There are a number of land-based sports available to visitors, including golf, tennis, horseback riding, bicycling, billiards, jogging and hiking. For those interested, the following is a list of useful references
There are three golf courses on Grand Cayman: the 9-hole Britannia Golf Course (345-949-8020), created by Jack Nicklaus, The Links at Safehaven (345-949-5988), a championship 18-hole course, and the new one at the Ritz-Carlton hotel.
Whether you’re a first time visitor to the beautiful Cayman Islands or a seasonal resident, horseback riding is one of the most popular activities to enjoy during your stay. If you love the outdoors, nature & horses then this one’s for you! We offer scenic rides along the beach, through woodland trails, a romantic moonlight ride, and we even do children’s parties. Rides available on Bodden Town beach, just a couple of hundred feet from the Inn.
The Cayman Islands Tennis Club, a member of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), offers one of their courts in South Sound to visitors at a rate of CI$25.00 (US$31.25), per hour.
Hiking & Jogging
The Mastic Trail, part of the Mastic Reserve, is two miles long, takes about 2½ to 3 hours, and is ideal for hiking in Cayman’s wild interior. The woodland, evolved undisturbed for the last 2 million years, offers a rich abundance of birds, rare trees and animals, with guided walks available daily. Call Geddes Hislop of Silver Thatch Excursions at (345) 945-6588, or e-mail him at email@example.com for more information about a guided tour. Geddes has a degree in Wildlife Biology, and really knows his stuff. For joggers, Beach Bay Road, near Turtle Nest Inn, is a route followed regularly by those wanting a good surface with little traffic. And, of course, there’s the beach almost all around Grand Cayman, with public access guaranteed everywhere.
Bicycle rentals are available on Grand Cayman, at Cayman Cycle Rentals, at (345) 945-4021, or Soto’s Scooters & Cars, at (345) 945-4652, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are at least four independent fitness centres on Grand Cayman, including World Gym Fitness Centre, at (345) 949-5132; Fitness Connection & Aquatic Centre, at (345) 949-8485; New Image Health Club, at (345) 949-7016; and One to One Personal Fitness, at (345) 949-9440. And, there’s now Kings Sport Complex that’s opened in a location more conveniently accessible from Bodden Town — just past the Grand Harbour (Hurley’s) shopping centre. They can be reached at (345) 946-5464.
Snooker / Pool
Attic Billiard Lounge is a popular place if you are interested in this relaxing passtime. They’re on West Bay Road, at (345) 949-7665.