Is it safe to drive in Grand Cayman?

Is it safe to drive in Grand Cayman?

Driving in Grand Cayman is very safe. The roads are well built and maintained. Most roads are only single or dual-lane, meaning that the likely-hood of accidents is low (compared to multi-lane highways).

 

Picture of a road along George Town waterfront, Grand Cayman.

 

The Cayman Islands drive on the left side of the road; in the US, cars drive on the right side of the road; this can confuse some people, but it’s still safe.

Most roads in Grand Cayman have a max speed limit of 40 mph (64 km/h); this low speed makes it safer to drive. There are even some roads along Seven Mile Beach where the max speed limit is 25 mph (40 km/h).

The number one source of road accidents in Cayman is roundabouts. A lot of people don’t fully understand which lane they need to be in, which leads to accidents. It is important that you are aware of how to use roundabouts before driving in Cayman.

 

Image showing how to properly use a roundabout.


Is it easy to drive in Grand Cayman as a tourist?


It is very easy to drive in Grand Cayman as a tourist.

Most tourists that vacation in Grand Cayman rent cars and drive themselves. Uber & Lyft aren’t available in the Cayman Islands, and regular taxis are expensive and unreliable. The vast majority of tourists that drive don’t have any issues. You can read my article where I discuss if tourists should rent a car when vacationing in Grand Cayman.

There is a high number of road signs in Grand Cayman; this makes it easy to navigate as a driver. You can also use Google Maps on your phone so that you don’t get lost. Most accidents are caused because people don’t know where they are going; this causes people to make sudden turns that result in accidents.

 

Road signs in Grand Cayman.


Conclusion:


It is safe and easy to drive in Grand Cayman. If you are a confident driver, then you won’t have any issues. Most tourists rent cars when vacationing in the Cayman Islands, and the vast majority never get into accidents.