Grand Cayman beaches are wide, sandy and fringed with palm trees, so beach-lovers have no shortage of coastline to enjoy. Crime is relatively rare; islanders are friendly, speak English and enjoy the highest standard of living in the Caribbean. Duty-free shopping in George Town is also a big attraction.
Sights—Dive down to see the Oro Verde; snorkel Eden Rock; explore the underwater reefs in a submarine; send someone back home a postcard from Hell; lounge by the clear waters at Rum Point.
Museums—The Cayman Motor Museum; the Cayman Islands National Museum.
Memorable Meals—Nosh on local delicacies at Champion House; fresh fish at The Reef Grill; the famous mise en places conch fritters from Gino's Pizzeria.
Late Night—Sipping cocktails beachside while listening to a DJ at the Royal Palms Beach Club; the Full Moon Party at Calico Jack's; dancing the night away at The O Bar; live music with the Barefoot Man at The Reef.
Walks—Shop, eat and shell-scavenge your way along Seven Mile Beach; hike and nature-watch along the Mastic Trail; take a walking tour of George Town; stroll through the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.
Cayman Island Vacations
All U.S. citizens must have a passport when traveling by air to or from Bermuda, Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico. Citizens of Canada, Mexico and the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda also must have a passport or other designated secure document to enter the U.S.Passports are required for land crossings at the Canadian and Mexican borders with the U.S. and for cruise passengers returning to the U.S. from Mexico, the Caribbean, Canada or Bermuda.
Reconfirm travel-document requirements with your carrier prior to departure.
Time Zone: 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (-5 GMT). Daylight Saving Time is not observed.
Voltage Requirements: 110 volts.
Telephone Codes: 345, country code;
What to Wear
Modest dress is expected in the business district of Grand Cayman—which means no swimwear in town. Aside from this restriction, casual summer clothing is recommended year-round, day and night. Pack lightweight cotton, linen or silk clothing, which will provide more comfort in the tropical heat. Most restaurants will require you to put on shoes and a T-shirt if you are going in off the beach.During the winter months (especially January-March) take a light sweater with you. Some restaurants are quite smart, and you will want to dress up a little for them. If you're spending time on a boat, a waterproof Windbreaker will come in handy if the sea turns choppy. Wear a hat with a brim or a bill if you're going out on the water.