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Sip a fruity rum cocktail and feel the sea's warm waves washing over your toes, as you stroll along the pristine beaches of Grand Cayman. Endless stretches of sugar white sand - and water so blue it somehow manages to leave the gorgeous sky's deep hue underwhelming – are waiting here, on the largest of the triplet of Caribbean Cayman Islands. The simple pleasure of listening to the water rustling, and feeling the sun warming your face, is matched only by the extraordinary opulence waiting at the island's hotels - where everything from gentle face massages, to extravagant seafood dinners, are available around the clock.

Things to see

Grand Cayman's sparkling sea is clearly irresistible, but you may be surprised that even the horses here love a dip. Visit West Bay, where you can ride across the sandy beach, before your horse decides to take a detour into the water to cool off. Watching your horse's toothy grin, as you ride through the water, is an experience that's sure to stick with you. Nearby Stingray Village gives you the chance to swim with animals a little more accustomed to the water. The promise of a free feed lures hundreds of stingrays to this sandbank, and you can jump into the shallow water to swim with the friendly animals, and feel their rough skin brushing past your own. Grand Cayman's clear water is also ideal for scuba diving, so test your skills by swimming through the skeleton of the former USS Kittiwake shipwreck - which was submerged to create an offshore diver's play area. Explore the algae covered bathrooms – complete with basins and mirrors – and watch as colorful fish swirl around the ship's rusting steering wheel.

Hotels in Grand Cayman

You won’t have to spend a second longer than necessary out of the water, thanks to your luxury hotel's swim-up bar, where you can sit on underwater stools to savor the local beer - Caybrew - or a cool rum and coke. Grand Cayman rooms have to be spectacular to tempt guests away from the beach - and the grand 4-poster beds, spacious lounge areas, and balconies with open views of the ocean, don't disappoint. Choose a cheaper alternative, and you can still spend days dangling your legs into palm-tree shaded pools, or taking breaks from the sun to watch television in your room. With WiFi and international phone lines widely available, getting in touch with home is easy.

Where to stay

The majority of hotels hug the shoreline of Seven Mile Beach – which is frequently labeled as the Caribbean's best beach by travel magazines. Hotels along this stretch offer private beaches, so you can take a front row seat to watch the sunset's colors bleed across the sky each evening. You may feel like you're staying in heaven - while watching turtles crawl across West Bay's beaches - but you're actually closer to Hell. Hell is the area's dramatic limestone rock formation, which resembles a volcanic wasteland, and is a stark contrast to the divine beaches. Another option is to stay around George Town, where restaurants will treat you to lemon-squeezed calamari and spicy fish tacos.

How to get to Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is served by Owen Roberts International Airport, which takes flights from the US, Canada, and the UK. You can also hop to the other Cayman islands using the local airline. Grand Cayman's airport is in the capital, George Town, and is just 10 minutes' drive from the hotels of Seven Mile Beach. Many of the hotels run free transfer services, which get you off the plane and onto the beach ASAP.

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