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Dance Your Way into 2019: Where to Ring in the New Year on Grand Cayman

by Maia Muttoo Dec 24, 2018

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Not sure where to ring in 2019? Yello has you covered. Here is your New Year’s Eve party guide for Grand Cayman.

Abundance 2019 at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Toast to the fullest expression of yourself at the Marriott. The resort is focusing on abundance in 2019 and encouraging guests to celebrate their most authentic selves as they ring in the New Year. Indulge in a delicious dinner and all you can drink bubbles at Anchor & Den, dance to live entertainment under the stars and enjoy midnight fireworks.

Time: 8pm to 1am.

Location: Anchor & Den and the Marriott beach.

Cost per person: $160 (gratuities not included).

Note: State your preference of indoor or outdoor seating upon reservation.


New Year’s Eve Under the Stars at Royal Palms Beach Club

Welcome 2019 with Veuve Clicquot at the Royal Palms Beach Club. Dance on the sand to the sounds of an impressive DJ lineup:

  • DJ Lin.
  • DJ Von HD.
  • DJ Rion Kirk.
  • DJ Preston.
  • DJ Yoyo.

As always, private cabanas are available and require pre-booking.

Time: 9pm to 2am.

Location: Royal Palms Beach Club.

General Admission: $25.

VIP Beach (All-you-can-drink): $85.

Ultra VIP Pool Deck: $125.

Cabana on Beach or Pool: $250 (with event tickets).


Clock Strikes at Pedro St. James

The beloved Clock Strikes NYE party returns to its picturesque Pedro St. James location. The all-inclusive event is for an adult-only crowd, with an age minimum of 21 years.  Dress to impress in cocktail wear and get ready to dance the night away in a historical setting.

Time: Gates open at 9pm.

Location: Pedro St. James.

General Admission: $75.

VIP: $125.

Note: Cabanas available by reservation only.


New Year’s Eve Ball at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

Ring in 2019 in style at the Ritz Carlton, where elegance is the magic word. A seated dinner at the royal ballroom will be followed by dancing on the beach and the luxury hotel’s famous midnight fireworks.

Time: 7:30pm.

Location: The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman royal ballroom and beach.

Adults: $350.

Children (6 to 12): $100.

Children (3 to 5): $50.


Masquerade Gala Ball at Grand Old House

This year’s Grand Old House party offers an air of mystery with a masquerade theme. Start the luxurious evening with a glass of Bollinger champagne and a mouthwatering four-course dinner. Then, make memories as you move to the beats of One World’s DJs.

Time: 8pm to 1am.

Location: Grand Old House.

Cost per person: $145.

Note: Dress to impress in black-tie or in masquerade themed clothing. Limited masquerade masks will be provided.


The Restaurants of Camana Bay present New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Camana Bay

Marvel as stunning fireworks light up the sky above Camana Bay’s harbour, courtesy of the on-site restaurants.  While it’s free to enter the urban town centre, the fireworks are best enjoyed with a meal or a cocktail from one of the dining establishments. Contact them ahead of time to book a table, but act quickly as their reservations are sure to fill up fast.

Time: 8pm to 8:15pm.

Location: Camana Bay.

Cost: Free.

Note: Reservations should be made in advance to dine at any of the Camana Bay restaurants.


NYE 2019 Beach Party at Kaibo

Make the drive to North Side for Kaibo’s beachside bash, featuring an unlimited BBQ buffet and live music by Bona Fide and One World DJs. Catering to the family crowd, the event will feature an earlier fireworks show at 9pm, followed by a second show at midnight. Kaibo’s fancier restaurant, Upstairs, will also host two dinner seatings at 5:30pm and 8pm.

Time: 6pm to 2am.

Location: Kaibo.

Adults: $68.

Children 3 to 12 years: $44.

Note: Online purchases will convert to USD and add both gratuities and an online processing fee.


Seven Mile Beach

If you choose to forgo the official parties, you can join the laid-back crowds on Seven Mile Beach. Roll your cooler onto the sand to watch the fireworks go off all along the island, while you dance to self-appointed DJs by the water.

Time: As early as 9pm.

Location: Seven Mile Beach (most crowds are at Public Beach).

Cost: Free.

Note: BYOB.


There’s a party for everyone this New Year’s Eve. Where will you be?


Sources: Abundance Facebook, RPBC, Clock Strikes Facebook, Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman Facebook, Grand Old House, Camana Bay, and Kaibo.