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  • What will the weather be like during our trip?
    November features pleasant temperatures on Grand Cayman. It is warm throughout the month, while periods of hot weather are rare and usually short. Daily highs, range from 77° to 83° The warmest time of the day is around 12:30 pm. Rainy season is generally over but there may be lingering strong showers.
  • What to pack. Is there a dress code?
    What to Pack/Wear Your packing list is nearly as enviable as your destination. You can live in light, casual warm-weather layers that fold into nothing in your suitcase. The bare essentials: swimwear, sun protection (hat, sunglasses), casual wear, sandals and a beach tote. be sure to pack the essentials to make the most of the beach. For women, an oversize, lightweight scarf does double duty as a poolside cover-up and an extra layer at night and on the plane. For dinner or an evening out, think resort elegance: long pants and boat shoes or loafers for gentlemen; a stylish dress or jumpsuit with sandals or heels for ladies. This program will not have a dress code; However, we would suggest your own version of relaxed elegance for the Farewell Dinner. Average daytime highs will usually range from 76° to 83°. Light raingear may be advised – rainy season is generally over but there may be lingering strong showers
  • What should I expect upon arrival in Grand Cayman?
    Upon arrival guests will enter the arrival hall and will be guided by a series of stanchions to the Immigration Checkpoint. You will receive a temporary visitors’ permit that is required when you depart the Cayman Islands – we recommend that this be kept in/with your passports. Following the Customs process, proceed through the only exit doors where a Ritz-Carlton Agent in an orange polo shirt holding a sign with your name or the program logo where you will escort you to the awaiting transportation. It is an approximately 15-minute ride from the Airport to the Ritz-Carlton.
  • Do I need electrical adaptors?
    No adaptors are necessary. Electrical outlets use the same US standard Type A and Type B plugs.
  • What should I know about currency?
    Money in Cayman Islands … from Frommers The Cayman Islands dollar is the official currency of the Cayman Islands, although U.S. dollars are readily accepted everywhere. Although some international banks abbreviate it as KYD, the country's currency is usually identified within the Cayman Islands as CI$. As of publication, the KYD is valued at $1.20 USD.
  • What is customary for tipping?
    Tipping in Cayman Islands … from Fodor’s Travel Although tipping is customary at restaurants, note that some automatically include 10%–15% on the bill—so check the tab carefully. At your discretion, tip another 5% or more to recognize extraordinary service. Taxi drivers expect a 10%–15% tip. Tip the concierge (if your resort has one) anywhere from $10 to $100, depending on services rendered and length of stay. Tips are not expected simply for handing out maps and making the occasional dinner reservation. Spa personnel should receive 15%–20% of the treatment price.
  • Do I need to be concerned about safety & security?
    Goodness no. Grand Cayman is an extremely safe place, listed regularly as one of the safest countries to visit and the US State Department suggests simply exercising normal precautions. As with anywhere though, a little common sense goes a long way. If you're going to enjoy some drink at Rum Point, make sure to stay with the group you're out with. When out and about keep your valuables, any cash you don't immediately need, and your passport in the safe in your room. Emergency services can be reached by dialing 911. Please be aware that unlike other islands in the Caribbean nude/topless sunbathing is not permitted in public areas on the Cayman Islands and possession of marijuana remains a serious offense.
  • What do I need to know about COVID 19?
    No COVID restrictions are currently in place.
  • What about Travel Insurance?
    Your trip does not include individual travel insurance, but we do suggest you look into it. There are a number of reliable companies offering very reasonable rates to cover things like medical emergencies, lost or stolen luggage, and emergency repatriation. Allianz ( and Travelex ( are trusted names and there are others out there. Speak to your agent as well, he/she may be able to offer you an even better option.
  • Can or should I use my cell phone?
    Most relatively recent US phones will work on the local mobile phone system. Data traps are not quite the problem they used to be with international travel, but always check with your carrier first to avoid getting hit with unexpected charges. Your plan may already have an allotment for international calling/data roaming or may offer a one-time payment for it.
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