Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman

3.9
#6 of 75 in Parks in Cayman Islands
Hiking Trail Garden
Spot remarkable blue lizards as you stroll along winding paths at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. Take the trail that circumnavigates the park and keep an eye out for rare, striking blue iguanas, who wander through the gardens in all their iridescent glory. Almost extinct 20 years ago, the iguanas now thrive in the gardens thanks to a project to restore their population to safe numbers. As you meander through the colorful gardens, stop at the lake to admire rare aquatic birds, native to the region. After all that, grab some refreshments at the tea rooms and take in the wonderful park views. Put Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and other North Side attractions into our North Side itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I have visited this place on numerous occasions over the last 15 years - but it is nowhere near as good as it was (or the adverts claim). There were no iguanas (something to do with keeping them prote...  more »
  • We decided to check this out while in Cayman and glad we did! So many different species of plants & trees, but the best part was getting to see the Blue Iguana! He was beautiful but hiding and the gro...  more »
  • My only regret about visiting these lovely botanical gardens is that our East End tour didn't give us more time to spend here! The entrance provides you with insect spray. The areas are labeled and ea...  more »
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  • Great experience! Definitely pay to go on the iguana tour. The guide was very informative, and the blue iguanas are amazing creatures. I would recommend for all ages. The iguana's story is amazing and the creatures will make you laugh. The visit was a ton of fun.
  • Room to explore and colors galore. This was a beautiful good sized garden. The grounds were very well maintained and they had a large variety of plants. I went in June and the orchids were not in season but the other plants were very beautiful. There are placards on almost every plant with sufficient information to find out more about the plant online. What I liked most about this garden is that there were trails but also plenty of room to explore off-trail. There is a small house that you can walk through and around. I would highly recommend this garden for a few hours, especially if it is too stormy to be on the water. Even though it had just rained the trails were not muddy and there weren't very many standing puddles.
  • A beautiful spot, unfortunately it is starting to look run down and needs work urgently, what with rotting fences and benches around the property. Additionally, the famous blue iguanas were simply not visible anywhere we looked.
  • This is an amazing place that is so vital in supporting the local plants and wildlife in Cayman. A must see!
  • Unique place with a great display of local plants. Saw some wildlife but not much. You have to purchase the iguana habitat tour separately from the botanical self guided tour. Was $30 just to see the iguanas plus an additional $10 for self guided tour. Decided to skip out on the iguana habitat to save some money. Tons of coupons for this attraction in the guide books.

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