Lacovia Grand Cayman

Resort Activities

Resort Activities

With its beautiful beaches, tropical weather and unique island terrain, there is plenty to explore and enjoy in Grand Cayman during your stay at Lacovia.

If you would like some assistance with your holiday planning, Lacovia can provide you with contact information for local tour operators to arrange your sightseeing and adventure excursions. Contact us at (345) 949.7599 for more details.

Shopping

Grand Cayman has a number of shopping plazas and malls offering brand name and luxury items. Among them is Camana Bay, Harbour Place in Georgetown, the Kirk Freeport Plaza along Cardinall Avenue, where you will find all types of luxury items, watches, leather and china, the West Shore Shopping Cente, with its upscale boutiques and art galleries,and the Queen’s Court Shopping Centre, which delights with a variety of eclectic offerings. See a list of shopping locations on Grand Cayman Island.

Dining

Grand Cayman boasts many interesting dining choices, and Seven Mile Beach has its share of speciality restaurants. Whether you are in the mood for seafood, pub fare, Caribbean cuisine, or simply want to stick to your favorite comforts foods such as pizza or ribs, you will not be disappointed. See a list of restaurants in the Cayman Islands.

Foster’s Food Fair grocery store is located a convenient 1/4 mile away from Lacovia. With a fully-equipped kitchen in your unit, plus barbeque grills for easy outdoor cooking, you may just decide to stay on property and enjoy a relaxing home-cooked meal instead. Read Lacovia’s Grocery Shopping Tips for Grand Cayman.

Night Life

SIDEbar: Contemporary lounge, open nightly from 4:00pm to midnight. Enjoy a wide array of wines by the glass, premium liquor and gastro pub flair. 3 HD TVs at the bar and full service outdoors.

Silver Palm at The Ritz-Carlton: Cigar bar, very relaxing and quiet lounge, occasional live music, but pricey

Legendz Bar & Grille: Upscale pub atmosphere and food; great for sports viewing

Barolo Lounge: Attached to Edoardo’s restaurant, this centrally located lounge on Seven Mile Beach offers a stylish venue and imaginative cocktails.

Government Parks

t’s an iguana, no it’s an alligator, no it’s a turtle! Actually, it’s all of the above and much more. A great excursion for families, the Cayman Turtle Farm is educational, cultural and entertaining. Swim in the lagoon, enjoy lunch at the restaurant and learn everything you ever wanted to know about turtles and other wildlife. Extended passes are also available.

Summary: Now known as Boatswain’s Beach, this area has been newly renovated and rebuilt and is most memorable for the magnificent Green Sea turtles at the Breeding Pond, capable of exceeding 600 pounds. The largest turtle currently in the pond is quite elderly (possibly ranging over 70 years of age)! The area also boasts Touch Tanks, where you are free to hold one of the yearlings and take a photo of this incredible experience. Other attractions are Breaker’s Lagoon, the largest swimming pool in the Cayman Islands and certainly the most unique; Boatswain’s Lagoon offering a snorkeling experience of a lifetime; Predator Reef, where you will meet our fun fleet of sharks and other predatory fish; the Caribbean Bird Aviary, a free-flight aviary home to many birds of the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean; Shoreline Nursery, a reef-like home to juveniles and small adult marine life; and the Education Center where you can discover all kinds of fun facts and scientific information on the animals here at the Park.

Web site: www.turtle.ky

Hours: Mon-Sun 8:00am.-4:30pm

Cost: From US$9

Telephone: 345-949-3894


Summary: Walking trails will lead you through a colorful wave of beautiful flowers, by fresh water ponds, a mahogany forest, cactus thickets, and meadows. Orchids, bromeliads, ferns, cacti abound. Some lily pads are 2 feet wide! This is a paradise for nature lovers. You will see butterflies, the endemic Blue Iguana, land crabs, lizards, and a variety of birds, including Cuban Parrots, the West Indian Whistling Duck and Caribbean Doves. A West Indian style Visitors’ Center welcomes you as you enter the gardens. As you proceed through the park, Heritage Garden, a replica of a traditional Cayman home site, gives you an idea of how life “used to be” in the Cayman Islands. If you are a nature lover, your Grand Cayman vacation won’t be complete until you visit the Botanic Park on Grand Cayman Island. Note: Wear comfortable shoes, as this is a walking tour.

