Top Five Places To Watch The Magical Cayman Sunset
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.” – George R.R. Martin
You can ask anyone who has been to Cayman, watching the sunset is a magical experience. Nothing compares to the sound of crashing waves, the feel of the soft warm breeze caressing your skin and the perfect view of the turquoise ocean as the sun sets on the horizon. When the sun finally sinks into the sea it opens a wide-open sky revealing picture-perfect pastels painted across the closing dusk.
And if you are lucky enough to witness the sunset when the atmospheric conditions are just right, you might be able to see the ‘Green Flash,’ which involves the refraction of the sun’s rays through the water. It is the briefest flash of green just as the last glimmer of sun slips past the horizon. It is a very special moment and the anticipation of catching the Green Flash is something that many of us at the Beach House look forward to.
The Cayman sunset captivates a passionate audience and you often see admirers sitting along the beach just to watch this nightly ritual. Here we share our top five places to say farewell to another beautiful day in paradise.
Seven Mile Beach: Any beach that is west facing will provide incredible views of the Cayman sunset. At our Beach House, we like to set up distinctive and colorful furniture along our beachfront so our guests have the perfect picture opportunity as the sun goes down.
From the top of the Observation Tower, Camana Bay. Open to the public and free of charge, this impressive Observation Tower offers 360-degree views of Seven Mile Beach, George Town and the North Sound. It is open from sunrise until 10pm daily and is the perfect vantage point to watch the glowing orange sunset with family and friends.
On the ocean. Whether you are on a boat or on a floating platform in the water, you can’t beat the view of the sparkling Caribbean Sea that surrounds you. The closeness with nature and the sound of the rhythmic waves provide an experience that can’t be missed. Red Sail Sports, located near the Towel Hut at our resort, offers a sunset sail as one of its many excursions. Imagine sailing off into the sunset with a glass of bubbles in hand.
Smith's Cove in South Sound. Pack a romantic picnic and head over to Smith's Cove, where you can share a picnic on the beach with loved ones. Its calm and gentle waters make this beach, which is located on the west side of the island, swimmable nearly every day and a great snorkeling spot.
Little Cayman. If you fancy travelling outside of Grand Cayman, you can witness some spectacular sunsets at Sandy Point on Little Cayman. About a half hour flight away, this enchanting Sister Island has abundant natural beauty.