Cayman Islands Honeymoons
If you're looking to for a private, luxurious getaway, consider the Cayman Islands. What you'll find here are breath-taking aqua-blue waters and more than seven miles of beaches. What you won't find are all-inclusive resorts and beachside peddling (think hair braiding), which makes this trio of islands a breath of fresh air in the heart of the Caribbean Sea.
Before You Go: Need-to-know info
4 hours from NYC, 1.5 hours from Miami, 7 hours from LA, 4 hours from Chicago, 6 hours from Dallas
Taxi, rental car (keep left!)
When To Go: The Cayman Islands at their best
The Cayman Islands have an average temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. March and April are driest; the rainy season (including hurricanes) is from mid-May to October.
Mid-April to mid-December; exact dates vary by hotel
Why To Go
The largest of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman boasts many options for vacationers, from five-star resorts on the powdery, seven-mile beach to little bed-and-breakfasts along the way. Don't miss shopping in historic Georgetown, where you'll find high-end retailers like Cartier and Tiffany & Co. right alongside Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville and the Hard Rock Cafe. If you'd rather get up close with creatures of the deep, Sting Ray City is just a ten-minute boat ride away, or you may be able to snorkel in live reefs just a short swim from your hotel. If lounging around with a frozen drink in hand is more your style, don't leave without ordering a mudslide at beachside Rum Point.
Adventurous couples will want to check out Cayman Brac, a 40-minute plane ride from Grand Cayman. These rugged 14 square miles feature a dramatic 140-foot bluff that is home to dozens of caves worth exploring, alongside underwater shipwrecks and exotic woodlands teeming with tropical birds.
The Cayman Islands are renowned for their diving opportunities, which become even more outstanding on Little Cayman Just a 20-minute plane ride from Grand Cayman, this 10-mile long island is home to 50 dive sites, including 6,000-foot sheer coral wall. If you don't want to dive, you'll have no problem finding a quite respite here -- since the island has just 170 residents, romance abounds on uninhabited beaches and the almost private South Hole Lagoon.