Cayman Islands Transportation
The buses going to Spot's Bay and middle...
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Cabs, buses and vans
There are cabs on the side of the street that are available. They are lined up in front of the Breeze restaurant. The buses that go to Spot's Bay are at the back of the mall. They have middle men who collects money and hands you tickets. The fare going to Georgetown to Spot's Bay is $5.00.
Renting a boat
There are many boat rentals at Grand Cayman Islands. It is best to bargain and share expenses. For us, we shared with other tourists so we can go to the stingray farm. It lessened our expenses. We shared with some tourists from Pennsylvannia.
The streets at the Grand Cayman
sThere are no traffic lights that I noticed in the islands but what I observed is that every intesection is a circle. You have to loop around. This is a very smart idea to observe traffic and not wasting electricity. It slows down drivers, too.
Rent A Car
The best and easiest way around the island is to rent a car. Pretty much all of the places you will want to go are going to be along 7 Mile Beach. They do drive on the opposite side of the road from the US, but don't worry it is all pretty easy driving. Be sure the buy the insurance though. Someone backed into a car that our family rented.
We rented a car for a day for our trip to Rum Point. Andy's Autos had a location directly across from Comfort Suites, which made it really convenient for us. We rented the cheapest car possible for $50 (included insurance). This was my first time driving on the left hand side of the road....took a few minutes to get comfortable driving this way.
Rent a Car
You've heard it before, DRIVE ON THE LEFT!Not only that, but often the rental cars have right hand steering wheel. It usually takes Jon about three days before he stops washing the windshield when he meant to flip the turn signal!Auto rentals are relatively inexpensive in Cayman.We have used several different agencies and can't really complain about any of them. We have used McCurly's; Andy's; Avis (twice); and Island Style.
Not a Cruise
Most definitely NOT, I say NOT, a cruise. If you do that you won't get the real flavour of the island and you won't be able to visit the other two beautiful, smaller islands. You'll just be herded around like cattle and pushed to do only the 'recommended' activities. You should definitely fly there and plan to spend at least a week. I'd recommend not spending all your time on seven-mile-beach or in Georgetown (which is where the cruiseships land)... Rum Point has nicer water and fewer people and East end has many great restaurants.
Unless you're cruising, you...
Unless you're cruising, you pretty much have to fly there.You definitely need a car unless you're planning on never leaving your resort. There are plenty of car rentals at the airport. But plan on spending about an hour waiting in line, and processing your paperwork. Don't forget, Caymans drive on the left!
They drive on the oppiste of...
They drive on the oppiste of the road from the USA and everything is in Metric. But they do have buses but no bus stops they just honk there horn like in Jamica. It is a samll island u may walk or take a bus.
Getting There and Away
The best access to the islands is from the US, and numerous carriers fly between Grand Cayman and Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Houston, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and other S cities. Cayman Airways has a fewflights between US cities and Cayman Brac. There are also flights between George Town and Jamaica on Air Jamaica. Travelers from Europe have to connect in the US,There's a departure tax of US$13. Cruise ships regularly dock at George Town on Grand Cayman and at Creek on Cayman Brac.Grand Cayman has a public minibus service, but renting a car is the best way to explore the island. On the sister islands of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, it's virtually theonly form of transport. You can rent from agencies at the airport or have a car delivered to your hotel. The requireddriving permit is available from your rental agency for US$7.50; you must be at least 21 and carry a valid driver's...
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