Of all the choice locations for luxury destination weddings, the Cayman Islands rank at or near the top of the list. Often described as the best of the Western Caribbean, this group of three small islands can provide the perfect backdrop for a stunning, elegant and memorable wedding.
For Cayman Islands destination weddings, a smart first step is to contact a Caribbean wedding planner to ensure that every detail is attended to in the way you desire, and that there are no unpleasant surprises on your special day.
If your wedding plans include a spectacular waterfront setting, here are five of the top beaches in the Cayman Islands to consider:
Seven Mile Beach
Many weddings in Grand Cayman take place on world famous Seven Mile Beach. If you’re even the least bit familiar with the Cayman Islands, you know about this stretch of pristine white sand beach along the stunning Caribbean Sea. It is most likely the No. 1 favourite of wedding couples, whether visitors or residents. With a glorious sunset over the ocean as backdrop and many hotels and rentals along this stretch of beach, as well as a central location, Seven Mile Beach is a spectacular venue to consider.
Located on the picturesque north side of Grand Cayman, Rum Point features a white sand beach, shallow, clear water and numerous Casuarina shade trees. Rum Point also has a beachside restaurant, and it is beloved by locals and visitors for its more relaxed, quiet atmosphere. It offers a lovely alternative to the popular tourist area of Seven Mile Beach.
East End Beach
This exquisite beach, also known as Colliers Beach, is tucked away in the serene east end of Grand Cayman. It provides a lovely, romantic setting for a wedding, with a stunning sunset as backdrop. Consult your Caribbean wedding planner to ensure you and your guests will get to enjoy local fresh seafood, which is plentiful here.
To get away from it all, take a short plane ride to Cayman Brac, one of the two small Sister Islands to Grand Cayman. Known as a nature lover’s paradise, this little island is also famous for its breathtaking bluff and exquisite sea views. For a tranquil and beautiful destination wedding setting, consider “The Brac,” as locals refer to it, and set aside a few days to explore the natural beauty of the island. Divers love the limestone caves and seawalls, and on shore you are likely to see endangered parrots, brown boobies and peregrine falcons perched in the trees. A series of trails will reveal unusual flowers, reptiles and historic sites. Your wedding will not only be a time to exchange vows, but also to explore a very special island.
This tiny Sister Island, home to just under 200 people on 10 square miles, is indeed barefoot luxury at its best, as it has been described in Cayman Islands tourism information. For the most private, secluded wedding destination, this would be your top choice. The island draws birders and divers from all over the world, and particularly couples, who enjoy its tranquil seclusion. What a romantic setting for your destination wedding!