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Cayman Kai Vacations

Specializing in offering the
Vacation Rentals, Rental Management and Investment Properties
in the Cayman Kai/Rum Point area, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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-Informational Links for our Canadian Guests-
-General Information on the Cayman Islands-
 
The following travel information is intended to assist you in investigating,
planning, preparing for your vacation.
 

Below are a some important tips to remember BEFORE you travel abroad.

 

Get a good guidebook and get to know your destination.

Ensure you have a valid passport and necessary visas.

Check what vaccinations you need at least 6 weeks before you go.

Make copies of your passport, insurance policy & 24-hour emergency number

Leave a copy of your passport, insurance policy and ticket details with family and friends

Take enough money for your trip and some back-up funds e.g. travelers cheques

Leave a copy of your itinerary and a way of contacting you, with family and friends.

Make sure your passport is valid for a minimum of six months at return date.

Write the full details of your next of kin in your passport.

Take another form of ID with you (preferably with a photograph).

Plan to stay healthy.

Check if your medication is legal in the country you are visiting.

Pack your medication in your hand luggage.

If taking medication with you, also take the prescription and a GP's letter. 

Make sure you know about local laws especially relating to alcohol and drugs.

Make sure you know about local culture especially relating to dress codes.

Take a phrase book that you can use in emergencies.

Check the validity, expiry dates and cash available on your credit or debit card(s).

The first thing you should do if anything goes wrong is to contact your relatives and friends at home. They can then take appropriate action within the United States. The same advice should be taken if a natural disaster occurs during your visit to a foreign country.

In most cases people only need advice. But in cases of real difficulty such as death, serious accidents and illnesses, arrests and detentions, or those at risk of physical harm, the Consultant will take action.


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Companies that process US Passports and Visas in 24 Hours
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-Immigration Information- you will have to complete an immigration form on the airlines showing where you will be staying while you are on Grand Cayman and when you go through immigrations at the airport you also will have to tell them that you will be staying.

Tranquility - Island House #6 -  51 Sand Pointe Road
Cloud Nine - Island House #9 -  41 Sand Pointe Road
Barefoot Lagoon - Island House #11 -  31 Sand Pointe Road
Summer Breeze - Island House #12-  19 Sand Pointe Road
Toto Kai - Island House #13 -  19 Sand Pointe Road
Dream Kai - Island House #15 -  40 Water Cay Road
Casa Kai - Island House #16 - 50 Water Cay Road
Kai Kotch - Island House #17 - 50 Water Cay Road
Endless Summer - Island House #20 -  66 Water Cay Road
Mango Kai - Island House #21 -  66 Water Cay Road

-What you can bring into the Cayman Island-

Arriving visitors may bring in duty-free any personal items for use while on vacation. In addition, visitors 18 and older can bring in duty-free either one liter of alcohol, four liters of wine or one case of beer (not exceeding eight liters) and 200 cigarettes, or 25 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco. Don't be confused by the Customs forms which states that returning residents are allowed CI$300 worth of goods duty free. This privilege does not apply to visitors. Remember that any gifts you are bringing into Cayman may also be subject to duty. Books and camera equipment are always allowed as duty free items.

Don't Attempt To Bring In:
Importing or possession of any kind of illegal drugs including marijuana (ganja) is strictly prohibited by law and violators face arrest and prosecution by local authorities.

Also prohibited are:
Firearms of any kind.
Spear guns (or pole spears or Hawaiian slings).
Live plants and plant cuttings; raw fruits and vegetables are also restricted because they may carry diseases or shelter harmful insect pests.

If you have questions about any item, contact the Collector of Customs, (345) 949-2473.

When You Leave Cayman:
Visitors from the US should be aware that products made from farmed green sea turtles available in limited selections at the Cayman Turtle Farm Ltd. are offered for local consumption. The importation of genuine sea turtle products is strictly prohibited by any countries, which have signed the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (1978) including the USA, Canada and UK. In addition, US Customs prohibits the transshipment of turtle products through the US. Any products discovered will be confiscated.

