Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman

3.9
#7 of 75 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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  • October 2, 2017
    You get a glimpse of the Islands Vegetation and its living habitats. Well maintain complex where you can take a load of pictures and see also how the houses used to be built on the island. Very nice p...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    This is a very easy walk to see the natural plant and animal life of the island. The iguana's walk around on there own. There is a lot of signage to help educate about the different plants. We went on...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    The Botanic Park was too dry & hot. To our disappointment, there were not that many flowers at all! Orchids were not blooming so there were none. Too hot & not a whole lot of shades, not much to see.  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    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.
  • June 29, 2017
    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.
  • June 27, 2017
    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.
  • July 5, 2017
    This is an amazing place that is so vital in supporting the local plants and wildlife in Cayman. A must see!
  • January 8, 2017
    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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