CAYMAN ISLANDS

CAYMAN ISLANDS

CAYMAN ISLANDS

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Name: Pedro St. James Castle
Location: Cayman Islands
Pedro St. James Castle is the oldest existing building in the Cayman Islands. Located on the southern coast of Grand Cayman Island, the manor is a reconstruction of an original 1780 house, and the home of plantation owner William Eden. In 1831, it served as a rendezvous point for the first elected parliament in the Cayman Islands; the location has since been known as the birthplace of democracy in Cayman. During this meeting, the decision was made amongst the island's leading citizens to vote for elected representatives. Four years later, in 1835, the Slavery Abolition Act was read from the stone archway of the building.

By the 1970s, The building was reduced to ruin after decades of neglect. In 1996, a restoration totaling over $6 million transformed the then-abandoned waterfront building. The two-story building and its verandas were rebuilt and reconstructed in the original 18th-century style and is the most extensive restoration project in Cayman history.

Currently, a 7th great-grandson of William Eden serves as one of the tour guides at the historical site.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_St._James_Castle
Name: Starfish point
Location: Cayman Islands
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Name: Cayman Turtle Centre
Location: Cayman Islands
The Cayman Turtle Centre is a conservation facility and tourist attraction located in the West Bay district of the Cayman Islands. First established in 1968 as the "Cayman Turtle Farm" by a group of American and British investors, the facility was initially used to breed the endangered green sea turtle for commercial purposes. By raising the turtles in a farming operation, the turtle meat could be produced for local consumption without depleting the wild population of the species.

Although still in operation as a farm for raising turtles in order to sell product, the Cayman Turtle Centre has been developed into an important research project and conservation facility. It is now also the largest land-based tourist attraction in the Cayman Islands and welcomes more than 500,000 visitors annually.

In the 2000s however, the Cayman Turtle Centre has come under attack from animal welfare and conservation groups who claim the Centre is failing to meet the welfare needs of the animals in its care and poses a threat to wild turtle conservation.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Turtle_Centre
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FACTS:
Official Languages: English
Currency: Cayman Islands Dollar (KYD)
Time zone: EST (UTC-5)
Drives on the right
Calling code: +1-345
Local / up-to-date weather in George Town (and other regions): BBC global weather – click here
US GOVT TRAVEL LINKS:

For more useful information on safety & security, local laws / customs, health and more, please see the below official US travel.state.gov web link for Cayman Islands travel advice. NB: Entry requirements herein listed are for US nationals only, unless stated otherwise.

You can also find recommended information on vaccinations, malaria and other more detailed health considerations for travel to Cayman Islands, at the below official US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) weblink.

BUSINESS VISITOR ACTIVITIES*:
Activities you may undertake on a business visa / as a business visitor:
PERMISSIBLE
ATTENDING MEETINGS / DISCUSSIONS: TBC
ATTENDING A CONFERENCE: TBC
RECEIVING TRAINING (CLASSROOM-BASED): TBC
NON-PERMISSIBLE
AUDIT WORK: TBC
PROVIDING TRAINING: TBC
PROJECT WORK: TBC
*This information does not constitute legal advice and is not an exhaustive list. For a full legal assessment on business visitor activities, please revert to your internal company legal team / counsel.
TRAVEL INFORMATION**
It is highly recommenced that you access the above official US travel.state.gov web link and read all safety & security information prior to making your travel arrangements / planning your trip.
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The country’s currency is the Caymanian dollar, denoted by the symbol “$” or “CI$” (ISO currency code: KYD). It is subdivided into 100 cents. Banknotes are issued in denominations of CI$1, 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100, and coins are issued in denominations of 1, 5, 10, and 25 cents.

US currency is accepted everywhere. Be careful and always know if you’re paying in CI or US. The basic conversion is US $1.25 to CI$1 ($1=CI $0.80).

BY CAR:

Car rentals are readily available. You must be 21 years old to rent a car. Driving is on the left hand side of the road and seatbelt use is mandatory. Visitors must get a temporary driver’s license from the police station or car rental agency. This is obtained by showing a valid drivers license from their home state, county or parish and paying a US$8 fee.

BY MOPED OR SCOOTER:

Mopeds and scooter rentals are available on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. Helmet use is required. Usual daily rate is US$25 for helmet and permit.

BY PLANE:

Domestic flights arrive and depart from the airports mentioned under “get in” as well as the following 3 Edward Bodden Airfield (LYB IATA). This is a small grass strip located on the southwestern coast of Little Cayman. It naturally only sees domestic flights Edward Bodden Airfield (Q5341935) on Wikidata Edward Bodden Airfield on Wikipedia edit Cayman Airways is the flag carrier and operates many international and basically all domestic flights.

