Cayman Islands - For DNs - For Digital Nomads

All you need to know about working remotely from the Cayman Islands

 

The good

  • The (english-speaking) people
  • The beaches and crystal clear water
  • The exotic lifestyle

The bad

  • The cost of living
  • Public transport
  • The night life

Connectivity

The CCayman Islands has many internet services providers, the most popular one being Flow (Liberty Latin America). Internet and Wi-Fi services are spread around the islands, although the internet speed might change drastically depending on the region. 4G usage can become quite expensive if your creatin a hotspot from your phone to connect other devices.

Visa and documentation

If you do need a visa, you will need to apply to the nearest British Embassy. The lenght of the visit can vary and you need to show your return ticket upon arrival:

However in 2020, the Cayman Islands’ government created the “Global Citizen Concierge Program“, which gives the ability to digital nomads to stay and work for up to 2 years. A dream comes true some might say.

Where to work

On the other hand, only a few dedicated coworking spaces exist on the Cayman Islands. Public Wi-Fi is getting more common and a lot of cafés and restaurants offers that service.

Coworking spaces

Cafés and restaurants

Make sure to check this list of the places that provides Wi-Fi connection across the country.

Tech stuff

Power plug types

Laptop & phone repair

There’s not a lot of ways to fix your devices other than visiting one of the many computer stores located in George Town.

Language

The most commonly spoken language is English, or more precisely “British English”.

When to visit

The overall best time to visit is from March to June, as the Cayman Islands offers clear skies, calm water which make activities such as snorkeling and especially diving, delightful moments to remember. With that being said, be wary of the start of the rain season in May where you might experience a few rain showers.

Food

Traditional dishes are frequently based on seafood, fish and vegetables, just like Jamaican cuisine. There’s a large variety of exotic fruit to suit your sweet tooth.

Here are some of the most popular dishes on the Cayman Islands.

Accommodation

Global Citizen Concierge Program

Airbnb & Hotels

More info on the main city

George Town

  • 12.2 Mbps average download speed
  • 4.9 Mbps average upload speed
  • 4G covered
  • Cost of living at ~$5,407 per month
  • Tropical climate
  • Fluent english