Great Cave

Useful Information

Location: Cayman Brac, east end of South Side Road East. Park at turnaround, walk north on paved road to the bluff face.
Open: No restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
Guided tours:
Bibliography: Skip Harper (2002): Adventuring on Cayman Brac, A Guide to Great Adventures on this Small Caribbean Gem. Heel & Toe Pub, November 2002, paperback, 190pp., ISBN: 0964064529. p124.
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The Great Cave really looks like a pirate cave. The cave entrance resembles a laughing face, with two small openings in the cliff, a nose in between and the main entrance below formed like a smiling mouth. It would make a cool entry on a treasure map.

The cave is accessible by aseries of three wooden ladders up a steep cliff. The main chamber is huge but lacks speleothems. There is a western branch with some stalagmite pillars.

The northern branch, leading to a second chamber with some speleothems, is not recommended. The passage is collapsed and it is necessary to crawl. Also this part is inhabited by a bat colony which is disturbed by the visitors.