Duty-Free Shopping

Duty-Free Shopping in Grand Cayman

Shopping in Cayman is made even more brilliant with many of the shops being duty-free!

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Last updated 20 December, 2023

The duty-free shops on island make Grand Cayman an attractive shopping destination! 

What is Duty-Free?

Duty-free refers to goods that can be exempt from import taxation and sold without sales or other taxes allowing for potential deep discounts from your home country.

How it Works

Cayman is famous for its tax free shopping including: jewellery, watches, luxury brands, gems, precious metals and more. You will find recommendations on where to purchase these items below, as well as where to locate the best gifts and other essentials. Although import duty is charged on most goods entering the country, certain luxury goods remain free of both import duty and sales tax. Such items can therefore work out considerably cheaper to purchase in Cayman than in North America or Europe.

Duty-Free Allowances

  • US citizens may take home $800 worth per person of goods duty free. This allowance may be combined with other family members so that a family of four could take a total of $3200 worth of goods home.
  • Local products such as rum cake, arts and crafts are also duty free and US citizens may take unlimited quantities of these home.

Kirk Freeport is a premier luxury retailer in Grand Cayman. They offer a wide selection of fine jewellery and watches from brands like Rolex, Tiffany & Co., Chanel, Cartier and many more.

Island Jewellers stocks an extensive collection of loose diamonds and diamond jewellery, gold, tanzanite, sapphires and other gemstones. You will also find world famous jewellery brands such as Pandora, Hearts On Fire, FOPE, John Hardy, Tacori, Temple St Clair, Swarovski, Marahlago and watch brands such as Ulysse Nardin, Gucci, Zenith, Oris, Tissot, Movado, Hamilton and Frederique Constant.

Kay’s Fine Jewelry offers a large selection of diamonds, gems, fancy gold and are well known for the Iconic Flexible Diamond Bangle. You will also find a wonderful selection of high-quality watches for men and women. Brands include Frederique Constant, Citizen, Philip Stein, Seiko and more!

Balaclava Jewellers is renowned for its unique collection sold in Grand Cayman. You will find an exceptional collection of jewellery including rings, bracelets, necklaces and more, plus stunning diamonds of all shapes and sizes.

Rocky's specialise in high quality jewellery. Browse their extensive selection of quality jewels, from GIA Certified classical diamonds and rubies, to emeralds and tanzanite. They offer a wide selection of jewellery perfect for every occasion including engagements, birthdays and anniversaries.

Cathy Church’s offers great deals on cameras and underwater cameras. Brands include Olympus, Nikon, SeaLife, GoPro, Sea&Sea, Ultralight and Nauticam.


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