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With all the latest information for 2018, the Explore Cayman iPad app is now available to be downloaded from the Apple app store for free! This is a major new release and is better than ever! As well as offering information on hundreds of the best things to do, an up-to-date event calendar and over 50 promotions, it now has an enhanced search capability and updated accurate maps. The new version also offers a new and incredibly useful ‘Near Me’ function which allows users to find activities and restaurants in their vicinity. The app works 100% offline and so eliminates roaming charges. Give it a try and download the app today for FREE!

Major features include:  

  • Cayman's best offline maps
  • Cayman's most comprehensive Events calendar (updated daily)
  • All the best things to do and see in 2018
  • Cayman's best restaurants with full menus
  • Viewing Favourites: Sharing them with friends and synchronising them across devices
  • Real-time flight information (Arrivals & Departures)
  • Significantly improved navigation and search capabilities
  • Ability to use the app 100% offline

See below for the full list of features.


Also check out and download the new Explore Cayman iPhone app. It is considered to be the best and most revolutionary app the Cayman Islands has ever seen!


The Explore Cayman apps benefit from our expanded partner programme, bringing you the best things to do in Cayman at the best prices, with the best discounts available from Cayman tour operators, attractions and restaurants.

Explore Cayman with offline maps of the Cayman Islands app (V3.0.0)
This app recommends the very best things to do in the Cayman Islands including: an events calendar (updated daily), information about free activities, recommended tours, watersports, excursions, sightseeing, island attractions, shopping, restaurants with full menus, health options and much more. It’s ideal if you are just stopping off for a day from a cruise ship or are visiting Grand Cayman or the Sister Islands for longer.
Save Money
Using this app you can research tour prices, tour durations, departure points and then make reservations with up to 30% off the regular price. We have partnered with over 50 local companies to bring you the best prices and promotions to make your dollar go further. You can also search by distance and get real-time directions! We know you will save lots of money and find the tours and attractions most suited to you!
Researched by Locals
Researched by a team of Caymanians, you will be able to explore and get the most out of the Cayman Islands no matter what your interest or budget. Information ranges from the very latest activities and restaurants, to beaches that are off the beaten track, wreck dives, wet weather activities, best Stingray City trips, driving & walking tours and so much more.
Technically Advanced
Not only have we put together the most comprehensive information available, but we have specifically built this app to work both on and offline to eliminate roaming charges. It also uses the native development and technical capabilities of the iPad and as such industry insiders are touting this as the most technically advanced app available for visitors to the Cayman Islands.
• Best maps of the Cayman Islands
• Events Calendar with daily updates
• All the best things to do and see
• Cayman's best restaurants with menus
• Works offline (ie no roaming charges!)
• 50+ exclusive promotions to save you money
• GPS location capabilities
• Reservations
• Enquiries
• Reviews
• Favourites (ability to share with friends and synchronise across devices)
• Up to the minute weather summary
• Real-time flight arrival and departure information
• Currency converter (16 currencies). Uses real-time rates to display prices in the currency of your choice
• Integration to Facebook and Twitter
• History (previously viewed information)
• Supports iOS8+, iOS9+, iOS10+ and iO11+,
> Download the free ExploreCayman iPad app from the Apple App Store.
Click this link to view more about the Explore Cayman iPhone app.

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