Getting Around Grand Cayman

Having a car on Grand Cayman is, without a doubt, the simplest way to get around the island. All of the roads are well-kept, and Grand Caymans car rentals can be fitted with a GPS unit to make it easier to find where you’re going. You might need a permit, but there are other ways to get around too. Here are just some of the transportation choices you’re likely to run into on Grand Cayman.


A rental car can give you the freedom you crave to explore the island at your own pace. The island chain is small, so you can navigate on foot, but driving is more convenient and allows you to see more of the island within your limited stay. Car rentals in Cayman are very affordable, but you should consider getting insurance to cover any of the loss or damages that can occur during your stay. Remember, even if you plan to drive a car you own you will need to show your passport and license to the Vehicle and Driver’s Licensing Department.

Driving Rules

Before you hit the road, it’s important to be aware of some of the rules of driving in Cayman. It’s similar to driving in the US, but there are some differences. For instance, for way stops in Cayman operate based on who arrived at the stop sign first. It’s still illegal to use your cell phone while you drive, and the speed limit is there for a reason. Break it and you can expect a fine for your troubles. You will also need a temporary license, or a valid driver’s license for international use.


Lots of people navigate the short distances between various points on the islands by bicycle. Grand Cayman is almost always a moderate temperature, so bike riding is always on the list of things to do. You can cruise down Seven-mile beach, hitch your bike and grab some food while you’re out and about. And since you’re exercising, lunch is guilt free too! It’s mostly flat terrain too, so you won’t have to work too hard to get where you’re going.


Grand Cayman features a public bus service that connects the various districts. The central terminal is located in Georgetown, and buses look like minivans. You’ll be able to tell a bus apart from other cars by the colored circle adorning the front. The one unique element to buses in Cayman is that you can flag them down whenever you want. There are bus stops, but if you miss one you can just grab a bus or use a Cayman Islands car for hire.