The Cayman Islands are located 290km northwest of Jamaica, 240km south of Cuba and 770km south of Miami, and are easily accessible by air with daily non-stop flights from North America, Europe and other Caribbean islands.
At 36km long and 13km wide, Grand Cayman is the largest and most populated island of the three low-lying islands that make up this British Crown Colony.
Little Cayman and Cayman Brac lie around 143km northeast of Grand Cayman and are separated from each other by a 90km-wide channel.
The Cayman Trough between the Cayman Islands and Jamaica is the deepest part of the Caribbean.
Grand Cayman receives daily non-stop flights from North America, Europe and other Caribbean islands.
In addition, Grand Cayman is one of the most popular Caribbean ports of call for international cruise lines operating from North America, Mexico and Europe.
From Australia: The most convenient flights are with Qantas or Air New Zealand to Los Angeles connecting with American Airlines to Grand Cayman via Miami.
New Zealand: The most convenient flights are with Qantas or Air New Zealand to Los Angeles connecting with American Airlines to Grand Cayman via Miami.
From the UK: The most convenient flights are with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic to Miami, connecting with American Airlines to Grand Cayman.
From the USA: American Airlines and Cayman Airways offer direct flights to Grand Cayman from Miami. Conntinental flies direct from New York Newark. From Los Angeles, the most convenient flights are on American Airlines via Miami.
Brisbane to Grand Cayman is 20 hr 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Grand Cayman is 21 hrs 30 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Grand Cayman is 22 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Grand Cayman is 27 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ
Auckland to Grand Cayman is 20 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
London to Grand Cayman is 10 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Grand Cayman is 3 hrs 44 min, direct flight
Miami to Grand Cayman is 20 min, direct flight
Los Angeles to Grand Cayman is 6 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
(ˆIncludes layover time.)
On Grand Cayman, Owen Roberts Airport lies just east of George Town, the capital, just a short taxi ride from the hotels along Seven Mile Beach.
Interisland flights connect to Edward Bodden Airstrip on Little Cayman and Gerrard-Smith Airport on Cayman Brac. Taxis meet all arriving flights and hotels can arrange transport by prior arrangement.
Visitors must have a machine-readable passport (MRP) and is valid at least six months after entry. All visitors must hold return/onward tickets and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for stays of up to 6 months.
Best on foot; bicycles, scooters and cars are all easily hired. Taxis are also available.
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Latest update: How to get to the Cayman Islands: 18 November, 2018
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