Three tiny islands make up the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands, balanced precariously on one side of the enormous Cayman Trench, the deepest part of the Caribbean. What you’ll notice first about the Caymans is how un-British they are and while synonymous with banking, tax havens and popular cruise destinations, there’s much more to this tiny, proud nation. You’ll find the hub of tourism on Grand Cayman, with the majority of luxurious resorts, restaurants and shops here.  But there are also cliffs for hiking, caves for exploring and waters ideal for water sports.  Spend a day visiting Cayman Brac where you can go fishing, cave exploring or hiking or for the ultimate scuba experience, check out Little Cayman for one of the world’s best diving site, Bloody Bay Wall.   

Cayman Quick Facts

Language: English.

Currency: Cayman Dollar is the official dollar, but the US Dollar is widely accepted

Electricity: 110v - If your hotel doesn't have it set up with converters, you'll want to bring one

Passport/immigration info: All U.S. citizens must have a valid passport when traveling to and from Grand Cayman.

Drinking water: The water in the Cayman Islands is, for the most part, safe to drink. Check to make sure it is desalinated and if it's not, then stick to bottled water.

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (UTC/GMT -4 hours)

Peak season: Mid-December – mid-April

Climate

  High* Low* Precip.*
January 86°F 74°F 2 in.
February 87°F 76°F 1.9 in.
March 88°F 76°F 1.4 in.
April 86°F 78°F 1.7 in.
May 88°F 80°F 5.5 in.
June 91°F 80°F 5.7 in.
July 91°F 75°F 5.8 in.
August 87°F 80°F 3.92 in.
September 87°F 78°F 2.57 in.
October 91°F 81°F 2.38 in.
November 86°F 79°F 0.73 in.
December 86°F 80°F 1.67 in.

*Historical averages.

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