Cayman FAQ



Do I need a passport to go? +


Do I need a VISA? +

Most countries do not require a VISA for the Cayman Islands, but some do. Please click here to see if your country is on the VISA requirement list.

What do I need to enter the country? +

A return ticket and the address of where you are staying.

What currency do the Cayman Islands use? +

The Cayman Islands use the Cayman Dollar and the US Dollar. Whilst US dollars are accepted everywhere, you will likely get change in Cayman dollars.

What is the currency exchange rate between Cayman and US? +

Banks sell the US Dollar at 0.84 and buy them at 0.82. Most bars, restaurants and shops use 0.8. I.e. $1 Cayman Dollar equals $1.25 US. It sounds complicated... It is.

Is it safe to travel the island outside the KAABOO grounds? +

Absolutely. Cayman is one of the safest, if not the safest, island in the Caribbean.

What are security/safety processes on the island? (i.e. police force, etc.) +

The Cayman Islands is policed by the RCIPS (Royal Cayman Islands Police Service). The emergency number is 911.

What is the legal drinking age? +

The legal drinking age is 18.

What is the Cayman Islands' relation to the UK? +

It is a British-protectorate and the Governor, appointed by the Queen of England, acts as Head-of-State.

What side of the road do you drive on? +

The left side. And yes, there are roundabouts.

What if I become ill? Is there First Aid/Medical/Hospital on the island? +

Yes, plenty of professional medical services are available on-island. For a comprehensive list click here.

Do I need vaccinations? +

Vaccinations are not required for travel to the Cayman Islands.

Is there public transportation on the island? +

There is a daily bus service with hours and fares depending on the route and the day of travel. The central Depot is in Georgetown, and buses can be flagged down from the side of the road or at a bus stop, with stickers outlining where they are traveling.

Will I have a phone signal/phone service on-island? +

Yes, most international mobile services will work in Cayman. Local mobile phone network providers are Digicel and Flow.

Where is there WIFI or internet service? +

Most accommodations, bars and restaurants provide WIFI and internet.

Where can I find an ATM or a bank? +

There are plenty of banks in Cayman, and you will have no problem finding an ATM. ATMs dispense both Cayman and US dollars.

What is the weather like at this time of year? How hot does it get? +

Temperatures are usually in the high 70's to low 80's, and you can expect low humidity. February is one of the best times to visit.

Am I allowed to fish? +

Not in the marine park but there are many reputable companies to go fishing with.

What is there to do outside of the KAABOO festival grounds? +

From Stingray City to snorkeling the reefs, to shopping, there is no shortage of things to do in Grand Cayman. Click here to see everything Cayman has to offer.

What kinds of children's activities are there? +

Most hotels offer children's programs, so there's no need to worry about keeping your children occupied.

Where will I stay during KAABOO Cayman? +

There is a wealth of hotels and condos to stay at during your visit to the Cayman Islands. Click here for a comprehensive and informative list.

Where is the event on the island? Where is it in relation to the airport and preferred hotels? +

The event is just north of Kimpton Seafire. It is about a 10-15 minute drive from the airport and within a 10 minute drive of most hotels, resorts and condos. There will be a KAABOO shuttle service available.

Can I rent a car? +

Yes, there are rental car agencies at the airport and throughout the island.

Can I camp on the island? +

Unfortunately, camping is not permitted in the Cayman Islands.

I'm hearing all about "Caymankind". What does it mean? +

Caymankind is an approach to life. It is about the entire experience of the Caymanian culture. With over 125 nationalities living together in harmony, Caymankind is all about our islands' people, resources and traditions. Visitors experience Caymankind as a feeling of joy.