Plants and Animals:
You will not be allowed to bring back any plants or plant seeds, vegetables or fruits unless you have official permits from US Customs. Otherwise, these will be confiscated by Customs at US gateways.

The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 requires that by January 1, 2008, travelers to and from the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Mexico and Canada have a passport or other secure, accepted document to enter or re-enter the United States.  In order to facilitate the implementation of this requirement, the Administration is proposing to complete it in phases following a proposed timeline, which will be published in the Federal Register in the near future.

In the proposed implementation plan, which is subject to a period of initial public comment, the Initiative will be rolled out in phases, providing as much advance notice as possible to the affected public to enable them to meet the terms of the new guidelines. The proposed timeline will be as follows:

  • January 8, 2007 - Requirement applied to all air and sea travel to or from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.

  • January 1, 2008 - Requirement extended to all land border crossings as well as air and sea travel.

This is a change from prior travel requirements and will affect all United States citizens entering the United States from countries within the Western Hemisphere who do not currently possess valid passports.   This new requirement will also affect certain foreign nationals who currently are not required to present a passport to travel to the United States.  Most Canadian citizens, citizens of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda, and to a lesser degree, Mexican citizens will be affected by the implementation of this requirement.


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General Information on the Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Government - For Information and Services

Brochures
Please find below a number of informative, full-color, hi-res brochures about relaxing, diving and snorkeling in the Cayman Islands. The files are in PDF format.

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The Path to Relaxation 6.1MB
Diving Brochures
Cayman Islands Dive Guide 5.4MB
Cayman Islands Dive Brochure 137k
Snorkeling Brochures
Cayman Islands Snorkeling Guide 3.9MB
Cayman Islands Snorkeling Brochure 130k
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    What to Wear[Weather]

    Dress is more restrictive than other islands and more elegant. Neat, casual and comfortable tropical attire are appropriate throughout the Cayman Islands. Dress is casual and public nudity, including topless sunbathing, is strictly prohibited. A beach cover-up shirt, or dress is required when you leave the beach. Pack smart, casual tropical resort wear for evenings out at restaurants, "Sunday dress" attire for attending church services, and plenty of swimsuits.   Although it is the tropics, occasionally it can become cool at night.   Packing a warm shirt is a good idea. For nighttime dining, casual elegance - something more than T-shirt and shorts - are preferred.


       Language

    English is the official language of the Caymanian people.  


     Time

    The Cayman Islands remains on Eastern Standard Time year-round and does not change to Daylight Savings Time in April.


    Currency

    The Cayman Islands has its own currency, whose basic unit is the dollar.   The CI dollar has a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar.  There is no need for visitors to exchange their US dollars into local currency.  The US dollar is accepted throughout the islands. The local currency, the Cayman Islands dollar, is equivalent to US $1.25. American currency is generally accepted as are major credit cards. Banking hours are 9 am to 2:30 pm Monday through Thursday, and 9 am to 1 pm, and 2 pm to 4:30 pm on Friday. The departure tax when leaving Cayman is US $12.50.

    CI Dollar = US$1.25

    US Dollar = CI $.80

    Other currencies can be exchanged for CI dollars at local banks.
    Major credit cards (with the exception of the Discover Card) and travelers checks are widely accepted.
    Automatic Teller Machines accept VISA, MasterCard, and ATM cards with Cirrus affiliation.
     
                   

    Currency & Exchange          CI-US Dollar Exchange Rate


    Voltage

    The Cayman Islands use the same electrical standards as the USA - 110volts, 60Hz. Most of our electronics and appliances are imported from the USA, and any travel items such as camcorders, blow-dryers, electric razors and travel clocks will work.


    Taxes

    A mandatory Government room tax of 10% is standard and will be added to your room charge. A departure tax of CI$10.00 or US$12.50 per person is also payable at the airport if not included in your ticket.


    Liquor Law - Drinking Age

    The legal age for drinking alcoholic beverages on the Cayman Islands is 18 years. A licensee may lose his license or be fined for serving alcoholic beverages to any under-age person.


    Gratuities and Services Charges

    Many restaurants will automatically add a charge of 15% to your total food and drink bill. In this case tipping is not required, and you should check your bill before leaving extra. Your food and beverage server receives only a portion of the gratuity, and you may tip extra at your discretion.


