As with many holidays, people can’t imagine not being at home or in a familiar place. Such is even more the case during the Christmas holidays, as so many people equate this celebration with cold weather and snow.
You may be surprised to know, however, that Christmas in the Caymans is a very traditional holiday, and if you go, you’ll see many of the same tell-tale signs of the season. You will also see snow-white beaches, azure-blue waters, stunning flora and fauna, beautiful sea life and inviting palm trees.
At the same time, all of this will be presented against a backdrop of daytime temperatures in the mid-80s and lows in the 70s. In addition, there are world-class resorts like South Bay Beach Club waiting to make your Christmas landing a very soft, extremely comfortable one.
‘Tis Really a Season
The season’s celebratory events last more than a month in the Caymans, starting with the 40-foot-tall Christmas tree lighting on Nov. 17. That is followed by the singing Christmas tree celebration on Nov. 25 and 26 and the Parade of Lights on Dec. 2, which is comprised of dozens of decorated boats sailing into Camana Bay. While those have already passed, here is a rundown of Cayman yuletide events still to come:
The celebrations never really stop, as recurring events such as Santa sightings, carol singing and moonlight movies are ongoing. On Dec. 10, you can melt away a few of the holiday pounds at the 5K and 10K Jingle Bell Run. On the 17th, kids of all ages take part in a gingerbread house workshop.
It has become a tradition to spend Christmas Eve watching the film version of the Bolshoi Ballet’s The Nutcracker on a big screen overlooking stunning Camana Bay.
If you’re worried that you will not be able to honor your faith if you enjoy a tropical Christmas, fear not. As the Caymans are a predominantly Christian country, you will not find a shortage of church services at this time of year.
Christmas Day Lunch
Make your Christmas Day afternoon a gourmet delight and enjoy the special menus offered by multitudes of restaurants, many of which include bottomless Champagne or sparkling wine along with the feast.
So don’t hesitate or talk yourself out of experiencing this holiday magic in tropical splendor. Go online or contact us here at South Bay Beach Club by phone and let us be your guide this Christmas season.