It rained while I was in Grand Cayman, definitely not how I envisioned a trip to the beach. However, it did lead me to make some discoveries for activities to do in the rain. I wanted to share them incase you find yourself in a similar situation.
So...here are a few suggestions I have for Grand Cayman in the rain:
Check out the distilleries. Both Cayman Spirits and Tortuga Rum distill on the island. Cayman Spirits offers a more formal tour; it's $15 for the tour but it includes a TON of tastings. Tortuga Rum's distillery is small and can be found in a liquor store in the 7 mile shops (next to Margaritaville) but the head distiller is super nice and will take time to teach you about distilling. Plus you can sample some of their rums in the liquor store.
Go to Camana Bay. This is Grand Cayman's premier shopping spot. I realize it will be raining but it's dry in the shops! You can even take a class at 3 Girls & A Kiln or get some authentic Italian gelato at Gelato & Co (it's made my real Italians!)
Get in the water. Go swimming or snorkel, the rain won't make you any more wet. Or if you are really feeling adventurous go SCUBA diving, the rain stays at the surface so you are free to explore with out the hassle of that pesky water....insert winky face?
One of my favorite coffees in 2018 was at South West Collective. The coffee was good but I think the delightful treats (I had a chocolate and beet muffin....soooo much more delicious than it sounds) and the incredible views definitely helped. My best friend and I waited out a few storms here in-between snorkel sessions. It is also very close to the snorkel site "eden rock" which I talk about a bit in this post.
Get fun drinks. I had several pleasant experiences at the Marriott which is why I favor them heavily on my cocktails not to be missed list (check it out here) but there are tons of places to get a fun drink where you can sit inside and drink away the sorrow of it raining on your beach vacation...jk, please drink responsibly.
A few other suggestions are:
Get a coffee at Cafe Del Sol (it's much closer to 7 mile beach and is therefore probably less difficult to get to than Southwest Collective for most tourists). Cafe Del Sol is cozy and has good wifi but unfortunately their coffee is pretty average at best.
You can also go get a meal at Chicken! Chicken! and watch the chickens roast, probably not the most exciting rainy day activity but it will at least be a good/cheap meal (you can read more about how to do Grand Cayman on a budget in this post).
And while I can't recommend the next two things from experience (because any time the sun came out I took advantage of it) I was also told that it's worth it to check out Cayman Islands National Museum or to enjoy a spa day.
Hope that helps! I also hope the sun comes out for you soon! Are you looking for other great things to do in Grand Cayman? Check out this post of the Top 5 Grand Cayman Experiences
Do you have other ideas for what to do in Grand Cayman in the rain? Let me know in the comments section!