Easter in Cayman
Easter is a very special time in the Cayman Islands. The holiday centers on the religious event; both Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays and there is plenty of Easter themed entertainment to keep the whole family entertained.
2015 Easter Holiday Dates:
- Good Friday: Friday, April 3
- Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 5
- Easter Monday: Monday, April 6
Carry on Camping
Camping on Cayman’s beaches over Easter is a long time tradition in the Cayman Islands. Every year you will see hundreds, if not thousands of people camping on beaches all over the Cayman Islands. It’s a great opportunity for families and friends to get together and reminisce about simpler times, as well as enjoy the natural beauty of the Cayman coastline. Families start marking their spot in the days leading up to Good Friday, when they move in and begin a long weekend of fun filled activities such as swimming, fishing, playing games, barbequing and generally have a great time!
Never one to shy away from embracing a holiday, Cayman has a fantastic array of Easter events for kids to enjoy. The Easter Bunny visits the big hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton and the Marriott Resort, where you’ll also find Easter egg hunts, games and other Easter themed activities. Local radio station Z99 hosts an annual Easter Dig at Royal Palms where kids go bonkers for 99 seconds looking for sweets and treats. This is followed by a delicious Easter breakfast. And for something very different, join Sunset House for their underwater Easter Egg hunt – a hit amongst Cayman’s divers!
Let's Go Fly a Kite
Flying kites is a popular pastime on many Caribbean islands and fuelled by the lovely breeze around Easter time, Cayman has its very own Kite Festival at Kaibo on Easter Monday. The family fun day features kite flying, competitions, a bouncy castle, live music and much more. Arrive by boat or car and enjoy a full day of family fun on the beach.
Brunch it Up
Brunches are even more appealing when there is a holiday the next day, so you’ll find Cayman’s popular brunch spots are even busier than usual on Easter Sunday. Hot spots include Luca, the Ritz-Carlton, Marriott Beach Resort, the Westin, Aqua, Tukka, Guy Harvey’s, Colbalt Coast, the Lighthouse, Grand Old House and many more. Savor copious amounts of incredible food and free flowing bubbles, and then sleep it off on the beach or by the pool for a seriously relaxing day!
Round the Island Race
Whether you’re a sailor or a spectator, Cayman’s Easter regatta is sure to thrill. The race is in its 51st year and is organized by the Cayman Islands Sailing Club. On Good Friday around 20 boats will leave the North Sound and sail 49 miles east. The race finishes with festivities at Sunset House. On Easter Saturday the boats depart from the previous day’s finish line and race the 12 miles round to the north sound, completing the circle round the Island. It’s a great opportunity to see local sailors in action and enjoy some tropical drinks. Crew places are often available for the event. For more information call (345) 3267 793 or visit www.sailing.ky.
Staycations on the North Side or Eastern Districts are very popular amongst residents over the Easter break. Avoid airport stress and spend the weekend relaxing in a lovely villa with stunning sea views. Take advantage of all the activities available with White Sand Water Sports and Cayman Kayaks for an adventure filled weekend. Refuel with a BBQ at home or a fantastic meal at Kaibo or Rum Point. A wonderful weekend away from everyday life!
If it’s true peace and tranquility you desire, then take a short plane ride to Little Cayman or Cayman Brac. Enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the islands as well as the incredible diving and unique cultural history.
If you would like to attend a religious service over the Easter period, then click here for a full list of churches in Cayman with service times. There are more than 200 churches, with almost every faith and denomination represented.