Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

Welcome to Cayman Islands

Three postcard-perfect islands make up the Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman, the largest and most cosmopolitan; Cayman Brac, known for its outdoor adventure opportunities; and charming Little Cayman, beloved for its secluded beaches. All together, the archipelago offers countless watersports, beautiful beaches and internationally influenced dining.

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Unique Facts

  • You can swim with stingrays in open water in the Cayman Islands at Stingray City.
  • There are 365 dive sites in the Cayman Islands, with nearly 100-foot visibility, warm, calm waters, stunning reefs and a variety of marine life.
  • Some very rare species of flora and fauna are found in the Cayman Islands, including the blue iguana, the ghost orchid and the red-footed booby.
  • Speaking of iguanas, there are approximately 2,000 of them on Little Cayman, where they have the right of way over the island’s 197 residents.
  • The Cayman Islands are part of the Cayman Ridge, which rises more than 24,000 feet from the ocean floor.

Language

The Cayman Islands’ official language is English.

When To Go

The best time to go to the Cayman Islands is between March and June. The coolest months are January and February.

Airports

Owen Roberts International Airport, Grand Cayman

Passport Validity

Passport must be valid at time of entry.

Visa Required By US Citizen?

None

Vaccinations

The CDC recommends the following vaccines for most travelers when visiting the Cayman Islands: Hepatitis A and Typhoid. Depending on where you are traveling, you may also need Hepatitis B and Rabies vaccines.

Electrical Outlets

Power plugs and sockets: type A and B. Standard voltage: 120V. Frequency: 60Hz.

Currency

Official local currency: United States Dollar

Getting Around

A rental car is the best option for getting out and exploring Grand Cayman. Taxi service and bus service is also available. The bus terminal is on Edward Street in George Town. There are bus stops throughout the island, but the buses can also be flagged down from the side of the road.

Driver’s License

A temporary driver’s license is required.

US Embassy Info

U.S. Embassy Kingston
142 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6
Jamaica, West Indies
Telephone: +(876) 702-6000
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(876) 702-6000
Fax: +(876) 702-6018
KingstonACS@state.gov

U.S. Consular Agency – Cayman Islands
202B Smith Road Center
150 Smith Road
George Town, Cayman Islands
Telephone: +(345) 945-8173
Fax: +(345) 945-8192
CaymanACS@state.gov

Local Visitor Info

Tourism Board Offices
3rd Floor, Eureka Geneva Building
Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands
Tel: 284-852-6020
inf@bvitourism.com

Local Emergency Phone Numbers

General Emergency: 999

Safety and Security

The crime rate is low in the Cayman Islands. Crimes of opportunity, such as pickpocketing and purse snatching, occasionally occur.

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