“Oh, The weather outside is frightful…” This is the opening line of “Let It Snow” written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in 1945. Today, the melody is a classic Christmas song and favourite tune for tree-trimming, turkey-roasting, door-to-door carolling and gift opening traditions during the month of December. While a white Christmas is the stuff of dreams for both the young and young-at-heart, the holidays are a little different in the Cayman Islands thanks to the year-round warm weather. If the allure of relaxed linen wears, lazy hammock swaying, magical holiday memories and roasting marshmallows beach-side sound tempting, we invite you to pack your bags and come to the Cayman Islands.
Christmas at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
As if the weather in Grand Cayman in December isn’t enough of a lure to have an island-style vacation, the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa delivers holiday cheer in scores with its sand-man building, classic Christmas movies under the stars, a unique Christmas village that brings the Caribbean to the North Pole, storytelling, festive photos and a themed Christmas brunch and dinner at Ave. But there’s so much more that makes this resort worth the trip. Sign up for paddleboarding, pamper yourself at the Spa at Seafire and simply explore the property to discover the distinctive architectural details and local culture woven throughout the design.
Stay through the New Year for Seafire’s annual and much-loved carnival-inspired party at the casual Coccoloba.
A Ritzy-Glitzy Season at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
The standard bearer for excellence among luxury Caribbean hotels, the ladies and gentlemen at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman are legendary for their timeless interpretation of the holiday season. The ever-talented pastry chefs often create a colourful gingerbread village complete with chocolate elves that welcomes you on arrival in the hotel’s lobby. Sign up for a gingerbread house workshop, make festive macarons, roast marshmallows over a beach bonfire, delight in holiday carols sung by a local choir or indulge in Seven’s Christmas Eve and Christmas Day champagne brunches or a traditional family-style Christmas Day brunch in the Royal Ballroom.
Ringing in the New Year in Grand Cayman? Choose between the New Year’s Eve Ball on Seven Mile Beach – a magical and grand affair – or an intimate dinner of epicurean artistry at Blue by Eric Ripert.
Prance Over to Paradise Villas
Trade your winter boots and snow tyres for flip-flops and beach cruisers at our tranquil and charming Paradise Villas on Little Cayman. Only a 35-minute plane ride aboard the Cayman Airways’ twin otter, Little Cayman is the ultimate destination for a laid back retreat. Freshly-fallen snow is replaced with powder-white sand and twinkling fairy lights adorn palm trees as far as the eye can see. Cooler “Christmas breezes” equate to beautiful December weather and are best enjoyed while lying in a traditional rope hammock.