Getting Around Cayman Islands
The best way to get around the Cayman Islands is by car. Rental agencies and taxis are plentiful at the Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM), two miles south of the capital of George Town, Grand Cayman. Rental cars and mopeds are also available on the smaller Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Private boat operators are also available to get to either of those islands from Grand Cayman; Cayman Brac and Little Cayman also have their own airports with daily flights operated by Cayman Airways.
All three islands have their own airports with regular flights, but these can get expensive if you plan on hopping islands more than once. Flights to Cayman Brac land at Gerrard Smith International Airport (CYB), and flights to Little Cayman land at Edward Bodden Airfield (LYB). Both airports also fly to some other Caribbean islands, including Jamaica.
|Car||Renting a car is the best way of getting around, especially if you want to explore beyond Seven Mile Beach. If you're driving, remember to keep to your lane; the Cayman Islands are a British overseas territory and driving is on the left.|
|Bus||Buses service eight routes on Grand Cayman, but they're mostly used by Caymanians who are commuting to work, and they won't bother stopping if they're full. The routes reach all parts of the island, including frequent stops (every 20 minutes) along Seven Mile Beach.|
|Taxi||Taxi might be another more convenient alternative, but they only congregate around Seven Mile Beach, the airports and the hotels. Fares are regulated by the government and taxi drivers should have official rates posted in the vehicle, and as always, agree to the fare before entering the taxi.|
|Bike||Rental bikes are second in popularity to rental cars, especially on the smaller of the three Caymans Islands, where there is no public transportation system. You'll find that many of the area hotels have bicycles available to rent.|
|Boat||To get to either Cayman Brac or Little Cayman, private boat operators are available from Grand Cayman. Chartering a boat can get expensive -- at least $20 USD one-way -- so it's best to plan your island- hopping itinerary strategically. To plan a daytrip, make reservations through your hotel concierge or the local marina.|
Entry & Exit Requirements
All citizens of the United States are required to have a valid passport, as well as proof of a return journey to enter the Cayman Islands. For more information on entry and exit requirements, visit the U.S. Department of State's website. U.S. dollars are accepted on all the islands.