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No sunset in Cayman is the same as the last. And whether the sky is illuminated with soft pinkish hues, or fiery red streaks, taking a moment to appreciate the scene is never a regret. Here are some perfect spots from which to take in the spectacle of a Cayman sunset. If you’re lucky, you may even spot the elusive optical phenomenon known as the green flash.

Seven Mile Beach

Take a sunset walk anywhere along this famous beach and watch the sun sink into the Caribbean Sea, with the sand in your toes. Stake out your spot by the sea or enjoy this magnificent performance from one of the restaurants or bars on the beach.

George Town Harbour

Once the hustle and bustle of cruise ships and daily traffic dies down, George Town’s streets return to quiet. It’s a lovely place to stroll at sunset, peek at fish in the harbour, and marvel at the thousands of ching-chings (Greater Antillean grackles) which flock to town each evening. Several popular bars can be found along this stretch, with many customers making it a ritual to toast the sunset.

West Bay Public Dock

Leave your vehicle in the small parking lot and take a barefoot walk onto the wooden dock. You’ll enjoy a panoramic view all the way down Seven Mile Beach as well as witnessing the sun disappearing in a blaze of fire.

Sunset House

The name says it all – Sunset House is the perfect chill spot to watch the sun sink into the horizon. Located just a few minutes outside George Town on South Sound Road, this popular outdoor bar and eatery serves up incredible views every evening.

IMAGE: Taneos Ramsay


Early birds can marvel at the sunrise from many spots on island, such as south-facing Spotts Beach, with the most unobstructed views being captured in East End. Collier’s Beach is a good option.

Colliers Beach, East End


As rainy season runs from 1 June to 30 Nov., there is a chance of a downpour at dusk during this time. Couples tying the knot might want to set a date for one of the other months if they plan to take wedding photos on the beach at sunset.