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George Town (Cayman Islands)

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George Town

George Town

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George Town is the capital and largest settlement on the Cayman Islands with a total population of roughly 25,000 inhabitants. It is located in the west of the main island, Grand Cayman, and is a major financial centre, not only for the Cayman Islands but for many foreign companies and there are hundreds of banks located here. Apart from that, the town functions as a major port for cruise ships as well as cargo and as a consequence all the amenities tourists are dying for when they finally leave a ship are here: shopping malls, bars and restaurants. Apart from that, it is not a particularly rewarding place to visit but most people will find themselves in or near the city when arriving by plane or boat.




George Town has a perfect climate with warm and humid weather with almost constant sea breezes. Temperatures hoover around 28 °C to 30 °C during the day and 24 °C at night. The months of June to September are slightly warmer. During these months, extending into November is the rainy season on the other hand, with a small chance of a hurricane passing by now and then. December to April is the dry and slightly cooler period which is a good but popular time to visit. May and November are good months to visit if you want to avoid crowds, high prices and very bad weather.



Getting There

By Plane

Cayman Airways is the national airline of the Cayman Islands. It is based on Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) on Grand Cayman. They fly to Havana, Kingston, La Ceiba, Miami, Montego Bay, New York and Tampa and seasonal to Chicago and Washington, D.C.. Continental Airlines flies to Newark and Houston, British Airways to London and Nassau, while several other airlines serve cities like Toronto, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Charlotte, Boston and Philadelphia.

Cayman Airways also flies to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

By Bus

Grand Cayman Public Bus Transport, Edward St. next to the library, Georgetown, Phone: 945-5100, has licensed buses,identified by blue licence plates. Daily service starts at 6:00am from the depot and the schedule is as follows from George Town to:

  • Route 1 George Town to West Bay.
  • Route 2 George Town to West Bay.
  • Route 3 service between the depot in George Town and Bodden Town
  • Route 4 service between the depot and East End.
  • Route 5 service between North Side and East End.
  • Route 6 service between North Side and West Bay.
  • Route 7 George Town inter district service.
  • Route 8 service between the depot to Hutland in North Side.
  • Route 9 service between George Town through Frank Sound North Side

By Boat

Cruise ships anchor offshore and tender passengers to the harbor dock by downtown George Town. George Town is a very popular port of call and is included by many cruise lines in "Western Caribbean" itineraries. There are no berthing facilities at this location, but ships can anchor at one of four points.



Getting Around

There is a small walkable area of shops around the George Town harbor. Seven Mile beach is not within walking distance of the harbor cruise docks.

Taxis are available at the cruise ship docks in downtown George Town, and at all resorts.



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