Tucked between the vast stretch of tropical seas that separates Cuba and Jamaica, the string of Cayman Islands offers beautiful reefs, stunning beaches and lively resorts. And it’s all just a short, cheap flight away.
The peak season for flights from the US to Grand Cayman is between December and April. During this time the islands are blessed by comfortable – but high – temperatures and gentle – but warm – seas. Mild, seasonal trade winds help to keep the temperature fresh even when it peaks at 85oF.
Cheaper flights to Grand Cayman are much more plentiful during the low season, which lasts between May and November. Short bursts of rain can be expected and the air feels much more humid as the temperature scales to highs of 95oF. The heat can be too much for some – but the rains help to clear the air. Although the official hurricane risk falls between June and November, it is highly unlikely you will be affected.
If you want to find the best deals on flights to the Cayman Islands there are ways to reduce your costs whatever season you are travelling in.
Our ‘Nearby airports’ option shows you alternative, convenient departure points in the US that may lower your price or offer you a more attractive flight time.
If you are not constrained to flying on set days, our ‘My dates are flexible’ tick box can reveal alternative dates to fly on. Even a day or two either side of the dates you enter can significantly lower the price of your Grand Cayman flight.
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Optimal flight times from the US to Grand Cayman include:
Most Grand Cayman flights will generally land at Owen Roberts International Airport, the main airport for the Cayman Islands. There are, however, smaller airports on the islands of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac which may be more convenient for you, particularly if you are flying a connecting service. Miami is the main hub to Grand Cayman, with 55 weekly flights currently scheduled.
With only one terminal building, Owens International is a small airport but it offers good facilities and is serviced by excellent onward travel options. Many hotels offer van, taxi or limousine pick-ups. Private taxi and car hire are also available from the terminal. An airport bus service can deliver you in no time at all to the capital of nearby Georgetown if you are embarking on a cruise from here.
Carriers offering flights to Grand Cayman from the US include:
Hiring a car is an attractive possibility – the main island is small and easy to navigate. Alternatively, local buses offer a reasonable service: the main terminal is located in George Town, and licensed buses with blue plates will take either US or Cayman Islands dollars. There are very few actual bus stops on the island, but all you need to do is flag down any bus from the side of the road. Taxis fill in the gaps overland and there are plenty of options for boat trips out to reefs or to neighboring islands.
If you are here in late-April or early-May, you’re in for a real treat. The Batabano Festival is a carnival of color as live steel band music, costumed dancers and exotic foods take central stage.
The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park offers short walking tours through its extensive displays of the stunning local flowers and plants whilst the Cayman Maritime Treasure Museum explores the history of turtle hunting, pirates and shipbuilding.
The brooding landscapes of Hell in West Bay consist of black, volcanic rocks that add a touch of primordial menace to this tropical paradise.
A large ex-pat population has brought with it a desire for luxury. Expect fine wines, fine foods and great service – but don’t necessarily expect them to come cheap.
*Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Orbitz.com from January through December 2017, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.
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