Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman

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#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 East End has to offer by arranging your trip with our East End travel route planning website .
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  • This place is well worth the visit and beautifully manicured. We made the mistake of going in the middle of the afternoon. It was quite hot as there is no ocean breeze in this location--it would be mu...  more »
  • We visited the Botanic Gardens in May, in the low season. Perhaps for this reason, it was almost empty, with only two other couples that we saw during our visit. However, another reason could be that ...  more »
  • We have been to several botanical gardens in Hawaii so have high expectations when visiting a garden area. It is a self guided tour. At ten and eleven am you can but a combination ticket to view the B...  more »
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  • This is the second time that my family and I have visited the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens. We enjoyed it both times but especially this year! We were able to go in and visit the Blue Iguana breeding program site. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour given by the gentleman that runs the program. We were able to see the Blue Iguanas up close. We also got an understanding of how the program strategically places the ones that they hatch out inside the gardens. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous! I have never seen so many shades of flowers in one Garden site. Also they have a great gift shop to pick up take me home keepsakes for family members. As well as I got a beautiful necklace for myself! Definitely a destination not to be missed if you're going to Grand Cayman!
  • Had a great time... kids were a little bored, but I guess that isn't really surprising. Looks like they are adding a more kid oriented area in the very near future, that will be a big bonus as the park is worth seeing. We were there just after opening in the morning and did not see many of the blue iguanas, the staff is very good tho and always willing to take a second to point things out to you no matter what they are doing!
  • A nice destination to spend a couple of hours learning about rare species of trees and plants that exist on the island as well as blue iguanas and their habitats. Friendly staff and very cheap price. 12.50USD per person. Tour around the place will take about 2 hours.
  • Well kept gardens with picnic area by the pond, cactus garden, colour garden, orchid trail, heritage garden and lots more. Some really big palms from around the world and lots to see. We spotted a parrot and a blue iguana so quite lucky there.
  • A great place to visit in Grand Cayman. Many of the trees blossom or fruit between April and July, so I didn't get to see them in November. Even so, it is one of the best botanical gardens I've visited. I was excited to see several iguanas and other reptiles while taking the self-guided walk through the gardens. A guided tour is also available, during which even more areas of the gardens are made accessible.
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