Once you arrive in the paradise of the Cayman Islands, you can take a side trip to Hell, literally. There’s a swath of land in the West Bay area about the size of a football field that is stark, and sharp, limestone formations eroded from ironshore.
As the story goes, locals thought the landscape here must be what Hell looks like, and so that’s what they named it. Regardless, it’s a unique geographical feature that looks like stalagmites, but is actually worn away rock formed by salt and lime deposits. Locals have since taken advantage of the name to offer kitschy Hell- and Devil-themed souvenirs in the small on-site gift shop.
Who wouldn’t want to send a friend or family member a postcard from Hell?
Hell is located inland in the West Bay are of Grand Cayman, about 3-minutes’ drive from the Cayman Turtle Farm, and 20 minutes from George Town. It’s free to visit the site of “Hell” and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.