Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving In Cayman Islands

Driving abroad in the Cayman Islands is on the left, as in the UK. You can drive using the photo licence of most countries for up to 3 months, after which time you will need to apply for a local licence. (Most countries including USA, Canda and EU nations can obtain a licence without need for a test).

The islands have 488 miles of roads which are nearly all paved and are in generally good condition. The main road in Grand Cayman runs from West Bay and passes through George Town and Bodden Town before following the coast along the East and North coasts to Rum Point on the northern tip of the island. There is also a North-South road, Frank Sound Road, which runs across the centre of the island. On Little Cayman and Cayman Brac there are paved roads running round the coast lines of both islands.

Driving style is generally courteous and laid back. Observe the speed limits, wear your seat belt at all times and do not drink and drive. Mobile phone use incurs an automatic fine of CI$150. Follow those rules and driving on Grand Cayman will be a breeze. Road conditions are very good throughout the region, particularly on Grand Cayman, but visitors should watch for wildlife outside the larger towns and cities. It is not uncommon to come upon iguanas and turtles sunning themselves in the middle of the warm island roads. Use caution when driving at night and watch out for Pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

Although I try and keep the information in the site updated as much as possible, in a rapidly moving world, situations can change daily. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads, safety etc.

Cayman Islands Car Rental –
Hertz, Alamo, National,Avis, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty, have branches here

We currently have no local car rental partners in the Cayman Islands. If you are a local car rental company who would like to feature on please check details on our Partnering page or contact us on

Cayman Islands Self Driving Rules –
Cars can’t be taken off the island.


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