Shopping on Grand Cayman

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Shopping has always been a favored pastime among tourists on Grand Cayman thanks to many items which are duty free and the diverse nature of available items throughout the island.  However, since cruising to the island has become so popular in the last two decades, shops have really upped their game, making this a top destination for shopping in the region.

Here's what you should be on the lookout for when you are looking for deals on Grand Bahama: time pieces, fragrances, china, crystal, fashion wear, and fine jewelry.  These items are often 30 percent less expensive than the country in which they originate, but thanks to the rate of exchange may be more expensive than in the United States.  Discuss this with the shop keeper and many will be willing to make you a deal.  Don't overlook local goods either, authentic treasure coin jewelry is a fun offering, but there are also fine pieces of art, caymanite, and of course, rum.

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you enjoy shopping for gifts or souvenirs you might enjoy visiting One 345 Swanky Shack, which is located in downtown Georgetown. New York Times Travel called it one of the "best kept secrets in the Caribbean." This shop is the island's premier shop featuring locally created designs that encompass all of your clothing, accessories, music, and rum needs for men, women, and children. You'll find them at 65 North Church Street.

Another option is Harley Davidson Grand Cayman, which is located 0.4 mi. (0.6 km) to the south-southwest of One 345 Swanky Shack. Harley Davidson sells more than bikes. Now you can get t-shirts, pajamas, license plates, stickers, dinner ware, and more.

A third shop to consider is Blue Iguana Souvenir Outlet. It would be impossible to list everything sold at Blue Iguana, but there are a few things you will definitely find there, including classics like island-style t-shirts and caps, magnets, coffee mugs, post cards, and shot glasses. They're located on South Church Street .

Be sure to look through the following chart if you want more information.

Gifts and Souvenirs On Grand Cayman
Name Type Phone Location
Blue Iguana Souvenir Outlet Gift and Souvenir Shops (345) 943-5000 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Caymania Duty Free Duty Free Store (345) 949-4380 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
De Sunglass Man Sunglasses Shop (345) 949-8964 Seven Mile Beach
Harley Davidson Grand Cayman Gift and Souvenir Shops -- Downtown Georgetown
Last Chance Souvenir Gift and Souvenir Shops (345) 945-4024 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
One 345 Swanky Shack Gift and Souvenir Shops (345) 949-3080 Downtown Georgetown
Pirate's Grotto Duty Free Store (345) 945-0244 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Pure Art Gallery and Gifts Gift and Souvenir Shops (345) 949-9133 1.2 mi. South-Southwest of Downtown Georgetown
The Stingray City Store Gift and Souvenir Shops (345) 945-0944 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown

Specialty Shops

One of the area's more popular speciality shops is Eden Rock Diving Center. This store is located within Georgetown, in western Grand Cayman. Guided dives leave each day at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m. A one tank dive takes about 90 minutes, and a two tank dive, about three hours. Guests will find them at 124 South Church Street.

Another good option is Lobster Pot Dive Center, which is found 0.8 mi. (1.3 km) to the north of Eden Rock Diving Center. A PADI 5 Star Dive Resort that works in partnership with local dive boat operators, Deep Blue Divers and Wall To Wall Diving, Lobster Pot Dive Center offers daily dive training, certification and boat diving with some of the top professionals in the field. This dive facility has its own dock which is a rarity among dive operators on island. They are located at 245 North Church Street .

Deep Blue Divers: Operating in partnership with Lobster Pot Dive Center, Deep Blue Divers is run by Master PADI Instructor Nick Buckley who has been voted the "Best Dive Operator for Cayman Diving and Scuba Diver Certification" by Destination Cayman. Dive operators do not get more knowledgeable than this, so if you're looking to learn from the best, this is your chance. You'll be able to find them at 245 North Church Street.

The chart below summarizes a few details concerning the specialty shops located on Grand Cayman.

Specialty Shops On Grand Cayman
Name Type Phone Location
Aqua Watersports Premium Rentals Watersports Equipment Shop (866) 212-8027 1.4 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Artifacts Ltd Antiques and Used Merchandise Dealer (345) 949-2442 Downtown Georgetown
Balaclava Jewellers Ltd Jewelry Store (345) 945-5788 0.5 mi. North of Central Seven Mile Beach
Blue Wave Surfing Gear Store (345) 949-8166 Downtown Georgetown
Cathy Church Underwater Photo Gallery Art Gallery (345) 949-7415 0.8 mi. South West of Downtown Georgetown
Cayman Islands National Gallery Art Gallery (345) 945-8111 Seven Mile Beach
DI Watch and Design Jewelry Store (345) 949-3688 Downtown Georgetown
Deep Blue Divers Dive Shop (345) 916-1293 Georgetown
Divers Down Dive Shop (345) 945-1611 Georgetown
Divers Supply Dive Shop (345) 949-7621 1.7 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Divers World Dive Shop (345) 949-8128 1.2 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Divetech at Lighthouse Point Dive Shop (345) 949-1700 West Bay, Western part of Grand Cayman
Eden Rock Diving Center Dive Shop (345) 949-7243 0.3 mi. South West of Downtown Georgetown
Effy Jewelers Georgetown Jewelry Store (345) 945-9003 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Esteban Gallery Art Gallery (345) 947-2787 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Indigo Divers Dive Shop (345) 525-3932 Grand Cayman
Kennedy Gallery/Cayman Fine Art Art Gallery (345) 949-8077 1.7 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Lobster Pot Dive Center Dive Shop (345) 946-8685 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Sandon Feat Gallery Art Gallery (345) 949-7263 Seven Mile Beach
Waterman Cayman Surf Surfing Gear Store (345) 769-7873 0.7 mi. South of Central Seven Mile Beach

