Let’s Explore the Cayman Islands: Things to See and Where to Eat in Cayman Brac
by Chantel DaCosta Jul 31, 2023
After just a 30-minute flight from Grand Cayman, you can be surrounded by lush beauty and rare flora and fauna perfect for nature lovers – welcome to Cayman Brac.
From limestone cave formations to cultural and heritage sites and stunning vistas, there’s plenty to explore and uncover off the beaten path. A getaway to Cayman Brac is perfect for a family staycation, a girl’s trip or even a romantic getaway. You can also opt for a solo adventure if you are a true thrill seeker wanting to see a different side of the Cayman Islands.
So, let’s explore Cayman Brac!
We’ve researched three top attractions on the island and the top restaurants where you can grab a delicious meal during your visit.
Top Three Attractions in Cayman Brac, The Cayman Islands
Cayman Brac Museum & Cayman Brac Heritage House
Perfect for history lovers and cultural tourists, you won’t want to skip a visit to the Cayman Brac Museum or the Cayman Brac Heritage House while on the island.
The Cayman Brac Heritage House is set on one acre of land on the North East Bay of the island. The house is an example of the traditional Caymanian house and is a cultural hub on Cayman Brac. The Heritage House hosts several cultural events, including exhibits and artistic features. Admission is free for tours and visitors can see the house from 8.30am to noon and 1pm to 5pm on Monday to Wednesday and Friday and 8.30am to 1pm on Thursday. Call to enquire and schedule your tour at (345) 948-0563.
The Cayman Brac Museum is the oldest museum on the Cayman Islands. Artefacts on display include items of cultural significance to the development of the islands such as the shipbuilding and turtling industries. Like the Cayman Brac Heritage House, admission to the museum is free and you can buy the perfect souvenir for your trip at the museum gift shop. Tours are held Monday to Friday 9am to noon, 1pm to 4pm and Saturday 9am to noon. Call (345) 948-2222.
For adventure seekers, a day of cave explorations in Cayman Brac is perfect. The network of caves on the island includes Cayman Brac Caves, Peter’s Caves, Skull Cave, Rebecca’s Cave, and The Bat’s Cave. You can schedule a tour with Nature Cayman, call (345) 948-2222 or (345) 916-4874.
You can’t visit Cayman Brac without stopping at the most Instagrammable spot on the island. The Bluff is a must-see during your visit. If you have a drone, don’t forget to pack it to get exceptionally stunning aerial shots of this location.
The Bluff is the highest part of the Cayman Islands. It stands at the eastern end of Cayman Brac and has a maximum elevation of 43m (141 ft). It is a low plateau of karstic limestone with an extensive area of diverse dry forest.
The region is perfect for nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers.
Places to Eat in Cayman Brac
After touring our top three locations in Cayman Brac, you’ll need lunch or dinner at one of these eateries. Here are our favourite restaurants on Cayman Brac.
The Captain’s Table restaurant in Cayman Brac is perfect for casual, relaxed dining. According to caymanrestaurants.com, this eatery is open for lunch and dinner and boasts a versatile menu. You can stop by on special-themed days such as Taco Tuesdays and Italian Thursdays.
Barracudas Bar and Grill
Barracudas Bar and Grill is perfect for days when you crave pizza. All the pies are made from scratch and cooked in a wooden oven. Visit for dinner and enjoy local seafood dishes, delicious burgers and wings, sip a cocktail, and relax.
Star Island Restaurant
For a Caribbean break, lunch or dinner, visit Star Island Restaurant in West End. This eatery offers delicious seafood fare and has plenty of vegetarian and vegan friendly meal options.