By far the easiest way to get around Grand Cayman is by car. The roads are in good condition and navigating your way around the islands is straightforward. There are plenty of car rental agencies in the vicinity of the airport as well as in the Seven Mile Beach Area.
To rent a car, drivers must have a credit card, be over the age of 21 years and have a valid Cayman or international driving licence, or be issued a Visitor’s Permit at the time of the rental. Those renting under the age of 25, depending on the rental company, may not be subject to full coverage or may not be allowed to rent a car at all.
Car rental prices can start from as little as KYD$18 per day.
Driving in Cayman is on the LEFT – don’t be confused by the fact that many of the cars on the roads are left hand drive. Bear in mind the following rules of the road:
All visitors must either obtain a Visitor’s Permit for ( KYD$16). or have a valid international driver’s licence to drive in Cayman. If you are renting a car then the car rental agency will provide it. If you will be driving a privately owned car then you must visit the Vehicle & Drivers’ Licensing Department at 990 Crewe Road (345) 945 8344, take your passport and domestic driving licence along and obtain a Visitor’s Permit which is valid for the duration of your stay. If you drive without this you will be driving illegally.
You will find excellent maps in Explore Cayman magazine, as well as Good Taste and The Resident magazines. All three magazines are complementary and can be found at the airport, as well as in supermarkets and most plazas in the Seven Mile Beach area.