Thursday, June 27, 2013

Our Honeymoon, Part III: Grand Cayman

Our next port of call was Grand Cayman, the largest island of the Cayman Islands. I actually didn't even realize that the Cayman Islands weren't just called Grand Cayman until I was looking through the brochures on the ship! But, it's a gorgeous, gorgeous island! Curtis and I had signed up to go see and swim with sea turtles, and boy, I was excited. You see, turtles are the only reptile I don't refuse to absolutely despise. Okay, maybe I've started to like iguanas.. only because they were EVERYWHERE, and they didn't look like they were going to eat me.. or kill me. Anyway, we made our way to the Cayman Turtle Farm once we got on the island, and learned all about the sea turtles that inhabit the waters of the Caribbean.
After walking around and seeing some of the larger turtles, we got to visit the little turtle ponds that were home to the younger turtles and hold them! Those flippers are actually ridiculously strong for such a tiny little thing. Then, it was on to the large reservoir where we got to get our snorkel on with the turtles. I thought we'd get to swim with the larger turtles at first, but seeing as those can weigh up to 800 lbs, that didn't happen. But, we did get to swim with the 2-4 year old turtles, still really cool and lots of fun!


After swimming for quite some time, we grabbed some lunch at the little restaurant located in the turtle farm. We had traditional Cayman food, and it was quite scrumptious! Then we went off exploring the rest of the farm, and made our way back around everything to get a better look at it all. Oh, we went back to the little turtles so Curtis could hold one since he didn't get to before. I'm pretty proud to say I caught the turtle for him! Tehe.

Pretty soon, it was time to leave, but of course.. I wanted to venture off to look out in the ocean before we had to get on the bus back to the ship, so I ran across the road and took a peek. Curtis soon followed because there was a creepy man standing off to the side.. yeah, he wanted us to give him a ride to the main city on Grand Cayman, like we had a car or something. It was really awkward, but.. I got my pictures, haha.
I loved our time in Grand Cayman, and I'd definitely go back again. Maybe one day we can swim in the actual ocean with turtles! Our next and final stop for our honeymoon was Cozumel, Mexico, I'll have that up soon. Hope everyone's having a great day :)


  1. oh my gosh THOSE BABY TURTLES ARE ADORABLE. And everything there looked absolutely gorgeous! I am so jealous you got to swim with sea turtles. loving all these picture, Kristina!! So glad you had an awesome honeymoon :)

    <3 Jenna Brianne

  2. Haha, so when I saw the post title I thought it said Grand Canyon...not Cayman. Yeah, obviously I can't read. Anyways, love these pictures!! And I can't wait to see the last few pictures!

  3. I read this as "Grand Canyon" and was like "how do you even cruise there"?
    It looks like so much fun! Those turtles ahh!


  4. I also love turtles and don't care for other reptiles (even though Kevin has two bearded dragons...). The little baby turtles are so freaking cute!!! My mom and dad went on a cruise a few years ago and went to this exact same place and have pictures with the adorable baby turtles, too! SO CUTE.

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