EAT:

The culinary influences of many regions are reflected in Cayman cuisine. Local specialties such as fish, turtle and conch are delicious and often less expensive as they don’t need to be imported. With more than 150 restaurants, unwinding with a good meal in the Cayman Islands can include chic five-star dining as well as a more casual venue under the stars, or even a themed event. From traditional Caymanian seafood to Caribbean and Thai to Italian and New World cuisine, discerning diners are sure to find something to fit their taste. Other exciting options include dinner cruises on luxury catamarans and even an authentic tall ship. Meal prices range from $10 to well over $30 per person at high-end restaurants.

While in Cayman ask your taxi driver for their favourite local jerk stand (a must try) and also ask them the tourist spot they suggest.

DRINK:

Alcohol is very expensive on the islands, even from the liquor stores. You can expect to pay approximately twice as much in the liquor stores as you would at stores in the United States, however it is still the cheapest way to purchase alcohol.

Typical drink prices in bars and clubs range from CI$4–7.

Liquor stores typically close at 6PM or 7PM, all though some are open until 9PM or 10PM. All liquor stores are closed on Sundays.

Visitors flying into the Cayman Islands are able to bring either 1 bottle of duty free spirits, 4 bottles of wine or champagne, or one 12-pack of beer per person 18 years of age or older. Exceeding this duty allowance will result in substantial taxation to the excess items.

You will of course want to check out some of the local drinking establishments.

Accommodations are ample but tend to be relatively expensive, even on the two smaller islands. There are several luxury resorts with all amenities, as well as other less expensive options. In addition, the cost of food and drink is high in Cayman, but many visitors stay in condominiums with kitchen facilities and take advantage of the first class supermarkets and cook and barbecue on the beach.

Cayman is not known for all inclusive resorts, but there are two smaller Caribbean style properties that do offer this option.

The majority of hotels and resorts are in Grand Cayman, where the main hotel “strip” is Seven Mile Beach, home to several major chain hotels and numerous condominiums.

Off Seven Mile Beach are several dive resorts and, in the Eastern Districts, numerous private homes and villas, as well as several resorts and attractions for those preferring a more tranquil vacation.

Little Cayman focuses on dive vacations and has a unique charm, as well as some of the best diving anywhere.

Camping is illegal on all three islands at all times. There are no campsites on any of the islands.

Most shopping is in George Town and Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman.

  • Caymanite is the Cayman Islands’ own semi-precious stone.
  • Black Coral is often used in jewelry here.
  • Rum cake from Tortuga Rum Company is very popular with visitors to Grand Cayman.
  • There are many tourist shops where you can buy t-shirts, hats, postcards and other souvenirs. Don’t buy any seashells though; beachcombing is much more fun, and cheaper too.
  • Grand Cayman features duty free shopping, enabling visitors to buy many luxury items, duty free – including fine china, jewelry, electronics, and more shopping
**All travel information has been sourced from wikivoyage. However like wikipedia, wikivoyage is an open platform editable by any member of the public. Therefore, although very useful, all above information IS INDICATIVE ONLY and must be verified prior to personal use. Moreover, if you wish to see more information please visit: https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands
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Name: Pedro St. James Castle
Location: Cayman Islands
Pedro St. James Castle is the oldest existing building in the Cayman Islands. Located on the southern coast of Grand Cayman Island, the manor is a reconstruction of an original 1780 house, and the home of plantation owner William Eden. In 1831, it served as a rendezvous point for the first elected parliament in the Cayman Islands; the location has since been known as the birthplace of democracy in Cayman. During this meeting, the decision was made amongst the island's leading citizens to vote for elected representatives. Four years later, in 1835, the Slavery Abolition Act was read from the stone archway of the building.

By the 1970s, The building was reduced to ruin after decades of neglect. In 1996, a restoration totaling over $6 million transformed the then-abandoned waterfront building. The two-story building and its verandas were rebuilt and reconstructed in the original 18th-century style and is the most extensive restoration project in Cayman history.

Currently, a 7th great-grandson of William Eden serves as one of the tour guides at the historical site.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_St._James_Castle
Name: Starfish point
Location: Cayman Islands
TBC
Name: Cayman Turtle Centre
Location: Cayman Islands
The Cayman Turtle Centre is a conservation facility and tourist attraction located in the West Bay district of the Cayman Islands. First established in 1968 as the "Cayman Turtle Farm" by a group of American and British investors, the facility was initially used to breed the endangered green sea turtle for commercial purposes. By raising the turtles in a farming operation, the turtle meat could be produced for local consumption without depleting the wild population of the species.

Although still in operation as a farm for raising turtles in order to sell product, the Cayman Turtle Centre has been developed into an important research project and conservation facility. It is now also the largest land-based tourist attraction in the Cayman Islands and welcomes more than 500,000 visitors annually.

In the 2000s however, the Cayman Turtle Centre has come under attack from animal welfare and conservation groups who claim the Centre is failing to meet the welfare needs of the animals in its care and poses a threat to wild turtle conservation.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Turtle_Centre
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