This winter, travellers visiting the Cayman Islands can trade the holiday season’s twinkling pine trees for swaying palms on the destination’s award-winning seven mile beach. This one-of-a-kind luxury island trio comprised of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman caters to all ages and lifestyles and offers a relaxing winter escape like no other with seasonal events, unforgettable culinary festivals and countless opportunities to experience a Cayman holiday under the sun.
Visitors will feel right at home for the holidays while staying on the Caribbean’s friendliest set of islands – renowned for its warm “Caymankind” hospitality which embodies the destination’s inviting local culture and kindhearted people.
Further adding to its appeal, reaching Grand Cayman is even more convenient this season with nonstop flights available from several U.S cities including New York, Miami, Chicago, Dallas and more via American Airlines, Cayman Airways, Delta, JetBlue and United.
Visitors can look forward to a number of holiday activities like Grand Cayman’s annual Christmas tree lighting event on November 19 in Camana Bay featuring a Christmas craft market, visit from Santa Claus and inspirational carolers.
On December 3, visitors can join locals and guests at the Camana Bay harbour and watch the night come to life as beautifully adorned yachts and boats sail through the glistening water with vibrant fireworks as the backdrop.
Travellers can also celebrate Christmas in Cayman with a visit from Santa Claus and enjoy a decadent Christmas Day lunch at one of Grand Cayman’s iconic restaurants like Grand Old House, Agua and even Tukka, a restaurant featuring Australian fusion delights.
Visitors staying through the New Year can ring in 2017 with electrifying fireworks displays on the beach and in Camana Bay.
In November, guests can also experience the Kimpton Hotels’ first Caribbean property – the 266-room Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. The design-driven property features views of the brilliant turquoise water from most windows and areas of the property and is home to six restaurants and bars, two pools, a full-service spa and more.
Travellers can also enjoy accommodations at a number of Grand Cayman’s unmatched hotels and resorts from the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman to the upscale Caribbean Club featuring unsurpassed suite accommodations.
On December 4, wellness-minded travellers can participate in the “Kindest” Marathon in the world, the Intertrust Marathon featuring a full marathon and half run and walk on a flat and looped course. Ideal for active visitors, the marathon is the only one in the world where you can run alongside Seven Mile Beach in the morning and swim with gentle stingrays in the afternoon. It is also a qualifier race for the New York City Marathon and the Boston Marathon.
Visitors seeking an early 2017 winter escape can plan a vacation around the Caribbean’s premier epicurean event, Cayman Cookout, which takes place 12 -15 January, 2017 and celebrates the destination’s diverse food and wine scene.
Now in its ninth year, the annual gastronomic celebration held in January at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is hosted by Chef Eric Ripert alongside Anthony Bourdain and Jose Andres along with a number of other acclaimed celebrity chefs and tastemakers. The weekend-long culinary event features unique mixology classes, private dinners and demonstrations set along Seven Mile Beach.
Offering an abundance of seasonal events and celebrations along with unparalleled accommodations and luxurious indulgences, the Cayman Islands provides the ultimate holiday escape.