7 Unique Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in the Cayman Islands
Love is in the air at the National Trust. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing seven special ways to show your love in the Cayman Islands.
Feed a Blue Dragon
Spend a day loving on Grand Cayman’s world-renowned Blue Iguana, at the Blue Iguana Recovery facility in North Side. Work alongside the Blue Iguana wardens to prepare a breakfast of native fruit, flowers and leaves for these royal reptiles and witness them in their habitat. Learn about the Blue Iguanas’ journey from critical endangerment to a sustainable 1,000 wild iguanas.
Go the extra mile and adopt an iguana, providing for the future care of and eventual release into the wild.
Kiss Under the Stars at Heritage Beach
Pack a blanket and picnic basket and prepare for a night under the stars with your valentine. If an unhurried and simpler date sounds heavenly, we recommend an evening at Heritage Beach. Located in the sleepy district of East End, Heritage Beach is our invitation for quiet cuddling, leisure beach walking and enchanting stargazing.
Reconnect in Nature
There’s joy in discovering the unknown together. Hike the Mastic Trail or stroll the Colliers Wilderness nature trail for a closer look at nature untouched. Experience the pure, unaltered beauty of towering Royal Palms and the majestic Yellow Mastic for which the Mastic Reserve was named; spot wildlife, whisper with the birds and take unforgettable Instagram-worthy photos amid Mother Nature.
Go on a Scavenger Hunt
Adventure is calling with the National Trust’s Explorer Passport to Grand Cayman! Discover – or rediscover – Grand Cayman’s many hidden and off-the-beaten-path places that showcase the heritage and natural wonders of the Cayman Islands. Experience all 39 unique sites and activities, complete with local tips, a scavenger hunt map and fun stickers to mark where you’ve been together and the memories you’ve made this year.
Say ‘I Love You’ Among the Birds
Did you know that around 90% of birds mate for life? Pledge your unwavering love for each other surrounded by Cayman’s birds on a private birding tour with the National Trust’s expert guide. Visit birding hot-spots at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Governor Gore’s Bird Sanctuary, Pedro St. James and Meagre Bay Pond.
Give the Gift of Local
What is more special than a gift made with love? Choose from a selection of unique hand-made and locally-sourced gifts at the National Trust’s Nature Store. All proceeds support the National Trust’s efforts to preserve and protect the unique environment and historic sites of the Cayman Islands while supporting local artisans.
Propose Under a Historic Lighthouse
The East End Lighthouse served for many years as a beacon for local seamen, lighting the way for the safe return of sailors to their families. The story behind the lighthouse is steeped in a history of love, loyalty and the hope of a future, and sets the stage for a picture-perfect proposal. Ask the lady in your life to be your wife atop the historic steps or beneath the iconic lighthouse.BACK TO NEWS