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Renting a Car in Cayman

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. 

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Rent a Car

  1. Don’t waste precious holiday time waiting for taxis when you can be out exploring! The convenience of being in charge of your own schedule shouldn’t be overlooked – the more time for fun in the sun the better.
  2. Save on taxi fares with a rental car! If you plan on doing lots of exploring it’s far cheaper taking yourself from point A to B.
  3. Taking control of the wheel (literally!) gives you a local perspective when holidaying in Cayman. By the end of your trip you’ll be able to riddle off the various whereabouts of local hotspots, street name and all!
  4. If travelling with a young one in tow, knowing you’re in charge of driving can relieve some stress and also conveniently allow for the safe addition of a car-seat!
  5. Travelling with a big group? A rental vehicle ensures you have all the space needed for your various excursions. Dealing with 5 sets of snorkle gear but desperate for lunch? Throw them in the trunk and get to eating!

Visitors Permit

Visitors must obtain a Visitors Permit in order to drive in the Cayman Islands. You will need to present your domestic license and passport at the car rental office and the permit is valid for 6 months and costs ( KYD$16). 

If you are visiting family/friends and will be driving a privately owned car then you must have a valid overseas driving licence and the car must be insured for you to drive it. You do not need to obtain a Visitor’s Permit to be driving legally. When driving a vehicle in Cayman you must have your driving licence with you. The Vehicle & Drivers’ Licensing Department is located at 990 Crewe Road, on the outskirts of George Town. (345) 945 8344.

Where to Rent a Car

Car rental prices start at around KYD$40 per day.

Grand Cayman

Cayman Brac

  • B&S Motor Ventures (345) 948 1646
  • CB Rental Cars (345) 948 2424
  • Four D’s (345) 948 1599

Little Cayman

  • McLaughlin Rental

Driving in Cayman

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:

  • You may turn left at a red light, after a full stop
  • The central lane is for navigating across traffic, NOT for overtaking
  • Give way to your right on roundabouts
  • Four-way stops operate on the basis that whoever arrives first, proceeds first
  • The minimum age for driving is 17
  • It is illegal to use cell phones to talk or text while driving
  • Breaking the speed limit will result in a fine.

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.

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Rental Car Companies

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Avis Cico

Providing rental cars for 40 years in Cayman; 4 locations with a range of 4x4s, convertibles and SUVs to rent More Info

Alamo

Explore the Island in the comfort and convenience of a rental car from Alamo. More Info

Economy & Discount Car Rentals

A trusted car hire agency in the Cayman Islands with over 20 years experience. More Info