    Drinking Water

    The piped water in the Cayman Islands is completely safe to cook with or drink. All hotels and condos and most restaurants and private homes are connected to the city water supply. The water is originally pumped from the sea and then purified by reverse osmosis.


    Radio and Television

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    The Cayman Islands is served by 4 FM radio stations offering a mix of local and international music and programming via Radio Cayman 105.3 & 89.9; Z-99 99.9; ICCI 101.1. There are two free "over-the-air" local television stations: CITN Cayman 27 (also on cable channel 12) and CITS Island 24 (cable channel 9). Cayman 27 offers 24 hours of international and local programming, while Island 24 is a 24-hour tourist information channel. There is also Cable TV (35 channels including ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, FOX, ESPN) which is available at most hotels, condos and other rental accommodations, and is in wide use in private residences. CITN also broadcasts the Pirate Landing Pageant and Float Parade live the first Saturday of the Festival, and in a later re-broadcast.

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    Transportation  

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    The public transportation option in Grand Cayman is a public bus system which is considered efficient and inexpensive by most travelers.  The bus has only been operating for less than ten years, reflecting the recent growth of the area.  There is a bus terminal located in downtown George Town from which all of the busses start their journeys.

    The Grand Cayman bus starts operating every morning at six and runs until anywhere from nine at night until midnight depending on the route and the day.  Hours are shorter Sunday through Thursday and longer on weekends.  Busses run frequently; anywhere from every fifteen minutes to every hour on the hour, depending on the route.

    Visitors coming to Grand Cayman from major cities are forewarned that these busses are not like big city busses.  In fact, in terms of the vehicles themselves, they are actually more like shuttle busses or large vans than they are like city busses.  However, visitors should not be deterred by this small town style of transportation.  The busses operate just like standard city busses and the drivers are usually friendlier than big city bus drivers.

    In October 1998, Grand Cayman launched its first ever-official public bus transportation system. The new bus terminal is located adjacent the Public Library on Edward St. in downtown George Town and serves as the dispatch point for buses to all districts. There are 38 mini-buses operated by 24 licensed operators, serving eight routes. Daily service starts at 6 a.m. from the depot and the schedule is as follows from George Town to:

    West Bay - every 15 minutes, 6 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday - Thursday; 6 a.m. - midnight, Fri. & Sat. Fare is CI$1.50 each way.

    Bodden Town - Every 30 minutes, 6 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday- Thurs.; 6 a.m. - midnight, Fri. & Sat. Fare is CI$1.50 each way.

    East End and North Side - Every hour, 6 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday - Thurs. and Saturday. On Friday, buses will operate until after Midnight. Fare: CI$2 each way.

    The new system uses colour - coded logos located on the front and rear of buses to identify routes as follows: Route 1 (yellow) and Route 2 (lime green) cover George Town to West Bay; Route 3 (blue) provides service between the depot in George Town and Bodden Town. Route 4 (purple) operates between the depot and East End. Route 5 (red) goes from the depot to East End and North Side. Route 6 (dark green) operates from North Side to West Bay. Route 7 (dark green with white numbers) is an inter-district service for George Town. Route 8 (orange) runs from the depot to Hutland in North Side. Licensed buses are identified by blue licence plates. To maintain consistency in fares, each bus must display a fare table outlining standard government-authorized fares. The hotline number for public comment and feedback is 945-5100.

    Major car rental agencies (click to visit our car rental page Car Rentals) and excellent local ones provide cars, jeeps, and buses. A valid driver's license from your country of origin would be needed to obtain a visitor's driving permit. Ground tour operators and taxis will also take you around on island tours if you prefer not to drive. Also available for rent are bicycles, scooters, and motorbikes.

