Hell Grand Cayman is a large limestone formation located in the West Bay on the island of Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. It is a group of black jagged and spiky rocks almost the length of a soccer field with a viewing platform to see it and get an idea of how big it is. Apparently, there are 5 towns on Earth called Hell: Hell, Norway, Hell, Michigan, Hell, California, Hell, Slovenia and of course Hell, Grand Cayman. Who knew?
Where is Hell Located?
Take Hell Road and drive about 100 yards past the Hell Gas Station. Then look for the Post Office sign and enter the Gates of HELL on the left from Hell Road.
How the Hell Did It Get Its Name?
I am not sure if it got its name because of how ugly, hot, and black it is or from the owner who set up a souvenir shop close by which has become a tourist attraction called Hell Grand Cayman.
Welcome to Hell, a Grand Cayman Excursion
No visit to Grand Cayman is complete without a visit to Hell! The shop itself is red and yellow fire-themed building with the words “Hell Grand Cayman” painted on the side. It is also the only Hell post office. The owner, Ivan Farrington greets people with phrases like “Welcome to Hell Grand Cayman”, How the Hell are you?” and “Where the Hell are you from?”
What the Hell Kind of Rock is That?
The rock formation is known as “ironshore”. It is an elevated fossil coral reef dating back more than a million years! This limestone composition is more commonly known as karst.
They went to Hell!
When we arrived, one of the first things I saw was the fire-engine red and yellow hell-themed post office from which you can send postcards. They also sell the typical “Postcards from Hell”. There is also a souvenir and gift shop with phrases like ‘How the Hell are you? and “Where the Hell are you from?” plastered on the walls and painted on the sides of the building.