Grand Cayman Nightlife - 7 Amazing Things To Do After Sunset

Grand Cayman Nightlife

The Grand Cayman nightlife scene is electrifying! How often do you get to enjoy drinks, dancing, and live music in a place that is truly the definition of paradise? As a popular port of call for cruise ship operators, Grand Cayman is where you can party with people from around the world. While many island destinations offer fun and sun, Grand Cayman is truly the entertainment haven of the Caribbean Sea.

While you may be aware that Grand Cayman is an exceptional spot for beach trips, visits to Stingray City, shopping, fishing, and boat charters during the day, you could be wondering about fun things to do in Grand Cayman at night. The big surprise is that you don’t necessarily have to stick to bars and clubs to experience magic after dark.

If you want fun away from the glamorous bar scene here, there are actually some nocturnal natural attractions offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the Cayman Islands. Feeling intrigued? This list of seven ways to experience the nightlife in Grand Cayman will truly set your trip alight!

 

1) Take A Bioluminescence Tour

Ready to hear about the best-kept secret of Grand Cayman nightlife? You can take an after-dark tour of the magnificent bioluminescent waters that come to life nightly in Grand Cayman! Of course, a night dive isn’t something you should attempt alone. That’s where a Grand Cayman bioluminescence tour comes in. First, let’s talk about the science behind this nightly magic show!

Bioluminescence means light-emitting life. In Grand Cayman, the bioluminescence that lights up the water at night is caused by a chemical reaction occurring in bioluminescent plankton. We’re not kidding when we say that a bioluminescence tour in Grand Cayman is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Only a handful of bioluminescent bays exist on the entire planet.

Where can you see a bioluminescent bay in Grand Cayman? The glow happens on the North Side of Grand Cayman near Starfish Point nightly. How can you witness it? Simply book a spot with Captain Marvin’s! As a premier boating and tour company in the Cayman Islands, we offer the best bioluminescent excursion! Here’s what the night looks like:

  • Your adventure begins with a cruise over to Starfish Point to experience a breathtaking sunset

  • As the sun goes down, you’ll also spot starfish!

  • Our knowledgeable guides will tell you all about upside-down jellyfish as you prepare for your experience in the Bio Bay!

  • Finally, you’ll be surrounded by a surreal bioluminescent event in the water all around you. You will even have the option to swim in the water!

Don’t miss one of the most unforgettable things to do in Grand Cayman at night! Book your spot on one of our highly-rated bioluminescence tours today!

 

2) Enjoy Drinks At A Contemporary Irish Bar

While a cozy Irish pub may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Cayman Islands nightlife, a spot called Fidel Murphy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant is a Grand Cayman institution that always promises a fun night.

Located on West Bay Road in George Town, Fidel Murphy’s offers an amazing pub-style menu full of bangers and mash, pie, steaks, and burgers. This friendly spot on Grand Cayman’s nightlife scene also serves up bottled and draught beers.

Pro tip: Join in the excitement of their karaoke nights, which can get quite lively! Gather your friends and prepare for an unforgettable night out filled with laughter, music, and incredible performances.

 

3) Bar Hop Near Seven Mile Beach Corridor

If you plan to spend your days basking in the luxury of the Seven Mile Beach Corridor, you can transition into a great night out at Seven Mile Lounge. Situated at Queen’s Court Plaza on West Bay Road near Seven Mile Beach, the glitzy Seven Mile Lounge is known for its live music, karaoke nights, and Friday-night DJs. This classic West Bay beach bar and cocktail bar is exactly what you picture when you think of dancing the night away to live music with partygoers from around the globe!

The next stop on this Seven Mile Beach bar-hopping agenda is All Stars Sports Bar & Grill. Also located at Queen’s Court Plaza, this is the right bar for you if playing beer pong in front of big-screen televisions is your vibe. This sporty stop on Cayman’s nightlife scene also has a pool table, darts, and foosball.

 

4) Taste The Sweet Side Of Grand Cayman’s Club Scene At Sandbar Daiquiri Bar & Grill

Sandbar Bar & Grill offers a classic bar environment that throws in the twist of serving up the best daiquiris in Grand Cayman! If you’re looking for a fun Friday night, you’ll love the local live acts and DJ performances happening every Friday.

Sandbar Daiquiri Bar & Grill hosts trivia nights every Wednesday. Sunday nights are for the Sunday Soulful Smokehouse menu! Did we mention that it all takes place with breathtaking ocean views?

 

5) Savor Romantic Jazz Nights In Grand Cayman

If you’d like to shun crowded bars and clubs in favor of a romantic night out in the Cayman Islands, Union Grill & Bar is the place to be every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This acclaimed restaurant hosts the best dinner jazz event in Grand Cayman.

The top-notch menu at Union boasts entrées of lamb shank, red snapper, poached lobster tail, pan-seared Alaskan scallops, T-bone steak, and much more!

 

6) Plan A Fancy Dinner At The Ritz Carlton

One fun fact to know is that Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman is home to six acclaimed restaurants set alongside Seven Mile Beach. Here’s a look at what’s open for dinner and drinks:

  • Blue By Eric Ripert: A five-star restaurant specializing in the culinary creations of Eric Ripert.

