Dance, Laugh & Feast at KAABOO Cayman

Rejoice, for the music festival season is upon us!

With Coachella in the rearview mirror, music fans will be flocking towards Bonnaroo in Tennessee, Lollapalooza in Chicago, or Governors Ball in NYC to enjoy summer filled nights of music and art.  But one music festival in particular is making big headlines in Grand Cayman for its inaugural line up of bands and comedians which is sure to draw a big crowd to the island in 2019.


The inaugural KAABOO Cayman destination music festival will take place February 15 & 16, 2019, off the sandy shores of Seven Mile Beach.

The producers behind KAABOO Cayman also run the highly successful KAABOO Del Mar in San Diego attracting tens of thousands of music fans each year.  With deep connections to Grand Cayman, KAABOO organizers wanted to bring a smaller version of their festival to the island with the same focus on music, comedy, art, and food.

The artist line up for KAABOO Cayman was revealed earlier this week and features an amazing cross-generational selection of bands and comedians.

From millennial favorites The Chainsmokers to throwback artists like Duran Duran, Bryan Adams, and Blondie, to hot R&B favorites Jason Derulo, Salt-N-Peppa, and Shaggy there’s something to get every music fan dancing and grooving.

Plug in your ear buds and stream the playlist we created below for a sampling of the bands playing KAABOO Cayman.

On top of the music, comedy headliners like David Spade, Wanda Sykes, and Tom Green will keep the crowds laughing under the Caribbean sun.  KAABOO’s culinary line up will be released later this fall in October.

To accommodate the anticipated crowds, a completely new venue is being built between the Kimpton Seafire Resort and the Cayman Islands Yacht Club.  The goal is to make it easy for all festival attendees to get around the island and access the festival grounds by foot, car, shuttle bus, or private boat.

Tickets to the event are on sale with 2-day general admission passes available at reasonable costs.  VIP upgrades for premium seating, artist meet & greets, and travel packages are available too.  Follow this link for ticket details and VIP packages.

Where to Stay for KAABOO?

If you’re strongly considering a trip to Cayman for KAABOO you should begin travel planning as soon as possible, specifically finding a room.

Condos and hotels on Seven Mile Beach are sure to fill up fast.  Not only for the festival, but February is peak high season with tourists from all over looking to escape the winter cold.

Grand Cayman definitely has the infrastructure to support KAABOO.  Combined with our large inventory of vacation properties we can help you book a Seven Mile Beach condo near the festival grounds, or a private villa in Cayman Kai with ferry service to the venue.

The oceanfront cottages and pool at Sea Orchard Retreat.

One property in particular provides the convenience of being near the festival grounds, but far enough removed from the after-party crowds for peaceful, restful nights.

Sea Orchard Retreat is a boutique resort consisting of four two-bedroom cottages at the top of West Bay.

Each cottage (dubbed Avocado, Mango, Papaya, and Pomegranate) includes a full kitchen with modern appliances, open concept living and dining area, bedroom suites with ensuite bath, plus resort amenities such as a fitness center, large pool with hot tub, and airport pickup.

The resort and cottages sit just north of Seven Mile Beach and are a short 10 minute drive to the festival grounds.  Sea Orchard Retreat is definitely worth considering if you are looking to join the crowds at KAABOO.  It’s also a great option if you are traveling with a small group of friends.

KAABOO Cayman will be the biggest music and cultural festival to ever hit the island.  The event sponsors and festival organizers are determined to make this a world-class event.

Who knows, if it is successful enough it just may become the Caribbean Coachella.