Bodden Town is the former capital of Grand Cayman, named after a former leader of the government, William Bodden.
Legend has it that the famous pirate, Neal Walker made Bodden Town his headquarters and that much treasure is hidden along the coast and in caves
Today, the community still has the feel of a small Caribbean town, with a mixture of locals and expats living alongside one another.
The beaches are rustic, usually littered with driftwood and dried turtle grass and are lovely places for walking dogs. Bodden Town is home to Mission House, a time capsule of life in the 1800s, with some of the original antiques still on show. Residents also have access to plenty of off the beaten track restaurants which serve great local and international food.
Beach Bay is on the right just before you get to Bodden Town. It has one of the highest elevations on the Island. If you drive all the way down Beach Bay Road you’ll find Sea Spray Drive, a coastal road with fabulous houses and apartments on it. One end of the road has a very private (but rocky) beach, and the sunsets over the bluff at the other end of the coastal road are amazing. The property prices here range from high to exclusive.
Although the impression of a long commute may keep the faint-hearted away from Bodden Town, it takes just 20-25 minutes to reach George Town if you leave early or late enough to miss the rush hour traffic. Unfortunately, if you do hit traffic, your journey could take the best part of two hours.