Summer getaways are easier than you think

Take a break this summer and head off island. Whether it’s a short mini-break or an extended vacation, there are a host of destinations you can easily reach from Cayman. Weekender rounds up some of the most popular.  

Cayman Brac and Little Cayman 

Seeking a short break this summer? Traveling to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman is always a good idea. 

Get your scuba gear and explore the beautiful reefs, swim with the tropical fish, or take a nature tour. You can explore caves, hike and even climb the Brac Bluff if you’re so inclined. 

The less active can just laze on the beach under a shade with a good book. The pace is a whole lot easier on the Sister Islands. 


If you want to visit a country with a vibrant culture and lots of attractions, then Cuba is the place for you. The majority of the tourist attractions are found in the capital city of Havana, places such as the Havana Vieja and Vedado. 

Other places of interest include the Malecon, the Plaza de la Revolucion, the Museo Nacional de Belle Artes, the Museo de la Revolucion, the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, and the Capitolio Nacional. Outside Havana, the best city for tourist excursions is probably the colonial town of Trinidad, in the province of Sancti Spiritus. Immerse yourself in the music and color of Cuba. 


Looking for a tropical getaway? Visit Honduras. With its access to the world’s second-largest barrier reef, Honduras presents some of the best diving and snorkeling opportunities in the Caribbean. This beautiful country offers many attractions, including Mayan ruins, colonial villages and festive celebrations. From whitewater rafting to hiking and exotic wildlife viewing, there is no end to the fun and adventure.  


There’s nothing more relaxing than strolling down a beach in Jamaica, with green hills on one side and glistening blue waters on the other, as the aroma from jerk shacks wafts by. With tons of must-see attractions, Jamaica is a never-ending paradise. 

One of its famous attractions is Dunn’s River Falls – a 600-foot high waterfall surrounded by jungle. Definitely worth a look. 

Climb the Blue Mountains – the highest point in Jamaica – where you may be lucky enough to see the outline of Cuba, or go zip lining with a tour company through the treetop canopies. 

Wherever you go in Jamaica, expect to be greeted by a warm smile and a friendly greeting that will stay with you long after you fly back home. 


Summer fun, thy name is Miami. After all, you’ve got everything from South Beach to Coconut Grove. 

There are plenty of attractions and events, making a trip to Miami a memorable one. Book a gator tour, where you explore the swamps looking for different types of alligators, or visit the zoo.  

Take in a show or concert, or head to the Everglades for an airboat ride. Then head to the malls to shop till you drop.  


You’ll never be bored in Tampa on your summer break.  

Spend a day at the local theme parks, such as Busch Gardens, Dinosaur World and Legoland, or bring your blanket or beach chairs and watch free movies and street performers daily along Clearwater Beach at Pier 60 around sunset. 

Visit a local water park in Tampa Bay to cool you off. Encounter animals at the local zoos and farms, or just go fishing. 

Remember that Tampa is also just over an hour’s drive away from Orlando, where you’ll find Disney World and Universal Studios. 

New York 

Enjoy the Big Apple, with its numerous parks, rivers and even beaches. 

Take a cruise around the Statue of Liberty and then a tour of Ellis Island. Enjoy a stroll on the Brooklyn Bridge and see the New York Botanical Garden, inspired by London’s Royal Botanic Gardens.

This is New York’s largest public garden and it is said to be a living museum of the natural world, comprising lawns, lakes, conservatories and greenhouses, along with 50 garden and plant collections. 

Of course New York is legendary for its shopping, the lights of Broadway and the hustle of Times Square. You can’t visit New York without taking in a show or three, and enjoying a meal out at one of thousands of restaurants in Manhattan. 


Universal Studios is just an hour away from Tampa offering adrenalin-filled rides for the entire family.


There’s something for everyone in the Big Apple.


If you truly feel like getting away from it all, Southern Cross Club on Little Cayman is the spot for you.


Visitors from Cayman like the Pico Bonito Lodge in Honduras, which is less than an hour’s flight away.


Cuba is noted for its classic cars.


The stunning Bluff is always a draw on Cayman Brac.

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