Honeymoons in the Cayman Islands
In the deepest part of the Caribbean Sea, three little islands can be found: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. Together, these three islands make up the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands. Characterised by long sandy beaches, a history full of pirate adventures, world class diving and a laid back nightlife, a honeymoon in the Cayman Islands comes with plenty of sun, sand and relaxation. With a landscape somewhat drier than a typical, green Caribbean island, the Cayman Islands offer a unique natural environment. Fresh mango is sold at roadside stands from the months of June through September, and if you plan your honeymoon in the Cayman Islands during this period you will in for a sweet, fragrant treat! Another interesting tidbit is that the Cayman Islands are home to 27 species of indigenous orchid, making it a particularly interesting destination for plant lovers.
Cayman Islands Overview
One hundred different nationalities are represented among the 50 000 or so people living on the Cayman Islands, giving the nation a truly multicultural flavour. Being a major financial and banking centre, the Cayman Islands also boast the highest standard of living in the entire Caribbean region. A honeymoon in the Cayman Islands will be right up your alley if you are looking for a typical Caribbean getaway. From sipping cocktails at a fancy hotel to exploring the natural environment, everyone is bound to find something that sparks their interest. Although a British territory, these islands ooze American – to the surprise of many a visitor! A honeymoon in the Cayman Islands is the answer if all you want is some time to enjoy one another’s company and an opportunity to kick back and relax.
Here are a few activities that will make your honeymoon in the Cayman Islands a truly unique experience:
- Take a step back in time and enjoy a romantic dinner aboard a 19th century tall ship.
- Follow in the footsteps of our ancestors as you hike through the forests of Grand Cayman along the Mastic Trail. The trail dates back to the 18th century, running from Frank Sound to Old Man Bay.
- Snorkel with the sting rays! Or, if you’re slightly less inclined to get up close and personal with nature, take a look at one of the islands’ shipwrecks from afar.
Key Facts for the Cayman Islands
Currency: Cayman Island Dollar
Capital: George Town
Flight time: 18 hours from Sydney
When to Honeymoon in the Cayman Islands
When to go:
The average daily temperature is 26 degrees Celsius, and during your honeymoon in the Cayman Islands you can expect lots and lots of sunshine. The best months of the year to visit are December through April, during the dry season when the air is less humid and temperatures are not quite so overbearing. Try to avoid the wet season, from May to October, and especially the hurricane season, from June to November, as there is a high risk of flooding. If you do plan your honeymoon in the Cayman Islands during the wet season, don’t forget to pack an umbrella or lightweight rain jacket.
American Airlines operate from Sydney to George Town in Cayman Islands. You can be in this delightful destination in 24 hours!
The Cayman Dollar and the US Dollar
Travelers from Australia don’t need a visa to celebrate their honeymoon in the Cayman Islands, but require a visa which will be valid for at least six months when departing from Australia. Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman all have their own airport, so you won’t have difficulty arriving by air or traveling between the three islands. Renting a car is not completely necessary, but consider looking into it for part of your trip if you prefer a lot of freedom and plan to do a bit of exploring.
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Getting Married in the Cayman Islands
If you fancy tying the knot in a tropical paradise then why not consider the Cayman Islands. Located south of Cuba, they offer an exciting mixture of British heritage and Caribbean delights. Grand Cayman has plenty of churches, hotel resorts, and beaches at which to exchange your wedding vows and with a plethora of locations with stunning backdrops all waiting to host your reception, weddings abroad in the Cayman Islands are truly magical.
With no waiting time necessary, you can get married on your arrival in the Cayman Islands. After liaising with an official Marriage Officer you need to apply for a Wedding Licence at the Passport and Corporate Services offices in Grand Cayman. You'll need to take both passports, photo ID and proof of marital status. You'll also need a letter from the Marriage Officer who is going to conduct your ceremony as well as your immigration card or cruise ship disembarkation pass, to prove your arrival in the Cayman Islands. The licence costs CI$150 plus an application fee of CI$50 and is valid for three months. For more information visit http://www.gov.ky/portal/page?_pageid=1142,1592751&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
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