West Bay, Cayman Islands

West Bay, Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman’s northernmost district is a world unto itself. Surrounded by ocean to the west, north and east, West Bay is affectionately referred to as “The Republic”—a humorous reference to autonomy—by older residents who recall when travel to other parts of the island required a long journey on unpaved, dusty paths. Today, West Bay residents enjoy lightning-fast access to Seven Mile Beach and George Town via the Esterley Tibbetts highway and an abundance of activities, amenities and attractions making it a highly sought-after community. It’s also where you can literally go to Hell!


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Things to love about West Bay

  • A nine-mile cycling trail known as the West Bay Loop
  • Heritage Kitchen’s fish fry
  • Calypso Grill’s sticky toffee pudding
  • A scenic drive along Northwest Point
  • Horseback riding in the ocean
  • Learning to kiteboard at Barkers
  • Education and fun at Cayman Turtle Centre

Living in West Bay

West Bay’s meandering coastal road and maze of narrow side streets lend a unique island charm to the district, which boasts a mix of stately seaside properties, quaint island cottages, luxury condominiums and canalfront homes. Whether you’re seeking a grand estate or a humble abode, there’s no shortage of residential options in West Bay.

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Notable communities

The Shores

Perfect for boaters, this canalfront community has direct water access to North Sound.

Boggy Sands Club

Residents in these condominiums enjoy private access to one of the least developed stretches of Seven Mile Beach. 

Things to do

West Bay

Barkers National Park

Located on the northeast tip of Grand Cayman, this protected area offers public beach access and is perfect for breezy picnics and kite surfing.

calypso grill

Restaurants and cafés

Enjoy fine dining at Calypso Grill and Ristorante Pappagallo, local delights at Heritage Kitchen and Boggy Sand Caribbean Kitchen, after-diving fare at Macabuca and vegan menus at VIVO Café.

Cayman Turtles

Cayman Turtle Centre

One of West Bay’s oldest attractions and a wildlife conservation centre with focus on green sea turtles, this family-friendly park features a variety of fun activities.

Cemetery Beach

Named for the adjacent cemetery, this iconic beach is a secluded yet popular snorkelling and sunbathing spot on the northern end of Seven Mile Beach. Nearby, West Bay Beach offers a cove for swimming and public beach cabanas.

Scholars Park

Scholar’s Park is a public green space boasting lush gardens and a large, sandy playground.



West Bay is home to three schools: the government primary school, Sir John A. Cumber Primary, and private elementary and high schools Grace Christian Academy and Wesleyan Christian Academy.

Essential services 

You don’t have to travel far for banking, groceries, gas, mail services and other essentials. Foster's offers groceries and Blackbeard's, fine wines and spirits. Other amenities include West Bay Pharmacy, Cayman National Bank, Esso and Texaco gas stations and a public boat dock at Dock Marina.  

*Disclaimer: The above data is indicative of average sales and rental prices based on past performance and prevailing market conditions. This information should be used for guidance only and should not be relied upon to make investment decisions.