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Cayman Islands Helpful Information

Grand Cayman Important Information

Photo courtesy of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

The Cayman Islands is a family-friendly, safe vacation destination in the Caribbean.

Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
P.O. Box 67
Grand Cayman KY1-1102
345-949-0623

U.S. Consular Agency
Cayman Centre, Unit B1
118 Dorcy Drive
George Town, Grand Cayman
354-945-8173

National Trust for the Cayman Islands
558 South Church Street
Grand Cayman
345-749-1121

Currency: The Cayman Islands has its own currency, the Cayman Islands dollar. Notes are issued in denominations of CI$100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 and coins in 25 cents, 10, 5 and 1 cent. The CI dollar has a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar of CI$1.00 equals US$1.25. Visitors do not need to exchange their US dollars into local currency; the US dollar is accepted throughout the islands at a rate of CI 80 cents. Banks do not give a better rate of exchange. Major credit cards and traveler’s checks are also widely accepted.

Geography: Grand Cayman is 76 square miles (22 miles long and 8 miles at its widest point). The Cayman Islands is composed of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

Driving: Vehicles in the Cayman Islands travel on the left-hand side of the road. A temporary driver’s license is easily obtained at a car rental agency or police station.

Safety: The Cayman Islands have a high standard of living with little crime. Tourists do not need to be worried about safety, crime or scams. In the event of an emergency, “911” is the emergency telephone number.

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