About the Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman is the largest of the three islands which make up the Cayman Islands, located in the central Caribbean. A stable British overseas territory with no direct taxation and a sophisticated infrastructure unique to the Caribbean, Grand Cayman is a thriving offshore financial center.

Crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches are found alongside all of today’s modern luxuries including fine-dining, exceptional land and sea activities, superior healthcare and education, modern amenities and duty-free shopping.

With the perfect combination of modern business and a quaint, relaxed, island culture, Cayman attracts wealthy and sophisticated tourists by sea and by air. During the Winter season the Cayman Islands have over 100 direct weekly flights from 16 major markets including: London, Miami, New York, Houston, Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta and Charlotte. The Cayman Islands are truly an incredible place to visit, live and work.

Traveling to Rum Point Resort

Grand Cayman is the largest of the three islands which make up the Cayman Islands located in the central Caribbean. Our main airport is Owen Roberts International in Grand Cayman. The Cayman Islands have over 100 direct weekly flights from 20 major markets including London, Toronto, Miami, New York, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta, Washington DC/Dulles, Tampa, Charlotte, Denver, Havana, and Kingston.

Cayman is served by the following major airlines: American Airlines, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest, United, Air Canada, and WestJet.

There are a variety of transportation options when you arrive at Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman. Fees vary per destination and the type of transportation you choose, but the most common options are taxi, pre-booked bus shuttles, pre-booked limousines and rental cars.

There are a number of reputable car rental agencies including Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Marshalls, Budget, Economy, and the island’s favorite, Andy’s. All of the major car rental offices are located a quick three-minute walk just outside the airport. Make sure to book your reservation in advance especially at busier times of the year such as Christmas and Spring Break. Please contact our Concierge in order to help facilitate reservations.

If you are traveling with a large group, you may want to consider a bus shuttle, which must be pre-booked and arranged before you arrive in Grand Cayman. There are specific companies which offer this service from Owen Roberts International Airport including Majestic Tours, NCT Tours, Rudy’s Travelers Transport, Webster’s Tours and Reliable Tours. Please contact our Concierge in order to help facilitate reservations.

Available at the arrival area once you exit the airport, taxis are offered on a first-come first-serve basis. Guests must visit the Airport Ground Transport Attendant before going to the taxi line. There the dispatcher will determine your location, provide you with a dispatch ticket and advise you of the fare based on the approved fare table set by the Cayman Island government. This dispatch ticket will advise you of your taxi driver, fare, destination and time of dispatch.

Although not as common as taxis or bus shuttles, pre-booked limousine services are available in Grand Cayman for visitors who want to start their vacation in style. Prior arrangement must be made and the companies that service Owen Roberts International Airport include Chauffeur Unlimited, Elite Transportation, Grand Limousine Service and Majestic Tours. Please contact our Concierge in order to help facilitate reservations.

The Cayman Islands are –5 hours GMT. However, we do not observe Daylight Savings time. During the winter we are on US Eastern time and in the summer we operate in the Central time zone.

Yes, everyone is required to present a valid passport to enter the Cayman Islands.

One of the most noticeable differences in the Cayman Islands, compared to the US, is that we drive on the LEFT side. The roads are very well-maintained and between maps and directional signage you can easily navigate the island.

The Cayman Islands have their own currency, however the US Dollar is also accepted virtually everywhere on the island and most businesses and tour operators accept all major credit cards.

The government of the Cayman Islands’ Health Services Complex is located in George Town, Grand Cayman. This hospital has a hyperbaric decompression chamber is available for dive emergencies.

There are also a privates hospital – Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial in George Town and Health City in East End; as well as a number of other private facilities that offer a variety of professional medical services.

According to the latest Duty Free Allowances, all visitors over the age of 18 may bring with them:

Up to 1 liter of spirits (liquor); OR 4 liters of wine; OR 1 case of beer (not exceeding 8 liters). In addition to the alcohol, you may also bring tobacco as follows: Up to 200 cigarettes OR 250 grams of tobacco.

Tipping is expected at restaurants and bars. Most bars and restaurants will add 15% to your bill so be sure to check before paying. The 15% addition is not a legal requirement and you do not have to pay it if the service received was below par however the serving staff in restaurants and bars generally rely on tips for a large portion of their salary, so please do tip them if they give good service.

The Cayman Islands are the same as the US and Canada and all electrical outlets are 110VAC, 60 Cycles. If you are from elsewhere, you may want to bring an adapter.