Located between Cuba and Jamaica, the Cayman Islands are a short one hour, fifteen minute flight from Miami. But while they are close by and easy to reach, the Cayman Islands are a world away from the busy day-to-day. The three-island chain is home to some of the world’s best dive sites and tropical beaches. With miles of white sand to walk along, you won’t tire of exploring every corner of Cayman. Enjoy unwinding with friends and family by traveling to a place designed for good times and relaxation. With a laidback, friendly community ready to welcome first-time and repeat visitors, Cayman makes everyone feel at home.
Part of the British Commonwealth, the Cayman Islands offer one of the wealthiest, most stable economies in the Caribbean, making the island nation one of the safest to visit. With almost no crime, visitors can freely walk down the street, leave their things on the beach, and enjoy the serenity that comes with being well taken care of. Unlike other tropical destinations, you don’t need to worry about beach vendors or other peddlers. When you relax on the beach, you won’t be bothered. Instead--you will be surrounded by other friendly travelers, ranging from honeymooning couples to large extended families--soaking up the sun on Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach. Read more »
In addition to the safe environment, Cayman offers visitors all of the conveniences of a modern city. You will have no trouble locating an ATM, a modern and fully-stocked grocery store, or a world-class restaurant. Grand Cayman, specifically Seven Mile Beach, is home to a number of delicious culinary treats--restaurants that serve everything from beach bar cuisine, such as conch stew and fritters, to gourmet Italian restaurants that offer patrons fresh seafood and expensive wine. « Read less
Why Grand Cayman Island?
Lined with clean beaches and the most developed and populated of the three Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman Island is one of the most stunning islands in the Caribbean. From deep sea diving and world-class fishing to luxury spas, Grand Cayman Island has something to do and see for everyone.
Grand Cayman Excursions and Activities
This is just a brief overview of what Cayman has to offer. For more information, visit Things to Do in Grand Cayman.
Grand Cayman Island Weather
One of the most convincing reasons to travel to Grand Cayman Island is our tropical weather and year-round sun. With average temperatures between the high 70s to the low 90s, even during the winter months, Cayman weather provides the perfect temperature for enjoying the island. January and February are typically the coolest months, while July and August are normally the warmest. Rainfall varies depending on the time of year, but, unlike many parts of the United States, the spring tends to be the driest.
We recommend traveling between January and May, as Grand Cayman often experiences its most pleasant and driest time of the year along Seven Mile Beach.
For current weather, visit the Cayman Islands Weather Service.
Grand Cayman Island Flights: Getting to Cayman
Owen Roberts International Airport welcomes flights from the United States, Europe and Canada. With modern technology and friendly staff, flying into and out of the Caymans is easy and hassle-free. Enjoy the steel drum band as you make your way to Customs and Immigration. Car rental agencies and taxis are located onsite, making it even easier to get to Plantana Condos on Seven Mile Beach.
Current Airlines that Fly to Grand Cayman
- Aerolineas Sosa
- Air Canada
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Cayman Airways
- Delta Air Lines
- United Airlines
- US Airways
In order to enter the Cayman Islands you will need to show a valid passport from your home country, but no other documentation is needed for a short stay. You will be asked to fill out customs and immigration forms en-route, before you land on Grand Cayman Island and can simply list Plantana as where you will be staying while on the island.
Once you clear customs, you can locate a taxi directly outside the arrival area of the airport. It is approximately 15 minutes and $15 C.I. for a trip to Seven Mile Beach, where Plantana is located. Or, if you already have a car rental reservation, you can go to the car rental pavilion located at the airport directly across the street from the arrivals.
Getting Around Cayman
Taxis: Hiring a taxi from the airport, from any of the resorts along Seven Mile Beach, or from the cruise ship dock in George Town is easy. Simply flag down the marked taxi and tell the driver where you would like to go. While fares vary somewhat, the prices are fairly reasonable as everything within the George Town and Seven Mile Beach area are close to the Plantana Condos on Seven Mile Beach. The average fare ranges between $10 and $30 C.I. The fare from the airport to Plantana is US $25 for 1-3 passengers and up to $47 for 4-7 passengers.
Buses: If you are looking for some adventure and want to soak up the local culture, taking the bus is a great way to do both. With fares starting at $1.50 C.I., it is an affordable way to see the island. Licensed buses have blue license plates and will take both C.I. and U.S. dollars. While there are a few bus stops around the island, it is common for riders to flag down the bus from the side of the road. For those staying at Plantana, the Yellow and Lime Green routes (1 & 2) are the most popular, as they travel along Seven Mile Beach, from West Bay down to George Town.
Rental Cars: Many visitors who wish to fully explore the island choose to rent a car, which can include everything from Jeeps to luxury SUVs. While it is not necessary to rent a car with the variety of taxis and buses available, and Plantana’s close proximity to most things you need or would want, it can be a nice way to explore Cayman at your own pace.
If you decide to rent a car, you can pick up your vehicle at the car rental pavilion directly across the street from the airport arrivals. At the rental car agency, you will be given a temporary Cayman Islands driver’s license to use during your visit. You must show your home driver’s license and be 21 years of age to rent a car in the Cayman Islands. Navigating our roads is fairly simple once you get the hang of driving on the left and steering around our round-a-bouts. Cayman drivers are friendly and are more than willing to provide directions or let you merge.
Plantana Condos on Seven Mile Beach offers safe, free parking for all of our guests. When you arrive at the complex simply find a parking spot, we will be waiting for you.