Web site: www.botanic-park.ky

Hours: October to March: 9am to 5:30pm
April to September: 9am to 6:30 pm
(Closed on Christmas and Good Friday)

Cost: CI$8 (US$10) – Ages 12 and under are FREE with parent!

Telephone: 345-947-3558


Summary: At a time in the Cayman Islands when most people lived in tiny, thatch-covered houses, a wealthy Englishman, using slave labor from Jamaica, created an astonishing 3-story building called Pedro St. James. In the 1990s, the Government of the Cayman Islands purchased Pedro St. James and painstakingly restored the Great House to the splendor of its 18th century heritage. Today, visitors can stroll through the imposing edifice with its period furniture and authentic artifacts to experience what life was like so long ago in Cayman’s history. Pedro St. James has a multi-sensory 3-D presentation that begins every hour, from 10 am to 4 pm (Final seating is at 4 pm).

Web site: www.pedrostjames.ky

Hours: Open daily from 9am to 5pm (Closed Christmas Day)

Cost: CI$8 (US$10) – Ages 12 and under are FREE with parent!

Telephone: 345-947-3329

Activities

Exploring the varied sea life and coral scapes along Grand Cayman is a truly exciting adventure. As a result of the geographical formation of the island, Grand Cayman is actually the tip of a submerged mountain with snorkeling and diving accessible close to shore along the walls. There are plenty of snorkeling sites with Cemetary Beach and Governor’s Beach being two favorite spots. If you prefer, you can also book your adventure with a snorkeling operator.
Swimming in the calm clear waters is truly a wonderful experience. There are several beautiful beaches to explore while you are in Grand Cayman.

  • Seven Mile Beach (SMB) offers many activities during the day. There are several watersport operators on the beach, although there are many quiet stretches where you can enjoy a peaceful afternoon sunbathing, swimming and people-watching. Lacovia is located on SMB with 400 feet of private beach frontage.
  • Cemetary Beach receives rave reviews as a wonderful snorkeling beach close to SMB. Quiet and secluded and offers a chance to get up close and personal with the varied sea life around Grand Cayman.
  • Grand Cayman Public Beach and Governor’s Beach are both relaxing sections of SMB. Grand Cayman Public Beac is great for children with a playground, beach huts, refreshments and changing/restroom facilities.
  • Spotts Beach, located in the Spotts Newlands area, is surrounded by ironshore cliffs, and popular with the locals. Not as calm as the other beaches, but tends to be quieter with beautiful sand and breathtaking sunset views. There are picnic tables and benches as well as cabanas. Best to park across the street as beach side parking is limited.
  • Smith Cove, is located south of Georgetown and is popular snorkeling beach and offers many amenities such as picnic tables and restrooms.
  • West Bay Public Beach, located on the north end of SMB has beach changing/restroom facilities. Another perfect beach for swimming, beach combing, and relaxing in Grand Cayman
  • Rum Point, on the northern side of Grand Cayman offers clear, shallow water, watersport operators and refreshments. Beach changing/restrooms, showers and more are available.

Summary: A sandy bottomed channel where hundreds of stingrays can be seen and fed by visitors to the ‘city’. It is the most popular attraction for snorkeling. Enjoy this unique experience of touching and feeding a Stingray, and snorkel among magnificent coral reefs and colorful tropical fish. You may be surrounded by dozens of “tame” Atlantic Southern Stingray’s that enjoy the company of humans. They swim freely with humans in only three feet of water at the shallow Sandbar area.

Contact any tour operator for pricing and information. Check out Captain Marvin’s, Stingray City Trips or Moby Dick Tours. Read our blog posting about Stingray City to learn more.

