It’s pretty apparent by now, but I’m a sucker for pretty beaches. The sun, the sand, and the sea, all come together to create a trifecta of bliss; throw in a delicious cocktail
(or two) and a good book and I’ll be content for hours. Indeed, I’m happiest near the sea.
I’ve spent the last seven years jet-setting across the globe in search of a beautiful beach destinations that take my breath away; and although I have a few “favorite” beaches that I’m always daydreaming about visiting again, I’ll never pass up an opportunity to explore a new beach and a new location. And the most famous beach in the Cayman Islands, Seven Mile Beach, had been on my radar for a few years.
Located 270 miles south of Cuba and 270 miles northwest of Jamaica, this archipelago is most internationally recognized as one of the world’s largest off-shore financial centers; however, look a little closer and you’ll find gorgeous beaches, a relaxed island vibe, and world-class scuba diving. And while the lure of scuba diving was strong during our visit, we decided to skip the underwater adventure and spend our day along that world-renowned beach.
Shortly after arriving in port, we took a quick, $15 taxi ride to Calico Jack’s, nestled in the middle of Seven Mile Beach. Not only is Calico Jack’s a funky, colorful, beach bar serving stiff drinks alongside friendly smiles, but it also offers many useful amenities such as restrooms, showers, picnic tables in the sand, and beach chairs. The friendly chickens wandering around only added to the funky-vibe that was Calico Jack’s.
The swells were large that day, so I spent the majority of the day body-surfing while Cody relaxed on the beach. And at the end of the day, we both agreed that we’d love to come back to the Cayman Islands and stay along Seven Mile Beach. We loved the vibes (it reminded us a lot of Turks & Caicos), and we definitely want to log a few dives on the shipwrecks and reef surrounding the island. And that water… oh, the color of that gorgeous turquoise water… It’s one of the prettiest shades of blue we’ve ever seen. I just can’t get enough of it.
Have you been to the Cayman Islands? What’s your favorite Caribbean Island?