This post is a blast-from-the-past. I started this blog after I retired in 2009 but we vacationed as a family since the boys were in diapers and experienced some amazing trips. So I figured I would go back and pull pictures from some of those old trips and post them on our blog.
We visited the Cayman Islands in May of 2001. Cameron was about 7.5 years old and Ryan was almost 6.
If you’ve never visited the Cayman Islands, it’s located in the Caribbean just west of Jamaica.
A British territory, the Cayman Islands was first discovered in 1503 by Christopher Columbus. He originally named it Los Tortugas because Tortugas means “turtle” in Spanish and reporting seeing lots of sea turtles on his first visit.
Cayman Turtle Centre
We visited the Cayman Turtle Centre where you can hold turtles of different sizes, check out their website here.
They also have a hefty population of stingrays. We visited Stingray City, a shallow area in the surrounding waters of the Cayman Islands where stingrays will feed out of your hands.
Ryan was a bit unsure what to think of the stingrays but our guide eased his fears. After feeding this one, it crept up on my arm and I felt a sucking sensation on my arm. I almost freaked out to find out that the stingray made a move on me and left a hickey to prove it.
Meanwhile, Cameron sat quietly in the boat as the captain entertained him.
Cayman Island Beaches
The beaches in the Cayman Islands are beautiful. The water is turquoise met by white sand. The boys enjoyed building sand castles, making a sand turtle and lazying around in the hammocks at the resort.
On one of our excursions, we ventured out to the edge of Hell and lived to tell about it.
On our final excursion, the boys got to captain a pirate ship and were later forced to walk the plank.
I hope you enjoyed this little blast-from-the-past of our trip to the Cayman Islands. If you are not subscribed to our blog and would like to subscribe so that new posts come directly to your email, scroll up to the right top section of this page and type in your email address.
I’ll leave you with a final picture of Ryan hanging 10.