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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

How much does it cost to travel to Grand Cayman?

You should plan to spend around $214 (CI$178) per day on your vacation in Grand Cayman. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $39 (CI$32) on meals
  • $31 (CI$26) on local transportation
  • $299 (CI$249) on hotels

A one week trip to Grand Cayman for two people costs, on average, $2,999 (CI$2,496). 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
    $214
    CI$178
  • One Week Per person
    $1,499
    CI$1,248
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,999
    CI$2,496
  • One Month Per person
    $6,425
    CI$5,349
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,999
    CI$2,496
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $5,997
    CI$4,993
  • One Month For a couple
    $12,851
    CI$10,699
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Grand Cayman cost?

A one week trip to Grand Cayman usually costs around $1,499 (CI$1,248) for one person and $2,999 (CI$2,496) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Grand Cayman on average costs around $2,999 (CI$2,496) for one person and $5,997 (CI$4,993) 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 Grand Cayman will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Grand Cayman on average costs around $6,425 (CI$5,349) for one person and $12,851 (CI$10,699) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Grand Cayman 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 Grand Cayman expensive to visit?

Prices in Grand Cayman are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Grand Cayman is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Ponce or Saint Thomas.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Grand Cayman Expensive?

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

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CI$249 ($299)
Local Transportation 1 CI$26 ($31)
Food 2 CI$32 ($39)
Entertainment 1 CI$34 ($41)
Alcohol 2 CI$5 - 16 ($7 - 20)
Accommodation Budget in Grand Cayman
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Grand Cayman is $149 (CI$124). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Grand Cayman is $299 (CI$249). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $149
    CI$124
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $299
    CI$249

Hotel Prices in Grand Cayman

Looking for a hotel in Grand Cayman? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Grand Cayman based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $738. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Grand Cayman
Average Daily Costs

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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 $31 (CI$26) per person, per day, on local transportation in Grand Cayman.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $31
    CI$26

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Rental Cars in Grand Cayman
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Food Budget in Grand Cayman
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Grand Cayman can vary, the average cost of food in Grand Cayman is $39 (CI$32) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Grand Cayman should cost around $16 (CI$13) 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
    $39
    CI$32


Entertainment Budget in Grand Cayman
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Grand Cayman typically cost an average of $41 (CI$34) 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.
    $41
    CI$34

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Alcohol Budget in Grand Cayman
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $13 (CI$11) 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
    $13
    CI$11

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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 and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Beer
    CI$4.13


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.
Sights
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?
Neighborhoods
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.

Activities
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.

Transportation
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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.