Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman, the largest of the Cayman Islands, is home to the vibrant capital of George Town, as well as the legendary Seven Mile Beach, a sun-kissed stretch of sugary sand lapped by azure waves. Come for the laid-back vibes, stay for the phenomenal seafood, buzzy nightlife and historic architecture.

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WHEN TO GO

Peak season runs from mid-December through mid-April, when hotel rates are highest, but weather is ideal. Once peak season winds down, travelers will find rates drop from mid-April through June, and weather is still generally pleasant (though humidity and rain showers increase in May). Hurricane season stretches from June through November.

NEED TO KNOW

Visas: U.S., Canadian, U.K., or E.U. citizens do not need visas for the Cayman Islands. All U.S. citizens must have a valid passport. All visitors, including those from the U.S., must have a valid return or ongoing plane ticket.
Money: The official currency is the Cayman Islands dollar, although U.S. dollars are accepted at most places.
Travel Health: Check with The  Cayman Islands Department of Tourism for the latest health safety information, including travel protocols and requirements like negative COVID-19 tests, quarantines, mask mandates and more in connection with COVID-19. Before traveling, research and prepare for what to do if you get sick while away.

GETTING AROUND

Getting Here: Grand Cayman is served by Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM), which is just a short taxi ride from hotels along Seven Mile Beach.
Getting Around: Grand Cayman does not offer Uber or Lyft; however, a similar ride-share service, Flex, is available. Taxis are also easily accessible. The island is also easy to traverse on bicycle, with many hotels offering bikes to their guests. For travel further afield, book a guided tour, though car rentals are a convenient (if pricier) option. Note: Caymanians follow the British tradition of driving on the 

LOCAL INTEL

Local Lingo: Keep an ear open for some local Caymanian slang. Cool Out: To relax or chill out. Aye: Hey. Look Yah: Look here. Ah Wah: Or what? (Used at the end of sentences). 
Must-Have Apps: FlexExplore Cayman
Insider Tips: Sunset lovers, take note: Head to West Bay and the northernmost point of Grand Cayman to spin sunset to perfection at Macabuca, a Tiki bar that juts seaward on a rocky cliff and offers a daily happy hour (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.), which coincides with the spectacle in the sky.