/15/2011

So much to see in Grand Cayman

Caribbean Cruise Destinations

A Caribbean cruise vacation is the perfect way to relax and enjoy some fun in the sun, while also seeing some truly memorable sights. The city of Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands is the perfect stop if you want to combine a beautiful climate and fantastic beaches with plenty of adventure and excitement.

For those who simply want to lay on the beach, sip on a frosty beverage and take a dip in beautiful blue water, Seven Mile Beach has you covered. One of the most famous beaches on earth, the white sand seems to stretch endlessly and the water is postcard-worthy. You'll have your choice between a number of seaside restaurants as well as water sports operators who can help you engage in parasailing or any number of other activities.

Yet the beach isn't all that Grand Cayman has to offer. Be sure to stop off at the Turtle Farm at Boatswain's Beach, the world's only commercial sea turtle hatchery. You'll have a chance to see everything from newborn baby turtles to fully-grown adults that can weigh more than 600 pounds.

While in Grand Cayman, you should be sure to go to Hell. It may not be the pit of fire and brimstone that most are familiar with, but the small town of "Hell" has been drawing in tourists for decades. The highlight is the post office, where you can send all your friends and family back home greetings from Hell. So why did the town get this name? Most agree it's due to the eerie black rock formations that spike and twist out of the ground nearby.

If you love adventure, there's plenty of opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Whether it's horseback riding on the beach, swimming with dolphins, or playing with friendly stingrays, Grand Cayman has an adventure for every type of traveler.