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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Getting to The Beachcomber - Seven Mile Beach

Okay… You’ve confirmed your reservations for your stay at The Beachcomber! Now it’s time to arrange for flights. You have a choice of airlines to choose from:
Cayman Airways – American Airways – US Airways – Continental Airways – Delta Airways – Air Canada – British Airways –
For any and all information about Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport, visit:

Remember: ALL visitors (infants too) must have a valid passport when traveling to Grand Cayman.

During your flight you will be given 2 forms to fill out before arrival: One form for Customs and one for Immigration. The Immigration form asks for the address of the place you will be staying: The Beachcomber – 933 West Bay Road – Seven Mile Beach.

Before you know it your plane will be making the abrupt landing on Grand Cayman. Yes, the pilots do make good use of the airplane’s brakes! It’s a fairly short runway, so expect to use your foot to assist the pilot in coming to a stop!

You’ll go through the Immigration line, collect your luggage, go through the Customs line and then exit the small terminal. Typically it takes about an hour to complete the airport arrival process – From exiting the plane to arrival at Beachcomber! You’re almost to the beach!

If you are taking a cab to The Beachcomber – there is a Taxi dispatcher located right outside the terminal as you exit. The dispatcher will get your taxi and give you a ticket stating the fare to Beachcomber. The fares are a standard, set rate. To Beachcomber:
1 – 3 riders – US$ 22.50 4 – riders – US$ 30.00 6 riders – US$ 45.00 the fare includes 2 pieces of luggage per person. If there is more luggage, the fare increases. All cabs are large vans, so there is plenty of space for a party of 6. You are now just 10 – 15 minutes away from the beach!

Some guests have arranged for a rental car at the airport location. If that is the case, you will need to walk out the terminal, then walk to the left – past the departure area – about 100 yards across the street from the terminal. This process will take a little longer… I always suggest to first time guests to just hop in the waiting cab and get to The Beachcomber as quick as possible. You can always arrange for a rental car once you are settled in at Beachcomber. All car rental agencies offer free pick up from the condos.
Remember, the Cayman Islands are a British Territory and we Drive on the Left ! It can be a little disconcerting when trying to keep to the left and follow the map to Beachcomber! I say leave the driving to a native cabbie! They are always so friendly and chatty, you will get lots of local tips from them as well as making a friend for life!

1 comment:

  1. This has just made my Wednesday morning! I will be seeing this airport in 33 days and I can't wait!! So excited!