Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman

4.1
#7 of 80 in Parks in Cayman Islands
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. See Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and all North Side has to offer by arranging your trip with our North Side travel route planning website .
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  • The views from the Botanical Gardens are beautiful. The entire area is gorgeous and being able to see a Blue Iguana was priceless. We lucked out and saw two different ones as we walked around the grou...  more »
  • My sister, my niece and I enjoyed a self-guided walking tour through the gardens. The flora and fauna all magnificent. The only problem was the incredibly high humidity coupled with the heat. All that...  more »
  • Another great visit. Marline very nice. No iguana this time but a very cool woodpecker was sighted!!  more »
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  • So many beautiful plants, trees and flowers. The paths were well laid out and signage/maps were helpful in navigating all of the areas. We did the shorter trail which we completed with plenty stops along the way to admire the plants in about 45 minutes. The staff were very friendly and for the most part non-existent unless there was a problem leaving the beauty to speak for itself.
  • When you basically were raised in a desert (south Texas) where cactus are the main greenery...and you happen upon this incredible jungle oasis... WOW. I have never seen such beautiful plants and flowers in person. I know the park is also home to the rare blue Iguana and I was bummed that we couldn't visit that part of the park, but walking through the gardens was so serene.
  • Great place to visit in your holidays if your are a nature lover. Here you can spot the last specimens of the blue iguana plus many different local plants and flowers. The staff is very friendly and the prices accessible. The park is big so probably you will spend 2 hours more or less here. Bring your sunblock, hat, comfortable shoes and snacks.
  • A very thoughtfully and lovingly maintained garden with a wealth of plants. It has the added bonuses of being home to a number rare blue iguanas that roam the grounds and being a great birding spot.
  • Although we didn't get to see any iguana, we enjoyed our visit there. Our guide was wonderful, and he took us around the park in a golf cart, otherwise my mother wouldn't have been able to enjoy any of it. Our guide explained and showed us many of the trees and plants growing there as well as answering all our questions. Nice gift shop too.
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