Honeymoons in the Cayman Islands

Three small islands in the deepest part of the Caribbean Sea make up the British Overseas Territory known as the Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. A honeymoon in the Cayman Islands guarantees relaxation, sand, and lots of sun, and offers world class diving, long stretches of beach, and a past full of tales of shipwreck and pirates. The Cayman Islands boast 27 different species of indigenous orchid, and although you won’t find the lush landscape typical of many Caribbean nations, these islands hold their own beauty. Plan your honeymoon in the Cayman Islands between the months of June and September, and you’ll be treated to sweet, fresh mango being sold along roadsides and in hotels and restaurants.

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Cayman Islands Overview

With a population of more than 50 000 divided between the three islands, over one hundred nationalities are represented. The Cayman Islands are an important international financial centre, and of all the Caribbean islands, they enjoy the highest standard of living. A honeymoon in the Cayman Islands is an absolute perfect match for those longing for all that a typical Caribbean getaway has to offer. You’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in the Cayman Islands, whether it be a relaxing poolside cocktail, a walk on the wild side, or an underwater adventure. Don’t be fooled into thinking that these islands are a mini version of the UK, either, as they have a strong American feel. For couples hoping to lay back and take in the quieter side of life, a honeymoon in the Cayman Islands offers a unique, slightly toned down Caribbean flavour.

Before taking off for your honeymoon in the Cayman Islands, consider working these one-of-a-kind experiences into your itinerary:
- Let the breeze move you as you enjoy a romantic dinner for two aboard a 19th century tall ship.
- Follow the Mastic Trail through the forests of Grand Cayman from Frank Sound to Old May Bay. The trail dates back to the 18th century, offering you a chance to step back into the past.
- Take a snorkel tour! There are several places in the Cayman Islands where you’ll be given the opportunity to swim with sting rays, and there are two shipwrecks waiting to be explored.

Key Facts for the Cayman Islands

Currency: Cayman Island Dollar

Capital: George Town

Language: English

Flight time: 9 hours from London

When to Honeymoon in the Cayman Islands

The tropical marine climate of the Cayman Islands creates average daily temperatures of around 26 degrees Celsius. For the driest weather and most comfortable temperatures, plan your honeymoon in the Cayman Islands for sometime between December and April. The rainy season runs from May until October, and hurricanes and flooding can be expected from June through November. Don’t forget to pack an umbrella or a light rain jacket if you do take your honeymoon in the Cayman Islands during the wetter months.

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Getting Married in the Cayman Islands

If you are looking for an idyllic destination full of romantic beaches and all day sunshine then why not consider travelling out to the Cayman Islands for your wedding.  The Cayman Islands houses a number of luxurious resorts inland and along the beach for you to host your destination wedding.  The crystal clear waters, deluxe boats, yachts and fabulous beaches that surround the Cayman Islands will allow you to take some outstanding wedding photographs. There is plenty to do before and after your wedding abroad if you choose the Cayman Islands.  Water sports, relaxing on the beach and touring the Islands are just a few of the activities that you can experience if you decided to tie the knot in the Cayman Islands.

Marriage Requirements

Cayman Islands

Couples, including those arriving by cruise ship, can marry the same day they arrive in the Cayman Islands. Just be sure to have the following:

A non-residents marriage license

A letter from the authorized Marriage Officer who is to officiate.

Applications for non-resident marriage licenses ($250 U.S.) and a list of licensed Marriage Officers can be obtained from the Passport and Corporate Services Office. On Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, this is provided by the District Commissioner's Office.

For further information on getting married in the Cayman Islands visit - http://www.caymanislands.ky/caymanvows/legal/

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