What's the Weather like in Grand Cayman in April
Temperatures of air in the Grand Cayman resort and other Cayman Islands in April are very pleasant. In this regard, these islands are much better vacation destinations in this period than Puerto Rico, for example. Average daily temperatures range between 25C (77F) and 29C (84.2F). On rare occasions, daily low temperatures fall below 23C (73.4F) and rise over 27C (80.6F). As for daily highs, these rarely fall below 28C (82.4F) or exceed 31C (87.8F).
In general, the beginning of April tends to be slightly cooler than the end, but very little. The coldest part of the day is around 6 am, while air is the hottest around 1:30 pm.
The beginning of the month is less cloudy than its end. According to statistics, chances of having the cloudy sky constantly increase as the time passes. For a reference, April 1 has approx. 23% of chances for mostly cloudy or overcast skies. April 30, with the 37% probability, has the biggest chances to be cloudy in April in Grand Cayman.
The possibility of partly cloudy weather remains at several percent throughout the period. The likelihood of clear and mostly clear skies decreases from around 70% at the beginning of the period to slightly over 50% by its end.
April is one of two months in the year that receives the least rainfall. The probability of the rain remains constantly low during the first 3 weeks of this period at around 3%. At the beginning of the 4th week, the chances for a wet day start to increase up to 6% toward the month's end.
Accordingly, the precipitation levels also increase. If rain occurs on April 1, it is likely that the amount of precipitation will be around 6 mm (0.24 in). On April 30, the precipitation should be around 15 mm (0.59 in).
Usually, the resort of Grand Cayman receives between 30 mm (1.18 in) and 40 mm (1.57 in) of rainfall in April. On average, this month has 4 rainy days in total. From the statistical point of view, April 12 is the day of the year that has the lowest chance of the rainy weather.
According to the tendency from the beginning of the year, the wind speed continues to decrease in the course of this month. At the beginning of the period, the average speed of the wind is 5.7 m/s. On the last day of April, this value drops to 5.4 m/s. For the record, morning features stronger winds than afternoon and evening. It gets most windy between 7:30 am and 8:30 am.
The chance of having a muggy day on the island of Grand Cayman in April rises as the days pass. On April 1, that possibility is around 97%. Around mid-April, it increases to 98%. By the end of the month, you are 99% likely to have a muggy day.
Sunrise and Sunset
In the course of this month, the duration of daylight constantly increases in Grand Cayman Island. Every next day, the sun rises earlier than on the previous day. More so, the sunset occurs later with the passage of days. On April 1, the sunrise takes place at 6:18 am, while the sun sets at 6:39 pm. On the last day of the month, the sunrise occurs at 5:57 am, while the sunset takes place at 6:47 pm.
Average Sea Temperature
The water temperature of the Caribbean Sea around the Grand Cayman resort is constant at 27C (80.6F) this time of the year. While decreasing of the sea temperature is virtually non-existent in April, the sea might warm up to 28C (82.4F).
Extraordinary Weather Occurances
Although less likely than in the previous months, cool northwestern winds might reach Grand Cayman in early April. Big waves tend to be a direct consequence of the "Northwesters," putting a halt to activities in the water. In the past, they were the cause of port closures, too. If the forecast predicts this weather, don't plan enjoying water sports and secure your vessel in the safety of a port. And watch out for debris on the coastal roads.
Hotels for Grand Cayman in April
Compass Point Dive Resort
Compass Point Dive Resort is a low-key resort that features 3 stars. Located in the southeastern part of the island, this resort caters to divers since some excellent diving spots are nearby. Compass Point Dive Resort accesses the Grand Cayman coastline. The resort is surrounded by vegetation, and there is a dock nearby. The complex has accommodation units with 1 to 3 beds, swimming pools, BBC grills and free Wi-Fi.
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is a 3-star hotel, located between Governor's Creek and Seven Miles Beach in George Town. Rooms of this resort have flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and free toiletries. A sun terrace and an outdoor pool are at disposal to the resort's guests, as well. Private beach area and bikes free of charge are some additional amenities. The complex also has fitness and wellness centers. Wi-Fi and parking are available for a surcharge.
