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Deal alert: Enjoy the Cayman Islands from $237 round-trip

Feb. 27, 2022
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Aerial view of Cayman Islands
Deal alert: Enjoy the Cayman Islands from $237 round-trip
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Wouldn't the Cayman Islands be a great place to recharge and relax this spring?

Right now you can book flights to the glorious Caymans at incredibly low prices from cold-weather departure points such as Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. If you've wanted to enjoy the culinary delights on Grand Cayman, its world-renowned Seven Mile Beach or indulge in some of the best diving to be found anywhere in the Caribbean, don't sleep on this deal.

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We first heard about these discounted fares thanks to our friends at Scott’s Cheap Flights, who sent this deal to their premium subscribers. The premium subscription to the newsletter on discounted fares is $49 per year and elite membership costs $199 annually.

Nonmembers can find sale prices by using Google Flights to search for desired routes and dates.

As is usually the case with these flight deals, the best prices are for economy flights. That typically means you may only get to bring a carry-on bag without extra fees, and you may not get to pick your seat. Also, United's cheapest fares do not include a full-size carry-on. If you need to bring a bigger bag or want to check your luggage, be aware that doing so will likely will cost you between $30-$35 per bag each way on all airlines.

Deal basics

Airlines: American, Cayman Airways, Delta, JetBlue and United
Routes: ATL/BOS/EWR/JFK/PHL/ to GCM
Cost: Flights available from $237
Dates: Best fares found for travel March — June

Caribbean coral reef with yellow tube sponge on Grand Cayman. (photo: Global_Pics/Getty Images)

You can fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Grand Cayman (GCM), the biggest of the British territory's three islands, for just $237 round-trip in April. This is a huge discount from regular prices. Normally, this itinerary would cost $700 or more. We found this price available through May and some slightly higher fares in June.

Note that it's a split ticket between Delta and American. FYI, an upgrade to the Main Cabin only costs $40 more. Considering how cheap this fare is, you may want to consider bumping up a tier.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Here's a flight from Boston (BOS) to Grand Cayman in May for $354 round-trip on JetBlue. This is a Blue Basic fare, which means no carry-on, so only book this if you're the type of traveler who can enjoy a beach vacation with what you can fit into a backpack. You can also upgrade to the Blue tier, which gets you free seat selection and a carry-on, for $49.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

You can fly nonstop from Newark (EWR) to Grand Cayman in March for $273 on United. Keep in mind this is a Basic Economy ticket which means no carry-on bags, and your first checked bag is $70.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

We found what we feel is a better bargain in June, flying out of Kennedy (JFK) to Grand Cayman. You could book your departure flight on American and a return flight on Cayman Airways for just $265, which is substantially cheaper than the usual price. It's a basic economy fare, but you can bump up to main cabin for just $40 to get a bit more room and be able to pick your seat. Reminder: You would have to book each ticket separately.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

We also found a nonstop economy fare from Atlanta (ATL) to Grand Cayman in April on Delta for just $445. This is almost $250 cheaper than you would normally pay.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

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  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
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  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023