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Setting off on a memorable journey to the Cayman Islands? Manor FX is here to make your travel budget go further with the best exchange rates for the Cayman Island dollars (KYD).

With our online service, you can easily get your Cayman Island currency sorted swiftly, efficiently, and securely, taking the stress out of last-minute currency hunts.

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Cayman Islands travel money

Dive into the stunning coral reefs, relax on the white sandy beaches, and immerse yourself in the laid-back island lifestyle, all with the right currency in your wallet – Cayman Islands dollars (KYD). 

Here’s your complete guide to making the most of your Cayman Island dollar exchange rate.

Where can you get Cayman Islands dollars?

At Manor FX, you are covered for all your Cayman currency needs.

Getting your Cayman Island dollars before you leave is quick, easy, and safe with our online service. So you can wave goodbye to airport exchange woes and hello to a carefree Cayman Islands getaway.

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Stingrays at stingray city in Grand Cayman Islands

Can I buy Cayman Islands dollars in the UK?

Absolutely! You can conveniently purchase Cayman Islands dollars in the UK before you set off.

Manor FX offers a secure and straightforward way to exchange your GBP for the currency of the Cayman Islands.

Should I exchange money before I travel to the Cayman Islands?

Yes, changing your GBP to Cayman Islands dollar before leaving the United Kingdom is wise.

This helps you avoid the hassle of finding a currency exchange on arrival, especially if you land when banks are closed or in less populated areas where options might be scarce.

Acquiring Cayman Islands dollars in the UK is a smart choice for a seamless and enjoyable travel experience. 

And remember, when you’re back, you can easily swap any unused KYD to GBP with us!

Is the Cayman dollar tied to the US dollar?

Yes, the Cayman dollar’s value is fixed to the US dollar, meaning its exchange rate doesn’t change.

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Caribbean. Masqueraders enjoy themselves in the Batabano Cayman Carnival.

What currency should I take to the Cayman Islands?

The official currency is the Cayman Islands dollar. Spending in KYD gives you better value and protects you against poor exchange rates that other currencies might face.

Do they accept US dollars in the Cayman Islands?

United States dollars are widely accepted in the Cayman Islands alongside the Cayman dollar. This makes shopping and paying for services super convenient for visitors from the States.

The Cayman dollar is pegged to the US dollar, meaning their values are closely linked. So, in the Cayman Islands, using US dollars is almost as easy as using the local currency, from eating out to souvenir shopping.

Whether you opt for US dollars or Cayman dollars, you’ll find managing your expenses straightforward.

Can I use my debit card in the Cayman Islands?

Yes, using your debit card in the Cayman Islands is a handy option. Most places like hotels, restaurants, and shops in tourist areas accept cards without any fuss.

It’s a smart way to carry less cash. Just bear in mind that your bank might charge you for international transactions when using your card abroad.

Checking with your bank before you jet off is a good idea so you know what fees to expect and can plan your spending better.

Grand Cayman Caribbean Crystal Caves

Should I use cash in the Cayman Islands?

Having cash on you is always a good idea! Cash is king in many local markets and smaller shops, as cards may not be an option.

Using cash helps you keep an eye on your spending and dodge card transaction fees. 

Remember to keep your cash secure and only take what you need for the day.

Is it better to use cash or a credit card in the Cayman Islands?

Cash tends to be the go-to for many transactions in the Cayman Islands. While many places accept cards, having some Cayman Islands dollar coins and notes for everyday expenses is wise, especially off the beaten path. 

Here are a few tips:

  • Keep enough cash handy for day trips, as ATMs might be scarce in more remote areas.
  • Use your card cautiously and stick to well-known places for card payments.
  • Carry smaller Cayman Islands dollars for everyday purchases.

Having both cash and a card as a backup is a good strategy.

How can I avoid ATM fees in the Cayman Islands?

Dodging ATM fees in the Cayman Islands is easier than you might think:

  • Stick to ATMs from major banks, which often have lower fees and are more reliable.
  • Withdraw larger sums less often to reduce transaction fees.
  • See if your UK bank has any fee-reducing partnerships with Cayman banks.
  • Inform your bank of your travel plans to avoid card issues and possibly get tips on saving on fees.
  • Use credit cards for big purchases to avoid ATM withdrawal fees.
  • Exchange some cash before you go, so you’re set for immediate expenses.
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, The Paseo in Camana Bay a modern waterfront town in the Caribbean

Are the Cayman Islands expensive?

Visiting the Cayman Islands can be pricey, particularly if you’re eyeing resort stays or popular tourist attractions.

Eating out, taking tours, and getting around can add up quickly. This is because of the islands’ breathtaking beaches, crystal-clear waters, and luxury experiences, which often come with a higher cost.

