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Cayman Islands Destination Guide

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Your guide from the Luxury Travel Experts


Welcome to the Elegant Resorts Destination Guide for Cayman Islands, created to help make your choice of luxury holiday as easy as possible. Here, you will find more detailed factual information about the destination you have selected.

If you require further information, not featured on this page, please call one of our Travel Consultants.

Overview+

Capital George Town
Language English
Time Difference -5 hours
Currency US Dollar and Cayman Islands Dollar
Voltage 110v

Cosmopolitan, contemporary and characterful, Grand Cayman is a perhaps more polished alternative to the other, more rustic isles in the Caribbean; think more along the lines of Miami or Mexico. As such, the beaches are truly spectacular here, boasting miles of soft golden sand, crystal-clear water, plenty of watersports, boat trips, and a selection of upscale boutiques and restaurants.

The colourful capital of George Town is a great destination for duty-free, designer shopping, while also housing the informative Cayman Isands National Museum, featuring a variety of exhibitions on local history, culture and wildlife. Indeed, the island is abundant in fascinating wildlife, both on land and at sea - including the Blue Iguana, an incredible species that is endemic only to these islands. 

Highlights+
Wildlife Encounters

A great activity for all ages, Stingray City is a series of shallow sandbars that are home to a group of friendly southern Atlantic stingrays. A selection of tours allow you to feed and swim with the rays. Our experts recommend going early in the day for the least crowds. What's more, Grand Cayman is the only place on the planet that naturally houses the incredible Blue Iguana; get closer to these fascinating creatures and learn more about the importance of their conservation at their dedicated sanctuary on the island.

Bioluminsecent Kayaking at Night

For a truly unique experience, why not try a famed Bioluminsecent Tour? On this unforgettable activity, you'll glide in a kayak at moonlight over millions of glowing plankton. This unique species resembles 'living lights', creating an experience pretty close to magic.

Marine Adventures

The warm waters around Grand Cayman are among the clearest and most alluring in the Caribbean, playing host to a range of adventures and activities to enhance your luxury holiday. The snorkelling and diving is incredible, with the nearby coral reefs teeming with a colourful array of fascinating marine life. If diving isn't for you but you'd love to explore the kingdom that lies beneath the Caribbean Sea, simply hop aboard the cutting-edge Atlantis submarine, the only one of its kind in the Caymans. Head down 100 feet, coming face-to-face with the magnificent coral and the fish that call it home.

Travel Gems+

Our expert Concierge service can advise on, arrange and pre-book many things to enhance your luxury Grand Cayman holiday. This includes everything from spa and dinner reservations, to a range of special experiences available in and around our featured resorts - including boat excursions, diving courses, day tours, and just about anything else you might fancy!

Climate+

The weather is generally warm and sunny year round, with cooling trade winds ensuring that it doesn't get too hot. The rainy season is from May to November, while the best weather is experienced during the winter months.

Temperature Guide

These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for Cayman Islands.

  Temp °C Rain mm
January2956
February2944
March3032
April3148
May31132
June32184
July32176
August32171
September32208
October31234
November30118
December2957

Getting There+

Flight Information
British Airways from London Heathrow via Nassau in The Bahamas.

Flight Time
11 hours in the air from London Heathrow (excluding touchdown time in Nassau).

Travel Documentation+

Travelling With Children or Without an Adult

Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country (for example, South Africa) or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.

Visa and Advance Passenger Information

All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.

Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.

For up-to-date resort information, visit www.fco.gov.uk

Health+

Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya), Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/insect-tick-bite-avoidance/

In addition, we highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.

Visit the FCO website and select your destination country for the very latest travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Additional sources of information include: www.hpa.org.uk, http://nathnac.net, www.fco.gov.uk, www.hpa.org.uk and www.nathnac.org, your General Practitioner or a specialised clinic.

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