Cayman is Open for Family Travel!

Effective immediately, the Cayman Islands advanced to Phase 5 of their border reopening plan.

Phase 5 permits unvaccinated children under the age of 11 to enter Grand Cayman with their vaccinated parents/guardian. Children under the age of 5 will not have to provide a negative pre-arrival test or perform any on-island testing.

Travelers from the US, Canada, UK, or any country with a one-dose vaccination rate of 60% or higher will not have to securely verify their vaccination status. Your paper vaccine card will be accepted.

All travelers must register their itinerary and vaccination status with Travel Cayman for approved entry into the country. We recommend starting this process no later than 30 days prior to arrival.

Like most international destinations, Cayman requires a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result taken no earlier than the day before arrival. AZOVA rapid home test kits have been approved for travel to the Cayman Islands. 

Cayman currently requires travelers to test periodically during their stay. Cayman has moved to Rapid Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) which provides results within 15 minutes. Children 4 and under are exempt from LFT testing. 

Our company has partnered with Cayman Health City to set up a daily LFT clinic exclusively for our villa guests at our Silver Thatch Welcome Center.

US airlines now require proof of a negative test result taken no earlier than the day before dearture. Travelers returning to the US can use a negative LFT test result to comply with this requirement. Travelers returning to Canada are currently required to provide a negative PCR test.

For official guidance and travel updates visit the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

Know Before You Go

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Get Ready for a Grand Reopening!

The Cayman Islands will be welcoming back stay-over tourism soon.

Here's what you need to know.

Cayman is Open for Family Travel!

Effective immediately, the Cayman Islands advanced to Phase 5 of their border reopening plan.

Phase 5 permits unvaccinated children under the age of 11 to enter Grand Cayman with their vaccinated parents/guardian. Children under the age of 5 will not have to provide a negative pre-arrival test or perform any on-island testing.

Travelers from the US, Canada, UK, or any country with a one-dose vaccination rate of 60% or higher will not have to securely verify their vaccination status. Your paper vaccine card will be accepted.

All travelers must register their itinerary and vaccination status with Travel Cayman for approved entry into the country. We recommend starting this process no later than 30 days prior to arrival.

Like most international destinations, Cayman requires a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result taken no earlier than the day before arrival. AZOVA rapid home test kits have been approved for travel to the Cayman Islands. 

Cayman currently requires travelers to test periodically during their stay. Cayman has moved to Rapid Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) which provides results within 15 minutes. Children 4 and under are exempt from LFT testing. 

Our company has partnered with Cayman Health City to set up a daily LFT clinic exclusively for our villa guests at our Silver Thatch Welcome Center.

US airlines now require proof of a negative test result taken no earlier than the day before dearture. Travelers returning to the US can use a negative LFT test result to comply with this requirement. Travelers returning to Canada are currently required to provide a negative PCR test.

For official guidance and travel updates visit the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

The Reopening Timeline

The Cayman Islands' phased reopening strategy will carry a further relaxing of travel restrictions for fully-vaccinated tourists.

PHASE 4

Quarantine removed for all vaccinated arrivals. Vaccinated tourists must pre-register with Travel Cayman and undergo LFT testing on Days 2, 5, & 7 while on-island. 

PHASE 5

 Effective Immediately:   Unvaccinated children, aged 11 and under, can travel with vaccinated parents without quarantine. LFT testing is required for all travelers age 5 and over. 

FULL REOPEN

TBD: Government will evaluate prior Phases and announce a full reopening of the border for all tourists.

The Reopening Timeline

 

Current Travel Conditions
(AS OF JAN. 21, 2022)

NEW!  To streamline your travel planning, download our Flight Guide (PDF) for all direct flights to Grand Cayman. Download today and take the stress out of booking your flights!

NEW!  To streamline your travel planning, download our Flight Guide (PDF) and take the stress out of booking your flights!

Flights

Inbound flights for reopening remain limited to Cayman Airways, JetBlue, British Airways, and WestJet. Additional flights by major US carriers are slated to begin by mid-February 2022.

Eligible Travelers

Fully-vaccinated travelers & their unvaccinated children ages 11 and under, Caymanians, permanent residents, work permit holders, property owners, and those approved via Travel Cayman.

Reopening Flights

The following airlines have confirmed direct flights for winter 2022. Click airline links for flight availability:

  • Cayman Airways - weekly service from Miami & Tampa. Service from New York--JFK begins Dec. 17. 
  • JetBlue - weekly service from New York--JFK & Boston. Service from Ft. Lauderdale begins Dec. 21.
  • British Airways - weekly service from London via The Bahamas.
  • WestJet - 2 weekly direct flights from Toronto beginning Dec. 16.

Upcoming Flights

Additional direct flights from major US carriers currently available for early 2022. Here's what we know so far:

  • United Airlines - weekly service begins Feb. 12 from Chicago, Houston, Newark, & Washington, DC (IAD).
  • American Airlines - nonstop service begins from Miami begins Feb. 17; Charlotte service begins Mar. 5. 
  • Delta - weekly service begins Mar. 5 from Atlanta.
  • Southwest - flights from Ft. Lauderdale and Blatimore begin Mar 12.

