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Grand Cayman

Getting around

Car & motorcycle

Car

During the peak season, rates for a compact car start at around US$40 per day; rentals during the low season may be 25% less. The following are the main rental suppliers.

Andy’s Rent-a-Car (949-8111; www.andys.ky; Owen Roberts International Airport; 6am-10pm)

Avis (949-2468; www.aviscayman.com; Owen Roberts International Airport) Other branches are at the Ritz Carlton, Marriott Hotel and Westin.

Budget (949-5605; www.budgetcayman.com; Owen Roberts International Airport)

Cayman Auto Rentals (949-1013; www.caymanautorentals.net; West Bay Rd)

Coconut Car Rentals (949-4037; www.coconutcarrentals.com) Offices at Owen Roberts International Airport and Coconut Place, Seven Mile Beach.

Economy Car Rental (949-9550; www.economycarrental.com.ky; Owen Roberts International Airport)

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Bus & tram

Bus

The public bus terminal (916-1293), located adjacent to the public library on Edward St in downtown George Town, serves as the dispatch point for buses to all districts of Grand Cayman. The system uses color-coded logos on the buses to indicate routes.

The main routes:

West Bay (fare US$2.50; 6am-11pm Sun-Thu, 6am-midnight Fri & Sat) Every 15 minutes. Served by Route 1 (yellow) and Route 2 (lime green) buses.

Bodden Town (fare US$2.50; 6am-11pm Sun-Thu, 6am-midnight Fri & Sat) Every 30 minutes. Served by Route 3 (blue) buses.

East End (fare US$2.50; 6am-9pm Sun-Thu, 6am-midnight Fri & Sat) Hourly. Served by Route 4 (purple) and Route 5 (red) buses. Via Bodden Town.

North Side (fare US$2.50; 6am-9pm Sun-Thu & Sat, 6am-midnight Fri) Hourly. Served by Route 5 (red) buses. Passes the entrance to Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.

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Local transport

Taxi

Taxis are readily available at Owen Roberts International Airport, from all resorts and from the taxi stand at the cruise-ship dock in George Town. They offer a fixed rate per vehicle or per person to all points on Grand Cayman. A sign with current rates is posted at the dock.

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Bicycle

Bicycle & scooter

With its flat terrain and always stunning views of the sea, Grand Cayman is a pleasure for cyclists (many hotels make bikes available to guests). Renting a scooter will enable you to easily access the far reaches of the island.

Cayman Cycle Rentals (945-4021; Coconut Place Shopping Center, West Bay Rd, Seven Mile Beach; per day mountain bikes/scooters US$15/30) rents both bicycles and scooters.

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