Sunset Cove Condominiums
The Sunset Cove Condominiums complex accesses southern end of popular Seven Miles Beach in George Town. The complex has many pampering amenities on offer, including a whirlpool, a large pool and a reef ideal for snorkeling next to a nearby cove. 1-, 2- and 3-bed units are available for rent.
Beaches for April for Grand Cayman
Gorgeous beaches along the Grand Cayman coastline are central places for unwinding. They are excellent for relaxing, partying, and observing marvelous sunrises and sunsets.
East End Beach
East End Beach may be with ease the best place on the island for experiencing spectacular sunrises. You will find the beach at the northeastern tip of the largest of the Cayman Islands. Albeit the beach is popular, solitude seekers are likely to find secluded spots for themselves here. The beach is also ideal for water sports enthusiasts. On weekends, various parties take place on East End Beach. Its only downside is the lack of restroom facilities.
Heritage Beach is another beach of East End. However, you can find this one on the southern side of the island, next to Seaview Road. The beach isn't suitable for swimming, but is a great spot for public events and picnicking. Turtle Grass, which is important for sustaining a marine diversity, thrives in the waters of this beach. Heritage Beach has restrooms at disposal, as well as a stage for parties.
Governor's Beach is an attractive stretch of sand within 7 Miles Beach. On one side, tall trees line this attractive beach. On the other, a big turquoise infinity borders Governor's Beach. Besides swimming, snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters and watching the sunset are best activities you can enjoy here.
Restaurants and Bars for Grand Cayman in April
Kaibo Restaurant and Beach Bar
Kaibo Restaurant and Beach Bar, at Rum Point, is a place you can access both by boat and car. It overlooks the North Sound, and is surrounded by coconut palm trees. This establishment consists of a beach bar, a beach espresso coffeehouse and a restaurant. While beach espresso opens in the morning, beach bar and restaurant are open until late. The highlight of the week is Tuesday's barbecue, with live music and dancing performances.
Blue by Eric Ripert
Blue by Eric Ripert is a high-end dining venue, located inside The Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The renowned restaurant's chef, Eric Ripert, excels in seafood. So, if you are a seafood fan, or intend to become one, this place is among the best on the island of Grand Cayman for you to visit. The Blue by Eric Ripert restaurant is open from 6 pm to 9 pm (last seating) from Tuesday to Saturday.
Sunshine Grill is among the most reputable restaurants on Grand Cayman Island. Located inside Sunshine Suites Resort on Seven Miles Beach, it is a laureate of multiple awards of the Taste of Cayman competition. Fish tacos, which brought to Sunshine Grill these awards, are the specialty of the restaurant. Angus burgers, which are always made from fresh ingredients, are another highlight. You can stop by anytime between 7 am and 10 pm.
The Italian Kitchen
The Italian Kitchen is a mid-range restaurant near East End Beach, on Queen's Highway. It serves pizzas, pastas, and a selection of wines, beers and cocktails. The Italian Kitchen's working hours are from 5 pm to 9 pm daily except on Monday.
Things to Do in Grand Cayman in April
Visiting the Stingray City is a highlight you shouldn't miss while spending vacation in the resort of Grand Cayman. And to do that, you will need to board a vessel and sail a while. This fascinating destination abounds with southern stingrays. And you don't have to be a great swimmer at all to visit the Stingray City. The water is so shallow at certain places that you can keep your head out of the water by standing there.
Diving around the largest of the Cayman Islands is so rewarding that many people start questioning their eyesight. And small wonder since this destination boasts many of the best spots for diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea. The reefs around the island abound with corals and sponges, not to mention a rich marine life. And many sea life species are nothing less curious about us than we are about them.
Cayman Turtle Farm
The Cayman Turtle Farm offers to its visitors an opportunity to examine the wildlife and plants native to the island. The educational center disposes of a giant lagoon, in which visitors are free to enter and interact with the sea life. While getting around, you can also come eye to eye with parrots, nurse sharks and tarpons.