Where is Grand Cayman?
Grand Cayman is about 480 miles southwest of Miami
and about 150 miles southwest of Cuba. The island
is 22 miles long and 8 miles wide.
What airlines fly to the
Cayman Islands?Airlines servicing Grand Cayman are: Cayman Air,
American, Delta, Continental, Northwest,
United, US Air, Jet Blue and AirTran.
What documents are needed
to enter the Cayman Islands? A passport is required for
all US citizens on international travel.
Can I use US dollars in
the Cayman Islands? You can use US dollars
anywhere on the island. In addition, most places
will take Visa and MasterCard credit cards.
What are the medical facilities
on Grand Cayman? There is a modern hospital
on the island plus a new heart hospital. Grand Cayman has ambulance service.
You dial 911 for emergencies just like in the
United States. Fire department personel are the first responders.
Are the Cayman Islands
safe? Grand Cayman is one of the safest
places in the Caribbean. It is probably safer
than where you live now. There is very little
crime on the island. All laws are strictly enforced.
DO NOT BRING OR USE ILLEGAL DRUGS. DO NOT BRING
FIREARMS. There are very stiff penalties for drug
use or possession of a firearm.
What do I need to know
about driving on the island? Drive on the
LEFT is the most important. You will get used
to driving on the left pretty quickly. There are
many rental car companies on the island, several
right at the airport. All major car rental companies
are available plus a few local ones. We prefer to
use a local one, Andys. Recently, we have been using Budget, as one of the other Kaibo owners has setup special rates for us and our guests. Cars may have the steering
wheel on the left, like in the US, or on the right
like in Great Britain. As an American, I think
driving with the steering wheel on the left like
in the US is easier, but you need to make your
own decision on this. A temporary driver’s
license is $20.00 and is available from the car
rental company. With cars all driving on the wrong
side of the road from what we are used to, we
always get full insurance coverage from the rental
car company at a cost of about $16.00 per day. This isn't bad idea. Check with your credit card company for details on what they will cover for you.
What is the weather like on Grand Cayman?
Winter months, (November to April) 75 to 80 during
the day and 65 to 70 at night. Summer months,
(April to November) 85 to 90 during the day and
75 to 80 at night. Humidity is similar to Florida
and southern US. But, being an island, we always get a nice breeze.
What should we wear?
Cayman Islands is a “proper” British
Crown Colony and is conservative by nature. Swim
or scanty beachwear should only be worn on the
beach. Neat casual, and comfortable tropical attire
is everywhere else. Shorts t-shirts and tank tops
are the normal wear daytimes. For dining neat
shorts or slacks, and lightweight, comfortable
sun dresses are fine. Very few people wear suits and
ties. You may want to bring a sweater for establishments
that have an A/C.
What about the food?
The supermarkets are huge and carry all of the
basic items that you would buy in the USA. Most
have a deli and bakery. All have fresh meats,
seafood, fruits and produce. There are two on
the main road from the airport to the condo. Foster’s
is in Savanah and Hurley’s is on the
way to the condo. Remember all supermarkets are
CLOSED on Sundays. It is best to pick up your
groceries on the way to the condo. There is a
nice little grocery store just before the condo
called Chisholm’s. It has most of the basics
but no fresh meat.
Can we drink the water
on Grand Cayman? Yes, you can drink the
water without worry of getting sick. Water on
the island is made in a desalinization plant and
Is there a telephone in
the condo? Yes, there is a cell phone in the
condo for local calls. To make long
distance calls, you need a credit card or phone
card. The area code on Grand Cayman is 345.
Will I be able to connect
to the Internet from the condo? Yes, there is wireless Internet in the condo.
And additionally the Kaibo Yacht Club next door has free wireless
Internet. There are also several Internet cafes
on the island. You will be able to use your cell phone to make calls home. The cost is per minute, so like us, you might want to use text to talk to home. Check with your cell carrier for international call and text plans.
Where is the condo located?
The condo is 21 miles from the Airport. It’s
about a 40-minute scenic drive. We are on the
north side of the island at Rum Point. There are
maps available at the Airport or at the rental
car companies. The condo is located in a residential
area, surrounded by upper bracket homes. It is
very quiet and peaceful.
What are the buildings
like? The Kaibo was constructed in 2004.
It is part of a 20-unit condominium project on
360 feet of beach. There is plenty of parking.
The pool is right on the beach. There are pool
and beach chairs available and beach towels are
provided. The chairs and chaise lounges can be
used on the beach or pool.
What is the beach like?
The beach is soft sand with a very gentle
slope into the water. We back up to the very protected
part of the North Sound and it is just like a
calm lake. The beach is never crowded. You step
out the back door of the condo and you are on
Who do I call for assistance?
We have our own manager for the condo. Her name
is Robert Sherengo. She can be reached locally
at (345) 321-1934. For building emergencies you can also call the HOA property management company Coastal (345) 949-0958. For emergencies,
fire or police, call 911.
What is the condo like?
The condo is a ground floor unit right on the
beach. It has two bedroom, plus a sofa sleeper
and two bathrooms. It is beautifully furnished.
You will love the screened lanais overlooking
the ocean. They are great for relaxing or reading
a book, and the views are fantastic. The master
bedroom, living room and kitchen all have great
ocean views with sliding glass doors. All the
bedrooms have TVs with cable. The unit has central
air conditioning. The living room has an entertainment
unit with TV, DVD, CD, stereo. The kitchen is
beautiful and fully equipped. There is a washer
and dryer in the unit. The condo and patio are non-smoking.
How do we get into the
condo? There is a lockbox on the front door. When you depart
just lock the door behind yourself. We will give you the code for
this lock box before your arrival. Always leave
this extra key in the lock box when not in use,
so it will be available if you lock yourself out
of the condo.