Though the winter holidays are still months away, the best time to plan family vacations for that time of year is far in advance, often during weather that's the polar opposite of what you can expect at a tropical destination. If you're looking to get away from the next cold winter, but still want to enjoy the holiday spirit of Christmas on your vacation, then the Grand Cayman island, the largest of the Cayman Islands, has a place for you.
At the 500-acre town of Camana Bay, the high temperatures don't dampen the festivities one bit. Every year this planned community hosts a month full of events to celebrate Christmas, according to USA Today. There's something for everyone to do here during the holidays.
The season kicks off with the annual lighting of a large Christmas tree decorated with thousands of bulbs in the middle of the Town Center. The air is filled with songs from carolers, & children have the opportunity to get their picture taken with Santa by a professional photographer, reported Compass Cayman.
The night is lively in the Christmas Market with shops & restaurants so you can get some alone time or your last minute Christmas shopping done. The children can keep busy at Starfish village, exploring their creativity with arts & crafts while you get some tropical Christmas presents for the tropical holiday.
Every Tuesday the town plays holiday movies in public spaces, so families can enjoy some time together under the stars. As an added bonus, every once in a while, Santa makes it snow. You'll feel right at home for Christmas at the Grand Cayman during this family vacation in the Caribbean except without all the hassles that sometimes come with winter.
The holidays are all about spending time with your family, and a tropical vacation is a great way to make the celebration even more memorable. You could build a snowman out of sand this year as you make Christmas memories that will always stand apart from the rest.