Visa and entry requirements Cayman Islands:
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Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to the Cayman Islands:

The Cayman Islands are a group of islands in the Caribbean and a British overseas territory of the United Kingdom with around 50,000 inhabitants. The entire territory consists of the three islands Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac and is geographically located approximately 350 kilometers south of Cuba.

The archipelago owes its name to the numerous species of lizards living here, the caimans, which were initially confused with crocodiles.

The official language of the islands is English and the local currency is the Cayman Island dollar, although the US dollar and the British pound are also accepted as payment methods. The Cayman Islands Dollar KYD is almost equal to the Euro at a ratio of 1 to 1.

The capital of the Cayman Islands is George Town with around 30,000 inhabitants. George Town is the banking center of the archipelago, at the same time a so-called tax haven and even the fifth largest financial center in the world.

Almost all internationally active banks have branches here. The tax exemption and other preferential conditions that prevail there significantly benefit this most important economic sector in the country. That's why the Cayman Islands are also considered a tax haven. The gross domestic product per capita in Cayman is one of the highest in the world.

The port facility for cruise ships and the international airport are very close to the city. Around 1,500 ships are currently registered in the home port of Cayman Islands.

The Cayman Islands welcome around 2.5 million tourists every year, around two million of whom come on cruise ships just for a few hours to George Town.

The most important sights of Grand Cayman include the bell tower for King George V, the courthouse, the Maritime Museum, the main post office, Seven Mile Beach - one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the National Museum of the Cayman Islands, Heroes Square , the northern Rum Point - a kind of Caribbean entertainment center, the St. James Castle in Bodden Town, the pirate cave, the sandbank of Stingray City with the tame stingrays, the fascinating underwater world of various diving areas, the turtle farm, the peace memorial as well the popular tourist spot Hell – welcome to hell.

A large bird sanctuary for pelicans and cormorants was created on Little Cayman, one of the last untouched places in the Caribbean. The island is also one of the best salmon fishing areas in the world.

In June 2015 I was on the Cayman Islands for the only time so far. I landed from Montego Bay in Jamaica with the local airline “Cayman Airways” and spent three fantastic days on Grand Cayman.

During this time I stayed with Lisa, an American, in her small, separate and completely modern second home, near the beach in West Bay. Lisa, who I had previously met via the “Couchsurfing” internet platform, was a real stroke of luck for my stay there; a normally booked hotel couldn’t have been nicer.

Immediately after arriving at Lisa's, I first took a walk to the nearby "Hell", in the popular town of Hell, and then to the famous Seven Mile Beach, for a quiet and relaxing afternoon. For me, this impressive and long white sandy beach is truly one of the twenty most beautiful beaches in the world.

After an extensive city tour with my host through the capital George Town the next morning, the real highlight was on the program in the afternoon, a ride on the jet ski to Stingray City.

After a 20-minute ride on the fast water sleigh, there was actually a sandbank in the middle of the sea that was home to hundreds of tame rays. The external conditions simply couldn't be better, bright sunshine and bright turquoise water, it really resembled a panorama from a postcard.

These countless stingrays swimming around were so incredibly tame that I could literally play with them. Since I was traveling there on a jet ski and only in swimming trunks, I wasn't able to take a camera with me, so unfortunately I don't have any photos of this unique and fascinating experience.

After this unforgettable day, I invited Lisa to a barbecue evening at a popular restaurant in West Bay to thank her for this fantastic stay in the Cayman Islands.

The Cayman Islands are undoubtedly always worth a trip, even if it's not exactly cheap despite being tax-free. For me, the archipelago is one of the three most expensive travel destinations in the entire Caribbean.

During my nine-week Caribbean tour, after an impressive stay on the Cayman Islands, I flew on to Havana, the capital of Cuba.