Travel Information

Getting to Little Cayman

Direct jet service to Grand Cayman is available from several countries including, the United States, Canada, England, Honduras, Cuba and Jamaica. Cities served by regularly scheduled flights include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Charlotte, Houston, Miami, New York, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa, London Heathrow, Kingston & Montego Bay, Jamaica, Havana Cuba and Toronto Canada.

Airlines serving Grand Cayman include American Airlines, Air Canada, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Continental, Cubana Airlines, Delta, US Airways, WestJet, and Isleña. After clearing Customs and Immigration in Grand Cayman, you’re only a short hop away on either Cayman Airways or Cayman Airways Express to Little Cayman where you will be met by a member of our staff and driven to your Condo.

Island Air is a private Charter Company which is based on Grand Cayman and can be readily contacted for flights to and from Little Cayman.

If you are making your own travel reservations, we suggest you contact Cayman Airways prior to booking flights to Grand Cayman to be sure they can accommodate you on the days you wish to travel to and from Little Cayman. They will gladly hold your reservation for 24 hours, allowing you time to coordinate your flights in and out of Grand Cayman.

Visitor Entry Regulations

All visitors to the Cayman Islands require a current Passport for entry.

For any other specific questions regarding entry into the Cayman Islands, please contact H.M. Customs Headquarters on (345) 949 4579 or the Cayman Islands Immigration Department on (345) 949 8344.

Upon arrival please keep the Immigration slip given to you. This is our equivalent of a Tourist Identification Card.

Cayman Customs

Arriving visitors may bring in duty-free any personal items for use while on vacation – laptop computers included. In addition, visitors 18 years and older may bring in duty-free either one litre of alcohol, four litres of wine or one case of beer (not exceeding eight litres) and 200 cigarettes, or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco.

Returning residents are allowed CI$350 worth of goods duty free. This privilege does not apply to visitors. Remember that any gifts you are bringing into the Cayman Islands may also be subject to duty. Duty is never charged on books and camera equipment.

Importing or possession of any kind of illegal drugs, including marijuana (ganja) and cocaine is strictly prohibited by law and violators will be arrested and prosecuted by local authorities. Also prohibited without a special permit are: Firearms of any kind (including BB guns); spearguns (pole spears or Hawaiian slings); live plants and plant cuttings; raw fruits and vegetables because they may carry diseases or shelter harmful insect pests. You may contact the Collector of Customs, (345) 949-2473 if you have questions about any item, prior to your arrival.

US Customs

Each US Citizen is allowed to return to the US with up to US$800 in purchases without paying duty, as long as they have been out of the country for at least 48 hours and have not claimed the exemption in the previous 30 days. A couple may claim US$1,600, a family of four US$3,200, and so on. Only one liter of alcohol and 200 cigarettes or 100 cigars may be included in each exemption. Cuban cigars are never allowed in the US, no matter where they are purchased.

When leaving Cayman, visitors from the US should be aware that products made from farmed sea turtles, such as available at the Cayman Turtle Farm, may not be taken back home. The importation of genuine sea turtle products is strictly prohibited by any countries which have signed the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (1978) including the US, Canada and UK. In addition, US Customs prohibits the transshipment of turtle products through the US. Any products discovered will be confiscated. You will not be allowed to bring back any plants or plant seeds, vegetables or fruits unless you have official permits from US Customs. These will also be confiscated by US Customs.

Climate

Year-round temperature is between 72° F and 88° F. Water temperatures range from 78° F – 82° F in the winter and 82° F – 86° F in the summer. The rainy season is from May to October with May/June and September/October usually being the wettest months. The hurricane season runs from June to November and usually peaks in September and October.

Time Zone

The Cayman Islands are in the Eastern Standard Time zone year-round and do not observe Daylight Savings Time.

Getting Married in the Cayman Islands

Visitors can get married on the day they arrive. You are advised to make arrangements in advance to facilitate paperwork and all required details. A special license will be granted by the Governor for nonresident couples. Couples must make arrangements for a Cayman Islands marriage officer before applying for the license.

Other requirements include proper documentation proving citizenship and age (passport or birth certificate) and marital status (proof of legal divorce decree or death certificate if spouse has died, if applicable); Immigration slip showing legal entry into the Cayman Islands. The minimum legal age for getting married without parental consent is 18.

A brochure entitled “Getting Married in the Cayman Islands”, containing complete guidelines and information is available from Government Information Services, Grand Cayman. Phone: (345) 949-8092; Fax: (345) 949-5936.

Be sure to let us know when you make your reservation that you are planning a wedding in Little Cayman. We will assist you in every way we can to make it a truly memorable one!

Dress Code

Little Cayman dress is very casual. However, we ask that you do not wear bathing suits or “skimpy” beach wear beyond the beach. There are no nude beaches in the Cayman Islands and public nudity and topless bathing are prohibited by law.

Voltage

The Cayman Islands use the same electrical standards as the USA – 110 volts, 60 Hz.

Currency

The Cayman Islands has its own currency and the basic unit is the dollar. It is issued in notes of CI$100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1. The CI dollar has a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar of CI$1.00 equals US$1.25 or US$1.00 dollar equals CI $0.80. The US dollar is accepted throughout the islands. Banks do NOT give a better rate of exchange and the rate does not fluctuate. MasterCard and VISA cards as well as travelers checks are accepted. Banking hours in Little Cayman are limited to Monday and Thursday.

Liquor Law – Drinking Age

The legal age for drinking alcoholic beverages on the Cayman Islands is 18 years.

Drinking Water

Tap water at the Conch Club is safe to drink. We use a combination of cistern water, carefully monitored for purity, and sea water purified by reverse osmosis. Bottled water is readily available on the Island.

Little Cayman Baptist Church

Sunday Worship services are held at 11:00 am and 7:30 pm

Village Square Market

Our Village Square Market is within walking distance or a short cycle ride from Conch Club. Opening hours are Monday – Saturday 7:00am – 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am – 1:00pm.

Little Cayman Distributors General Store

Offer a free delivery service and can be emailed on lcd@candw.ky prior to your arrival or called for items while you are on Island. Opening hours are Monday – Saturday 8:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday 9:00am to 6:00pm. (Phone: (345) 948 1108 or Fax: (345) 948 0008)

Little Cayman Clinic

A Doctor is at the Clinic on Wednesdays. A Registered Nurse is at the Clinic at the following times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm. Tuesday and Thursday 1:00pm – 5:00pm