Grand Cayman is a friendly and easy to visit Caribbean destination, blessed with fabulous year-round weather, friendly and gracious hospitality, and one of the lowest crime rates in the Caribbean. Here are some Grand Cayman FAQ’s to help you learn about the destination and plan your vacation.
In the Cayman Island's we drive on the left side of the road.
There are local buses, which operate from 6am until midnight, depending on the route and day of week. Fares range from $1.50 to $3.00 per passenger/trip.
Major rental car agencies are also located on the island. Specify if you want a left hand or right hand drive when you reserve your rental car.
Taxis are also readily available.
Cayman dollars. Exchange rate is 1:20 to the U.S. dollar.
All visitors are required to present a valid passport to enter the Cayman Islands, and the passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from date of entry. Some nationals may also require a visa to visit the Cayman Islands. We advise all guests to check.
Cayman Islands is a relatively conservative destination. Visitors who walk about in public areas in scanty beach attire are generally frowned upon. Public nudity, including topless sunbathing, is illegal. Smart attire when dining at restaurants in the evenings is recommended. Hats and sunglasses are a must!
The weather is tropical year round. The coolest and driest months are November to May. “Rainy” season is from June to October.
Cayman Islands banks are open Monday to Friday, normally from 9am until 4pm. ATM’s are widely located throughout the island. Most businesses accept major credit cards and bank debit cards. Currency exchange services are located at major banks. A government ID (e.g. passport) must be presented to exchange funds.
Most stores are open from Monday to Saturday, generally between 10am and 6pm. Grocery stores stay open in the evenings. The majority of businesses on the island are closed on Sundays. Exceptions include tourist attractions, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants and retails stores located at resorts.
There are two hospitals located in George Town – the George Town hospital (public) and the Chrissie Thomlinson Hospital (private). Both accept patients, provided pre-payment is made at time of admission. The Shetty Hospital, a cardiac care hospital, is located at the east end of the island. There are also numerous private clinics and practitioners available to offer world class health care services.
All electrical outlets are 110 VAC, 60 cycles.
Cayman Islands operates on eastern time zone year round. Clocks are not adjusted for daylight savings time.