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Renting a Car in Grand Cayman

December 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you considered everything you’ll need for your vacation to the Cayman Islands? Some of the basics, like hotel and the fare to take the plane, are usually a given and quite easy to remember. No matter where you end up, most of the lodging on Grand Cayman is not central to everything you’ll want to do. The lifestyle there is as fast-paced as you want it to be, and you can find yourself in very different places depending on the time of day. It’s a good idea to secure yourself a Grand Caymans car rental, and to be sure that you understand the rules of the road.

Before you Rent

Everyone who visits the island will be required to obtain a permit to drive. You should know that all driving is done on the left-hand side of the road, which is different for Americans. Do notice stop signs and speed limit signs around the island. Tickets are distributed freely to both residents and visitors, so don’t get caught doing something avoidable. It’s also a good idea to select some insurance for your car if possible. Accidents happen wherever you go, and insurance is meant to cover those mistakes quickly and easily.

Driving for the First Time

Try taking Cayman Islands car rentals for a first time spin somewhere that doesn’t have a lot of traffic. Most rental car establishments are located near the airport on the outskirts of town, so it should be simple to find a space where you can take in the scenery. This is one reason why convertibles are so popular here. Make sure that you look both ways before you make left turns. This will seem very different for Americans, plus we are allowed to turn left at red lights after a full stop.

You’ll also notice a series of roundabouts around the island. Europeans will be familiar with roundabouts, which simply require incoming cars to yield to those in the roundabout. Make sure you always drive clockwise, and be courteous to other drivers in the roundabout.

Final Thoughts

Driving in Grand Cayman should be a scenic vacation in itself. If you get the basics down in a part of the town that has a lower traffic density, you’ll be ready for the night life that awaits you inland. Just remember to fasten your seatbelts!
Andy’s Rent-A-Car offers affordable car rentals in Cayman, and is conveniently located near the airport. Andy’s Rent-A-Car offers insurance, GPS units and many options of rental cars in Grand Cayman.