What to do and see in Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands: The Best Places and Tips

September 20, 2017 Layne Dawes

Home to fruit bats, herons, wild green parrots and an abundance of tropical foliage, the 12-mile-long island of Cayman Brac boasts more than 170 caves and 1400 inhabitants. Named for the imposing limestone bluff, or Brac in Scottish Gaelic, that looms 140 feet above the sea, the middle Cayman offers spectacular diving at Wilderness Wall and Peter's Cave. Emerald green parrots flock at National Trust Parrot Reserve. To discover some of the island's secrets, take a taxi, hop on a bike or trot on foot.
Restaurants in Cayman Brac

1. MV Captain Keith Tibbetts

Cayman Brac
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
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4.5 based on 137 reviews

MV Captain Keith Tibbetts

A 330-foot Russian frigate that was sunk in September 1996.

Reviewed By bgdiver1963 - Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, United States

Dove with Brac Scuba Shack, mostly southern side due to weather. Last day, friday, dove MV in the morning. Nice dive started 75 feet to bow of boat at 45 feet. Saw a nice small octopus on the rear railing during the day---cool

2. The Bluff

Eastern tip of the island, Cayman Brac
Excellent
69%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
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4.5 based on 92 reviews

The Bluff

Bat colonies and deep caves, used by island residents for shelter during storms, are the beckoning features of this limestone crag that rises 140 feet above the sea at Cayman Brac's eastern tip.

Reviewed By vovi - Sk. Canada

Standing on the "beach" looking at the brac is just mind blowing. I had to ignore all the lost flipflops and other assorted plastic that has blown onto shore from the ocean. Too bad for that. Otherwise a fabulous place with amazing views. There were a couple of guys rock climbing. They looked like they were enjoying the sport.

3. Cayman Brac Caves

East Island Highway, Cayman Brac
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Cayman Brac Caves

Reviewed By Stephanie B

Very cool. Follow the map and look for signs. Wear strong shoes. Chandelier cave/Nani worth the effort to get down there. It's not marked but it's at 30 on the map. Along left side of road.

4. Cayman Brac Lighthouse

Major Donald Drive, Cayman Brac
Excellent
32%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 92 reviews

Cayman Brac Lighthouse

Reviewed By snowbliss1 - Hampton, Virginia

Hiking the lighthouse trail starts easy enough, but it quickly becomes difficult. But press on as the views are worth the effort and you can also get close to the Booby birds. For the four us when hiking anywhere on the Brac, you spend more time looking down the absorbing the view as the hiking is treacherous and challenging.

5. Cayman Brac Museum

19 Kirkconnell St., KY2-2101, Cayman Brac +1 345-948-2222
Excellent
43%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Cayman Brac Museum

The Cayman Brac Museum, the oldest Museum in the Cayman Islands opened its doors to the public on December 3rd, 1983. Through the years our efforts have been focused on preserving the unique history of Cayman Brac & Little and creating informative exhibits. The Museum’s home is the Old Government Administration Building built in 1933 which housed the Post Office, Customs, Treasury and much more under one roof before it was replaced by a new building in 1983.

Reviewed By da277 - New Jersey

We stopped here and were pleasantly surprised. This small museum house many relics from the early 1900's. It took about 40 minutes to walk through. Everything from old tools, utensils, and clothing is on display. The room with pictures and quotes from the hurricane of...MoreDa277, Thank you for your review of our Cayman Brac Museum. We are happy to know you enjoyed the visit of our window in to the past.

6. Lighthouse Footpath

Lighthouse Road, Cayman Brac
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Lighthouse Footpath

A scenic, point-to-point trail along the top of the bluff with scenic vistas and opportunities to observe nesting Brown Boobies.

Reviewed By Uphilldeb - South Lake Tahoe, CA

Go in the cool of the morning and hike out the trail along the cliffs. The boobies are all over the place with their adorable little fluffy white babies. They are easy to see from the trail and fun to watch.

7. Charlie's Reef

Cayman Brac
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Charlie's Reef

Reviewed By Scuba_Dude08_10 - Chicago, Illinois

A very enjoyable dive site in the Cayman Islands! There was quite a bit of marine life and a beautiful reef with cool swim-thrus. I recommend diving this site with Reef Divers.

8. Skull Cave

Dennis Foster Rd, Stake Bay, Cayman Brac
Excellent
30%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
32%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 40 reviews

Skull Cave

Reviewed By lovesthesun-7 - Stittsville, Ontario

On a trip to Cayman Brac in March my husband and I stopped at Skull Cave for a quick visit. This is an extremely easy access cave - a few steps up and you're there. Unfortunately, I didn't have our flashlight with me, so only went into the first chamber, where I was surprised, but pleased, to wake up two bats that flew right past me. I would agree with another reviewer that it seemed a pity that there was graffiti on some of the rocks inside the cave, but aside from that, it was neat to see, and I would recommend a stop.

9. Rebecca's Cave

Cayman Brac
Excellent
29%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
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4 based on 27 reviews

Rebecca's Cave

Reviewed By GraceSanFrancisco - San Francisco CA

In 1932 a massively destructive hurricane hit the Cayman Islands. It destroyed most of the homes. Over a hundred people died in Cayman Brac alone. Rebecca's parents found refuge in this cave but poor 18 month old Rebecca died of exposure and is buried here. Caymanians have not forgotten her.

10. Peter's Cave

Cayman Brac
Excellent
50%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 27 reviews

Peter's Cave

One of Cayman Brac's top North Wall dive spots.

Reviewed By Carlyke - Dauphin Island, Alabama

This cave is at the top of a trail that was once used as a cattle trail. It is hard to believe that cattle actually climbed the steep trail up to the cave. The views of the island are great from here and the cave is pretty interesting if you are brave enough to enter. It appears to be a favorite spot of islanders and visitors.

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