But don’t let that put you off. With smart planning, like booking accommodations in advance, choosing budget-friendly eateries, and looking for activity bundles, you can manage your expenses more effectively.

Exploring less crowded spots can also help you save while offering a genuine taste of Cayman culture and natural beauty.

How much cash do you need in the Cayman Islands?

For a budget trip in the Cayman Islands, plan for about CI$75-100 per day (around £62-83). This should cover basic meals, public transport, and free activities.

If you’re going for a mid-range budget, expect to spend CI$150-250 daily (about £125-208). This includes better meals, some taxi rides, and entrance fees for attractions.

For a luxury experience, budget more than CI$300 per day (over £249). This will get you fine dining, private tours, and high-end activities.

Do you tip in the Cayman Islands?

Tipping in the Cayman Islands is much like many other destinations. Depending on service quality, but a 15-20% restaurant tip is standard.

Rounding up or adding a couple of dollars is a nice gesture for taxi rides. Many hotels include a service charge in your bill, but tipping housekeeping a few dollars daily is a kind touch.

Tipping is your way of showing thanks for good service, so how much you choose to give is up to you.

A diver explores the cracks, crevices and holes in a coral reef on the island of Grand Cayman.

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Cayman Islands banknotes

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority issues the Cayman Islands dollars. The notes come in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100 dollars.

The banknotes feature an array of local wildlife and cultural symbols, each telling a piece of the Cayman story. Every note reflects the islands’ rich heritage and natural beauty, from the iconic green turtle to the traditional thatched-roof house.

Cayman Islands Dollar banknotes

Cayman Islands coins

Cayman Islands dollar coins come in denominations of 1, 5, 10, and 25 cents, and also a 1-dollar coin.

Each coin showcases different aspects of the islands’ flora and fauna, like the hibiscus flower or the indigenous agouti. These coins are not just currency; they’re little reminders of the Cayman Islands’ diverse ecosystem.

Whether for spending or as keepsakes, these coins are a fun way to cherish your Cayman Islands experience.

Cayman Islands currency import and export regulations

When it comes to bringing money into or out of the Cayman Islands, there are a few rules to keep in mind.

You can bring in as much Cayman Island dollars or foreign currency as you like. But if you carry over $10,000 in cash, you must declare it upon arrival or departure.

Just complete the necessary paperwork if you’re carrying a significant amount of cash, and you’ll be all set.

Ordering Cayman Islands dollars online

Order Cayman Islands dollars online with Manor FX! Our fast and reliable service ensures you’ll get the best Cayman Island dollar rate. Secure free delivery for all orders over £750.

You also have the option to pick up your KYD from our shop, adding convenience to your preparation. We ensure you’re fully equipped for your Cayman Islands adventure without any fuss.

Converting Cayman Islands dollars to British pounds

Are you looking to convert Cayman dollars to pounds? No worries!

After your trip, switch any leftover Cayman Island currency back to British pound sterling with us. 

We offer competitive rates for your Cayman Islands dollar to GBP conversion, making it easy to sort out your post-holiday finances stress-free. It’s a simple way to conclude your travel budgeting without any hassle.

Aerial view of Grand Cayman island in the Caribbean


The best currency to take to Grand Cayman is either the Cayman Islands dollar (CI$) or the US dollar (US$), as both are widely accepted there.

Euros aren’t commonly used in Grand Cayman. It’s best to have Cayman Islands dollars or US dollars.

  1. Dress code: While beachwear is perfect for the coast, dress a bit more conservatively when exploring towns or dining out.
  2. Currency: The local currency is the Cayman Islands dollar (CI$). US dollars are widely accepted, but change might be given in CI$. 
  3. Driving: In the Cayman Islands, you’ll need to get used to driving on the left side of the road. If you’re renting a car, remember this rule to stay safe and conform to local traffic laws.
  4. Safety: The Cayman Islands are known for being safe for tourists. However, staying aware of your surroundings is always important, especially in crowded or unfamiliar places.
  5. Wildlife and nature conservation: The Cayman Islands are home to unique wildlife, including marine life and the famous stingrays at Stingray City. Respect local guidelines to protect these natural wonders for future visitors.

Whether you need a visa for the Cayman Islands depends on your country. Many visitors don’t need one for short stays.

No specific vaccinations are required for the Cayman Islands, but it’s wise to have your routine shots up to date.

The best time to visit the Cayman Islands is from November to April. This period offers warm, sunny weather, making it great for enjoying the beaches and outdoor activities.

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Cayman Islands Dollars Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
You exchange:
You get:
You exchange:
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