How to get to the Cayman Islands
Getting to The Cayman Islands couldn’t be easier. The list of direct, non-stop flights grows yearly. Cayman Airways fly numerous daily flights from Houston, Miami and Tampa. American Airlines and Spirit fly direct to and from Miami. Delta, US Air, Continental, Northwest, Jamaica Air, British Airways and Air Canada fly direct from New York, New Jersey, Detroit, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Atlanta, Kingston, London and Toronto. If there are no direct flights from your area, easy connecting flights can usually be arranged.
The modes of transportation around the islands are the same as most other holiday destinations. They include car and jeep rentals, mopeds, taxis, public transportation, bicycles and walking.
Most International car rental companies are represented on the islands, as well as local entrepreneurs, willing to deal. When renting a vehicle you can ask for either left or right side drive. Remember, we do drive on the left and at all times wear your seat belt. When renting you will have to purchase a temporary Caymanian driver’s license. The round speed signs you will see around the island are in miles per hour.
Taxi fares are regulated by the government; however be sure to ask the fare when you hire one. Taxis are distinguishable from buses by the topside TAXI sign. Most taxi companies also provide an island tour service.
Public buses are very inexpensive and convenient in Grand Cayman. You should be looking for 12 passenger vans that have a round colored decal on the front and back of the vehicle.The vans run up and down Seven Mile Beach and George Town regularly throughout the day and can be flagged over with the waive of a hand. All the buses meet at the central station in George Town. From there you can transfer onto other vans going to various regions of the island. To stay within the SMB and George Town areas the cost is CI.50. When you transfer to other outlying areas it may cost up to CI.00.
Electricity is 110 volts/60 cycles with an average consumer rate of 15 cents per kw/hr. Telecommunications is provided by Cable and Wireless through a fully digital service. Cellular phones, high-speed Internet, and all sorts of data transmission services are international links by satellite and Fiber Optic Cable.
There are two local newspapers as well as availability to international publications.
We have numerous AM and FM radio stations, playing all kinds of music. Cable Television, with over 36 of your favorite stations including 3 local channels is common in most households. Hotels and condo rentals have either cable or satellite television as a standard amenity.
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