Cayman Islands

The island of Cayman

The Cayman Islands are a peaceful British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean. The island country consists of Grand Cayman, the largest and most populous island, and Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, which lie roughly 89 miles east-northeast of Grand Cayman. The three islands are the tops of an undersea mountain range called the Cayman Ridge.

Due to the porous nature of the limestone rock that the islands are formed from, they lack rivers and streams. The fact that there’s no runoff gives the surrounding Caribbean Sea spectacular visibility, often over 120 ft. Combine this with the healthy coral reefs that lie close to the shore and the beautiful sun-kissed beaches, and it’s easy to see why the islands are an ideal location for diving, snorkeling, and sport-fishing. Grand Cayman is the home of nearly all of the Cayman Island villa rentals, with a plethora of activities and points of interest and all the modern conveniences to make your stay comfortable. George Town, the capital city, boasts some of the finest dining and shopping in the Caribbean.

Island Information:

roughly 45,436 (2006 est.)

262 square kilometers or 100 square miles

Highest Point
The Bluff (Cayman Brac) 43 m

While the Cayman Islands has its own currency, the Cayman Islands dollar, it is not necessary to exchange your US dollars into CI dollars when visiting. The CI dollar has a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar: CI$1.00 equals US$1.25 or US$1.00 equals CI$0.80. Most retailers quote their prices in both CI$ and US$, and you can pay in either currency. Be prepared to receive change in CI$. Major credit cards (except Discover) are also widely accepted.

Entry Requirements
Entry requirements vary for each destination; it is your responsibility to verify you have the correct documents prior to travel. After 31 December 2006 a valid passport is required for travel to all the Caribbean and Mexico.

Time Zone
Cayman Islands Standard Time is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-5). Cayman Islands Time does not operate Daylight-Saving Time.

Driving is on the left-hand side of the road in the Cayman Islands.

The Cayman Islands use the same electrical standards as the USA – 110 volts, 60 Hz.

English is the primary language.

Cayman Islands Villa Specialists
If you are interested in visiting the Cayman Islands and renting a private vacation villa, please search our extensive collection of Cayman Islands villas. If you prefer to speak directly with a Cayman Islands villa specialist, please call CaribbeanDays, toll free at 1-800-942-6725.

Complementary Concierge Service
To ensure the ultimate villa rental experience, Caribbean Days offers complementary concierge service to all its guests renting villas in the Cayman Islands. This exclusive service saves you time by allowing our concierges to arrange for car rentals, airport transfers, personal chefs, private spa treatments, reservations at the finest restaurants, yacht charters, baby sitters and much, much more. Our guest service coordinators make it their priority to ensure that your needs are met from the time you make a reservation until you return home from the Cayman Islands – relaxed and rejuvenated. We call it concierge service … you’ll call it exceptional!