Grand Cayman

Plan Your Trip To Grand Cayman

Plan your trip to Grand Cayman

Fun Facts & History

Capital: George Town

Population: 64,948 (2019)

Religion: Christianity is most practiced on the islands. The various denominations include Anglican, Baptist, Catholicism, Church of God, Presbyterian and United Church.

Currency: Cayman Islands Dollar (British Overseas Territory)

Language: British English, Jamaican Patois and “albeit with a distinctive Cayman dialect.

History: The Cayman Islands were inhabited by 1526 and its name was derived from the Carib word for the marine crocodile which once lived on the islands. During the 1700’s, a wide variety of inhabitants including pirates, refugees from the Spanish inquisitions, shipwrecked sailors, and slaves soon settled on the islands. Little Cayman and Cayman Brac were the first recorded settlements in the Caymans between 1833 and 1840.

Throughout the centuries the Cayman Islands has developed a reputation as the “Islands that Time Forgot.” Inhabitants relied primarily on fishing, cutting wood, sailing, farming, and catching turtles.

The Cayman Islands has made a remarkable transformation through technology and now plays a significant role in global banking . In addition to becoming a primary luxury destination, the islands also hold one of the strongest GDP in the world.

Things To Do

In Grand Cayman, there is an active nightlife of music, dancing, dinner shows, sunset cruises, beach parties, and festivities with the local resorts and restaurants around the island.

Rugby, netball, volleyball, cricket, squash, basketball, softball and tennis are among the wide variety of sports that are enjoyed on the island. The national sport of Grand Cayman is football/soccer.

Strong influence of Afro-Caribbeans of Jamaica who were descents of slaves from once a colonial Britain. In recent years ex-pats from the United States and all over the world reside in one of the three islands that make up the Cayman Islands.

Bacaro, Morgan’s Seafood Restaurant, Blue by Eric Ripert, Casa 43 Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar, Coccoloba Bar, Casanova Restaurant, The Falls Steakhouse, The Cracked Conch, Ristorante Pappagallo, Luca, Seven Mile Burger, Tukka, Icoa Cafe and Boggy Sand Caribbean Kitchen.

Crystal Caves, Cayman Turtle Centre, Camana Bay, Hell, Kittiwake, National Trust, Pedro St. James, Queen Elizabeth Botanic Park, Stingray City, and Down Town George Town.

Seven Mile Beach, Point of Sand, Rum Point Beach, Owen Island, Smith Cove, Cemetery Beach, Southern Cross Club Beach, West Bay Beach, Spotts Beach & Brac Reef Beach.

Visit any of these parks for the best island bird watching: Queen Elizabeth Botanic Park, Mastic Reserve/Trail, Governor Gore’s Bird Sanctuary, Willie Ebanks Farm, Barkers National Park & Meagre Bay Pond.

Places To Stay

Beachfront resort by Seven Mile Beach with World-class service just 1.9 mi from George Town. AAA Five Diamond Award winner. 10 minute drive from Owen Roberts International Airport.
Excellent beachfront location
Extra Health & Safety measures in place
Great for couples
Features: 1 swimming pool, Free WiFi, Free parking, Exceptional Fitness Center, Non-smoking rooms, Bar, Breakfast – Buffet, Tennis Court, Fitness Centre

This Grand Cayman resort stands on the beautiful Seven Mile Beach. The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa features a variety of water sports, exotic outdoor pools and cabanas. The ancient coral formations of Hell 6 km away and Owen Roberts International Airport is 13 minutes away.
Excellent beachfront location
Extra health & safety measures
Features: 1 swimming pool, Beachfront, Free WiFi, Free parking, Fitness centre, Non-smoking rooms, Bar, Private Beach Area, Breakfast – Continental/American/Buffet, Spa & Wellness Centre, Fishing

Cayman Reef Resort is Heaven On Seven Mile Beach! Boasting a private beach area and tennis court set in George Town, 200 m from Seven Mile Beach and 3.5 km from Stringay city, guests can swim in the outdoor swimming pool, go hiking or snorkelling or relax in the garden.
Excellent beachfront location
Equipped with a kitchen & washing machine 
Features: 1 swimming pool, Beachfront, Free WiFi, Free parking, Non-smoking rooms, Private beach area

Located on Seven Mile Beach, this luxury beachfront hotel offers on-site restaurants and an oceanfront pool. All newly renovated guest rooms feature relaxing beach house feel and décor.  This hotel is 1 km from The Links at Safehaven Golf Course and a 10 minute drive to Owen Roberts International Airport.
Top beachfront location
Great food & room comfort
Features: 1 swimming pool, Beachfront, Free WiFi, Free parking, Fitness centre, Non-smoking rooms, Bar, Breakfast – American, Buffet, Spa & Wellness Centre, Hot tub/jacuzzi

Getting Around

Getting around by car is the best way to get around Grand Cayman. You’ll find several car rental companies across the street from the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport. No matter how you decide to get around Grand Cayman, remember that this is a British overseas territory – in other words, drive on the left lane!

Bike & scooter rentals are also a great way to get around Grand Cayman. Many hotels and beaches will also have bicycles available for rent.

Taxis can be a convenient way to get around Grand Cayman but are mostly found around Seven Mile beach, cruise ship terminals, hotels and airports. Taxis in Grand Cayman are government regulated and official rates should be posted in the vehicle. No matter where your travels bring you, always be sure to agree on your fare before entering the taxi. 

Buses are mostly used by locals commuting to work and travel all around the island. If you plan to take the bus, you can flag it down from the side of the road – unless they are full. Bus fare is less than $2USD and service operates between 6am to pm or 11pm depending on the route. 

Seven Mile Beach, Point of Sand, Rum Point Beach, Owen Island, Smith Cove, Cemetery Beach, Southern Cross Club Beach, West Bay Beach, Spotts Beach & Brac Reef Beach.

All three Cayman Islands have their own airports. If you plan to fly between the islands, use the Cayman Islands national airline: Cayman Airways!

You can also get to Grand Cayman via cruise line, private yachting and private airplane.