DEAD AND ALIVE was spotted while walking Seven Mile Beach which is the popular beach on Grand Cayman Island. It is a crescent shaped strip of beach that actually measures around 6 miles. Due to the annual erosion, the beach has dwindled in length. Seven Mile Beach has been voted one of the best Caribbean Beaches, year after year. It is a public beach, so if you have the energy, you can walk from one end to the other. January starts the high season and from what I hear from the locals, the beaches are bare during the summer months. Too hot and the threat of hurricanes keep tourist away. Hurricane Ivan hit the island in 2004 destroying many of the hotels along the beach. Looking at the area today, you would never know there such devastation. The area is totally rebuilt.
When you get to Grand Cayman, there is plenty to do besides sunbathing and walking the beach. There are many great restaurants from very upscale to local. Snorkeling is great right off the beach if you are not the adventurous type to go out to the reefs. Diving at shipwrecks or the reefs and many other water sports. Take a day trip and explore the island. Although driving on the left seemed like a challenge, it was fairly easy to adjust to.