It’s your last day on Grand Cayman. You’ve had a relaxing and fun week, but, like all good things, the vacation must now come to an end. A long day of travel lies ahead.
Grand Cayman Villas and Condos has a pro tip for cutting down the long wait until boarding and avoiding the crowds in the Owen Roberts Airport.
We suggest you plan to arrive at the airport three hours ahead of your flight when the ticket desk first opens. Getting to the airport early before the crowds begin to line up should enable you to check bags and obtain your boarding passes fairly quickly. Turn in your rental car prior to ticketing.
Once you’ve turned in your rental car and have boarding passes in hand, shepherd your family or group outside and catch the shuttle to the George Town Yacht Club for cocktails and a relaxing lunch.
The George Town Yacht Club is only a few hundred feet directly across from the airport at the Barcadere Marina. It is literally a two minute drive. There is an outdoor as well as an indoor option for dining. Indoor is lovely and airconditioned and outdoor is beach dining and has a nice view of the marina. Their menu offers a wide variety of selections that is sure to please everyone in the group no matter their age. The service is pleasant and efficient and they are used to diners who need to be on time to catch their flights.
After lunch, the shuttle will take you back to the airport. It’s a good rule of thumb to allow 30-40 minutes to get through airport security depending upon the time of year. Winter and Spring Break season are usually the heaviest.
Feel good that you’ve just spared yourself and your family two hours of boring wait time with hundreds of fellow travelers. It will make the flight home seem so much shorter.
The shuttle runs back and forth from the airport to the Yacht Club all day. You may call ahead to let them know of your plans. Their number is 1-345-947-4842. For more information on the George Town Yacht Club and their shuttle, check them out on Facebook.