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Travel advise: payments in the Cayman Islands
Jet off well-informed to the Cayman Islands. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in the Cayman Islands.
The vast majority of vendors in the Cayman Islands will be able to accept card payments by international debit and credit card. All international card payments will be charged in USD.
The Cayman Islands Dollar is pegged to the US dollar at $1.2 USD for $1 KYD. However local vendors in the Caymans will often have their own rate for payments taken in USD, such as $1.10 or $1.05 USD per $1 KYD.
If you are going to pay by card in the Cayman Islands: Be aware of bank card fees and currency conversion fees for card payments in Cayman Islands dollars. Your bank’s KYD to GBP exchange rate may be quite bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in the Caribbean, it’s certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Cash is still a popular and convenient payment method in the Cayman Islands. Paying in Cayman Island dollar cash is also a great way to avoid the card fees and currency conversion fees.
Some smaller vendors outside of George Town will only accept cash payments. This is also the case for street and beach vendors, taxi drivers, diving instructors, tour guides and salesmen at local markets such as Cayman Craft Market in George Town.
A coffee in the Cayman Islands costs around $4 KYD. For a three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant the cost will be around $45 KYD per person.
Most tipping in the Cayman Islands is through a service charge added to the bill. If no service charge is added you should add 15% to the bill, given of course that you’re happy with the service received.
Banknotes in the Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory, and therfore all CI$ banknotes feature the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The banknotes in circulation on the Cayman Islands are $1, $5, $10, $25, $50 and $100 KYD.
Coins in the Cayman Islands
Cayman coins in circulation are 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents and 25 cents. Like the Cayman banknotes, the coins bear the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
the Cayman Islands’ currency import and export regulations
The Cayman Islands have no currency restrictions: Travelers can import and export an unlimited amount of currency into and from the Cayman Islands.
Amounts of $15,000 USD or equivalent needs to be declared upon arrival.
Ordering Cayman Islands Dollars online
Order Cayman Islands Dollars online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Cayman Islands Dollars online.
Selling back Cayman Islands Dollars
If you have Cayman Islands Dollars to sell, follow this link to exchange Cayman Islands Dollars to Pounds, click on ‘sell currency’ and select ‘KYD Cayman Islands Dollar’. We’ll pay good rates for your leftover Cayman Islands Dollars.