Airplane: Cayman Airways as wellIcelandAir fly several times a day between Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman and between Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
Ship: There are none between the individual islands of the Cayman IslandsFerry connections.
Car: Between the coastal towns and cities of the individual islands there is a relativequalityRoad connections.
The major international car rental companies have branches in George Town. Upon presentation of the national driver’s license, you will receive an international or tourist driver’s license (Visitors Driving Permit). The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 21 years. There is left-hand traffic on the Cayman Islands.
Bus: Inexpensive public buses run at least every hour between Georgetown and all major locations on Grand Cayman.
There are numerous taxis on the islands. Fixed prices apply for most routes, check with the driver before departure.
Money in the Cayman Islands
Local currency: 1 Cayman Island dollar equals 100 cents
Currency abbreviation : CI $, KYD
Banknotes are issued to the value of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 CI $, coins to the value of 1, 5, 10 and 25 cents.
Currency Exchange: US dollars are the easiest to exchange, thoughcanadianDollars and British pounds sterling are accepted everywhere. Banks offer the best exchange rates. Often US dollars can be used for payment in the Cayman Islands. Change is mostly given in Cayman Island dollars.
Cayman Island dollar exchange rate
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Credit Cards: All major international credit cards are accepted.
ATMs: There are numerous ATMs in George Town where you can withdraw cash in US dollars or CI $ with VISA and MasterCard. ATMs are less common on the smaller islands, so you should have enough cash with you.
Travelers Checks: widely accepted and are best made out in US dollars.
Foreign exchange regulations: No restrictions on the import and export of currencies.
Bank opening times: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cayman Islands – Health and Diseases
When traveling to the Cayman Islands, vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria and hepatitis A is recommended. For a longer stay and backpacking trips, vaccination against hepatitis B and typhus is recommended.
Most diarrheal diseases can be prevented with adequate drinking water and food hygiene.
The tap water on the Cayman Islands should not be used as drinking water. Grocery stores sell bottled drinking water (make sure that the original cap is not broken).
Mosquito-borne dengue virus infections occur in the Cayman Islands. It is recommended to use mosquito nets and / or mosquito repellants to protect against insects.
There are modern medical facilities on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. The Georgetown Hospital on Grand Cayman is the best-equipped hospital on the Cayman Islands. Diving accidents can also be treated here. In addition, private doctors, opticians and dentists practice on Grand Cayman.
We strongly recommend taking out health insurance for travel abroad. This health insurance should also cover repatriation in the event of an emergency.
When traveling to Anguilla, take a specially designed first-aid kit with you and protect it from high temperatures when you are out and about.
When traveling to the Cayman Islands, take a specially designed first-aid kit with you and protect it from high temperatures when you are out and about.
In addition to my general disclaimer, please note the following important note:
A guarantee for the correctness and completeness of the medical information and liability for any damage that may occur cannot be assumed. You stay responsible for your healthy.
Cayman Islands Landmarks
According to LAWSCHOOLSINUSA.COM, the Cayman Islands have a number of different options for their visitors and attractions in the water and on land.
The main island of Grand Caymann is especially known for its reefs. The underwater world around the island is one of the main attractions especially for divers or Snorkelers. In order to preserve the magnificent underwater flora and fauna, they have been protected by several laws since 1978.
Those visiting the capital of the Cayman Islands should especially see the bell tower for King George V, the Legislative Assembly, the Courts Building and the General Post Office. It is definitely worth a detour to Cayman Maritime and Tresure in George Town museum because you can admire a lot of different interesting exhibits there.
Romantics who are interested in the pirate era are more likely to recommend the McKees Museum, as there you can see treasures and relics from wrecks from the 16th and 17th centuries.
In the city you can mainly shop duty-free, such as jewelry or other luxury goods. Native materials such as black coral have even been incorporated into some pieces of jewelry. Another specialty of the Cayman Islands is the rum cake. In the meantime it has become the most successful export item on the island.
Bodden Town is the former capital of the archipelago. There you can visit the Pirates Caves. This is an underground cave system in which the privateers used to seek refuge and protection.
The Cayman Turtel Farm at Northwest Point is the only turtle farm that can show green turtles.
Another interesting sight, especially for divers, is the Russian warship with four deck cannons that sank off Caymann Brac in 1996. It is the only Russian warship in the Western Hemisphere that can be explored by diving.
Little Cayman is one of the few almost untouched places in the Caribbean. There are huge rock gardens in which pelicans and cormorants have found a home. This is an insider tip for sport fishermen, as you can fish the best salmon here.
Nature lovers should check out Stingray City. This is a sandbar where half-tame stingrays live and can be fed. The very brave even stroke these graceful animals.