24 hours in Grand Cayman

24 hours in Grand Cayman


Via: David Byrne

David writes about his unplanned 24 hours in Grand Cayman, he only meant to be here for a short layover from Cuba to his final destination to Jamaica. He Quickly learns about Cayman Time and how it differs from other Caribbean islands.

“The taxi lady said we, Liam & I, wouldn’t make it. That we should have arranged for the taxi to pick us up earlier. We said we’d be grand. ‘It’s the Caribbean. The laid-back Caribbean.’ Not so laid-back as it turns out. It was 06:03 when we presented ourselves, somewhat flustered & still adjusting to the god-awful early start, at the check-in desk in Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport. Our flight to Kingston, Jamaica, was scheduled for 07:00. But it seems they are strict on the 06:00 check-in deadline. Very strict. Even a double-barrelled Irish charm offensive didn’t work. The Cayman Airways crew steadfast refused to do anything except smile at us while highlighting the plentiful one-hour-prior-to-departure-check-in-deadline-for-international-flights signage; they even, bless them, gave us a personal copy to take away. The last thing they did was to relieve us each of US$75 for rescheduling our booking for the same flight in 24 hours’ time. Dang….”

He refers to Grand Cayman as the “The Largest of The Swish Uber-Rich Tax-Free Banking Haven Cayman Islands, A Caribbean UK Overseas Territory That’s More Miami than Manchester” — Thank-you David!

He didn’t make it to Stingray City or the Turtle Farm but he did do an island tour– something we at BKM Limited specialize in and can help you every step of the way!

Catch the rest of this compelling story : David’s 2015 trip to Grand Cayman 


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