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How much money will you need for your trip to Grand Cayman? You should plan to spend around CI$143 ($171) per day on your vacation in Grand Cayman, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, CI$26 ($31) on meals for one day and CI$21 ($25) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Grand Cayman for a couple is CI$199 ($239). So, a trip to Grand Cayman for two people for one week costs on average CI$1,997 ($2,398). 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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Grand Cayman for one week usually costs around CI$999 for one person. So, a trip to Grand Cayman for two people costs around CI$1,997 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs CI$3,994 in Grand Cayman. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Grand Cayman can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Grand Cayman? How much money do I need for Grand Cayman?

How much does a trip to Grand Cayman cost? Is Grand Cayman expensive? The average Grand Cayman trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Grand Cayman prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Grand Cayman
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Grand Cayman is CI$99. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Grand Cayman is CI$199.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotels in Grand Cayman

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Transportation Budget in Grand Cayman
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Grand Cayman is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent CI$21 per person, per day, on local transportation in Grand Cayman.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Grand Cayman
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Rental Cars in Grand Cayman
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Food Budget in Grand Cayman
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  • While meal prices in Grand Cayman can vary, the average cost of food in Grand Cayman is CI$26 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Grand Cayman should cost around CI$10 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Grand Cayman is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Grand Cayman
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  • Entertainment and activities in Grand Cayman typically cost an average of CI$27 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Grand Cayman
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  • The average person spends about CI$8.70 on alcoholic beverages in Grand Cayman per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

What did other people spend on Alcohol in Grand Cayman?

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

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Grand Cayman On a Budget
Grand Cayman Shipwreck off of Grand Cayman
When people think of the Cayman Islands, they typically think of offshore bank accounts and sunny, cruise ship ports. Grand Cayman has more to offer travelers than a playground for the wealthy or a short stopover for cruise passengers. This tropical island is the largest of the three Cayman Islands, it is a shopper's heaven, a center for global finance and an ideal vacation spot.
When visiting any Caribbean island, obviously the beach is at the top of the list. Luckily, Grand Cayman has one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in the world – the Seven Mile Beach. Take a towel and some sunscreen and plan to collapse into total relaxation.

For more beauty than just the white, sandy beaches and the turquoise waves, head over to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. Here you will see the most beautiful flora native to the area. Say hello to the blue iguanas, stroll along the walking trail and admire the gorgeous sand gardens.

Once you have seen the native natural wonders, head on over to the Cayman National Museum to learn about the native history. Housed in George Town's oldest building, this 1930s building houses amazing artifacts of this island's unique culture.

One of the more touristy attractions on the island is still worth a look. Visit Hell to see the black volcanic rock formations for a glimpse of what people think Hell may look like. There are a loads of souvenir stands with postcards and trinkets to remember your time in Hell. Who doesn't want to go on vacation and say they've been to hell and back?
Grand Cayman is split between several districts. From the Bodden Town district to the East End with natural attractions and restaurants. The George Town district is home to offshore banking and investments, and the North Side includes Rum Point. Lastly, the West Bay district is where you'll spend most of your time with all the tourist destinations including the Seven Mile Beach. Travel between these districts is pretty simple, but definitely not walkable.

As far as tropical islands go, Grand Cayman has all the activities you would expect – diving, snorkeling, sailing and any other nautical adventure you can think.

One of the most popular excursion in Grand Cayman is a trip to Stingray Island. Once you arrive you are taken straight to Stingray City where you put on your snorkeling equipment and get ready to be amazed. Wade through this waist-deep water as you feed and pet gorgeous stingrays. And if stingrays are not your thing, there's always an option to swim with some Grand Cayman dolphins.

If you are traveling with little ones, they will be sure to love a trip to the Pirate Caves. In Bodden Town you will have the opportunity to explore the caves where pirates hid their treasures. With a mini-zoo and stunning caves, it is a lovely way to spend your afternoon.

Once the sun goes down, consider a relaxing night dive. You can either dive alone, or hop in a submarine to see the colors of the coral reef and breathtaking fish under the glow of the moonlight.
Food and Dining
The food in Grand Cayman is probably precisely what you would expect – expensive. Because of the tourist nature of the island, any and all types of foods are available. While you are in this tropical destination, branch out and take advantage of the local seafood dishes offered.

Getting around Grand Cayman is much like getting around any other Caribbean island. The shopping areas around the George Town Harbor are small and completely walkable.

To get between districts, taxis are readily available at every resort and there are always crowds of them waiting at the cruise ship ports in George Town Harbor. For a cheaper option, buses run between districts. The schedules and routes are easy to find and navigate.

If you prefer to drive yourself around, car rental is a simple option. Driving through the island isn't too challenging, but remember they drive on the left side of the road in Grand Cayman. For a bit more fun and exhilaration in your travels, rent a moped or a scooter to scoot your way around Grand Cayman.


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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.

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Public Transit on Grand Cayman

By backpackguru
You can get around Grand Cayman using the Grand Cayman Public Bus System. You can catch the buses by the library in Georgetown and they can be distinguished by their blue license plates. Buses start running every day at 6am and depart every 15 minutes for West Bay, every 30 minutes for Bodden Town, and every hour for East End and North Side. It's a relatively convenient way to get around the island without a car.

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