A Cayman Islands Honeymoon Is the Ultimate Romantic Getaway

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Stingray city in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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Ellen O'Brien - The Knot Contributor.
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Ellen O'Brien - The Knot Contributor.
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Updated Mar 28, 2024
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Considering a Cayman Island honeymoon? The three Cayman Islands are nestled in the western part of the Caribbean Sea, and each one is a slice of paradise. This top honeymoon spot is perfect for a couples' retreat—you and your sweetie can revel in the stunning white-sand beaches or spend the day exploring the coral reefs while snorkeling. This island destination is a great pick for those looking for a honeymoon that combines relaxation with outdoor exploration.

A 90-minute flight from Miami, the Cayman Islands are an easy trip for travelers from the East Coast or the South. Additional cities offering nonstop flights to the Cayman Islands include New York, Atlanta and Tampa, Florida—making traveling to and from your romantic getaway a total breeze.

When it comes to Cayman Island honeymoon planning, let us be your guide. Read on for travel tips and advice.

Cayman Islands Honeymoon Tips in this Article:

Cushion Sea star in clear waters surrounding the Cayman Islands
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Best Time to Honeymoon in the Cayman Islands

Regardless of what time of year you choose to head to the Cayman Islands, you'll likely experience warm weather. Temperatures drop only to 75–85 degrees in the winter, while they reach 80–95 degrees in the summer. Plan to head to the Cayman Islands in the spring for the best weather.

Best weather: January to April.
Festival highlights: The Cayman Cookout, which celebrates gourmet cuisine with world-renowned chefs; Pirates Week Festival, a vibrant event with parades, music and fireworks.

Cayman Islands Honeymoon Planning Tips

The scenery on each of the three islands is breathtaking. Over the course of your Cayman Islands honeymoon, you'll be surrounded by natural wildlife, stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters. The famous Seven Mile Beach, located on Grand Cayman island, is frequently listed as one of the world's top beaches. Whether you're an advanced diver or a first-time snorkeler, these islands have some of the best recreational diving and snorkeling sites in the world. Additionally, according to the US Department of State, this British territory has very low rates of crime and petty theft.

While the islands are perfect for a beach honeymoon, you'll need to pick the right season for your visit. Rainy season is from May through October, while hurricane season is from June to November.

If you're planning on island hopping between the three islands, be prepared to open your wallet. In order to travel from one island to another, you'll need to take a quick flight or book a boat trip. Additionally, due to the limited agricultural production on the three islands, food is typically imported, making food prices high.

Entry requirements: Valid US passport at the time of entry and departure.
The Cayman Islands are located in the western Caribbean Sea, comprising three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman.
The Cayman Islands Dollar (KYD).
Flight time to Destination:
It's just an hour and a half away from Miami, or around three hours from New York City.
Getting around:
Rental cars, taxis, buses, walking.

Pro tip: If you'd like to invite a honeymoon planning expert to join your vendor team, find travel agents near you on The Knot Marketplace for Cayman Island honeymoon expertise.

Best Cayman Islands Honeymoon Resorts and Hotels

From luxury resorts on Seven Mile Beach to secluded villas on Cayman Brac or Little Cayman, the islands offer all kinds of stays suited for honeymooners. Here are some of our top recommendations.

George Town waterfront at sunset in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

This luxurious Ritz-Carlton resort is located right on the shores of Seven Mile Beach. You'll have uninterrupted views of the bright-blue water during your stay at this hotel. Additionally, this resort offers a pool, six bars and restaurants, and a spa.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Situated on Grand Cayman island, this Marriott beach resort is an oceanfront hotel is located on Seven Mile Beach and is in close proximity to Stingray City. With a stunning pool and romantic outdoor patio spaces, you'll never want to leave. Want to bring your furry friend along? This hotel can accommodate some pets upon request.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Kimpton Seafire Resort

Looking for a honeymooners' paradise? Consider Kimpton Seafire Resort on Seven Mile Beach. With water views, picturesque gardens and glistening pools, this hotel is a great place to spend your days on Grand Cayman island.

