Grand Cayman & the Cayman Islands information
safe and picturesque island is famous for it's powdery white beaches, crystal clear water and it's wide variety of activities. The
many attractions available in Grand Cayman for the Visitor include
Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Stingray City, Submarine rides, Fishing,
the Turtle Farm, Botanical Gardens, Horseback riding, Golf and Duty
Grand Cayman and it's Sister Islands, Little Cayman and Cayman
Brac lie 480 miles South of Miami and 180 miles West of Jamaica.
It is 22 miles long and upto 4 miles wide.
Population: approx. 36,000 (majority in Grand Cayman)
Currency: Cayman Island Dollar & US Dollar are both
Capital: George Town, Grand Cayman
Climate: The Cayman Islands enjoy warm tropical weather
with average temperatures ranging from 78f to 82f
The Government: The Cayman Islands are a British Crown
Colony with a Governor appointed by the British Government and
residing in Grand Cayman
dress in Cayman is casual. Shops, hotels, and fast food outlets will insist
on a cover-up/shirt and shoes to enter their establishment.
No topless or nude sunbathing is permitted in Cayman.
Driving: Driving in the Cayman Islands is on the left
side of the road and seatbelts are mandatory.
Business Hours: Most stores in Cayman are open Mon-Sat from 9am
to 5pm. Banks and offices are open Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm.
Time: The Cayman Islands are on Eastern Standard Time
all year round. There is no daylight savings time in Cayman
Safety: The Cayman Islands have a very low crime rate due
to its excellent economy, however it is still wise to take precautions
such as not leaving valuables on the beach or in the car.
The Cayman Islands has it's own Cayman Island Dollar. Many
Stores and operations within the Cayman Islands will quote products
in Cayman Island Dollars (CI$) and American Dollars (US$). Both
currencies are accepted anywhere.
One American Dollar is the equivalent to 80 cents Cayman Island
Islands currency converter.
Credit Cards: MasterCard, Visa and American Express cards
as well as traveler's checks are widely accepted in Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac & Little Cayman.
ATMs: ATM's that accept Visa and MasterCard with Cirrus
affiliation are located at most banks and at the airport.
Taxis: The taxi stands are located at the cruise ship
terminal in George Town, Grand Cayman and at various hotels
along Seven Mile Beach. The average cost of a taxi tour per
hour is US$37.50 for three people.