After exploring the rich local culture of Grand Cayman, it’s time to venture off and discover the mysterious caves, pure shores and unspoiled beaches of our Sister Islands, as well as the conveniently close neighbouring tourist destinations - all of which are easily accessible from Owen Roberts International Airport. Whatever your travel fancy, Grand Cayman is your gateway to a world of Caribbean adventure and beyond.
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The Island’s borders closed to all inbound international leisure and non-essential travel in March 2020 which made overseas and international travel difficult.
Although there is no set date for reopening the border, the CI Government has unveiled a five-phase reopening plan for Cayman’s borders which will allow for less restricted movement in and out of the Island to select locations on chartered repatriation flights. While transition through the phases remains dependent on the local and international Covid-19 climate, the plan put forward target dates for a return of tourism and general easing of restrictions.
For up to date information on Cayman's Covid-19 situation, visit our Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates page.
Weekend trips to our conveniently close neighbouring destinations are always worthwhile and all offer something unique, such as the lush forests and diverse birdlife of Honduras and Costa Rica, the beautiful Blue Mountains of Jamaica, and the history of Cuba’s La Habana Vieja (Old Havana).
Depending on whether you have a single weekend or an entire week to travel and with so many choices of where to go and how to get there, this chapter will help you narrow down the options by suggesting a few places you can visit.
Each of the Cayman Islands offer something different, making them great weekend destinations that requires minimum travel stress.
It is a good idea to check the local newspapers for holiday weekend charters. These charters can be excellent value and often take you non-stop to places like Costa Rica, which you would otherwise have to catch a flight to Miami to get to.
Currently, the only off-island destinations that are easily accessible from Cayman are Jamaica (Kingston), Honduras (La Ceiba), the USA (Miami) and the UK.Read More
Winter is a popular time for residents to take off and head to the mountains for a ski holiday. Ski resorts in North America are renowned for their spectacular scenery, spacious pistes, fantastic facilities and service and a lack of lift queues.Read More
Most flights off-Island, even if the final destination is a country in Europe or Asia, will be routed through the United States. So, it is important to understand the travel requirements of the United States, including whether or not you are eligible to apply for ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) under the U.S. Waiver Programme in order to enter the country. We have provided some handy tips to help you avoid confusion at the airport.Read More
Planning trips off Cayman is easy with plenty of airlines servicing Grand Cayman and professional travel agents who can help you with any queries you may have.Read More
Take the stress out of travelling by ensuring you are fully covered for loss of baggage, accidents, cancelled flights and more.Read More