Kids Activities in the Cayman Islands
They will enjoy the various watersports like the banana boats, two person parasailing or discovering our fantastic marine world through snorkelling and swimming with colourful tropical fish. Adolescents over 12 years can also learn to dive! View our amazing underwater reefs in submarines, semi-submersibles and glass bottom boats. Not to be missed is our famous Stingray City snorkel trip where everyone becomes a child at heart swimming with tamed southern stingrays in their natural habitat, the open sea.
There is Cayman Turtle Farm located in West Bay where you can find many different species, sizes and ages of turtles in addition to indigenous animals and birds. There is also a nature trail, lagoon and aviary for kids to explore on the property. See www.turtle.ky for more information.
Other activities include a visit to the Cayman Islands Museum and the multi-media theatre at Pedro St. James Historic Site. For kids 10 years and older horseback riding is available, as well as cycling, golf and tennis.
Some hotels also host kid camps for children under the age of 12. If you are visiting for our national festivals Batabano or Pirates Week - there are numerous activities for children as well.
If you are staying at a guest house, condo or other accommodation we have a list of childcare service providers to help you enjoy your time in the Cayman Islands even more.
Visit our family vacation section for additional information.
Can We Camp in the Cayman Islands?
Visitors are not permitted to camp on the Cayman Islands as there are no designated camp sites. The Cayman Islands offer a wide variety of accommodations to suit almost any budget.
Is Fishing Allowed From the Shore
Fishing is the Cayman Islands unofficial national sport. If you are a visitor to the Cayman Islands catch and release fishing is allowed. Unless you are a resident of the Cayman Islands you are not allowed to take any marine life from the water.
For more information about our "national sport" visit our fishing section.
Where Can I Go Banking or Open an Account?
The Cayman Islands is Known Internationally for its Banking. Many ATMs in the Cayman Islands accept overseas debit and credit cards, check with your bank prior to traveling for additional fees that may be incurred.
Banking information can be obtained from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority at email@example.com.
You can also visit their web site at www.cimoney.com.ky.
Does the Cayman Islands Have its Own Currency?
Yes we do! But We also Use U.S. Currency Interchangeably.
The Cayman Islands currency was first issued in 1972. The basic unit is the dollar, issued in notes with denominations of CI$100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 and coins valued at 25 cents, 10, 5 and 1 cent.
Are There Any Nude Beaches?
You will not find any nude beaches in the Cayman Islands in fact, please note that the Cayman Islands Law prohibits all forms of public nudity, including topless sunbathing. Many business places also request that you wear shoes and an appropriate cover-up before entering.
Vaccinations are not mandatory to enter our islands, if you wish to find out further information please contact your family doctor or general practitioner.
Where are the Gym and Fitness Centers?
A number of resorts and condominiums have gym facilities available to their guests. In addition, you can contact any of the following fitness centres on Grand Cayman for rates and times.
In Case of Emergencies, Where are the Hospitals?
The government of the Cayman Islands' Health Services Complex is a modern facility, with highly trained professionals located in George Town, Grand Cayman. It boasts A 24 hour hyperbaric decompression chamber is available for divers and an air ambulance service for other emergencies. The telephone number is (345) 949-8600.
There is also a private hospital - Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial - in George Town, as well as a number of other private facilities that offer a variety of professional medical services.
In Cayman Brac, there is the government hospital - Faith Hospital. The number is (345) 948-2243/2245.
There is a small clinic in Little Cayman that can be reached at (345) 948-1051.
Is There Public Transportation in the Cayman Islands?
There is a daily bus service which runs from 6:00am until midnight depending on the route and the day of travel. The bus fare also depends on the route and varies between CI$1.50 and CI$3.00 per person.
The central depot is in George Town beside the Library on Fort Street. Busses can also be flagged down from the side of the road. Stickers on the back outline where they are travelling to.
Visit our Transportation section for additional information on routes and schedules.
How Hot Does it Get?
The average temperature in the winter is 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit and 80-95 degrees in the summer. Winter or summer, the temperature generally stays within the range of 70 - 95 degrees day or night.
The months with the least humidity and lowest temperatures are December through April, February occasionally recording night-time temperatures in the high 60's, and March probably being the most "temperate" month of the year.
We should also point out that most properties offer air-conditioned rooms, and the seasonal trade winds in our region help to make our islands even more enjoyable.
What is the Weather Like?
The year divides into two seasons, the summer or "rainy" season, generally from mid-May through October, moving into the winter or "dry" season, from November to April. March and April are our driest months and May and October are traditionally the highest rainfall months.
This of course, does not mean that it rains constantly during either of those months, but reflects the trend within our region.
Being in a tropical zone, it is not unusual to have brief afternoon showers during the summer, and, at certain times, brief morning sprinkles too. Similar to most West Indian Islands, rainfall tends to be higher in the western sections.
This is also a frequent diver question. You can find our 15 day forecast here
Can I Bring My Pet ?
An Import Permit application for dogs and cats must be completed and submitted with an official health certificate of the pet(s), a rabies laboratory titre report and the processing fee for the import permit.
No dog or cat will be allowed entry into the Cayman Islands unless it is at least ten (10) months old.
For the procedures required visit www.customs.gov.ky
Where and When are all the Festivals and Cultural Events?
The Cayman Islands have a rich and diverse history and culture that we are proud to share and celebrate, including our famed Pirates Week and Batabano. You can also click here for a complete listing of Events
November is a very exciting time to be visiting Grand Cayman. Our National Pirates Week Festival is celebrated at that time. The festivities usually start with the first of many fireworks displays viewed best from Hog Sty Bay in George Town. There is a spectacular parade through George Town, heritage days throughout the week, costume contests, music, street dances, food festivals and sporting events during the ten day celebration! The celebration features many activities for children.
Cayman Carnival Batabano
Since its humble beginnings in 1984 as a community event which closed the tourism season, Rotary's Batabano Carnival has grown to become one of the Cayman Islands' most popular National Tourism Attractions. This carnival draws thousands of residents and visitors out into the streets to enjoy the music and dancing of the Mas' (short for Masquerade). With over 500 costumed participants in the Mas', Batabano's Street Parade is a wonderfully colourful spectacle.
Visit our Events & Offers section for a complete list of events and offers.
Where Is There Wifi or Internet on Island?
Many if not most of the accommodations on island provide wifi or internet access. And you should check with them to ensure you have access.
Below you will find a list of public Wifi hot spots across island
||Charles Kirkconnell Airport - Cayman Brac
Owen Roberts International Airport - Grand Cayman
||Anderson Square - George Town
Galleria - West Bay Road
Tortuga Rum Communication Station - George Town
West Bay Communication Station - West Bay
Cayman Brac Office - Cayman Brac
|Internet Cafes/Coffee Shops
||Azzurro Coffee Shop
Café Del Sol Internet Coffee House
Carib Bean Cafe
Full of Beans Cafe
|Bodden Town Post Office
East End Post Office
Hell Post Office
North Side Post Office
Savannah Post Office
Seven Mile Beach Post Office
|East End Library
George Town Library
Do I Need a Passport to Enter the Cayman Islands?
Most likely you will need a passport to enterthe Cayman Islands. You can review the most up to date information from theCayman Islands Immigration Department.
Do I Need a Visa to Enter the Cayman Islands?
Visitors coming to the Cayman Islands on a cruise ship do not require a visa. In some cases, you need a visa and in some cases you do note, please look at the immigration list of Visa required and Visa Free Countries to see which one applies for you.