Cayman offers some truly amazing shopping opportunities – after all, what island vacation is complete without picking up a souvenir or item you've been saving for? Grand Cayman is home to a number of shops, centres and markets selling duty-free goods, local art, handmade items, swimwear, jewellery, food and more. Both CI and US currency are broadly accepted. Read on for the 3 top destinations to get your shop on.
The capital of Grand Cayman, George Town is always busy and exciting. The downtown area is home to a wide range of stores, from high-end jewellery retailers like Magnum Jewellery to the Craft Market, which offers gifts, handmade ceramics, antiques, coins and much more. You can find clothing of all kinds at Arabus and other shops and many galleries offer art, from original paintings and sculptures by local artists to prints.
Seven Mile Shops
The Seven Mile Shops are situated a 5 minute drive away from the island's most popular beach. Ideal for families, this area is home to not only great shopping but a number of affordable, casual restaurants, including Bamboo Palace and Paradise Sushi. Spend a couple of hours browsing through the boutiques and shops before grabbing a bite to eat and heading back to the beach with your loved ones.
One of Grand Cayman's most popular districts, Camana Bay is located on the island's western peninsula, only a few minutes from George Town by car or taxi. Landscaped paths allow tourists to explore the area on foot and the Town Centre is a hub of local and international stores situated close together. The majority of the shops, from Caribbean Canvas Company to The Jean Bar and De Sunglass Man, are open into the evening Monday through Saturday closing between the hours of 7 and 9pm. Come for the shopping and enjoy the restaurants, attractions and entertainment as well.
When it comes to doing some serious Cayman shopping, George Town, Camana Bay and the Seven Mile Shops are 3 of the islands' top destinations. Whether you're looking for a knock-his-socks-off dress for tonight's dinner on the beach or a piece of art that will forever remind you of your island idyll, you'll enjoy every second of the hunt. For detailed information on Cayman's oh-so-fabulous stores, shops and galleries please visit our in-depth shopping guide.