  • Silver Palm: A speakeasy-style bar and lounge that serves casual bites and afternoon tea before transitioning into a bar offering hand-picked cigars, Caribbean cacao, live entertainment, and one of the most exclusive rum selections on the island.

  • Taikun: A sushi restaurant delivering sophistication on Seven Mile Beach.

  • Andiamo: Fuses classic Italian cuisine and casual Caribbean ambiance with terrace dining overlooking the resort’s waterways. Enjoy handmade pasta and pizza with wine!

Pro tip: While restaurants located within the Ritz are generally open to the public, making reservations ahead of time to confirm availability is highly recommended!

 

7) Explore Camana Bay To Enjoy An Easy Transition From Daytime Fun To Nighttime Glamor

What if you can’t pick a spot because you want to experience a little taste of everything offered by the nightlife in Grand Cayman? Camana Bay is a vibrant waterfront town just north of George Town.

Referred to as a destination within a destination, Camana Bay is a hot spot for restaurants, cafés, shops, and more. After a day of shopping, you can stop for a nice dinner or some drinks at an upscale cocktail bar before heading back to George Town.

 

The Best Of Grand Cayman Nightlife Is Waiting For You

From the moment your cruise ship or plane approaches the sparkling lights of George Town’s harbor, you’ll feel the fun energy of the island calling you to enjoy endless nights out beneath the Caribbean moonlight.

The truth is that it doesn’t matter if your perfect night out involves a heavy rum pour at a West Bay cocktail bar or the sensation of warm sand between your toes at midnight. Grand Cayman is a place that offers sensational adventures for every kind of traveler.

While there’s no shortage of places to party in Grand Cayman, there’s only one way to see how Mother Nature parties after dark! That’s with a bioluminescence tour in Grand Cayman that takes you out on the water long after ordinary boat tours have docked for the night. With room for up to 26 guests, each 2.5-hour tour is crafted to provide an intimate and exclusive experience.

We have been providing tours in the Cayman Islands for 70 years. Our knowledgeable staff and state-of-the-art vessels ensure that you’ll have the time of your life. Book your spot with Captain Marvin’s today to experience the magic of bioluminescence just minutes from West Bay!

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 32

Tour #1: Stingrays and Starfish ( Caves on Fridays & Saturdays only)

Enjoy the combo tour with stingrays and starfish, offered for USD59/person each morning at 7:30 before the crowds! On Fridays and Saturdays, you can add the caves tour (USD99/person for both). You must prepay for these tours as the office isn't open before 7:30 AM.

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 45

Tour #2: Stingrays and one snorkel stop to Barrier Reef OR Coral Gardens

Our two-stop stingray/snorkel tour lasts about two hours and 30 minutes, slightly shorter than our three-stop stingray/snorkel tour. The two-stop trip goes to the Stingray City sandbar plus one snorkel stop, either the Barrier Reef or the Coral Gardens. Our captain will decide when he gets out to the stingray/snorkel areas which snorkel stop to use, based on wind, wave, and tide conditions, as well as on the number of people at each of the two areas. We always try to go to the less populated of the two stops.

Duration
5 hours
Group Size
Up to 40

Tour #3: Beach Lunch, Stingray & Snorkel tour

Capt. Marvin's Beach Lunch Stingray/Snorkel Tour is the best of the best! It includes two snorkel stops (one of which will be a conch dive during conch season, Nov. 1st through April 30th), the Stingray City sandbar for interaction with the stingrays, and a fresh seafood lunch on the beach across the North Sound (near Kaibo/Rumpoint).

Our crew will dive for conch in season and you are welcome to help them. They will even clean up some shells so each family unit who wishes can take one back home with them (supply limited). The rest of the year, you will have extra snorkeling (or Starfish) stop instead of the conch dive.

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 45

Tour #4:Stingray City and Two snorkeling stops to Coral Gardens and the Barrier Reef

Our three-stop stingray/snorkel tour lasts three hours, dock to dock. The three-stop stingray/snorkel trip goes to the Stingray City sandbar plus TWO snorkel stops, both the Barrier Reef AND the Coral Gardens.

We strongly recommend that you bring flotation devices for children under age 3, as our snorkel gear is for ages 3 and over. We provide snorkel vests, life vests, masks, snorkels, and fins for everyone ages 4 and over. You are welcome to bring your own gear if you like. We offer complimentary shuttle service from your hotel or condo on Seven Mile Beach.

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 35

Tour #5: Stingrays, Starfish and Snorkeling

A new tour is being offered on our brand new motor catamaran.

This tour has been getting really great reviews! With approximately 25 people on average, it's a comfortable and high-end unique visit to some of the most beautiful spots on the planet.

The snorkeling will be at either the Coral Gardens OR the Barrier Reef, with approximately 40 minutes at each stop, allowing you more time to enjoy the beautiful Caribbean Sea.

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 28

North Sounder - Private Charter

USD500/hour, 3-hour minimum (USD1500) for up to 15 people; plus USD80/person for 16-30 people. Add USD6/person for ground transportation. (Holiday Fees apply)

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 50

High Rider - Private Charter

USD650/hour, 3-hour minimum (USD1950) up to 32 people; plus USD55/person for 33-50 people. Add USD6/person for ground transportation.(Holiday Fees apply)