Winter is one of the most popular times in the Cayman Islands. This is also the most expensive time as well. If you want to visit the Cayman Islands during peak season, we suggest you wisely plan your trip to save time, sanity and money.
From mid-December to mid-April, over Christmas and New Year’s, it’s quite busy on the Cayman Islands. This means that you should plan your trip months in advance and look into booking tours ahead of time as well.
Winter weather in the Cayman Islands is surprisingly pleasant. Locals and tourists hang out at beaches, and parasailing is even possible due to light winds.
The Cayman Islands are one of the world’s top scuba diving destinations, so plan on taking part in this thrilling adventure during wintertime (unlike during summer when tropical storms churn the water and make for hazardous conditions.)
There are endless ways to enjoy a vacation in the Cayman Islands during winter. The sun is shining and the sand is waiting. Stretches of beaches, caves, and coves provide for the perfect escape from cold weather and lack of activities elsewhere in the world.
Grand Cayman is the largest of our islands and it’s filled with scuba spots, dive destinations, and barefoot beach encounters. Art and culture abound as do charming little restaurants and shopping venues.
On the west side of Grand Cayman, you’ll want to make your way to Seven Mile Beach even during winter. Caribbean Travel + Life named this beach one of the ultimate beaches in the Caribbean and TripAdvisor called it the fourth best beach in the region.
Grand Cayman’s North Sound is a place where visitors enjoy discovering a large community of stingrays, so large in fact that residents on our island call the area Stingray City.
Georgetown is a popular place for uncovering notable architecture and duty-free shopping.
If you’re seeking a tranquil winter getaway, visit Little Cayman, the smallest of the Cayman Islands. Little Cayman is home to a diverse array of wildlife including many endangered seabirds and iguanas.
A winter retreat to Little Cayman should include days lounging on empty beaches and bike rides from small towns to the seashore. South Hole Lagoon is a great ride destination and the reward is a private swim in miraculously blue water.
Cayman Brac is named after a stunning bluff and it’s a winter wonderland for laid-back tropics lovers. West End, Cotton Tree Bay, and Water Place are some of the little communities you’ll want to explore before going for a trek in limestone caves or searching for sinkholes that endangered birds call home.
Ready to come to the Cayman Islands during winter? Pack your normal summer attire with a light sweater or jacket thrown in, and maybe one pair of long pants, and get ready for the trip of a lifetime.