After Dark Activities

After Dark Activities in Grand Cayman

Guide to things to do in Grand Cayman once the sun goes down including night time entertainment and activities, night diving, sunset cruises and local music.

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Last updated 19 December, 2023
Bioluminescent Electric Boat Tour with Cayman Kayaks

The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down in Cayman. After dark there are plenty of things to keep you busy, whether it’s sampling one of the many excellent restaurants, dancing the night away or engaging in something more active such as night diving or kayaking. Some suggestions for things to do after dark include:


While on Grand Cayman, there are a seemingly endless list of activities you can get involved in. If you want a break from the sun and sea, check out these popular things to do on an evening. 

Book in for an art class in canvas painting, ceramics or glazing at any of the multiple creative studios across the Island - they often involve a tipple or two as well! 3 Girls & a Kiln offers regular drop-in glazing sessions, no appointment needed!

Book a Cooking Class

Chellamella offers a private, interactive cooking experience for groups of 2-6 looking to have some fun and learn a thing or two in the process. They supply all ingredients, equipment and place setting. Set-up and clean-up included. The National Trust and Bon Vivant also offer lively cooking classes.

Play Pickleball

The world’s fastest growing sport is hugely popular in Cayman. You can play at various locations across the island, including The Ritz-Carlton, Holiday Inn and the new courts at Pickleball Cayman. At all three of these spots, you can grab a drink and a bite to eat on-site.

Try Salsa Dancing

On Tuesdays, The Wharf offers a free Salsa lesson from 9.30pm-10pm. You can then continue Salsa dancing to their live DJ until 12.45am.

Play Laser Tag or Tenpin Bowling

Strike Zone provides adrenaline pumping laser tag fun that is great for all ages! Open Monday-Friday 5.30pm-8.30pm and Saturday 11am-10pm. You could also take the family tenpin bowling at King's Sport Centre, but make sure to visit their website for operating hours and rates.


If you don't fancy partaking in an activity, there's plenty of goings on to keep you entertained. Just sit back and relax.

A town filled with things to keep you busy!

Movie goers have various options: The cinema at Camana Bay has screens showing the latest movies and three VIP theatres with leather recliners and a full menu. In Camana Bay during the summer months, you can catch a family movie on the lawn under the stars on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. The Ritz–Carlton also shows family friendly outdoor movies every evening - order a pizza while you relax together and enjoy the evening under the stars.

Live Music

Cayman's bars, restaurants and all of the hotels all host a wide range of artists who perform on every night of the week. Check out our weekly listings for live music in Cayman.


There are several bars that host trivia nights. It’s a great opportunity to flex your general knowledge and even win a prize or two. Most popular are quizzes at Salty’s Sports Bar and Lone Star.

Tarpon Feeding

You're sure to have seen the tarpon that lurk on the shore of George Town. Be enthralled by their lively splashes as they hope to catch a bite to eat. If dining at Casanova, be sure to ask staff to feed the them. Kids will love this feeding frenzy!

After Dinner Cocktails

Discover more of Cayman's best bars.

Wind down the evening with a drink at any of the following places: Bàcaro, Cracked Conch, Door No.4, LUCA, Next Door, Le Petit Bar or Vines to Ocean (V2o). Bars stay open late on Friday but they close at midnight on Saturday.

Late Bars & Nightclubs

Try The Bird (7 Mile Shops, SMB), Sandbar (George Town), All Stars (Queens Court Plaza, SMB) and The Lodge (The Strand) where you can party the night away. Have a look at our full list of the best nightclubs in Grand Cayman.

Editor's Note

Due to the strong Christian tradition and licensing laws bars close at 1am from Monday to Friday (some have extensions until 2am on Friday nights) and midnight on Saturday and Sunday. Nightclubs close at 3am during the week and midnight at Saturdays. Some bars and restaurants close for the summer period and so events may be postponed for a while.

Full Moon Dinners

There are a number of lovely restaurants that host full moon dinners in Grand Cayman. Just imagine sipping on your favourite wine or enjoying a mouthwatering seafood platter at Tukka West while gazing at one of the worlds most awe-inspring natural events – the Full Moon! Tukka host this four nights a month.

Kaibo also holds a monthly Luna del Mar event, every Friday nearest the full moon, on the beach with a three-course sharing feast, DJ and lanterns.


With so much going on around the island, there are so many tours you can partake in. There's everything from kayaking and fishing, to night dives and helicopters, and we've listed all of the best bits below.

Tour an unforgettable experience with a natural phenomenon, present in only a handful of locations around the world. There are many companies that offer this tranquil tour for all the family. You can also check out our round-up of bioluminescence tours in Grand Cayman here.

Night Diving

Though you may have seen Cayman's beautiful reefs in all their glory during the day, a night dive will give you a totally new and exciting experience. You'll see lots of different marine life you're used to, as night dwellers come out to play. Explore our scuba diving pages to find the perfect dive operator for you. 

Night Fishing

Like night diving, night fishing will give you a totally new perspective on the sport. Head out to sea and be totally relaxed on the evening waves. Depending where you fish, any fishing charters allow you to take your catch home, and will gut and cut your fish for you! Take a look at our fishing charter pages for more information. 

Sunset Cruise

Watch the sun go down with Cayman Luxury Charters, Paradise Pontoons or Cayman Islands Sailing Charters. Read more about sunset cruises and find operators.

For a truly memorable experience, take a sunset helicopter ride with Cayman Islands Helicopters and land in style at The Ritz-Carlton or Camana Bay for dinner.


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