Fly To Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Grand Cayman is the largest of the three Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory, and the location of its capital, George Town. The Cayman Islands are famous as an offshore banking location, and as a result banking, investments and insurance drive the economy of Grand Cayman, with 43 of the 50 largest banks in the world represented on the island.
Because of its wealthy expatriate population, Grand Cayman has developed into a glitzy shopping mecca and tourist destination boasting many five-star hotels and villas.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African citizens travelling to Grand Cayman do not require a Visa for the Cayman Islands for a stay of up to 30 days. Ensure your South African passport has at least 6 months remaining on it from your return date and that you have at least 2 blank pages available for stamps.
See and do
The beautiful white sands of Seven Mile Beach offer clubs, resorts and hotels to visitors, and the eastern districts have excellent restaurants specializing in Caymanian cuisine.
Grand Cayman is known for its coral reefs, and scuba diving and snorkeling are therefore popular past times. You can also discover the amazing underwater world of Grand Cayman aboard a luxury catamaran, or even from the vantage point of a submarine expedition. Sailing, likewise, offers breathtaking views of the scenery, and a sunset cruise is especially recommended. You could also take a tour which includes sightseeing of the shipwrecks around the islands, as well as a fish feeding show. You can also visit Stingray Brewery for a taste of the beer brewed on the island.
Two historical landmarks on Grand Cayman are Conch Shell House, constructed with more than 4000 conch shells, and Pedro St James Great House, where Grand Cayman officials met in 1831 to form the first elected Parliament and again in 1835 to abolish slavery on the islands.
The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park boasts panoramic views of the lake area, colourful gardens and a tea house. It is the natural habitat of the Cayman blue iguana and the breeding ground of a variety of aquatic birds.
Owen Roberts International Airport – GCM
Owen Roberts International Airport, located about 3km from George Town, is the main airport serving the Cayman Islands.
There is only 1 terminal building where scheduled flights arrive/depart - Cayman Airways offers the largest number of destinations and regularly flies to many large US cities, such as Boston, Miami and New York.
Airport transfer options mainly consist of prearranged hotel pick-ups and taxis. There is an airport to city bus service available which should be booked in advance.