|Q. What about passports?
A. Proof of citizenship, either passport or birth certificate and driver's
licence, and a return ticket are needed to enter the country.
Q. What's the best way to get there?
A. Either Cayman Airways through Miami or Tampa. They stop in Grand Cayman
and then continue on to Cayman Brac. Check with them for their most recent
schedule as it changes frequently. Our
favorite is US Airways or American to Grand Cayman and then taking Island
Air on their 2:35 p.m. or 4:35 p.m. flight. They also have
a return flight from Brac at 10:50 a.m. so you avoid the crack-of-dawn
departure of Cayman Air.
Q. What about alcohol into the Cayman Islands?
A. Each passenger is allowed to bring 32 ounce of liquor duty-free into
the country. Wine you can bring one liter. There are a couple liquor
stores on the island that close promptly at 6:00 p.m. every evening and
are closed on Sundays.
Q. Do we have to exchange for CI currency?
A. Absolutely not. Every store and restaurant will welcome your US dollar.
Most places give an exchange rate of $.80 CI for each US Dollar. If you
bring travelers checks, you can exchange at Cayman National Bank at the
rate of $.82 per US Dollar. Banking hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday, with Friday having extended hours from 4:30 to
6:00, and closed on weekends.
Q. How do we get from the airport to your house and cottage?
A. Our caretaker, Emil Dixon, will meet you at the airport and transport
you to the property. He's really a wonderful help to us and a very
trusting and kind man. His wife, Odette, is also a great help to us as she
does the cleaning of the house and cottage before your arrival and after
Q. Who do we contact for diving adventures?
A. Our recommendation for the best dive operation is Reef Divers which is
about ½ mile from the property. They have a few boats and run a very
clean and safe operation. Their phone number is provided in the booking
package we send to you once we receive your deposit. There are many dive
sites around the island, and they also take trips to Little Cayman,
Q. Is there a sandy beach?
A. Yes, you have your own private beach right in your front yard! As you
can see from the pictures, the beach is protected by a lagoon as the waves
break out a couple hundred feet from the beach. The lagoon is, at its
deepest, maybe 6 feet but it is a very gradual deepening of the water. The
lagoon provides a great spot for swimming and also for snorkeling. We
spend many hours just combing up and down the lagoon and finding many
different species of fish, we've seen stingray, octopus, lobster, etc.,
etc. The lagoon area in front of our property is a marine conservation
Q. What about rental cars?
A. Four D's is our recommendation for rentals cars. Their phone and fax
number is 345-948-1599 and 345-948-0459 in evening and weekends. Lisa is
very helpful. They offer a 10% discount to guests of our property, so
don't forget to mention it. They will have the car waiting for you at the
airport or you can chill out for a couple days and then hook up with them
as they are only ¼ mile walk from the house.
Q. Are there restaurants nearby?
A. Yes! Within walking distance there is Aunt Sha's Kitchen which is a
"local" place with Caribbean style home cooking. Great fresh
fish, shrimp, lobster, turtle, ackee and codfish, chicken and beef. Great
- G&M Diner is a short ride from the house and Gedes is a
wonderful cook. Offers full breakfast. He makes all his own sauces,
including Bonnie's favorite, curry. Has shrimp, fish, turtle, oxtail,
goat, beef, chicken, ackee and codfish, etc., on his daily menu. He
does change the menu every couple days so you can call ahead and find
out what he's offering for that day. Also great for takeout.
- Captain's Table offers a full menu with appetizers, salads
and entrees, along with a full bar for cocktails and beer. Great
atmosphere and a must-see. Their lunches are great and dinner has to
- The hotels offer a full menu also. Menu changes daily.
- There are a couple other places to try but we have mentioned our
Q. What about fishing or snorkeling trips?
A. Our recommendation for fishing, snorkeling expeditions or just a
half-day tour on the water is Captain Shelby's. You can go to Little
Cayman for the day, etc.
Q. Where can you snorkel?
A. Just out your front door in the reef-protected lagoon. There are many
places around the island that you can drive or bike to and just jump in
the water. The north side of the island has a few spots, by the old
Bucaneer (Robert Foster Road) Hotel or our by the Government building are
just two to mention.