After enduring many months of cold weather and endless days without sunshine, it is now finally time to start thinking about the arrival of spring. What better place to celebrate brighter skies, blooming flowers, and the feeling of grass between your toes than in the Cayman Islands? Three small islands make up the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands and are bordered by the deepest part of the Caribbean: the Cayman Trench. While known around the world as a tax-haven paradise, there is so much more to this vibrant nation than just banks and beaches. The best way to experience your vacation is by renting a car, which can be conveniently done at the airport. Be sure to remember that Caymanians drive on the left side of the road!
My husband and I had never rented a car in another country together, thus we were both incredibly excited to partake in this new adventure, especially since we had a convertible. There is nothing quite like driving around with salt air in your hair and the sun beaming down on your face. We had no map and our intention was to get lost. The following photos were taken during our short road trip around Grand Cayman:
i need to book my ticket NOW!
Sigh. Beautiful photos! I would SO rather be on a tropical island right now than in my home office listening to bombs go off on the Fort Bragg training lands. Yeesh. 🙂
Thanks love! Oh gosh, bombs going off? That sounds awful! 🙁
I am so confused. If they drive on the left, why is your car left-hand drive, like we have in countries where you drive on the right? I can’t figure this out!
Hahahaha we were confused about that too!!!!!!
Renting a convertible in a tropical destination is one of the best experiences. I do it every time I’m in Hawaii and will be doing so again come December.
Some really great photographer here!
Thank you sooo much! Yes, I agree!!! I have done it before by myself in Hawaii, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. I had SO much fun!
It looks absolutely idyllic! Like if a hollywood set was to build paradise, it would look just like your pictures!
Awww what a lovely and amazing compliment!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!
Rod tripping around Caribbean islands is my favorite way to explore them. You find hidden coves and can really get off the tourist track. I haven’t been to the Cayman Islands but your photos make me want to go!
I agree! I have never done it in the Caribbean before this trip, but I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Yay! I know what you mean about needing a spring vacation. The weather has been dreadful on the east lately, especially in DC, where I am. I’m so inspired by your Cayman Trip. I started looking at flights last night!
No way!!!!! You have no idea what a compliment that is to me! Let me know if you end up booking something. XO
Getting lost on the Cayman Islands with your lover sounds so romantic and perfect!!!
Hahaha it was I promise! 🙂
This looks marvellous! Cannot remember the last time I was in a convertible…
It had been a very long time for me as well! Now I want one!!!
Beautiful pics Andi!
Thank you so much!
I live in the land of sand but the sand in your photos are more of my type! Great photos, Andi, as always!
I’m so jealous that you live near the ocean! Oh what I would do to live near the ocean… Thank you!
Such beautiful photos! Love the colors!
Thank you! Yes, the colors were beautiful!!!
What a romantic getaway!
It sure was!
This makes me want to grab a pina colada and lounge by the ocean. Your pictures are amazing. Glad you had a great time!
Hahaha I love it! That sounds SO good to me!!! Thanks dear!
Awww thank you, but this was like my 4th or 5th time, so I feel comfortable doing it now.
A great post! As always I love your stunning photos – they really make me wanna book a ticket to a tropical paradise right now.
Keep it up!
What an awesome compliment, thank you!
Gorgeous photos as always, it’s hard to read this post with Canada being so cold!
Hahaha I’m sure, thank you!
Awesome place !!! I would like to visit this place in next vacation. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful place.
I hope you do and you’re welcome!
I’m a bit envious of you after seeing these amazing photos. I really love the one of the driftwood and umbrella, and the one taken from the bottom of the palmtree. Gorgeous!
BTW, can you really get lost on an island while driving 😉
What a great way to see and experience a new place. We rented a moped of some sort to tour Grand Cayman. What a ride!
Thanks for the beautiful pics!
Nope you can’t ever really get lost on an island, which is why we put down the maps haha! 🙂 Thank you so much for the kind words, they mean the world to me!!!!!