National Trust Cayman Mission House
March 30, 2019

In Cayman’s Bodden Town, a Classic Caribbean Beach Village

They came here for the water, for the fresh pond surrounded by maritime birds and waving reeds.

The early settlers eventually built Mission House, a two-story wooden home, a place that became a haven for Presbyterian missionaries.

Today, the beautifully preserved home is a draw in Bodden Town, the first settlement in the Cayman Islands and its original capital.

Bodden Town, on the southern coast of Grand Cayman, is a slice of the Old Cayman, a gentle, breezy village where history is served up with a side of sand.

Step across Bodden Town road from the wetlands and you’ll find a very pretty, very long, uncrowded stretch of beach that is a throwback to a different time in the Caribbean.

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