Guest Safety & Security
Guests of Cayman Islands vacation villas will find that the islands are relatively safe and secure. Keeping these few health and security concerns in mind will help to ensure that your vacation is enjoyable and hassle-free.
As is true for any vacation destination, we recommend keeping your villa and your rental car locked. Pick pocketing and petty crime do (rarely) occur on the Grand Cayman, so use common sense. Do not leave valuables unattended on the beach.
Do not underestimate the power of the Caribbean sun – many a traveler has had his or her vacation spoiled by painful sunburns or sunstroke. Protect yourself with sunscreen and avoid the strong midday rays. On average, about one American citizen per month drowns or suffers cardiac arrest while snorkeling or SCUBA diving in the Cayman Islands. Do not attempt to do more than you are able to do, and be aware that some preexisting medical conditions can be exacerbated when snorkeling or diving. There is a hyperbaric chamber available for victims of decompression illness.
The quality of medical care in the Cayman Islands is, in general, comparable to that which you would receive in the U.S. The main medical facility of the Cayman Islands is the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town ((345) 949-8600. Payment may be expected in cash, regardless of whether you have medical insurance. For minor medical issues, it’s best to avoid the hospital and the insurance hassles that may evolve. Instead, visit the local pharmacy.
For emergency police, fire, or medical assistance, call 911.