Cruise the Cayman Islands

See the Cayman Islands on Your Cruise

The Cayman Islands are world-renowned for their coral reefs and incredibly clear waters. They boast beautiful beaches, quality diving, perfect weather, incredible activities and a plethora of restaurants. The residents are known for being incredibly respectful and friendly, something everyone enjoys. Also, English is the prevalent language spoke on all three islands, so no need to worry about potential language barriers.
You’ve decided shop around for cheap cruises; what a great idea! However, you’re still deciding your itinerary and unsure of where to make your destination.  There are literally countless options to choose from when deciding on your cruise. You’re leaning towards experiencing the beauty of the Caribbean, but you’re still considering exactly what islands you’d like to see. Sure, Costa Rica is great, the Dominican Republic is beautiful – but nothing compares to the Cayman Islands.

The Cayman Islands are a group of three islands: Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. All three of these islands have very similar features. Below are five incentives to see the Cayman Islands on your cruise.

Breathtaking Natural Wonders:

The Beaches – This easily deserves the number one spot! These world-famous beaches feature highly sought after soft, white sand. They far surpass most other beaches in the world. The water is very calm and a captivating azure blue. They are nearly always warm and comforting, with essentially no current. A rare quality in the Caribbean, too:  there are no private beaches. You can stroll up to any beach on the islands and enjoy them for as long as you like. As if all this weren’t enough, the beaches aren’t crowded! Even though it’s a high-traffic destination, there is always enough room to relax and soak up the sun! There are even several secluded beaches available, if you venture off the beaten path.

High Quality Diving – What would all these stunning beaches be without diving? Many visitors to the Cayman Islands are professional level divers.  The Islands have won numerous awards for being world-class diving destinations.  Since it is so well-known for diving, you don’t have to bring your own equipment. There are hundreds of various rental companies. Many of them even include the equipment as part of their dive rates. If you visit during the summer, you won’t even need a wet suit! The water is so warm that it’s simply not required. What will you see when diving? Tropical fish, pristine corals and plenty of stingrays! All of these are viewable, 365 days a year. If you are a diving enthusiast, the Cayman Islands are where you want to be, without a lingering doubt.

Perfect Weather - The weather is ideal for any beachgoer, year-round. The nights are cool and the days are sunny. The days can reach up to 95 degrees, but rarely go above that. In the winter months, the average temperature for the Cayman Islands is between 70 and 86 degrees. That constitutes as perfect beach weather. At night, the temperatures drop so low that you can sleep without an air conditioner. If you enjoy basking in the moonlight, gazing at the stars and watching occasional meteors, this is the place to be. At night, the skies are clearer that the water!

Incredible Activities – If bumming around beaches doesn’t seem like enough to do, don’t worry about that! The Cayman Islands offer a smorgasbord of perennially popular pastimes such as horseback riding, water sports, a Stingray City and dolphin swims. You can trot along the beach with a well-trained and cared for horse. You may even be able to go for a swim with your horse! Every type of water sport you can imagine is available:  jet skiing, parasailing, paddle-boarding, water skiing, deep-sea fishing, kayaking and even a submarine tour!  If you want to interact more with nature, check out Stingray City or one of the many dolphin-swimming sites available.

A Plethora of Restaurants – In Grand Cayman alone, the main island of the three, there are over two hundred restaurants to choose from! Whatever type of food you like, you’ll find it:  the diversity is impressive. There are quality Italian restaurants, traditional Caribbean cuisine and unparalleled sushi restaurants. Whatever you’re hankering for, it’s all accessible!

The Caymans are Calling!

By now it, should be clear as to why the Cayman Islands must be a stop on your upcoming cruise. They offer everything that is drawing you to the Caribbean. Pristine beaches, unmatched weather and enough activities to keep you as busy as you want to be!

The Cayman Islands are calling - will you answer?

This article was provided by Laura Shick.  Laura lives in Baltimore with her husband and two children where she works as a travel consultant.  She has been helping people book great cruises from Baltimore to the Cayman Islands for over three years.


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