The phrase “paint the town red” is said to mean “go out and enjoy oneself flamboyantly.” The words “celebrate,” “carouse” and “party” aren’t far behind either!

It can be safely stated that Cayman has an active social scene. Award-winning mixologists ply their trades up and down the Seven Mile strip and beyond; DJs spin into the night at popular bars and clubs; and resorts offer great people-watching hotspots.

The state-of-the-art cinema in Camana Bay brings first-run films to the island, and many restaurants contribute to Cayman being labelled the culinary capital of the Caribbean.

There is no doubt that the island gets quieter in the summer; it’s hot and a number of families book summer holidays away. However, that certainly doesn’t mean that it has closed up shop. Places are open for business, and even advertise some great deals to entice punters out from their homes for the night.

If you’re here for the month of August, we have some suggestions to consider when planning an evening out on the town. Dinner at a nice restaurant is never a bad idea, nor is taking advantage of one of the island’s many happy hours that can save you some serious coin.

Fans of live music and DJs will have plenty of venues to choose from, and those who appreciate the sea will see that they need not be tied to the land if they’re seeking a cocktail evening with an ever-changing view.

Update your summer nights’ wardrobe by browsing top local boutiques, and learn about makeup designed to combat the hotter temperatures, keeping you looking fabulous into the wee hours.

Don’t feel down if you can’t get away this summer. Get some friends together, book a driver and transportation, and get out on the town!