Cayman Islands Travel Budget - Visit Cayman Islands on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to the Cayman Islands?

You should plan to spend around $325 (CI$270) per day on your vacation in the Cayman Islands. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $60 (CI$50) on meals
  • $30 (CI$25) on local transportation
  • $456 (CI$380) on hotels

A one week trip to the Cayman Islands for two people costs, on average, $4,545 (CI$3,784). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $325
    CI$270
  • One Week Per person
    $2,273
    CI$1,892
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $4,545
    CI$3,784
  • One Month Per person
    $9,740
    CI$8,109
  • One Week For a couple
    $4,545
    CI$3,784
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $9,091
    CI$7,568
  • One Month For a couple
    $19,480
    CI$16,218
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to the Cayman Islands cost?

A one week trip to the Cayman Islands usually costs around $2,273 (CI$1,892) for one person and $4,545 (CI$3,784) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to the Cayman Islands on average costs around $4,545 (CI$3,784) for one person and $9,091 (CI$7,568) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in the Cayman Islands will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to the Cayman Islands on average costs around $9,740 (CI$8,109) for one person and $19,480 (CI$16,218) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in the Cayman Islands?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in the Cayman Islands is $498 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is the Cayman Islands expensive to visit?

The Cayman Islands is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, the Cayman Islands is somewhat more expensive compared to the other countries. It is in the top 25% of countries in the Caribbean Islands for its travel costs. While a few countries in the region are more expensive, the Cayman Islands is more expensive than most.

For more details, see Is the Cayman Islands Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to the Cayman Islands?

The average Cayman Islands trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Cayman Islands travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CI$380 ($456)
Local Transportation 1 CI$25 ($30)
Food 2 CI$50 ($60)
Entertainment 1 CI$52 ($63)
Alcohol 2 CI$9 - 28 ($11 - 33)
Accommodation Budget in the Cayman Islands
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in the Cayman Islands is $228 (CI$190). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in the Cayman Islands is $456 (CI$380). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $228
    CI$190
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $456
    CI$380

Hotel Prices in the Cayman Islands

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in the Cayman Islands based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $653. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in the Cayman Islands
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in the Cayman Islands is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $30 (CI$25) per person, per day, on local transportation in the Cayman Islands.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $30
    CI$25

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in the Cayman Islands are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in the Cayman Islands, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Bus Ride
    CI$2.07
  • Taxi From Airport
    CI$21


Food Budget in the Cayman Islands
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in the Cayman Islands can vary, the average cost of food in the Cayman Islands is $60 (CI$50) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in the Cayman Islands should cost around $24 (CI$20) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in the Cayman Islands is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $60
    CI$50

What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in the Cayman Islands are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in the Cayman Islands, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • All You Can Eat BBQ
    CI$15


Entertainment Budget in the Cayman Islands
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in the Cayman Islands typically cost an average of $63 (CI$52) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $63
    CI$52

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What did other people spend on Entertainment?

Typical prices for Entertainment in the Cayman Islands are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Entertainment prices in the Cayman Islands, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Pedro St. James Castle Entrance Fee
    CI$8.20
  • "Discover the East" Adventure Card
    CI$13
  • Ticket to the Theater
    CI$34
  • Ticket to the Theater
    CI$34
  • Sunset Cruise
    CI$33
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
    CI$37
  • Snorkeling at Stingray City
    CI$62


Alcohol Budget in the Cayman Islands
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $22 (CI$18) on alcoholic beverages in the Cayman Islands per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $22
    CI$18

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What did other people spend on Alcohol?

Typical prices for Alcohol in the Cayman Islands are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Alcohol prices in the Cayman Islands, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Beer
    CI$4.13


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The Cayman Islands are strikingly beautiful with their white sand beaches, stunningly blue water, and breathtaking snorkeling. The country is made up of a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea, ninety miles south of Cuba.

The islands are famous with divers who enjoy the beautiful coral reefs and crystal clear water. The most famous beach in the country is Seven Mile Beach, but the most unique experience is a visit to Stingray City. At this world famous destination you can snorkel in waist deep water while you're surrounded by hundreds of friendly stingrays.

