With more businesses than people, one might think that life on the Cayman Islands is all work with no play. But don’t let this banking capital fool you, there’s more to the islands than its international reputation would have you believe. Whether you’re looking to lounge on the beach, hike through the mangrove forests or take in the local history and culture, there are plenty of things to do when you travel to the Cayman Islands.
Consult Travel + Leisure’s Cayman Islands Travel Guide for the inside track around the islands.
Things Not to Miss in The Cayman Islands
• Visiting Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman’s longest stretch of soft white sand
• Hiking the Mastic Trail, a 200-year-old path through swamp and woodlands.
• Taking a walking tour historic capital, George Town
• Getting up close and personal with the turtles at the Cayman Turtle Farm
• Swimming with Stingrays
When to Go to the Cayman Islands
As a winter holiday destination, December through April is the most popular time to visit the Cayman Islands. Temperatures at this time average a balmy 75 degrees with relatively low humidity. The rainy season runs from May through November when afternoon thunderstorms briefly cloud the skies before disappearing. Temperatures at this time hit the late 80s with high moisture levels in the air. You can also expect the occasional hurricane.