FAQs

FAQs

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Do we need a marriage license?

Yes, you must apply for a special marriage license for non-residents granted by the Governor. Your wedding planner or officiant can arrange this for you.

Is there public transportation?

There is daily bus service, with hours and fares depending on the route and the day of travel. The central depot is in George Town, and buses can be flagged down from the side of the road or caught at a bus stop, with stickers outlining where they are travelling.

Are there areas for camping?

Visitors are not permitted to camp, as there are no designated campsites. However, Cayman has a variety of accommodations for almost any budget.

Is fishing allowed from the shore?

If you’re a visitor, catch and release fishing from shore is allowed. Unless you are a resident, you may not permanently remove any marine life from the water.

Where can I bank on-island?

Many ATMs in Cayman accept overseas debit and credit cards. Ask your bank about added fees that may be incurred. Learn more at www.cimoney.com.ky.

Are there any nude beaches?

The Cayman Islands law prohibits all forms of public nudity, including topless sunbathing. Many businesses also request that you wear shoes and an appropriate cover-up.

Does Cayman have its own currency?

Yes, but we use U.S. currency interchangeably. Cayman Dollars are issued in notes of CI$100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 – with coins of 25, 10, 5 and 1 cent(s).

What are the vaccination requirements?

Vaccinations are not mandatory for visiting our islands. Contact your family doctor or general practitioner for recommendations specific to your health.

Where are the gym and fitness centres?

Many resorts have facilities for guests. World Gym, Anytime Fitness, Crossfit, Body Works Holistic Wellness Centre and Bliss Living & Yoga are also on island.

How hot does the temperature get?

The average temperature is 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit in winter and 80-95 degrees in summer. Year round, the daily temperature generally stays within the range of 70-95 degrees. Almost all properties here have air-conditioned rooms and seasonal trade winds help make our islands even more enjoyable.

What is the weather like?

Our rainy season is from May to October and our dry season is from November to April. This doesn’t mean it rains constantly or rarely during these respective times. The names of the seasons simply reflect the trends in our region. It’s common in summer to have brief showers in the afternoon and occasional rain in the mornings. Rainfall tends to be higher in the western parts of our islands.

Can I bring my pet?

Dogs and cats are allowed, but you must submit an import permit application. You’ll also need an official health certificate for your pet(s), a rabies lab report and a processing fee for the import permit. No dog or cat under ten months old will be granted entry into the country. Learn more at www.customs.gov.ky.

Where are the hospitals?

Our Public Health Services Complex in George Town is a modern facility with highly trained staff. There is also a private hospital called Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial in George Town, as well as several other non-emergency facilities that are privately run in Grand Cayman. In Cayman Brac, there is Faith Hospital and, in Little Cayman, we have a small clinic available in case of emergencies.

Where is there Wi-Fi or Internet?

Most accommodations provide Wi-Fi or Internet. Check with your individual property for access. We have several public hotspots too – including airports, Internet cafes, coffee shops, post offices and libraries. Local mobile phone network providers are Digicel and Flow.

Do I need a passport to enter the country?

Yes, you will need a passport when entering from another country. Be sure to review entry requirements, passport exemptions and refusal reasons from the Department of Immigration.

Can I bring meat into the country?

Small quantities of meat (up to 25Ibs.) arriving from approved countries may be permitted without a certificate, if they are pre-wrapped under a brand name and have an Official Seal of Inspection from the country of origin. If the small quantity of meat was purchased and wrapped at a licensed shop, the meat may be permitted with proof at the discretion of the port inspector. Importing large quantities of meat requires a Certificate of Wholesomeness from the country of origin. Large quantities of meat are permitted only from a specific list of approved countries, and conditions may be specific to a particular country or region.

Game meats are not exempt from certification. Endangered species carcasses for consumption are prohibited. Learn more at www.customs.gov.ky.

Do I need a visa to enter the country?

Visit www.immigration.gov.ky to see if you should obtain a visa.

How much alcohol can I bring into the country?

One litre(?)bottle per person is allowed, as we have many liquor stores on-island.

What employment opportunities are In Cayman?

Review the most up-to-date information on employment opportunities in the Cayman Islands from the Immigration Department at www.immigration.gov.ky

What is the legal drinking age?

The legal drinking age in the Cayman Islands is 18 years old.

What's the average cost of lunch or dinner?

On average, you can expect to pay between US$16.00 and US$32.00 (not including alcoholic beverages).

How do I get to the Sister Islands?

Cayman Airways Express has numerous flights daily from Grand Cayman to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. You can make reservations at www.caymanairways.com.