The 6 Best Things to Do in West Bay, Grand Cayman

West Bay is a district located on the west side of Grand Cayman Island in the British West Indies. The population is 11,436. West Bay is a residential area located north of Grand Cayman's tourist-popular Seven Mile Beach.

1. Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter

786 North West Point Road, West Bay KY1-1303, Grand Cayman Nature & Parks, Water & Amusement Parks, Water Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas More
Excellent
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4 based on 4046 reviews

Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter

Cayman's most-visited and perennially popular land-based attraction, Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter hosts more than 300,000 visitors each year. Conservation of sea turtles and other island wildlife with associated research and education are at the heart of the company's mission. The park is also a vital component of the country's economy, providing a world-class tourist attraction that is truly one-of-a-kind: the only institution in the world that successfully breeds green sea turtles, releases captive-bred sea turtles into the wild, and allows visitors to get "up close and personal" with sea turtles in various exhibits and supervised encounters. Local and Caribbean birds, marine predators, crocodile and other island wildlife are also featured in this Grand Cayman island favorite "must-see".

Reviewed By FTMDave - Adria, ItalyAdria, Italy

Swimming with turtles

I spent an extremely-interesting morning at the Centre (it's quite compact, that's all the time you need).They offer two possibilities: for 18 USD/14.40 KYD you get to see where the turtles breed and in smaller tanks you can even pick up the small ones.Fo

2. Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

West Bay KY1, Grand Cayman Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Reefs, Ships More
Excellent
76%
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4.5 based on 933 reviews

Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef

The ex-USS Kittiwake is an Ex-US Navy Submarine Rescue Vessel. She was sunk on January 5th, 2011 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands to create an artificial reef and shipwreck attraction for scuba divers and snorkelers to visit and enjoy.The attraction is operated by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association. Please use a licensed operator and all visitors are required to pay a user fee.

Reviewed By Lanzen - Elkhart, IndianaElkhart, Indiana

Excellent Penetratable Wreck!

Our dive group visited Kittiwake in March 2019, and we were VERY excited to see it as the hype is everywhere in the magazines/advertisements. We were not disappointed!! This wreck is a diver paradise, with easy penetration (even for beginners) and so much

3. Dolphin Discovery Grand Cayman

Enter a destinationWest Bay, Grand Cayman
Excellent
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4 based on 1245 reviews

Dolphin Discovery Grand Cayman

Dolphin Discovery Grand Cayman invites our guests to have the experience of a lifetime swimming with dolphins in paradise! Our Grand Cayman dolphinarium offers family-friendly programs for all ages, a Caribbean adventure you will never forget.

Reviewed By michelle002 - Dallas, TexasDallas, Texas

Treated like cattle and photos are ridiculous

We did the dolphin encounter. There was no organization. We were told to get life jackets and then not to get them and then someone was bringing them to us, but then we needed to get them ourselves. It was confusing. There was such a large group and I felt that we were herded like cattle. We interacted with the dolphins for about 2 minutes each. I thought that the price of the encounter was a little high, I didn't feel like it was a complete rip off. But then they get you with the pictures. You are not allowed to use your camera, and they charge you $38 for 1 photo of only one person in your group. No pictures of more than one person in the group. It left such a bad taste in my mouth that I would never recommend this to anyone.Dear traveler,We thank you for your preference in selecting our facility Dolphin Discovery Grand Cayman for your dolphin experience and also for the sharing of your feedback on TripAdvisor. We deeply regret that you felt the service and organization were not as you expected and our photo policies and prices were not affordable; all your comments are well received, taken into account and will be shared with our management at destination, we will assess the mentioned areas to ensure our standards and protocols are consistently observed. For us, listening to our guests is the best way to improve our quality and services and take corrective measures where necessary.We hope to have the pleasure to serve you again and have the opportunity to improve your experience.Warmest regards!

4. West Bay Beach

West Bay, Grand Cayman Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Beaches
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

West Bay Beach

Reviewed By 000Amy000 - New YorkNew York

Nice little spot...

West Bay Beach is a nice little beach where the locals go. It has great swimming, but I recommend water shoes because the bottom has rocks mixed in with the sand. There are basic restroom facilities and a few cabanas. When we were there, there were some l

5. Barker's National Park

West Bay Road | Barkers National Park, West Bay, Grand Cayman Nature & Parks, National Parks
Excellent
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4 based on 122 reviews

Barker's National Park

Reviewed By Jared W - Malden, MassachusettsMalden, Massachusetts

Beautiful spot to do some kiteboarding

Came here to take a 2 hour kiteboarding lesson and had a blast. The instructors here teaching the classes are awesome, and it couldn't be a better spot to learn such a cool sport. I'm going back in later this year and will definitely come back here to do

6. Cayman Motor Museum

864 North West Point Road, West Bay, Grand Cayman Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
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4 based on 170 reviews

Cayman Motor Museum

*Closed for the Summer Season and Reopening Thanksgiving 2018 The Cayman Motor Museum, located on Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands, is a unique attraction that features some of the world's most special, rare, and one-of-a-kind automobiles. On display are 80 vehicles which collectively provide an historical tour of motoring throughout the world! An exact model of the first vehicle ever to be driven in the Cayman Islands — a 1905 Cadillac — has a place of special prominence in the museum and “royal watchers” will be attracted to the 1956 Daimler DK400, Queen Elizabeth II’s first limousine. Racing and speed aficionados will marvel at the sleek Ferraris, Maserati’s, Corvettes, and Jaguars. Magnificent Rolls-Royces (including a 1930 “Phantom”) and Bentleys abound, beckoning viewers back to an era of meticulous craftsmanship and unsurpassed luxury. The Museum is a great cruise ship excursion or a great place to spend an afternoon while on vacation to the Cayman Islands. Our gift shop

Reviewed By CarolS1641 - Akeley, MinnesotaAkeley, Minnesota

Just ok

Smallest auto museum I have ever been too. A few nice cars and a few other collectibles. I don’t feel it is worth the $20 to get in. The hours of business are very short, I would call before I went to make sure they were open. One time we stopped and ther

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