Arrival Protocols

Fully vaccinated travelers can bypass qurantine by providing the following:

  • Pre-register travel & vaccination status with Travel Cayman
  • NEW! Proof of a negative rapid antigen test taken no earlier than the day before travel. Children under 4 do not have to test. 
  • NEW! All travellers age 5 and older must take a rapid lateral flow test on Days 2, 5, & 7 while on-island. Children under 4 do not have to test. 
  • Here's a list of health providers for lateral flow and PCR tests.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Entry Requirements

Status: Phased Reopening

  • Travel pre-authorization required via Travel Cayman.
  • Provide proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken 72 hours or less prior to travel.
  • Undergo a COVID PCR test on arrival in Grand Cayman.

Arrival Protocols

Upon Arrival:

  • Quarantine at Residence for 10 5 days if vaccinated, 14 days if unvaccinated.
  • Wear a GPS health monitoring device in quarantine.
  • All travelers must be tested before exiting quarantine.

Entry Requirements

Status: Phased Reopening

  • Travel pre-authorization required via Travel Cayman.
  • Provide proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken 72 hours or less prior to travel.
  • Undergo a COVID PCR test upon arrival at the airport in Grand Cayman.

Arrival Protocols

Upon Arrival:

  • Quarantine at Residence for 10 5 days if vaccinated, 14 days if unvaccinated.
  • Wear a GPS health monitoring device in quarantine.
  • All travellers must be tested before exiting quarantine.

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Family fun at Stingray Sandbar
Family fun at Stingray Sandbar

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Private Oceanfront Villas

Explore our collection of more than 80 fabulous oceanfront properties and discover your perfect home away from home in the islands. From one-bedroom cottages for two to spacious beachfront villas for the entire family, we're sure to have the perfect place under the sun for you!

Explore our collection of more than 80 fabulous oceanfront properties and reserve your place under the sun!

At-Home Comforts.
Far-From-Home Views.


Vacation villas with all the comforts of home plus breathtaking ocean views. One peek and you'll be ready to book!

At-Home Comforts.
Far-From-Home Views.

Vacation villas with all the comforts of home plus breathtaking ocean views.
One peek and you'll be ready to book!

Crystal Waters
6 Bed ~ 12 Guests

S'Kai Blue
4 Bed ~ 11 Guests

Wee Kai
2 Bed ~ 4 Guests

Seascape Villa
6 Bed ~ 22 Guests

Turtle Beach
4 Bed ~ 10 Guests

Tarasand
4 Bed ~ 8 Guests


Why Book with Grand Cayman Villas?


Vacation villas for every budget. Snorkel gear and baby essentials included in the nightly rate. Plus, access to a private fitness center and exclusive discounts on private charters. Discover the many reasons to book your stay with us!

Why Book with Grand Cayman Villas?

Vacation villas for every budget. Snorkel gear and baby essentials included in the nightly rate. Plus, discounts on private charters and watersport rentals. Discover the many reasons to book your stay with us!

Vacation Villas in Cayman Kai

Wide Villa Selection

All of our properties are licensed by the Ministry of Tourism and maintained by a local property manager. With over 80 homes all across the island, we have the perfect home for you that's also friendly on your budget. We'll even provide the snorkel gear!

Wide Villa Selection

All of our properties are licensed by the Ministry of Tourism and maintained by a local property manager. With over 80 homes all across the island, we have the perfect home for you that's also friendly on your budget. We'll even provide the snorkel gear!

Welcome Center at Silver Thatch

On-Island Hospitality

Silver Thatch Guest Services is our on-island hospitality brand to help take the stress of travel planning off your shoulders. From private shuttle service to kayak rentals, grocery delivery, and more, let Silver Thatch link you to the island's best vendors.

On-Island Hospitality

Silver Thatch Guest Services is our on-island hospitality brand to help take the stress of travel planning off your shoulders. From private shuttle service to kayak rentals, grocery delivery, mobile massage, and more, let Silver Thatch link you to the island's best vendors.

Affordable Private Charters

Exclusive Charters

Cruise above Cayman's waters aboard our new 32-foot World Cat. Villa guests automatically receive an advance booking discount of 10% towards a private Stingray City snorkel charter.

Exclusive Charters

Cruise above Cayman's aquamarine waters aboard our new 32-foot World Cat. Villa guests automatically receive an advance booking discount of 10% towards a private Stingray City snorkel charter.

At-Villa Delivery

At-Villa Delivery

Silver Thatch provides an array of check-out items that can be delivered to your villa including baby gear, Apple TVs, Keurig coffee machines, Bluetooth speakers, plus kayak & paddleboard rentals.

At-Villa Delivery

Silver Thatch provides an array of convenience items that can be delivered to your villa including baby gear, Apple TVs, Keurig coffee machines, Bluetooth speakers, plus kayak & paddleboard rentals.