Best Time to Visit the Cayman Islands

Any time is a good time to visit the Caribbean, and more specifically, Grand Cayman. It’s sunny year-round and even during off-peak seasons the island offers an abundance of holiday fun for the entire family. Depending on the purpose of your trip, your personal vacationing preferences and what holiday activities you enjoy most, there are, however, a few things to consider when planning your trip. Below are a few facts, that when taken into account could ensure that you get the most out of your time on this idyllic island.

Hurricane Season

Cayman Islands experiences hurricane season, officially, from June 1st to November 30th. Luckily, being situated in the western part of the Caribbean shields the Cayman Islands from much of the harsh hurricane hits that its neighbors endure.

Pocket-friendly vacationing

For those who are pinching pennies the best times to go are between March and June when the hotel and resort rates drop significantly and fewer people flock to the island. Key events that draw crowds during these months include the Cayman Carnival Batabano (May) the Flowers Sea Swim (June) and the Cayman Islands International Film Festival (June-July).

Festival season

During these months the azure waters are clear, calm and optimal for snorkeling, diving, sailing and fishing. Though this time also heralds in the wettest season in the Caribbean (May through October) temperatures hold steady at the mid to high 80s and showers last only for a few hours at a time. Popular events that take place during this time include Restaurant Month (October) as well as the annual Pirates Week (November).

Pirate's Week

Peak Season

Caribbean winter and spring, December-February, is by far the most popular time to visit the Cayman Islands. These are the coolest months on the island and the drop in the humidity comes as a welcome relief to locals and an open invite to visitors, making it the most expensive season, busiest months on these islands.

Key Events during this time includes KAABOO Music festival, the Cayman Islands Marathon (December) and popular food festivals like the Cayman Cookout (January) and Taste of Cayman (January).