The Cayman Islands is one of our all-time favourite picks for a honeymoon. Incredibly clean, safe and populated by some of the friendliest people on the planet, the Cayman Islands is a beautiful and memorable spot in the Caribbean. This trinity of islands truly has it all: miles of beach, endless sunshine, plush hotels, natural beauty and some of the world’s best diving and coral reefs. The weather is also hard to beat with sunshine happening pretty much 365 days of the year (November through April is particularly beautiful in the islands, with March and April being the driest months).
There are three islands to explore—Little Cayman, Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman—with the most popular and largest being Grand Cayman. We recently returned to the island to discover all that’s new, cool and experience some honeymoon-perfect activities we’ve never tried before!
Stay At Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
Grand Cayman’s newest resort on the world-renowned Seven Mile Beach is the island’s coolest and a new exclusive favourite of celebs and seasoned Caribbean travellers. This boutique hotel is not like most others on the island in that its design style is incredibly modern, bright and urban chic. All of the hotel’s 266 guest rooms are filled with light thanks to huge glass windows looking out to the spectacular pool and beach area. Pops of fuchsia, orange, yellow, and lime green prevail throughout. An ocean view suite is definitely our top pick (hello massive soaker tub with a sea outlook!).
You can indulge in incredible food at the Seafire with three amazing restos in-house (we really love Coccoloba Bar & Grill, a breezy oceanfront taqueria) as well as relaxing self-care at The Spa at Seafire, which is home to the most tranquil Hammam room and Caymanian-inspired treatments like the Ocean Calm massage and Cayman Coconut body scrub.
Take A Sunset Sail
Grand Cayman has some of the most beautiful sunsets in the Caribbean and a perfect (and most romantic!) way to enjoy it is with a three-hour sunset cruise with Red Sail Sports aboard a 65’ luxury catamaran to the island’s other star attraction Stingray City. Head out late afternoon and arrive in time to take a snorkel with the friendly rays, then sail back to Seven Mile Beach against a stunning pink sunset.
Explore The Cayman Crystal Caves
If you love exotic adventure that takes you off the beaten path, Cayman’s Crystal Caves are a must-do. Situated in a forested area in Northside, Grand Cayman, the caves have been recently excavated and can now be explored via a 90-minute guided walking tour. Millions of years old, the caves feature incredible crystal formations.
Have A Wellness Retreat At The Westin Grand Cayman
When it comes to the finest beach location on Grand Cayman, it doesn’t get any more prime than this resort property. Walk into the lobby of the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa and the first thing you’ll see are dreamy ocean views. The property has recently been renovated and the vibe is easy, breezy and chic Caribbean cool.
Book a Deluxe Ocean Front Room on the ground level and you can walk straight out to the beach. There is a big focus on wellness at the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa which pervades all aspects of the resort from dining, to spa and resort activities, which include everything from beach yoga to paddle boarding. The resort is also home to the largest freshwater pool in Grand Cayman so if you are looking to just lounge under a breezy palm tree and realign your Zen zone this is the perfect spot.
Experience Amazing Dining
Grand Cayman is famed as the culinary capital of the Caribbean. A decade ago, chef Eric Ripert’s now-annual Cayman Cookout event put the island on the international dining map. In Grand Cayman you can enjoy a different type of cuisine at every meal—giving your honeymoon a distinctly global flavour. A few must eat spots include LUCA at the Caribbean Club which offers classic Italian; Andiamo at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman which also serves Italian flavours with a Caribbean twist and has the best pizza and homemade gelato on island; and Agua at Camana Bay offering a largely seafood-focused menu with a Peruvian culinary flair.
For more ideas for your Cayman Island honeymoon or for planning a destination wedding, please see our Cayman Islands Guide.