Tuesday 11 August, 2020

5 reasons why we love Bodden Town

Did you know that Bodden Town is the former capital of the Cayman Islands and the centre of the largest district in the Cayman Islands? Named after government leader, William Bodden, this historic area is full of charm and personality.

And best of all, it is in the centre of it all! If you drive 10 miles in one direction, you will reach Rum Point, and if you drive 10 miles in the other direction, you will arrive at Seven Mile Beach.

But, if in Bodden Town, we see no reason to go anywhere else. Here are our top reasons why!

5. There are lots of places to dine

Bodden town is not lacking for amazing food. For more easy-going fare, try Czchec Inn, the Grape Tree Café, Chester’s fish fry or Rankin’s Jerk Pitt. And for something a little more fancy, try the Lighthouse Restaurant.

4. There are lots of things to do

Bodden town has something for everyone! Our favourite activities for heritage lovers are Mission House and Pedro St James Castle. For shoppers, Beach bubbles artisan bath and body gift shop or Bodden town Art Shop for your homemade jellies, prints and local art.

3. It isn’t as crowded as Seven Mile Beach

Bodden Town is known as the most tranquil part of Cayman. If you want to get away from the crowds and still be immersed in beauty, this is the place to go.

2. Great accommodations without the snob factor

Many Bodden town villas, such as Moon Bay, overlook the dramatic ocean. This is understated luxury at its finest. Or, if you want a true Caymanian experience, visit Retreat at Lookout Farm.

1. Nature, nature, nature

Situated on a natural harbour and a coral reef, the beach in the Bodden town area is the most dramatic in all of Grand Cayman. Be sure to spend some time at Coe Wood Beach and the Blow Holes. For those who love adventure, The Underground Pirates Caves are opening back up in January 2020. These caves lie beneath a lush tropical setting and feature a scenic nature trail on a self-guided tour through a mini zoo. Pirates are said to have hidden their treasure there between 1630 and 1750.

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