The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory located in the Western Caribbean. We are situated 480 miles south of Miami, Florida, 150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles northwest of Jamaica. By jet, your Caribbean getaway in the Cayman Islands is only a 70-minute direct flight from Miami.
Passenger Plane to the Cayman Islands
The main passenger airport in the Cayman Islands, Owen Roberts International Airport, airport code GCM, is located on the largest of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman. Our sister island of Cayman Brac also has its own airport, Charles Kirkconnell Airport. These two airports serve as the Cayman Islands main ports of entry for visitors. Little Cayman is served by daily inter-island flights.
There are more than 55 weekly flights into the Cayman Islands including 28 flights each week between Miami and Grand Cayman with connections to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Direct service from Miami is provided by Cayman Airways and American Airlines.
The Cayman Islands are one of the top Caribbean getaway destinations. Embark on your Caribbean Islands vacation in Cayman today! With eight different airlines flying into Grand Cayman from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, it’s easier than ever to book your Caribbean Island vacation!
In order to ensure that you have a hassle free experience when passing through our borders, please have the following forms completed on your arrival:
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS:
American citizens entering the Cayman Islands will require a valid passport.
Canadian citizens Do Not Require passports, but must present proof of Citizenship. Proof of Citizenship include:
Passport or Birth certificate with a raised seal & Photo Id (i.e. Driver's License)
Photocopies of Birth Certificates need to have the copy notarised by a Notary Public.
All those entering the Cayman Islands who require a passport should ensure that the passport is valid for six months after date of return.
READ THIS FIRST:Garmin GPS navigation devices with the standard North American map or South Eastern American map loaded on your device, INCLUDES the Cayman Islands and WILL work in Grand Cayman. Compass Point Dive Resort is included in the device database and works very reliably. GPS and Map Apps on your phone will also work, BUT require a mobile data connection and roaming charges will apply.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE AIRPORT: After exiting the airport on Owen Roberts Drive after about half a mile
There are several public buses that run throughout the different districts of Grand Cayman. The bus terminal is on Edward Street, adjacent to the Public Library, in George Town. Daily services commence around 6 am and fares start at CI $1.50. Licensed buses have blue number plates and accept both US and Cayman Islands dollars. There are a few bus stops around the island, but buses can be flagged down from the side of the road.
All "Dive N Stay" Packages at Compass Point Dive Resort include a car rental for the duration of your stay. Our prefered rental car partner is Avis and your rental car can be picked up at the airport. The rental car pick-up point and rental agency plaza are located to your left when you walk out of the airport building after collecting your luggage. The rental plaza is exactly 200 yards from where you exit baggage claim to the Avis office.
Renting a car during your stay in the Cayman Islands
Our "Dive N Stay" packages include a rental car from Avis, which is collected at the airport after clearing customs at GCM, Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman.
However, if you really prefer not to drive while in the Cayman Islands, there are alternatives.
Compass Point recommends McCurleyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Tours for Airport Transfer services, to and from Compass Point. Office Tel: