Cayman Island Blogs

US Entry & Exit Requirements

U.S. citizens traveling outside the United States through any mode of transport by air, sea and land are required to carry a valid passport to re-enter the United States. They must ensure that their passport is valid for up to six months after the scheduled date of their return to the United States.

Hurricane Ivan

On September 11-12, 2004, Hurricane Ivan hit Grand Cayman and created a devastating 8-ft storm surge that submerge a great part of Grand Cayman.

History of the Cayman Islands

Christopher Columbus accidentally discovered the Cayman Islands on May 11, 1503 when his ship was blown off course during his last voyage to the New World. The islands resembled little rocks that were full of sea turtles that Columbus named the group of islands Las Tortugas. In 1586, Sir Francis Drake was the first recorded English visitor on the islands and renamed them “caiman” which is the Carib word for alligator, also inhabitants of the island.

Economy of the Cayman Islands

The people of Cayman Islands have one of the highest standards of living across the globe. However, prices of commodities are high as 90% of consumer goods and food in the islands are imported.