     

    They provide transportation to and from the airport in air-conditioned limo buses, primarily to North Side and East End. They have 17 years of experience, and allow grocery and liquor store stops. They prices are 15% less than the competition. Car rentals available at very competitive prices. Phone: 345-947-9626, Fax: 345-947-9626

     

    NAME PHONE
    AA Chauffeur & Transportation Service 949-7222
    Ace Cayman Nice Taxi & Tour Service 949-3676
    Cayman Cab Team Taxi Service 947-1173
    Charlie's Super Tours & Taxi Service 949-4748
    Holiday Taxi 945-4491
    Taxi Service 949-5702
    Webster's Taxi Service 947-1718
    Wheels Pedicab Service 947-2222
    Cayman Executive Limousine Service Phone: 345-949-6059
    P.O. Box 422
    Mockingbird Cr.,Spotts
    George Town
    Grand Cayman KY1-1106
    Cayman Islands
     
    Cayman Executive Limousine Service is the premier chauffeur service offering professional ground transportation for the airport, tours, weddings, hotels and private events in Grand Cayman.

    Taxi Rates

    Upon arrival in Grand Cayman taxis are available at Owen Roberts International Airport and offer a fixed rate per vehicle or per person to all points on the Island. This information is available from the taxi dispatcher at the curb. Hotels vans cannot provide courtesy arrival pickup at the airport in Grand Cayman Taxis are readily available from all resorts and from the taxi stand at the cruise ship dock in George Town. A sign with current rates is posted at the dock.

    Taxicabs are located in abundance right at the airport and at all major hotels. There is a clearly marked stand once you exit the customs area at Owen Roberts International Airport. Fares are based on a minimum fees of $6.25, plus a per mile rate and also a charge per person to all points on Grand Cayman.

    Check with the taxi dispatcher for an accurate fare to your destination based on the number in your party before departure. Hotel vans or car rental agencies cannot provide courtesy arrival pickup at the airport.

    There are several private limousine services on Grand Cayman, for special events and airport transfers.
     

    Child Care Services

    These child companies are licensed, insured and professionally trained to care for your child... so you can rest assured that your children are getting the best care while you enjoy some of the island wonderful fine dining and night life, or to enjoy a day of driving

    K-Island Rentals, Tours & Services Ltd.

    1-866-978-6080
    Coral Gardens excited visitor
    Email: k_islandrentals@yahoo.com


    You can contact us for renting cribs, strollers, car seats, highchairs, playpens, toys and other baby essential items. We also can do bookings for Carson's Stingray City Tours. Carson's Stingray City Tours takes you not only to Stingray City, but also to Carol Gardens, which is known as a very popular snorkeling site to locals and tourist. You will find beautiful coral there that will absolutely take your breath away. Our company can also provide a service of Grocery Shopping and Delivery, which takes a major hassle off your trip.

    Also, ask us about our discount offer on all three of our services when you call or log on to our website for further details.

    We are truly looking forward to hearing from you and building a lasting relationship with you.

    Our website is coming soon!

    Baby-sitting services, child care & care of the elderly on Grand Cayman.

    Baby-sitting, child care, care of the elderly, and equipment rental, for hotel and condo guests, in the comfort of your tourist facility by a trained staff of mothers with previous experience in the field. Call (345) 949-1509, or fax to (345) 949-0213.

    Best Home Care Agency - 345-947-2297
    Baby Sitting and More - 345-949-1509

    Duty Free Shopping
    A number of shops offer the world's best perfumes, watches, jewelry, crystal, and china at duty free prices.

    Religion & Churches
    Cayman is, mainly, a Christian community with churches representing various denominations including the Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Seventh Day Adventists, Presbyterians. Visitors are always welcome at services.

    Festivals & Carnivals
    The Pirates Week Festival held in October celebrates the island's swashbuckling history and is the largest annual festival. The Batabano Carnival is held in spring and has a more Caribbean flavor with costumed bands taking to the streets to the sound of steel pan music. The Queen's Birthday Parade in June is an event of pomp and underlines Cayman's close ties with the British Crown.

    Nightlife
    Several nightclubs cater to American and Caribbean musical tastes. There are two comedy clubs, two local theatres that regularly stage dramatic performances, and a cinema that presents current movies.

    Pet Regulations
    A current official health certificate for your pet plus a completed application form for the importation of dogs and cats to the Cayman Islands are needed to obtain an Import Permit. ResidentDogsAndCats.pdf


     
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