Are you planning a trip to Grand Cayman? Many who vacation in the Cayman Islands wonder when it is best to visit these lovely islands. Grand Cayman is the largest of the three islands that comprise the Caymans. The islands are close enough together that they enjoy similar weather. The Cayman Islands have a population of a little more than 50,000 residents but can become very crowded during tourist or high season.
Deciding on the best time to visit will depend on your tolerance for crowds and weather. When the weather is the best, the crowds are usually the largest. The temperatures on the island don’t change all that much, but there is a rainy season and of course, hurricane season can be a concern.
The weather on Grand Cayman averages in the upper 80s from May to October and between 72 and 86 degrees the rest of the year. The rainy season is in the summer, from May through October and hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. Most experts agree that April has the best weather.
Winter is the most popular season for tourists, although there are always visitors to the islands. It is best to avoid the Christmas season as well as February when its school break time in many parts of the world. It can also get extremely crowded during spring break which occurs in March in most places. The best time to visit Grand Cayman to avoid crowds is starting in May and before mid-December. Lodging prices tend to drop a bit and airfares are also reduced.
If you like to attend cultural events, they plan a visit to Grand Cayman during one of the annual festivals. These are usually fun-filled and provide visitors with a glimpse into the local culture. Knowing when to visit Grand Cayman can help ensure a great vacation for everyone.