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Let’s Explore the Cayman Islands: Things to See and Where to Eat in the East End

by Chantel DaCosta May 15, 2023

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Contrary to what you may have heard or read about Cayman, there is plenty to do away from the hustle and bustle of George Town, Camana Bay and Seven Mile Beach, so consider heading to the East End of Grand Cayman.

As you enter the eastern district, there is quite simply a feeling of peace and tranquillity. There is noticeably less traffic so you will see more walkers and cyclists, plus there is an abundance of luscious green foliage, colourful flowers, and fruit trees, and you may spot a wild agouti. The neighbourhoods are small and quiet, and the residents extremely friendly.

So, let’s explore the East End!

We’ve researched three top attractions in the district and recommend the top restaurants where you can grab a delicious meal during your visit.

Top Three Attractions in the East End

Colliers Beach (Also Known as East End Beach)

Colliers Beach, also known as The East End public beach, is the perfect spot for a weekend picnic with your family. The beach has amenities, including clean bathrooms and showers. Plus, there are shady parking areas available.

Wreck of the Ten Sail Memorial

Wreck of the Ten Sail is a historic shipwreck event that occurred off the East End of Grand Cayman on 8 February 1794. Ten ships that were part of a convoy from Jamaica to the United States and Britain wrecked on the surrounding reef. While residents braved the stormy waters and successfully rescued the ships’ crews and passengers, eight people from the convoy died.

The Wreck of Ten Sail Memorial Park is a remembrance of the night of the shipwreck and the heroism of the Caymanian residents who rescued those shipwrecked. Beginning with the Maritime Trail that leads visitors to a view of the reef where the ships were wrecked.

Library Beach

Located across from the East End public library, aptly named Library Beach is a quiet spot where you can enjoy swimming and snorkelling. There are several palm trees providing shade. There are however limited parking spots.

Places To Eat on the East End

La Casita Authentic Mexican Mezcal & Tequila Bar

Do you love Mexican food? Look no further than La Casita. You can enjoy a wide variety of tacos, burritos and fajitas and you won’t want to skip the freshly made salsa and guacamole with homemade tortilla chips.

Tukka East End

If you are in the East End, you won’t want to miss a visit to Tukka. You will experience the unique fusion of Caribbean and Australian cuisine. Enjoy fresh seafood such as yellowfin tuna, mahi-mahi, lobster, and snapper supplied by local fisherfolk.

The Italian Kitchen

Enjoy a taste of Italy on the East End at the Italian Kitchen. You will love the authentic brick oven pizzas, pasta, and antipasto dishes at this popular eatery.


We’ve already explored Bodden Town, and you can look out for the rest of this series as we explore the districts of the Cayman Islands.

Sources: Cayman Restaurants, TripAdvisor, Cayman Islands National Museum, Visit Cayman Islands, and Adventura Cayman.