Cayman Islands Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Cayman Islands

Where is it?: Caribbean, island group in Caribbean Sea, nearly one-half of the way from Cuba to Honduras

Why do people go here?: There’s a little more money to be had – and spent – on this island paradise. Soak in the sun and swim underwater, topping it all off with a relaxing drink by the shore.

What are the main entry points?: Flights from the south-eastern US and cruise ships bring in the most tourist.

Currency used: Caymanian dollar (KYD)

Country Code: 1-345

Religion: United Church (Presbyterian and Congregational), Anglican, Baptist, Church of God, other Protestant, Roman Catholic

Population: 51,000

Ethnic Breakdown: 40% Mulatto, 20% European 20% West African, 20% other

Government: British Overseas Territory

Languages: English

Travel Information

Major Cities: George Town

Attractions: Money, Colors, Diving

Tourism Office locations and links: Cayman Islands-Department of Tourism Gov. Tower Bldg George Town, Cayman Islands +1-809-949-0623;;;// //

Health Issues: No vaccination requirements for any international traveller.

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Snowbirds take over during the spring, and hurricane fears rule during the summer. Fall is still off-season.

Specific Events/Holidays: Constitution Day, first Monday in July

Getting Around: If you’ve got the money to go there, you’ve got the money to hire a car.

Cheapest airport to fly into: There are two main airports for travelers taking flights to Cayman Islands namely, Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. To get cheaper flights, it would be wise to use the airport that is nearer to your trip destination.

Need more information?: Check out the Cayman Islands travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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