We enjoy less than half of the annual rainfall among the Caribbean islands. Winter or summer, our climate varies by only 10 degrees on average making Grand Cayman enjoyable year-round.
World-class snorkeling, scuba diving, & kite-boarding are just the beginning. Sting Ray Sandbar, Starfish Point, the Cayman Turtle Centre, & bioluminescent kayak tours offer unparalleled wildlife encounters.
A world away, but closer than you think. With 9 airlines flying non-stop from 20+ gateway cities across North America, getting to Grand Cayman has never been easier.
Grand Cayman is a world-recognized, top-10 global financial center. Tourism, banking, insurance, and real estate drive the economy making the island financially self-sufficient.
An overseas British territory, Grand Cayman is a parliamentary democracy with an English common law legal system. With less than 3% unemployment, the island enjoys a low crime rate & high standard of living.
Internet access is offered throughout the island with many resorts, villas, & public spaces WiFi enabled. Most US-based mobile phones work on the island’s cellular & data networks so you’ll always stay connected.
Frequently Asked Questions
Shipping charges to Grand Cayman are very expensive, especially for heavy items. On top of shipping costs, one can expect to pay up to 22% import duty. Overall, with the chance for loss, delay or pilferage, it may not be worth the extra cost and effort unless critically necessary.
For wines and spirits, we suggest visiting our preferred vendor Jacques Scott, the island’s largest purveyor of premium wine, beer, and spirits.
Gourmet frozen meats like tenderloin, ribs, steaks, etc. can be packed in a cooler and checked in on your flight as luggage so long as it is not packed with dry ice. Customs requires the meat to be wrapped in the original USDA packaging, so leave those home-made venison steaks at home. If questioned, just declare that it is “for personal consumption” while on island.
Sadly, the most common answer is no.
Nearly all villas and condos have a strict no pets policy. Similarly, the Cayman government follows a very strict veterinary protocol for the importation of live animals that requires a 6-month screening period. You can review all the requirements & procedures for importing pets here.
Note to private jet arrivals: Should you arrive with an animal that has not been cleared in advance by the Government, there are no quarantine options. You will be denied entry and instructed to immediately depart the island with your animal.
While citizens of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and most EU countries do not require a travel visa, passport holders from many Asian, African, and Middle East countries will need a travel visa to pass through Customs. It is best to check the Cayman Islands’ government website about visa requirements.
Yes, water on Grand Cayman is safe to cook with and drink. The Cayman Water Authority regulates 2 water purification companies that supply fresh drinking water across the island through underground pipes to each property & condo. Visit waterauthority.ky for more information.