A vacation to Grand Cayman is not complete without at least one day to shopping.
Whether for gifts to take home to friends and family, a luxury watch you’ve been coveting for years, or even a diamond ring to get down on one knee with, you’ll want to shop in Grand Cayman, Veteran travelers to the Caribbean often delay their shopping until they arrive in Grand Cayman in order to take full advantage of Cayman’s unmatched selection and incredible tax and duty free prices.
WHAT DOES TAX/DUTY FREE MEAN?
The Cayman Islands are famous for duty and tax-free shopping, but what does that really mean? The word “Duty” simply means tax on imported goods and in Cayman, we have many wonderful products that are free of those taxes so those savings are passed on to you! There is also no direct taxation on any individuals or companies in Cayman, so no sales tax is applied to your purchase.
Most branded goods have duty free savings of anywhere from 10%-30% off the US retail price. Essentially, you are able to buy a host of products at sales tax-free and duty-free prices which makes for significant savings.
A trip to George Town Shopping District will allow you to immediately understand why our prices are so competitive. With more luxury retailers located in a square mile than you would find in any shopping mall in the US, our stores’ selection must be exciting and prices must be competitive.
In addition to designer brands, there is an incredible selection of unique and exclusive pieces that are sourced locally and around the world available at incredibly attractive prices in our duty-free stores.
WHERE ARE THE BEST PLACES TO SHOP?
There are two main shopping areas in Grand Cayman. George Town waterfront and the Town Centre of Camana Bay.
Camana Bay is a thriving new town which is located within walking distance to Seven Mile Beach. It opens from 10am-9pm and has a wide array of shopping options, restaurants and recreational spaces. Shopping options include stunning jewellery, watches, designer sunglasses, Pandora, Polo clothing, NKY and many more fashion stores. Best of all – plenty of free parking!
George Town is Grand Cayman’s Capital. It is the epicentre for the world famous brands, jewellery of every description, loose diamonds, Swiss watches, designer sunglasses and Cuban Cigars. You can enjoy the bustle of a busy cruise ship day or a relaxing stroll on the weekend. Just look for Margaritaville and you’ll be in the center of it all!
The Island Plaza Duty-Free Shopping Mall. Located in the heart of The George Town Shopping District you will find Cayman’s largest Duty Free Shopping Mall with 50 famous brands under one roof. Home to Cayman’s only Pandora Store, Swarovski Boutique, Churchill’s Cigar Store, De Sunglass Man and a massive 20,000 square foot Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. This is a fun place to shop with something for everyone.
WHAT IS THE LOCAL CURRENCY?
The currency of the Cayman Islands is the Cayman Islands Dollar which is fixed to the US Dollar at
CI $1 = US $1.20
However, all of the stores featured in this catalogue have prices in US Dollars.
Camana Bay runs a free shuttle daily to their Town Centre.
They offer pickups from all Seven Mile Beach Hotels and Condos, simply call 1(345) 527-3333
You can catch the public bus (Green Route) along West Bay Road that will take you to George Town for around $2 KYD per person.
Bus timetables run every 15 minutes from:
6am-11pm/ Sunday – Thursday
6am-12am / Friday and Saturday
Call 1 (345) 945-5100
Alternatively, you can call any of the local taxi companies:
Yellow Cab: 345-444-4444