A public bus terminal is located adjacent the Public Library
on Edward St. in downtown George Town and serves as the dispatch
point for buses to all districts.
There are several mini-buses operated by licensed operators,
serving eight routes. Daily service starts at 6 a.m. from
Rental Cars can be pre-booked before arriving in Grand Cayman,
advisable during our busy winter season, and most can be picked
up at the airport or delivered to your hotel.
Cayman has one of the Caribbean's most extensive modern fleets
of car rental, and many feature right hand drive. In addition,
most rental jeeps and vans are right hand drive, left hand
stick shift. A variety of models of rental cars at competitive
rates are available in Grand Cayman and a limited number on
Cayman Brac and Little Cayman (jeeps and 4-wheel drive only.
Upon arrival in Grand Cayman, taxis are available at Owen
Roberts International Airport to all points on the Island.
Hotels vans cannot provide courtesy arrival pickup at the
airport in Grand Cayman, but taxis are readily available from
all resorts and from the taxi stand at the cruise ship dock
in George Town.
Mopeds and Scooters
Mopeds and Scooters are also available on Grand Cayman and
Cayman Brac. Riders are required by law to wear a helmet at
all times. and urged to be extremely careful and remember
to stay on the left. Daily rates usually includes helmet and
Bicycle rentals are available on all three islands in Cayman
Island.(including 10-speeds and mountain bikes on Grand Cayman),
on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Most hotels have bicycles
available for complimentary guest use.
Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac are ports of entry and are served
by International Airport's, Owen Roberts in George Town and
Gerard Smith International Airport on Cayman Brac. Little
Cayman is served by inter-island flights arriving at Edward
Bodden Airport. Grand Cayman is about a 70-minute flight from
Major airlines such as American, Delta, British Airways, US,
Air Jamaica and of course our own Cayman Airways serve the
Cayman Islands with up to 108 flights a week, 70 of those
between Cayman and Miami. Other major cities accessed include
Atlanta, Tampa, Orlando, Houston, Charlotte NC, Kingston,
Jamaica, Nassau and London (Gatwick). Islena connects Cayman
with La Ceiba, Honduras, and Cubana Airlines offers regular
flights from Grand Cayman to Havana.
We have an excellent inter-island service between Grand Cayman
and the Sister Islands. Cayman Airways provides evening jet
service to Cayman Brac five evenings a week, and an early
morning service between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac three
times a week.
The Cayman Islands has its own currency with denominations
of CI$100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 and coins valued at 25 cents,
10, 5 and 1 cent.
The CI dollar has a fixed exchange rate against the US dollar
of CI$1.00 equals to US$1.25. Or, the US dollar equals to
CI $.80. The US dollar is accepted throughout the islands
at a rate of CI 80 cents.
Normal banking hours are 0900 to 1600 hours, Monday through
Friday. The Island has more than 500 banks, including Barclays
Bank, Scotiabank, Bank of Butterfield, Royal Bank of Canada,
Cayman National Bank, First Cayman Bank, Canadian Imperial
Bank of Commerce and British American Bank.
ATMs that accept VISA and Mastercard with Cirrus affiliation
are located at Cayman National Bank and several other banks
and at Owen Roberts International Airport.
Major credit cards are widely accpeted (with the exception
of the Discover Card). Travelers checks can also be used inthe
Tropical clothing are the most appropriate for day wear throughout
the Cayman Islands. Smart and formal dresses are mainly for
evening outings or dinings.As Caymen Islands is a British
Crown Colony, the proper attire dress code is prominently
Bathing suits or beach wear shouldn't be worn beyond the beach
or cruise ship. Wear a cover up when in public areas elsewhere.
Also, strictly no public nudity and topless bathing. There
are no nude beaches in the Cayman Islands.
Citizens of US, British and Canadian do not require passports,
but must present proof of citizenship (passport or birth certificate
and current photo ID) and a return or ongoing airline ticket.
Visitors from other countries must have a passport and return
or ongoing ticket. Entry is granted for up to six months.
Resident aliens of the US who show a valid US Alien Registration
Card (green card) may be permitted to enter and remain in
the Cayman Islands for up to 30 days. Visitors must keep the
pink Immigration slip given to them upon arrival. This is
our equivalent of a tourist identification card, with their
travel documents and present it when departing. Anyone who
wishes to extend their stay after arrival must visit the Department
of Immigration and obtain and extension and may be asked to
show proof of financial resources to permit an extension.