Cruise destination travel guide - Grand Cayman - Grand Cayman Attractions: Hell
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One of Grand Cayman's most visited tourist attractions is an area of exposed rock. According to legend, Hell obtained its name from a British colonial official who on seeing the area declared that his place is what hell must look like.
The exact origin of this rock formation is subject to debate. However, the rock has a high metal content giving it a metallic sound when it is struck.
Capitalizing on the name, there are shops here selling souvenirs with a devil or underworld theme . There is also a post office where visitors can send postcards that will carry a Hell postmark.
It does not take long to see all there is to see at Hell. Consequently, this attraction is usually combined with other attractions on tours of the island.
Above: The Hell Post Office.
Above: The viewing platform.
Left: An iguana observes the tourists from the safety of a tree.
For more about cruising to Grand Cayman:
Click here for our Grand Cayman home page
Click here for a brief history of Grand Cayman
Click here for photos of cruise ships in Grand Cayman
Click here for our Grand Cayman cruise port page
Click here for an article on Seven Mile Beach
Click here for our review of the Amphibious Bus
Click here for our page on George Town
Click here for our page on the Turtle Farm