Why it’s a summer surprise: Though you might be hesitant to visit the Caribbean during the summer months, when hot humidity is the norm, it’s actually the perfect antidote to an especially brutal winter in the states and other cold-weather locales. Sure, temperatures will be slightly higher than other times of year, but not by much.
Summer temps: High 70s and 80s
To-do list: Cool off during regular afternoon showers and take advantage of the nearly empty beaches, world-renowned scuba-diving sites and other activities. On top of that, visiting the Cayman Islands won’t break the bank in the summer, since it’s technically the offseason and luxury resorts offer stellar deals.
Relaxing on the beach is a must, of course, but if you get tired of lounging about, there’s so much more to do here. At the Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa, for instance, you’ll have a hard time choosing between all the activities — standup paddleboarding, snorkeling, kayaking, jet skiing, sailing, beach yoga, the list goes on. You can even borrow a GoPro underwater camera to document all your adventures.
Hottest summer event: Always Summer Saturdays at the Royal Palms, featuring musical performances and food and drink specials under the Caribbean sun