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Sightseeing in the Cayman Islands

August 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by: Andy’s Rent-A-Car

The Cayman Islands is home to some of the most popular Caribbean activities and attractions. Whether you are in the mood for snorkeling, windsurfing, bird watching, parasailing or even a relaxing round of golf, Cayman is the place to plan your next vacation.


Grand Cayman is the largest of the three Cayman Islands and the most popular for tourists. Approximately 76 square feet long, the Grand Cayman will require more than just travelling on foot. Not all areas of the island have public transport access, so the best and easiest way to travel around the island would be to rent a car at Grand Cayman.


Renting a Car

Like in all countries, there are policies in the Cayman Islands before you are allowed to rent a car. You must be 21 years or older before you are allowed to rent a car on the island.


A driver’s license from your country will not be the only document needed to drive in the Cayman Islands. All non-residents must purchase a visitor’s driving permit for a one-time charge of $20. If more than one person is driving the same car, you may add additional drivers for $5. Driving is a common way tourists travel, which is why Grand Cayman car rentals are all over the island. It is wise to do your research and choose wisely.


Everything You Need to Know Before you Drive in Grand Cayman

Trying to figure out the rules of driving in a foreign country can be tough. It is best to learn the rules of the road for a safe and fun vacation. Unlike the U.S., people drive on the left side of the road. The speed limit varies on the island, from 25-50 miles per house. The local authorities check car speeds and will give out citations.


Like in most countries, all persons in a vehicle must wear seatbelt at all times. Using your cell phone is not allowed while driving a car, however hands-free and Bluetooth devices are permitted. It is wise to purchase a car with an equipped hands-free device and GPS navigation at the car rental in the Cayman Islands


Cars in the right-hand lane have the right of way in the Cayman Islands. If they are slightly ahead of you and on the right lane but would like to switch to the left-hand side, you must yield, allowing them in. There are many roundabouts in the Cayman Islands. Always travel around a roundabout in a clockwise direction. Never turn right or you will enter oncoming traffic.

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