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Wyndham Reef Resort

If you're searching for a resort with a little peace and quiet, you may want to head to this spot in Grand Cayman's East End. The perfect place for a relaxing getaway, the Wyndham Reef Resort offers a room-only option, as well as an all-inclusive package.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Caribbean Club

Searching for Cayman Islands honeymoon accommodations with a bit more space? This boutique hotel offers suites and villas with one to three bedrooms. With oceanfront cabanas amidst towering palm trees and a pool with a direct view of Seven Mile Beach, the Caribbean Club is the perfect romantic getaway.

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Le Soleil d'Or

If you're looking to spend time on Cayman Brac island, consider booking a stay at this upscale, ocean-view inn. Le Soleil d'Or, which is nestled in the lush landscape of the secluded island, has a farm on site. Fresh fruit, vegetables and juice are available from the farm. You'll also have access to the inn's beach club, fitness center and oceanfront pool.

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Pro tip: If you're looking for Cayman Islands honeymoon accommodations that may provide you more privacy or lower prices, have a look at romantic Airbnbs or VRBOs, too.

Things to Do in Cayman Islands for Couples

With three different islands to spend time on—Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman—you'll never run out of places to explore (or relax on) in the Cayman Islands. Here are some ideas on things to do together while you're there.

Grand Cayman Caribbean Crystal Caves
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Explore Seven Mile Beach

This famous beach on Grand Cayman island is well-known for a reason. Seven Mile Beach is open to the public, making it a great place for a long oceanfront stroll or leisurely swim. A few beach bars line the sand, in case you and your partner choose to celebrate your recent nuptials with a drink.

Get Up Close with Stingrays

Located off of Grand Cayman island, Stingray City is the place to go if you want to get up close and personal with stingrays. You can select from various Stingray City tours that range from three to five hours long.

Discover Crystal Caves

Head underground to explore these tucked-away treasures on Grand Cayman island. Book a cave tour and walk among stunning million-year-old rock formations. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and book your tour ahead of time.

Head to the Capital City

Spend time exploring the capital city of this British territory, which is located on Grand Cayman. George Town has tons of places to explore, including the Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery, unique art galleries and duty-free shops.

Go Swimming at Rum Point

Looking for a picturesque beach for a swim? Head to Rum Point on Grand Cayman. This beach is a little calmer (and less crowded) than Seven Mile Beach, but boasts some of the best water for swimming and snorkeling.

Stop to Smell the Flowers

If you head to Grand Cayman island in late spring, make sure to stop by Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park to see the gorgeous orchids in bloom. Looking to catch a glance of some wildlife? You'll be able to spot blue iguanas and native birds year-round.

Go Hiking on Cayman Brac Island

If you love nature, take a short 30-minute flight to Cayman Brac from Grand Cayman island for green forests, hiking trails and breathtaking views of the oceanfront. Brac Reef Beach, the island's most famous beach, is a great area for diving, snorkeling and kayaking.

Birdwatch on Little Cayman Island

This tiny island is a slice of paradise in the Caribbean Sea. If you're looking for a secluded place with some peace and quiet, this is the spot for you. Venture to South Hole Sound Lagoon for a relaxing beach day or spend your time listening to the birds at Booby Pond Nature Reserve.

Pro tip: Add Santorini honeymoon experiences to your gift registry so that loved ones can gift you one of these memorable couples activities. Don't forget to post some cute honeymoon photos to your wedding website and social feed for your guests to see.

What to Pack for a Cayman Islands Honeymoon

a stingray swimming in clear waters
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When you head on your honeymoon in the Cayman Islands, make sure your packing checklist includes comfortable clothes that you can do multiple activities in. From kayaking and hiking to touring the island, you'll want to be in shoes you feel comfortable spending an extended period of time in.

If you head to the island during the summer months, be sure to pack a raincoat and rain boots into your honeymoon luggage. Stick some sunscreen and bug repellent in your bag to protect yourself from unruly insects and the (always) unruly sun.

Brittany Barber contributed to this article.

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