We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spirit of the West

Features Animals
Barkers Beach, West Bay KY1-1302, Grand Cayman
+1 345-916-6488
Review Highlights
Best part of vacation

We were scheduled for a group ride but ended up just being the two of us and our guide/owner Paul... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Northampton, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Amazing Experience!

We’ve gone horseback riding on multiple occasions in various locations around the world but this... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kim C
Middlebury, Indiana
via mobile
Read all 526 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
One of the most unique ways to experience Grand Cayman! Trek along the edge of the Caribbean Sea atop one of our magnificent beauties! Enjoy a lazy walk as the surf rolls in and out at the feet of your horse. For the more adventurous, feel the wind in your hair as you canter along the white sand beach. Try something completely out of the ordinary with the swim ride - hold on tight as your horse is steered into the cool and refreshing waters of the Caribbean for a wonderful swim.The true romantics can see the softer side of Cayman with the moonlit ride during the full moon. Guided only by the natural instincts of your horse, enjoy the peaceful nirvana of paradise where the modern world is far and away!Whatever your choice, Spirit of the West delivers premium service with true Caymanian hospitality. Each ride is an experience of a lifetime and every rider feels like they have done something they will never forget!
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“private ride” (52 reviews)
“sea swim” (18 reviews)
“beach ride” (39 reviews)
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Barkers Beach, West Bay KY1-1302, Grand Cayman
Barkers Beach, West Bay KY1-1302, Grand Cayman
+1 345-916-6488

Similar Things to Do in West Bay

Write a ReviewReviews (526)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 526 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were scheduled for a group ride but ended up just being the two of us and our guide/owner Paul. The water was too rough for the horses to swim but that didn’t take away from an amazing ride along the beach. It was great...More

Thank Grudygill
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’ve gone horseback riding on multiple occasions in various locations around the world but this ride was hands down my favorite ever! And it is my favorite experience while visiting Grand Cayman Island! We did the swim ride with Jordan and trotted along the coast...More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great/fun experience. Very relaxing. Horses are well trained and very gentle/safe. The ride was through a more remote part of the beach away from all the main tourist attractions. Highly recommend especially as a quiet family activity.

Thank Dongmin K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this horse ride this week (dec 2017)an Jordan was awesome! Well behaved horses well worth your money. Did another ride the same week with pampered ponies (their horses were jittery)and it wasn’t near the ride that we had with Spirit of the West!...More

Thank Missie A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was able to book a private ride on the beach in which Jordan, my guide, took us for a walk along the beach, a swim in the sea, and a run on our way back to the pick up place. Jordan was a great...More

1  Thank Teaveljoie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having owned and ridden horses for 16 years, I can say for certain that the horses are very well cared for and impeccably trained. We rode for about an hour and walked, trotted, and cantered. Paul was a great guide and clearly loves his horses.

Thank Snevill
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was truly an amazing activity to do on the beach. Jordan is a great instructor and knows the best and worst places to eat on the island. He helps you feel comfortable and confident about the ride. Thanks Jordon for making this trip fantastic...More

Thank aclawr
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We did a tour with Jordan, who was very friendly and fun. He brought horses that were tame, easy to ride and very well trained. The ride consisted of us going down the beach and then going into the water with the horses. Jordan was...More

Thank Teirra H
Reviewed 1 December 2017

My husband likes to scuba and I don’t. I like horses my husband doesn’t. So the day he chose to go scuba diving I booked a horseback riding with Spirit of the West. Best decision this old lady has had in a while. We were...More

Thank Michele M
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We did the ocean swim with Jordan the owners son. It was awesome! We rode in saddles along the beach and then bareback in the ocean. He let us canter on the way back which was fun. He took my go pro and filmed for...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 hotels in Grand Cayman
Cobalt Coast Grand Cayman Resort
560 reviews
3.55 km away
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
553 reviews
4.49 km away
Grand Caymanian Vacations
55 reviews
5.06 km away
Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman
541 reviews
5.10 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ristorante Pappagallo
984 reviews
1.57 km away
The Cracked Conch by the Sea
1,020 reviews
4.84 km away
Catch Restaurant & Lounge
517 reviews
1.85 km away
Calypso Grill
1,669 reviews
1.83 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pampered Ponies, Limited
363 reviews
.06 km away
Cayman Horse Riding
192 reviews
.06 km away
Kitesurf Cayman
84 reviews
.23 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
cassandra w
4 September 2017|
Response from fitmodelallyg | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there is an all inclusive resort on Grand Cayman. However any hotel concierge can book this excursion for you or you can book them directly online.
9 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from coopsquilts | Reviewed this property |
I'm 61 and my husband is 80. Neither one of us have experience. Our guide was very patient with us!
linda e
26 March 2017|
Response from SOTW | Property representative |
The swim ride is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, depending on the # of riders on that particular tour.