When to Go to the Cayman Islands

When to Go to the Cayman Islands
3 mins readJan 12, 2021

Are you planning a visit to the Cayman Islands and wondering when to go? The knowledgeable staff at Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits has some recommendations for unique experiences with a local flair.

When to Go to the Cayman Islands

Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits is the leading wholesaler and retailer of premium wines, beers and spirits in the Cayman Islands. We offer:

We are the exclusive Cayman Islands distributor for many top-selling brands, including Heineken, Coors Light, Dos Equis, Johnny Walker, Smirnoff, Crown Royal, Baileys Irish Cream, and Appleton Rum from Jamaica, the Islands’ most popular rum. We also offer the widest selection of wines and champagnes in Grand Cayman.

Winter in the Cayman Islands (November – April)

“High season” or “dry season” in the Cayman Islands is the most popular time for people to visit, probably because they are escaping cold, cruel winter weather at home. If dry weather with low humidity are what you’re after, visit our tropical paradise in February, March or April.  We have lots of sunshine, little rain, and refreshing sea breezes in winter, with average high temperatures from 75°-86°F/24°-30°C; average lows of 68°-72°F/20°- 22°C; and water temperatures that range from 78° to 82°F.

Summer in the Cayman Islands (May – October)

If you’re looking for the warmest time to visit the Cayman Islands, the hottest months are August, when highs are regularly around 89°F/ 31.7°C, followed by July and then September. During this “off season” or “wet season,” you’ll experience the most rain from May to June and again from September to October, but temperatures (including water temperatures) are also warmer, averaging 87°-90°F/30°-32°C. Our crystal clear, calm seas are ideal for diving, snorkeling, sailing and fishing in summer, and you’ll appreciate fewer crowds and discounted hotel prices.

Hurricane Season (June – November)

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 1 in the Atlantic, but the likelihood of a hurricane is doubtful. The Cayman Islands are far enough west that most storms passing through the Caribbean Sea turn northward before they reach us. However, the water can be choppy, especially during August and September, so take this into consideration if your vacation plans include our world-class scuba diving destinations.

Annual Festivals You May Enjoy

MayCayman Carnival Batabano is the Island’s national carnival. The festival is named in honor of Cayman’s turtling heritage – the word “Batabano” refers to the tracks left in the sand by sea turtles as they crawl onto the beach to nest. Attendees enjoy colorful costumes, parade floats, vibrant Island music and more.

OctoberCayman Cocktail Week highlights the cocktail culture of Cayman’s best bartenders, bars and restaurants with an incredible array of cocktail parties, culinary events and tastings. Meet top industry professionals, learn how to make-your-own gin, or go on a historical cocktail tour.

November – Enjoy music, parades, street dances, competitions, games, and traditional food and drinks of the annual Pirates Week Festival. The festivities begin on Cayman Brac, continue with a “pirate” invasion and capture of the Governor in Hog Sty Bay on Grand Cayman, and end with a parade, BBQ and fireworks on Little Cayman.

When should you go to the Cayman Islands? Anytime is a good time! Take advantage of FREE liquor delivery from Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits. Then, relax and enjoy a fun-filled festival.