Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman

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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 am not typically a botanical gardens person but I found this to be quite enjoyable. Beautiful gardens (note the orchids bloom through April) and amazing to see the critically endangered blue iguana ...  more »
  • This is a nice, nature walk for a cool day. When we went it was super hot and definitely not as enjoyable as it probably could have been.  more »
  • If you're interested in tropical plants, foliage, etc then this is a must-stop. Lots of unique trees, flowers, birds, cacti, etc I've never seen before and spotted a blue iguana. If you're going to wa...  more »
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  • 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.
  • This is a fantastic botanic garden. It features a great Cassidy of endemic plants and iguanas.
  • Don't miss a visit to the botanical gardens when you are on Grand Cayman, you get to see flowers, parrots, iguanas and agoutis as well as getting a nice walk. Allow for an hour and a bit to walk through the site. The entry is $8 for a self guided walk and if you want to do the blue iguana tour it's $30 and they only do it at 11am.
  • An amazing place. Well tended and maintained. Plenty of signs giving information about various plants and animals. Tons of wildlife and we saw the Cayman parrot here, too. Don't miss this.
  • Nice walk and relatively impressive. We are pretty geeky and thought we would have enjoyed more but with the heat and the bugs we started to walk rather quickly to get done. I would recommend going in winter months. The grounds are beautiful and the blue iguana rome free we stood practically a foot away from one it was incredible.