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)
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.
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.
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.