Destination guide

Colonial charm in Bodden Town

Once the capital of the Cayman Islands, Bodden Town lures vacationers with its sugar-white beaches and rainbow-hued coral reefs. It's set on a natural harbor and is brimming with Caribbean charm, from colorful colonial buildings to timeworn historical sites. Of course, sun and sand are top priorities for most vacationers. Whether you want to beach hop around the island, day trip to George Town or claim a local stretch of sand, Bodden Town vacation rentals are a great base for your Grand Cayman getaway.

Things to do

Dive into Grand Cayman history in Bodden Town

For a glimpse at the island's colonial roots, head to Pedro St James, Grand Cayman's oldest building. The house was built in 1780 and inhabited by one of the archipelago's founding families. It's a fascinating slice of local history, with the Slavery Abolition Act announced on its grounds in 1835. Today, visitors are welcome to tour the landscaped gardens, admire antiques and watch an educational film at the onsite theater. Want to snorkel at Seven Mile Beach or shop at Camana Bay? From Bodden Town you can zip up the coast to George Town in just 20 minutes.

Activities

Discover coral-strewn shipwrecks in Bodden Town

For most vacationers, Bodden Town is a place to rest, relax and soak up the Caribbean sunshine. Under the waves, divers can explore a wonderland of colorful reefs, tropical fish and coral-strewn shipwrecks. In Bodden Town you'll find dining options for every palate, from thatch-roof shacks serving BBQ fish and fried plantains to breezy mansions converted into fine dining restaurants. As well as local offerings, Bodden Town vacation rentals make it easy to whip up conch fritters, jerk chicken and other Caribbean specialties in your own kitchen.

Weather

Bodden Town winters by the Caribbean Sea

Winter is high season in the Cayman Islands, when the Caribbean is drenched in sunshine. Luxury Bodden Town vacation rentals make the most of the sunshine, with oceanfront infinity pools, sun-drenched terraces and, most importantly, the Caribbean Sea at your fingertips. Vacation veterans cite March to June as a sweet spot. You'll enjoy clear skies, calm water and warm temperatures. Green season spans from May to November. While you may encounter the odd tropical rainstorm, there's also every chance of sunshine. Hurricanes can be a factor from August to September, though thanks to its westerly location the Cayman Islands escape most of the wild weather.

Natural features

Bodden Town is your ticket to a tropical paradise

Bodden Town is perched on Grand Cayman, a slice of paradise in the Caribbean Sea. Along with Cayman Brac and Little Cayman it's part of the Cayman Islands, an autonomous British Overseas Territory known for its white sandy beaches, swaying palms and aquamarine water. The islands are brimming with life, from kaleidoscopic underwater reefs to mangrove swamps teeming with birds. Set on the north side of the island, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is an oasis of wild banana orchids, lush tamarind trees and other local species.

How to get there

How to get to and around Bodden Town

The nearest airport is in George Town (GCM-Owen Roberts Intl.), located 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Bodden Town?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 873 vacation rentals near Bodden Town. From 206 Houses to 85 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bodden Town for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Bodden Town?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bodden Town:

  • Seven Mile Beach: 475 vacation rentals
  • Northwest Point: 133 vacation rentals
  • South Sound: 27 vacation rentals
  • Renaissance: 60 vacation rentals
  • The Shores: 21 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Bodden Town?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Bodden Town. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mission House: 873 vacation rentals
  • Boddentown Art Shop: 874 vacation rentals
  • Pirate Caves: 847 vacation rentals
  • Rum Point: 177 vacation rentals
  • Camana Bay: 873 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bodden Town listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bodden Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 206 Houses in Bodden Town. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bodden Town include:

  • Villas: 85 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 512 rentals available
  • Cottages: 22 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bodden Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 689 vacation rentals with pool available in Bodden Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.