The Cayman Islands are the essence of carefree Caribbean style, and are the perfect choice for a romantic retreat for any couple, whether they are seeking an idyllic spot for a tropical wedding, a honeymoon, an anniversary celebration or just an exotic break away together.

The pristine white sand, warm turquoise waters and stunning natural backdrop of the Cayman Islands provide a setting fit for any bride, whether her dream is for a flower-decked white wedding ceremony on Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach, surrounded by friends and family, or an intimate barefoot marriage on Little Cayman.

With the Cayman Islands being justly regarded as among the friendliest and most welcoming of any Caribbean destination, couples planning a wedding can rest assured that they will have little to worry about other than last minute nerves.  Grand Cayman and its Sister Islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, all have wedding planners at hand from the outset to ensure that the big day runs without a hitch.  For those who would like to inject a little Caymanian culture into their wedding, couples are able to marry at many of the islands heritage spots including the peaceful and colourful Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park, or the national historic site of Pedro St. James, with superb views over the Caribbean sea. The more traditionally-hearted can choose from a quaint church wedding, a secluded beach ceremony or the luxurious surroundings of a five star resort.  For a wedding with a twist, and for those who are a little more adventurous, the bride and groom can wed aboard a catamaran or even underwater, while diving among the islands’ pristine coral reefs.

With the wedding ceremony itself over, an escape to somewhere luxurious and secluded is of paramount importance, the Cayman Islands’ sun-bleached white beaches, warm sunshine and turquoise sea make it the perfect exotic retreat.  The islands are somewhere to both relax and explore together, whether it be on a beach enjoying the beautiful and tranquil surroundings or discovering the Caribbean Sea’s underwater paradise.  The surrounding sea averages a warm 26 degrees centigrade and the Cayman Islands offer some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world. Couples can learn to dive together, explore the infamous Stingray City (unique to the Cayman Islands), or discover one of the shipwrecks that are dotted around the coastline.

Newlyweds have plenty of accommodation options on the three islands, from luxurious hotels to beach hideaways.  The Ritz-Carlton on Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach comes complete with the first ever La Prairie Spa in the Caribbean, two restaurants, a tennis centre by Nick Bollettieri and a Greg Norman designed nine-hole golf course.  For couples that prefer somewhere more secluded and intimate, the Southern Cross Club is located right on the beach on the southern shore of Little Cayman, 40 minutes from Grand Cayman by plane; yet a world away in every other respect.  The resort has just eight individual bungalows on the beach as well as a traditional Caymanian restaurant serving an abundance of the island’s freshest fish.

With world-class diving, luxury resorts, candle lit restaurants, sun-drenched beaches and a year round tropical climate, it is hard to beat the Cayman Islands for a romantic escape for any couple yearning to step away from daily life and spend a little quality time together.

Images of the Cayman Islands are available to download, free of charge and copyright from www.fotoseeker.com

For further information on the Cayman Islands please visit the official UK dedicated website at www.caymanislands.co.uk or call the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism on their main switchboard number ++44 (0) 20 7491 7771

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