Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach
West Bay Road,
Cayman Islands, KY1-1201
Phone: (345) 945-7300
Fax: (345) 945-7400
Seven Mile Beach is falsely named, because it's actually five and a half miles long. Nobody really complains though, because all they really need is enough space to lay on a beach towel on this gorgeous strip of coral sand. Seven Mile Beach is the tourist center of Grand Cayman, located just north of George Town and including resorts like the Westin Casuarina, Hyatt Regency, Coral Sands, Grand Caymanian and even the local Ritz-Carlton on the northern end. Smaller hotels and villas also abound along this strip, together with restaurants, shopping and nightlife.
Go to Hell! Hell, of course, is a geologically mysterious limestone formation located in West Bay. The first time a local official laid eyes on the bleak outcropping, he uttered words to the effect of "I'll bet this is what Hell looks like." The name stuck, and people have visited Hell in droves ever since. On your way in, you will be greeted by Satan ("How the hell are you?"), and on your way out you can stop into the gift shop for a souvenir and go by the post office to send your loved ones a postcard from you-know-where. Note that Hell can be quite busy as busloads of tourists arrive there daily.
Enjoy an educational visit at the world's only commercial sea turtle farm. See thousands of turtles, ranging in size from six ounces all the way to 600 pounds. For a great addition to your photo album, hold on to one of the smaller turtles, if you can! You can also see flora and fauna native to the islands here: crocodiles, agoutis, iguanas, fresh water turtles and the Cayman's native parrot are all on display. The Turtle Farm is conveniently located on Boatswain's Beach.
Guardian Of The Reef is a bronze statue by Simon Morris and is placed under 65 feet (780 inches) of water off the Grand Cayman. Commissioned by the owners of Divetech, a popular dive shop, this sculpture is a fusion of an ancient Roman warrior and a seahorse and can be seen while scuba diving. Installed to generate awareness about ocean conservation, the Guardian serves as a powerful reminder to preserve numerous creatures of the sea.
Not too long ago crumbling ruins were lovingly restored by the Cayman government to resemble an original 18th century plantation owner's home. Come see what a rich landowner lived like, or read about the property's lengthy history, which is tied in with the island's own. The site is also used for weddings and events.
The Rum Point beach offers a relaxing alternative to "hectic" Seven Mile Beach. Set yourself to bake on a towel by the ocean, or go swimming or snorkeling over the nearby reef. When you get hungry, visit the snack bar and nosh on whatever it is you got at the shaded picnic tables. The Hyatt Regency now shuttles people over to this beach, but it still remains an uncrowded alternative to many of the more touristy spots.