Natural beauty and a history of pirate activity make Bodden Town one of the most unique destinations on Grand Cayman. Because the town is located just 25 minutes south east of the largest international airport in the country, planning a getaway here doesn't take much work at all.
It may seem like a small number compared to some other major international hubs in the region, but the Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) welcomes 55 flights each week. The airport consists of just one runway and one terminal, but for now that is all that is needed. Be warned, getting through the Security, Customs, and Immigration area can take awhile, but you can make the process smoother by being prepared with all of the required documents you need to obtain entry to the island.
Flights from Miami, Florida account for about half of those that touch down at Roberts International each week.and handle these trips, but you'll also be able to fly with other carriers like from New York, Newark, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, St. Louis, and Tampa on a less frequent basis.
The following table tells you which airlines schedule flights from the United States and the places from which they are flying. Not all of the flights you will see on the internet make sense so it can be useful to realize which airlines offer direct flights to this location.
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines, Cayman Airways|
|St. Louis, MO, USA||STL||American Airlines|
|Tampa, FL, USA||TPA||Cayman Airways|
From Canada you can fly without of Toronto. This isn't a possibility for everyone traveling from the Great White North, so planning for a connecting flight through the United States may make for a better plan.
If you're considering traveling between Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman, you'll be able to do so with flights that depart several times daily with . Those arriving from elsewhere in the Caribbean can fly direct from , the Bahamas, and Cuba.
See the table below for a listing of scheduled air service from other airports in the Caribbean. If there are no flights directly from an airport near you, taking a connecting flight from a regional airport may be a very viable option.
|Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands||CYB||Cayman Airways|
|Havana, Cuba||HAV||Cayman Airways|
|Kingston, Jamaica||KIN||Cayman Airways|
|Montego Bay, Jamaica||MBJ||Cayman Airways|
|New Providence Island, Bahamas||NAS||British Airways|
In addition to a passport (or a birth certificate and secondary form of identification if you are a Canadian citizen), each traveler will be required to fill out an Immigration Card and a Customs Declaration Card.
To get to Bodden Town from Roberts International, simply take the Limford Pierson Highway to Shamrock Road and continue going east along the south coast until you reach your destination.
Air travel is the most popular way to get to Bodden Town, and it is easy to see why. Flights are not difficult to come by and the airport is near enough that ground transportation is not a huge hassle. If you're considering flying to your getaway, it is good to know that making these plans should not be difficult.
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