Easter in Cayman

Holidays |

The Easter season is a particularly celebratory time in the Cayman Islands, with annual family traditions you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

With public holidays on both Good Friday and Easter Monday, the long weekend is filled with events and activities for all ages.

Easter Camping

Easter Camping is a long-standing tradition in the Cayman Islands, and you’ll typically see hundreds of tents set up along the islands’ beaches over the long Easter weekend.

For these few days, Caymanians put their busy lives on hold and celebrate the simple pleasures in life: fishing, swimming, beach-combing, preparing simple meals outdoors, and chatting under the shade of sea grape trees. The tradition honors and celebrates the country’s rich past—a time when luxuries were few, and life was intimately connected to nature and the sea.

While you won’t find too many campers truly “roughing it” in this day and age—many impressive beach setups featuring small generators to run lights and laptops, propane stoves for easy meals, and comfortable beach chairs and hammocks—the spirit of this tradition neverthless remains.

Easter Brunch

Easter Sunday on Grand Cayman is a wonderful excuse to take the island’s weekly Sunday brunch tradition truly over the top.

Resorts and restaurants around the island host especially lavish Easter Sunday brunches with incredible spreads—from delectable pastries and savory omelettes; to sushi, roast meats, fish, and curries; to indulgent desserts that are as culinary treats as they are works of art.

Unlimited sparkling wine or champagne is not uncommon, and several establishments offer Easter-themed entertainment and reduced rates for younger members of your party.

Easter Bunny Tea

While Silver Palm at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is known for its traditional English afternoon tea year-round, the tradition takes on a special seasonal flavor each year at Easter.

As adults enjoy a menu of tea-leaf infusions, delicate sandwiches, fluffy scones and delicious cakes, the Easter Bunny entertains children with Easter arts and crafts.

Kitefest

Celebrated at Kaibo annually on Easter Monday, Kitefest is a free beach event where the age-old practice of kite flying is revived.

Those attending can purchase readymade kites, or make and decorate their own. With luck, the breezes will be just right lift-off, filling the skies overhead with colour.

Competitions are held, with prizes awarded in various categories, while live music, games, and stand-up paddle board and kayak rentals make for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.