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Passports. First, you’ll need a valid passport to enter Grand Cayman.

Every American and British citizen arriving in the Cayman Islands is required to produce for inspection by an immigration officer a valid passport. This should be valid beyond the date of your return ticket.

If you’re flying in from Korea, you’ll also need a visa – Cayman Islands Travel Information | How to obtain a Visa | Visa application form (pdf)

Flights from the US – JetBlue recently announced non-stop service to Grand Cayman (GCM) from JFK and BOS!  Cayman Airlines offers direct flights from DC, NYC & Chicago; US Airways from Charlotte & Philadelphia; United from Houston & Newark; Delta from Atlanta; and American has daily flights from Miami.

Flights from the UK – American flies direct. Virgin and Cayman Airways connect through Miami.

Flights from Korea – Seoul to Tokyo to LA to Miami to Grand Cayman. Yikes. Call Tom.


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Getting around the island –

Taxis
Taxis are available at Owen Roberts Intl Airport on Grand Cayman. The taxi stand and dispatcher is located just outside the airport, immediately after you pass through customs.  The ride from the airport to any of the hotels we recommend is ~10 minutes. Again, tipping taxi drivers is appreciated but unnecessary.

Elsewhere, cabs are available by phone or they can be hailed, NYC-style, along West Bay Road (the main drag where the majority of hotels are located).

Car Rentals
Car rentals are available at the airport and through Andy. Keep in mind, like the currency, the driving culture is a bit flawed. Caymanians drive on the left side of the road.