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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.