Travel Budget for Grand Cayman

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How much does it cost to travel to Grand Cayman?

How much money will you need in Grand Cayman? CI$143 ($171) is the average daily price for traveling in Grand Cayman. The average price of meals in Grand Cayman for one day is CI$26 ($31). The average price of a hotel in Grand Cayman for a couple is CI$199 ($239). Additional pricing is in the table below. These average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • One Week For a couple
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How expensive is 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.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
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How much money do I need for Grand Cayman?

Typical travel prices in Grand Cayman are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Grand Cayman. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Grand Cayman can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

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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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