Grand Cayman Car Rental Tips
Cayman Islands are a collection of three beautiful Islands
and are gifted with the most modern infrastructure in the
Caribbean. Grand Cayman being the biggest Island of
the three holds many secrets that can only be discovered by
exploring the many hidden beaches and neighborhoods.
Grand Cayman is also considered one of
the safest locations in the world.
Between the fully paved roads, well lit streets, courteous
drivers and secluded beaches, one just has to rent a car and
enjoy exploring our beautiful Island.
Grand Cayman is
only 24 Miles long and 5
Miles wide, being a relatively
"small" Island seeing it all in one day is not difficult.
Well, maybe not "all" but the majority of highly popular
tourist spots can be discovered in just a day. Once
our visitors get the "hang of it", they are off to discover
places off the beaten path.
"The hang of it"
really relates to our method of driving here in Cayman.
We drive on the left side of the street, one of the few
places in the world to do so, and we create our own "mini
traffic lights". It is not unusual for a
motorist to stop and simply let you exit your driveway in
"heavy traffic". (Heavy traffic = 15 cars in a row)
Most cars have steering wheels on the left but you can find
steering wheels on the right as well, make sure to ask Avis
for a certain steering wheel side if you have a preference.
Most visitors find the steering wheel on the right helps
them remember to stay on the left side of the road.
Once you have "the
hang of it" and you have stopped turning on your windshield
wipers every time you want to turn your indicators on
(you'll see what I mean, I still do it after 25 years!!)
you will be able to visit beaches without a footstep in the
sand, hidden local restaurants and get around as easy as
you do at home!
There is only one
main road in Grand Cayman, believe it or not it's signaled
on the road maps as A1 to A5, but it's the same road going
in a circle. If you get lost, a very
hard thing to do,
all you will be doing are circles around the Island, you
will surely catch on pretty fast when you pass Foster Food
Fair 100 times over and over again.
So, try something
different on your Caribbean vacation this year, drive on the
left, stop and ask for directions, the natives will steer
you the right way every time!