But this British West Indies territory is more than just powder-white sand and sparkling turquoise waters, boasting a world-class culinary scene, top-rated vendors, and plenty of activity on and off the water. Read on for all the details you’ll need to plan your dream wedding or ultimate honeymoon, including where to stay, how to get there, and what to do on this enchanting trio of isles.
1. Idyllic Locale
If sun and sand top your list of priorities, you’re in luck: The Cayman Islands’ warmly boasts an average temperature of 88 degrees year-round. Tropical sea breezes and the Caribbean heat make this one of the sunniest wedding and honeymoon destinations on the planet.
2. High-quality service providers
The Cayman Islands hosts hundreds of weddings per year, so it’s no surprise that the islands are home to some of the Caribbean’s best vendors. In fact, you can choose from a wide range of reputable event planners, photographers, videographers, florists, caterers, entertainers, and more.
3. Culinary Capital of the Caribbean
From the freshest seafood around to an eclectic mix of international cuisines, the Cayman Islands boasts the Caribbean’s most spectacular dining scene. And with a unique food culture that blends a delicious mix of British, Jamaican, and Central American influences, this culinary mecca has something for every taste.
4. Ease of travel and variety of accommodations
Just an hour flight from Miami, the Cayman Islands is closer than you think. Daily direct flights from other major hubs, including New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, and Atlanta mean paradise is never far away. Even easier, US dollars are accepted everywhere on the islands and the national language is English. For couples looking to say “I do” in this perfect paradise, marriage requirements in the Cayman Islands are among the easiest in the Caribbean.
5. Activities for Guests
From scuba diving, to sailing, to world-class shopping, the Cayman Islands offers innumerable activities to suit every traveler’s style. More than 300 marked dive sites, including a number of shipwrecks, make the islands’ seas ideal for underwater adventurers. Snorkelers of all levels can even voyage among some of the islands’ most famous spots, including Devil’s Grotto, Eden Rock, and the legendary Cali Shipwreck, which sank off the coast of George Town in 1944.