At a Glance
Cayman Islands Dollar
GMT – 5
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).
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Other Things To Know
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.
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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