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The Cayman Islands & Grand Cayman: Important Information

At a Glance

Capital 

George Town

Local Currency

Cayman Islands Dollar

Local Time 

 GMT – 5

Official Language

English 

Visa Information

Cayman Islands Visa

Power

On the Cayman Islands, the standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. You can use your electric appliances on the Cayman Islands if the standard voltage in your country is in between 110 – 127 V (as is in the US, Canada, and most South American countries).

Local Weather

The islands are warm year-round with average highs holding steady in the 80s. January and February are the coolest months with average lows in the high 60s.

Tourism Website

Cayman Islands Tourism Association

Visit Cayman Islands

Health Information

Vaccinations

Recommended Vaccinations for Cayman Islands

Health Tips

Health Tips for Cayman Islands

Hospitals

Health City Cayman Islands

Faith Hospital

Family Services

Babysitting Services

MCare Babysitters

AAA Caregivers Agency

Baby Gear Rentals

Tourin’ Tots

Empty Suitcases

Transportation

Car Seat Laws

The Cayman Islands Traffic Regulations 2012 states that any child traveling in a motor vehicle must wear a seatbelt or, for those under two, be seated in a car seat attached by a seatbelt. It also states that a rear-facing child’s car seat must not be fitted in a seat with a front airbag.

Driving

You are allowed to drive in Cayman using an international driver’s license which is valid for 12 months from the date of the issue.

Transportation Services

Taxicabs, with drivers who are generally informative and friendly, are plentiful at the airport and in front of the cruise ship terminals in George Town. You’ll also find them parked in front of the major resorts along Seven Mile Beach.

Local Airlines

Cayman Airways

Emergency Services

Police

911

Fire Department

911

Ambulance

911

Other Things To Know

Tipping Customs

Restaurants often add a 10 to 15 percent service charge in lieu of asking customers to tip, however, if the service charge is not added, a tip is expected. A 15 percent tip is the norm in the Cayman Islands, however, if you receive exceptional service, do not hesitate to tip more.

Important Holidays

Cayman Islands Public Holidays

Safety Issues

The Cayman Islands are considered a safe place with little criminal activity affecting tourists. As a major Caribbean tourist destination, the principal crimes of concern are of opportunities such as pickpocketing and purse snatchings.

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