According to top-mba-universities, the Cayman Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the Caribbean Sea (North America). The Cayman Islands consists of the islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The capital of the Cayman Islands is George Town. Some major cities in the Cayman Islands are West Bay and Bodden Town.
The Cayman Islands are known as a tax haven and beach destination. The Cayman Islands has a coastline with many white sandy beaches, clear waters and a colorful underwater world. The most famous beach is Seven Mile Beach, this beach is internationally known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The waters around the Cayman Islands are ideal for diving, snorkeling and other water sports. The economy of the Cayman Islands is largely based on the financial sector. Due to the attractive tax climate on the islands, approximately 70,000 international companies are located there. Due to the tax climate and the many tourists, luxury hotels, restaurants and duty-free shops abound in the Cayman Islands. See computerdo for Central America tourism.
Where are the Cayman Islands?
Travel information of Cayman Islands
Official name: Cayman Islands
Continent: North America
Area: 264 km²
Capital: George Town
Country code: KY, CYM
Population: 61,944 inhabitants (2020)
Government: Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom
Highest point: 43 m (The Bluff)
Distance (Amsterdam – George Town): 8,008 km
Flight time: approximately 11 hours and 15 minutes
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on the Cayman Islands that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of the Cayman Islands, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to the Cayman Islands. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about the Cayman Islands?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay on the Cayman Islands at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
The Cayman Islands have a tropical climate. The temperatures are between 25 and 30 degrees all year round. The islands are sometimes hit by hurricanes.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for the Cayman Islands can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of the Cayman Islands can be found at Climate info.
May, June and July are the best months to travel to the Cayman Islands. This avoids mass tourism and reduces the chance of precipitation.
English is the official language in the Cayman Islands.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in the Cayman Islands.
A visa is not required if you stay in the Cayman Islands for less than 6 months.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Embassy of the United Kingdom in the Netherlands (also for the Cayman Islands): ukinnl.fco.gov.uk.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting the Cayman Islands, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency
In the Cayman Islands, payment is made with the Cayman Islands dollar (KYD).
1 euro is equal to 1 Cayman Islands dollar.
An overview of all ATMs in the Cayman Islands can be found on our ATMs page.
The prices on the Cayman Islands are a lot higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +101% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (70% more expensive), food (160% more expensive), imported beer in catering (58% more expensive), cigarettes (59% more expensive) and public transport (22% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
It is not customary to tip in the Cayman Islands. A 15% service charge is already automatically added to the bill. In case of poor service, you can have it deducted.
During our summer time it is 7 hours earlier in the Cayman Islands.
During our winter time it is 6 hours earlier in the Cayman Islands.
The Cayman Islands has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for the Cayman Islands can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In the Cayman Islands you must drive on the left.
You must apply for a temporary driver’s license in the Cayman Islands in order to drive a motor vehicle. This is possible at the police station and/or rental company.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within the Cayman Islands.
Electricity On the Cayman Islands you may need an adapter plug and/or converter
in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets on the Cayman Islands can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911
– Fire: 911
– Ambulance: 911
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to the Cayman Islands can be found on Google news.
You can find an overview of the newspapers from the Cayman Islands at Abyznewslinks.
Websites from the Cayman Islands end in.ky.
Cayman Islands official websites: gov.ky and caymanislands.ky.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in the Cayman Islands is 001345 or +1345.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from the Cayman Islands? Then use the Dutch country code 01131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from the Cayman Islands.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from the Cayman Islands.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on the Cayman Islands, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about the Cayman Islands?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited the Cayman Islands. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on the Cayman Islands can be found on Protected Planet.
The Cayman Islands is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to the Cayman Islands? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported to the Cayman Islands.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to the Cayman Islands.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 1.0.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know…
…The Cayman Islands is one of the largest tax havens in the world?
…The ‘Seven Mile Beach’ is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world?
… There are 70,000 companies in the Cayman Islands because of the tax rules?
…The Cayman Islands are regularly used as a filming location?
…There is a city in the Cayman Islands called ‘Hell’?
…More than 16,000 green turtles live in the Cayman Islands?