The Cayman Islands are part of an underwater mountain range between Cuba and Belize. The Islands lie 480 miles south of Miami (one hour and 30 mins flight). With an average year-round temperature range of about 75° F in winter to about 85° F in the summer, the Cayman Islands boast some of the finest tropical weather. All three islands - Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman - are coral outcrops surrounded by healthy coral reefs and dramatic walls close to shore, creating ideal conditions for the best diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean.
Quick Routes from the East Coast to Grand Cayman
From New York’s JFK it only takes 4 hours to get to Grand Cayman via Jetblue’s direct flights.
From Washington DC’s DCA or Northern Virginia’s IAD there are no direct flights so it takes around 5 hours and 30 mins with a short stopover in Miami. Multiple airlines fly this route including American, Delta, JetBlue and United.
From Florida’s MIA its an hour and 30 minute nonstop flight and here you can take Cayman Airways as well as the other American Carriers.
There is no doubt in our minds that the first thing you must do when you arrive is to go to Seven Mile Beach and walk barefoot. If you are arriving later in the afternoon, even better because you can catch the glorious sunset. Make sure you pass by a liquor store to purchase alcohol as you cannot purchase alcohol after 7pm except in bars and restaurants. After spending some time on the beach, it will make you feel hungry so the next thing is to find a restaurant nearby. There are so many world-class restaurants in the Cayman Islands so it won’t be easy picking one.