Calm waters, and fantastic walls define the nature of diving adventures in Grand Cayman. Choose from boat dives, shore dives, night dives or even learn to dive courses with PADI certified instructors. Experienced dive operators can help you enjoy a safe and memorable dive trip.
Make the most of your holiday on Grand Cayman with a fishing charter. The island is popular for shore fishing, bottom and reef fishing as well as light tackle and flyfishing. Full or part-day excursions in search of Wahoo, Dolphin fish, Marlin and Barracuda – as well as the option to snorkel, or visit Stingray City – makes fishing charters fun for the whole family.
Let the tropical winds carry you on your tour around Grand Cayman. With sailing and yachting charters available to suit, you can choose from full day charters with planned visits to Stingray City and excellent snorkeling spots, half-day adventures with plenty of water fun, or even overnight charters with magnficent sunset vistas. Many companies are happy to customize a sailing trip that suits your group…so go ahead and have some fun in the sun!
In Grand Cayman you can kayak all day, and well into the night! Experience the magic of Bioluminescent Bay, or perhaps the monthly mating ritual of glow worms with popular eco-friendly kayak tours. Tour the Central Magrove Wetland, skimming through lush foliage in your kayak. Learn about the fragile ecosystem, and experience the abundance of marine life in Grand Cayman in a fun, family-friendly and safe manner. The bioluminescence tours of the north sound are fantastic by kayak at night!
World’s largest outdoor concrete park is available for skating enthusiasts. Please ask Lacovia reception for directions.
There are many options when it comes to horseback riding in Grand Cayman: sunset rides, deeply forested trail rides, swimming with the horses, romantic rides for two, and much more. Experience the thrill of riding along the shores with the warm waters lapping at the pristine white-sand beaches. Companies offer guided group or private tours and can accommodate any experience level. See Grand Cayman from a different perspective!
Give your abs a great workout with this terrific low impact water sport. Perfect for all skill levels and can be attempted seated, kneeling or upright. There are many paddle board rentals companies operating along Seven Mile beach. Why not give it a try? The Sweet Spot offers lessons and rentals.
Now this is an adrenaline rush! There are operators who provide instruction, a safe location, boat support and top of the line equipment for your kiteboarding adventure on Grand Cayman. The Sweet Spot offers introductory lessons as well as private lesson packages.
A total adrenaline rush…and a fantastic view as well. Parasailing off Seven Mile Beach offers breathtaking vistas of the renowned shoreline, the lush landscapes, and the startling blue waters of Grand Cayman. Parasailing operators may include pick up shuttles and the opportunity to ride single, tandem or even triples.
Bliss Living Yoga studio is located close to Lacovia Condos. With yoga sessions starting as early as 6:00am and up to 13 classes offered per day, there is a class here that will be tuned to your practice. Try hot yoga or the mindful kundalini inspired class. Classes range from 60 minutes to 90 minutes. Drop in passes are CI$19 and packs of up to 30 sessions can by purchased. Go…breathe…live. Learn more.
A unique vantage point on Grand Cayman. Experience the island, the brilliant blue sea, thriving coral reefs, as well as some shipwrecks – all from the comfort of a helicopter. Operators offer a variety of tours ranging from 10 minute excursions to hour-long scenic adventures around the island.
There are 4 golf courses to choose from during your holiday in Grand Cayman. The Jack Nicklaus-designed, Hyatt Britannia Golf Course featuring, grassy mounds, rolling dunes and large bunkers, is located across from Lacovia, making it an easy golf course to choose. Blue Tip Golf Course and Sunrise Family Golf Centre are both located along Seven Mile Beach with the North Sound Golf Club is located across Seven Mile Beach off West Bay Road.
Learn the history of early settlements, expand your knowledge of the local flora, and delight in the unique geography that is home to so many interesting sights on Grand Cayman with a variety of sightseeing opportunities. Sightseeing trips to Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Pedro St. James Castle, Boatswain Beach marine theme park, Ironshore landscape of Hell (black limestone formations), Cayman Turtle Farm, Mastic Trail, East End Lighthouse Park, and the neighbouring islands of Cayman Brac or Little Cayman will become cherished memories of your time on Grand Cayman.