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Insider Tips for Staying on Grand Cayman

June 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by: Andys Rent-a-Car

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Planning a vacation to a region that you have never been can bring just as much anxiety as excitement. The Cayman Islands are no exception. There are no shortages of activities, but the details of the trip can be especially hard to anticipate. If you book a room in the wrong area, for instance, you might be too far from anything of interest. Fail to book proper transportation once you’re on the island and you might find yourself with fewer activities within your reach.

The best way to plan a trip you’ll remember for years to come is to use insider knowledge to help decide where to stay and whether or not it’s worth it to rent a car in Grand Cayman.

Where to Stay

The basic choice before most travelers is whether to book a room at a hotel or a condo. There are advantages to both, it’s up to you to decide which offers the experience you want. With hotels, you’ll get room service and a small continental breakfast. Condos offer a similar experience, with snacks and food served in your room. The difference is that condos are your space; hotels are very much like visiting someone’s room.

That feeling of personal space can make a very big difference to travelers, especially older people who prefer time for themselves and a bit of privacy. As for seclusion, Seven Mile Beach offers a few sites away from hotels and larger condos, but you might be better served on the north side of Grand Cayman.

Rent a Bike or Car?

Many younger people who come to the island like to rent bikes for transportation, rather than a car hire in Grand Cayman. This is a good idea for the environment, maybe not so much for getting around. Roads can be very narrow in Grand Cayman, so bikes may have trouble inching past cars safely. Biking in the heat also makes it hard to get around. By the end of your trip you’ll be tired and dehydrated.

A better solution, if you truly wish to bike, is to plan for a day or two of Grand Caymans car rentals. This way, you get a respite during the middle of the trip and you can explore some parts of the island you’d otherwise not see.

Final Thoughts

Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide where you want to go and what you would like to do. Your trip to Grand Cayman can immerse you in beach culture, or provide the most amazing night life experiences you’ve ever had. Much of that experience is fueled by access. Plan accordingly.

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