Cayman Kai is fast becoming one of the hottest travel destinations on the island of Grand Cayman. This has a lot to do with the fact that this north coast resort offers a more tranquil setting than the busy west coast hangout of Seven Mile Beach. The relatively uncrowded Cayman Kai Beach stretches for six miles, and the relatively calm waters of the Caribbean Sea can be enjoyed any number of ways. Thanks in part to the offshore reef, snorkeling is one of the top things to do in Cayman Kai, and the swimming is also excellent. After a day of snorkeling, swimming, or any other number of things, dining out at one of the local restaurants can be a great way to cap things off. There aren't any hotels at this relaxed resort, but the vacation rentals more than make up for the lack of hotels.
The Cayman Kai rentals come mostly in the form of condos and villas. Together with the vacation rentals along Seven Mile Beach, the rentals in Cayman Kai are among the most popular in the land. They provide everything that travelers will need to enjoy a comfortable and convenient stay, and this usually includes a fully equipped kitchen and private laundry facilities. Some of the rentals in Cayman Kai even have private pools that look out over the sea, and those who stay in a condo can expect their condo complex to have a pool as well. Families are likely to enjoy the home-away-from-home experience that a rental at Cayman Kai Beach can offer, and couples might keep them in mind when planning a Cayman Islands honeymoon. In addition to some convenient amenities, the rentals here also offer a considerable amount of privacy over the standard hotel or resort room.
While Cayman Kai Beach is a relatively relaxed Caribbean beach, there are plenty of ways for visitors to stay busy. Swimming and snorkeling are just two of the options, and it's also possible to go sailing or kayaking. Some of the rental properties have small sailboats, kayaks, and snorkeling equipment for their guests to take advantage of. For those who are staying at a rental property that doesn't feature these kinds of extra amenities, there is a watersports equipment operation at the beach. Kayak tours can be arranged at the watersports complex, as can other kinds of adventures, and a side trip to Stingray City might be in order.
Cayman Kai Beach connects to Rum Point Beach, and visitors can always opt to soak up some sun on either beach if they're not up for a lot of activity. Relaxing might just top the list of things to do in Cayman Kai, and when the urge to get more active sets in, diving can fill hours on end. For those who wish to add diving to their list of things to do in Cayman Kai, it's possible to go shore diving or book a scuba tour. Shore diving involves wading in at a choice point along the shore. Scuba tours tend to include visits to some of the great sites that are found off Grand Cayman's northwest coast. Rum Point Beach is where the main watersports operation is located.
There are lots of fun things to do in Cayman Kai, and when visitors aren't enjoying some activities in the immediate area, they can take a side trip to Seven Mile Beach to enjoy everything that it has to offer. In addition to taking the ferry to Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Kai visitors can also rent a car and drive. The ferry trip from Cayman Kai to Seven Mile Beach takes about 45 minutes, and those who drive can expect to spend the same amount of time in their car.
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