After-Dark Adventures: Best Vacations for Night Owls

At these 10 destinations, the real excitement begins as the daylight vanishes.

Courtesy Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
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Night Snorkeling, Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

At the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, guests have the opportunity to explore a nearby coral reef in an unusual and exhilarating way: by snorkeling at night. Part of the resort’s Ambassadors of the Environment program (which offers a series of eco-tours in the area), guests can take to the water, flashlight in hand, and observe the “changing of the guard”—or when daytime sea-dwellers retire for the evening and nighttime creatures emerge. Cap off the experience by booking a nighttime cabana dinner on the beach, available by reservation only for parties of two to 12. Night snorkel, $95 (recommended for guests ages 10 and older); rooms, from $749; Seven Mile Beach, George Town, Cayman Islands; 1-345/943-9000; ritzcarlton.com. —Avery Stone