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Overview

Vacationers appreciate the mellow civility of the Cayman Islands, and Grand Cayman's exceptional Seven Mile Beach has more than its share of fans. One of the Caribbean's best stretches of sand, it's more than enough reason to visit. Divers come to explore the pristine reefs or perhaps to swim with friendly stingrays. Grand Cayman's historic capital of George Town, on the southeast corner of Grand Cayman, is easy to explore on foot. If you're a shopper, you can spend days here; otherwise, an hour will suffice for a tour of the downtown area. The less-developed East End has natural attractions from blowholes to botanical gardens, as well as the remains of the island's original settlements.

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Before You Go

Airport Check-In: It is recommended that you reconfirm your flight information and check in for your flights at the airline’s website 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure. Please bring all your final documents with you. It is important to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to departure for all domestic flights, and two to three hours prior to departure for international flights.

Required Documents: For Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. citizens must travel with a valid passport or other government-issued photo identification (such as a driver’s license). For all other islands, U.S. citizens must travel with a valid passport and a ticket for return or onward travel. There may be additional requirements for international travel, such as inoculations or visas, and some countries require that passports be valid for six months or longer beyond your stay in the country. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens might be different, and visitors are encouraged to verify the documentation/visa requirements with the nearest consulate or embassy. Rules are subject to change at any time, without notice. For the most current information, please visit the website of the U.S. Department of State at www.travel.state.gov.

Newlywed Information: Tickets and other travel documents must exactly match your current passport and other identification. If not, you could be denied boarding and no refund will be forthcoming. For requirements and information regarding marriages performed in a foreign country, please visit the consulate of the particular country.

Honeymoon Packages: Some hotels require a marriage certificate or license in order for you to receive the honeymoon package. Please bring this information with you if you are traveling on a honeymoon package.

Luggage: Baggage allowances and fees vary by airline. For airline baggage fees and policies please visit https://www.costcotravel.com/Info/Airline-Baggage. If baggage fees do apply, this cost will be additional and must be paid directly to the airline.

Airport Departure Tax: The Cayman Island's departure tax is included in the price of your airline ticket.

Duty Free/Customs: When returning to the U.S., the duty-free allowance may vary by country. Please visit http://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens for information regarding U.S. Customs and more.

Travel Health Information: For the most current worldwide health information, consult your family physician or the official website for the Center for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov/travel or by phone at 1-800-232-4636. You’ll find information on recent outbreaks, required vaccinations, insect protection, illness and injury abroad, and more.

General Safety Tips: By taking a few simple security precautions before and during your vacation you can help ensure that you, your traveling companions, and your valuables are as safe and secure as possible.
  • To make it easier to replace your passport if it’s lost or stolen, in addition to your passport, take a photocopy of your passport information page (keeping it separate from your actual passport).
  • Carry only a limited amount of cash, just enough for gratuities and incidental purchases. Major credit cards are widely accepted and can be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • Always lock your hotel room door (including patio and balcony door on any level of the building) and use the peephole before opening the door.
  • Store your valuables (such as cash, credit cards and airline tickets) in the hotel’s in-room safe or front desk safety deposit box.
  • If you must carry valuables on your person, do so in a pouch or money belt concealed under your clothing. Purses and backpacks can be easy targets for thieves.
  • For complete and current safety and security information, including travelers’ tips, public announcements, travel advisories, and more, please visit the website of the U.S. Department of State at www.travel.state.gov.

Climate:
Average Fahrenheit Temperature:
May through September: 81° to 83°
October through April: 80° to 82°

Tropical Storm Season from June to November

Water Safety: Bottled water is recommended.

Tipping: A 15% tip is customary for service. At All-Inclusive hotels, gratuities are generally included in the vacation price.

Local Currency: Cayman Island Dollar

Currency Information: The U.S. dollar is widely accepted throughout the islands. Major credit cards and travelers checks also are accepted at most major tourist areas.

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time. The Cayman Islands do not observe daylight saving time.

Local Language: English

Transportation: Taxis are available from all resorts. Car rentals and daily buses also are available.

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Sargassum/Seaweed Advisory

Sargassum is a free-floating seaweed that is especially prolific in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. While beneficial to ocean life, these large free-floating seaweed mats often wash up on beaches. The amount of seaweed on the beaches fluctuates based on the time of year and ocean currents. While resorts do their best to maintain the beaches for their guests, you may experience some inconvenience during your stay.

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Top Experiences

  • Nonstop Shopping : On Grand Cayman there's no sales tax and there's plenty of duty-free merchandise. Locally made items to watch for include woven mats, baskets, and authentic sunken treasure.

  • Under the Sea : Underwater visibility (about 120 feet) is among the best in the Caribbean, and nearby, healthy reefs make this one of the Caribbean's top dive destinations. And this is a great place to take scuba lessons.

  • Sun and Sand : Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach is one of the Caribbean's best sandy beaches.

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Activities

Make the most of your vacation by including an activity when you book your package. Please note, activities and tour credits are only available with a vacation package.

Webster's Tours Tour Credit

The tour credit is redeemable by contacting Webster’s Tours 48 hours prior to your arrival into Grand Cayman at (345) 945-1433 (primary) or (345) 928-1333 (secondary) from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m., daily. When making the reservation and upon tour check-in, guests must present their travel itinerary showing their confirmation number. The credit is valid toward island tours or transportation. Space is limited so advance reservations are recommended. Please reconfirm your tour reservation at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure time. The amount of the credit will be deducted from the total tour cost and any remaining balance must be paid at that time. The credit may not be combined with other discounts. Any unused portion of the credit is nontransferable, nonrefundable and not redeemable for cash. A 100% cancellation fee will apply for no-shows, or if the reservation is changed or canceled within 48 hours of arrival into Grand Cayman.

Additional Information

Tour Details
The following tour operates Monday through Friday
Best of Cayman Tour

The following tour operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Heart of Cayman Tour

Please call Webster's Tours for complete details.
[TOURSGCM003]

Transfers

Region: Grand Cayman
Transfer Company: Webster's Tours Ltd.
Telephone: 345-928-1333

Address:
PO Box 31055, SMB
Grand Cayman
BWI
Instructions: Upon arrival at the airport, please proceed through the entry formalities and claim your luggage. A Webster's Tours representative, holding a Costco Travel sign, will greet you inside the airport. Webster's Tours will confirm the pick-up location and time for your departure transfer.

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