I was very fortunate to live in the stunning Grand Cayman, so I thought I’d share some useful information for anyone getting married or honeymooning in Grand Cayman – you lucky devils.
1. Hurricane Season
Always, when getting married abroad ensure that it’s the best time of year . Grand Cayman’s hurricane season is from around late May until early November, so obviously best avoided as they can be pretty ferocious. It is always warm even if it rains, which is sporadic, short and sharp.
2. Going out……
Let me begin by saying Grand Cayman is full of amazing restaurants and bars, you will not be stuck for things to do, it can be a little pricey though. Friday afternoons consist of, happy hour everywhere with complementary food, buckets of beer and discounted drinks. So when packing, flip flops, wedges, shorts and dresses are all that is required.
3. Places you have to visit
There are tourist traps everywhere you visit around the world, but in all my travelling I always find it’s best to try and get in with the locals to get the best options to visit places like Stingray city. Hopefully they can avoid the hords of boats that dock containing lots of people jumping in to have the Stingrays swim around them. Rum point is fabulously chilled, and you can always get a fantastic cocktail there, whilst laying in the hammocks all day utter bliss. It’s the setting for something out of a movie, and only takes an hour to get there. It has lots of snorkelling opportunities and plenty of iguanas strolling around. U can hire a soft top jeep and visit the cafes and blow holes on the way round or catch a lift on a speed boat. I would say that nothing compares though, to the views along Seven mile beach, it houses the most incredible white sandy beach’s and crystal clear waters with sea life in abundance. The perfect spot for a wedding.
My best memories, were at my apartment, having spent nights spotting shooting stars and baby turtles being hatched on the beach.
As an ex pat we used to love doing brunch on a Sunday, definitely worth a visit, lots of hotels provide buffets of the most glorious delicacies and free flowing champagne.
4. Celebrity Hangout?
A proper Celebrity hangout, Grand Cayman had many celebs visited when I lived there. Including the likes of Hugh Hefner, Amanda Donohoe, Natallie Imbruglia and Richard Branson. Many people visit for the amazing diving experience, the marine life is truly spectacular
Grand Cayman is so accessible to the sister islands too, Cayman Brac, and little Cayman, but also places such as Cuba Jamaica and the States etc. Grand Cayman has it’s own currency, the Cayman dollar. However the US dollar is also accepted.
It is an amazing and breathtaking destination whether you’re getting married or on your honeymoon:-)