Three main islands make up the country. Grand Cayman is the largest island with the highest population. It also has most of the tourist facilities. The other two islands, referred to as Sister Islands, are Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. Little Cayman is the smallest and least developed of the islands. It is only ten miles long and one mile wide and is most popular as a diver's destination. Cayman Brac is fourteen square miles and is also popular for diving, particularly at shipwrecks.

The climate in the Cayman Islands is tropical marine. It is generally warm and rainy in the summer (which runs between May and October) and the winter months are cooler and drier. The islands are made up of low-lying limestone that is surrounded by coral reefs. These coral reefs are a major appeal for many divers and snorkelers. The highest point in the country is the Bluff, which is found on Cayman Brac, at 43 meters high.

Many people visit the Cayman Islands as part of a cruise, but there are also many regular flights into the country. Accommodation of all types is readily available, although the Cayman Islands are not well know for their all inclusive resorts. Instead, many visitors choose to stay in condominium style apartments or luxury hotels. Many of the hotels are concentrated in the Seven Mile Beach area.
At A Glance
  • Many people choose to rent a car in the Cayman Islands. Vehicles do drive on the left hand side of the road and visitors must obtain a temporary driver's license from the police station or at the car rental agency. To receive this license you must show your valid drivers license from your home country and pay a US$8.00 fee.

  • English is the official language of the islands. Locals are usually friendly and willing to help if you need directions or any form of assistance. There may be subtle variations in local dialect but communication is generally easy and straightforward.

  • There are many places to shop throughout the country but the two most popular shopping destinations are in George Town and Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman. Popular items for purchase include jewelry made from black coral, rum cake which can be purchased from Tortuga Rum Company, and caymanite, which is a semi-precious stone from the Cayman Islands. It's also easy to find souvenirs such as t-shirts, hats, postcards, and more.

  • Prices in the Cayman Islands can be high because many items have to be imported. In particular, food is quite expensive. There is typically a 20% import tax on imported items and consumers ultimately pay more because of this. While U.S. dollars are readily accepted everywhere, make sure you fully understand the exchange rate so that you do not overpay for an item.

  • Alcohol is expensive on the islands. You can expect to pay about twice as much for alcohol in a liquor store as you would in the United States. Still, buying your drinks at a liquor store is the most affordable way to purchase alcohol in the country. They are substantially higher in price in restaurants.

  • The Cayman Islands are not known for their all inclusive resorts. Instead, many visitors choose to stay in condominium style accommodation with attached kitchens. This helps them to save on food costs, as restaurant meals can be expensive.



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Top Tourist Attractions
Stingray City: This is a world famous spot in the Caribbean where visitors can swim and interact with Atlantic Stingrays. Boats take snorkelers and swimmers to a sandbar where they can stand in several feet of clear blue water while the stingrays swim around them.

George Town: This lively town is found on Grand Cayman. It is filled with duty free shops near the waterfront and a variety of international and local restaurants.

Rum Point: Found on the quiet, northern side of Grand Cayman, this is a great place to see how the island used to be. The scenery is beautiful and there are restaurants, shops, and hammocks where you can lounge and relax.

Popular Foods
Food in the Cayman Islands is comparable in style to elsewhere in the Caribbean. There is significant Jamaican influence on the cuisine and seafood is prevalent everywhere. International restaurants are also readily available.

Heavy Cake: This is a dense and sweet dessert. It is generally made with a starchy vegetable such as cassava, papaya, and yams.

Turtle Stew: This dish is often considered the national dish of the Cayman Islands. The turtles are endangered, but you can taste the stew which is prepared legally through the Cayman Turtle Farm. The stew is prepared with many different spices and the turtle has been compared to either steak or chicken in flavor.

Conch: Conch is a favorite delicacy in the Cayman Islands. It is prepared any number of ways, but some of the most popular include being marinated and served in a salad, as part of a creamy chowder, or in a stew.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.