Clothing and Apparel

Enjoy looking for interesting clothing? You might want to visit Lladro Boutique -- it's located in downtown Georgetown. Lladro is one of the most recognized brands in porceline figurines has a boutique in the Cayman Islands. The prefect spot to spend some of your duty free allotment, Lladro Boutique has a passion for creating artistic pieces that will stand the test of time. If you have questions, try calling them at (345) 949-7477.

A second shop to consider is Atlantic Kids Clothing -- which is located to the of Lladro Boutique. Atlantic Department Store has everything needed to outfit your entire family. As one of the largest department stores in the Cayman Islands that centers on clothing above all else, this is the spot you'll want to hit to shop for everyone at once.

Another clothing store is Atlantic Department Store. Whether you're in need of a new outfit, a special piece of jewelry, or some pretty lingerie, you'll find it all in this expansive department store. If you want to be sure they're open , call them at (345) 945-5824.

The chart just below shows more information about the apparel shops located on Grand Cayman.

Clothing and Apparel On Grand Cayman
Name Type Phone Location
Allee Designer Fashion Boutique Boutique (345) 946-6464 2.0 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Arabus Boutique Boutique (345) 949-4620 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Atlantic Department Store Department Store (345) 945-5824 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Atlantic Kids Clothing Department Store -- Grand Cayman
Cartier Boutique Boutique (345) 949-7477 Downtown Georgetown
Cayman Shoe Shop Shoe Store (345) 945-7414 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
De Sunglass Man Sunglasses Shop (345) 949-8964 Seven Mile Beach
Funky Monkey General Clothing Store (345) 943-8659 0.5 mi. North of Central Seven Mile Beach
Infinity Fashions Boutique (345) 949-1063 West Bay
Just Add Water Boutique (345) 945-4208 0.5 mi. North of Central Seven Mile Beach
Lladro Boutique Boutique (345) 949-7477 Downtown Georgetown
Penha Boutique (345) 949-6513 Downtown Georgetown
Swatch Boutique Boutique (345) 949-7477 Downtown Georgetown
The Beach Boutique Boutique (345) 949-8128 1.2 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Young World Fashions Boutique (345) 949-6313 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown

Food and Grocery

Looking for some food? Premier Wines & Spirits is situated in Georgetown, in western Grand Cayman. Premier is open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For customers who want to call before booking a room, you can do so at (345) 943-3333.

A second option is GC's Liquor Depot, which is found easily reached by taxi to the north-northwest of Premier Wines & Spirits. GC's Liquor Depot is conveniently located on Seven Mile Beach, offering an intriguing selection of local spirits, beer, and wine. You can even pick up some snacks and a souvenir for home. Visitors will find them at 1428 West Bay Rd.

Hurley's Marketplace: Hurley's is closed on Good Friday, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Throughout the rest of the year you'll find them open from 7:00 a.m. Guests can find them at 1053 Shamrock Road .

Look through the table just below for more information.

Food and Grocery Stores On Grand Cayman
Name Type Phone Location
Big Daddy's Fine Wines & Spirits Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (345) 949-8763 Seven Mile Beach
Carousel Creative Catering Bakery (345) 926-8924 Grand Cayman
Cayman Nutrition Center Nutrition and Body Care Store (345) 945-8258 Grand Cayman
Foster's Food Fair-IGA Grocery Store (345) 945-3663 1.1 mi. East of Downtown Georgetown
GC's Liquor Depot Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (345) 924-7332 3.6 mi. North of Central downtown Georgetown
General Nutrition Center Nutrition and Body Care Store (345) 945-7690 1.1 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Hurley's Marketplace Grocery Store (345) 947-8488 2.2 mi. East of Central Georgetown
Kirk Supermarket Grocery Store (345) 949-7022 0.6 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Paradise Coffee Coffee and Tea Store (345) 943-3388 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Peperman's Coffeehouse Coffee and Tea Store (345) 945-3751 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Pioneer Bakery Bakery (345) 948-0519 Grand Cayman
Premier Wines & Spirits Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (345) 943-3333 1.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown Georgetown
Shopsmart Grocery Store (345) 943-2319 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
West Indies Wine Company Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (345) 640-9492 1.8 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Wine & Glass Ltd Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (345) 945-1325 1.3 mi. South-Southwest of Downtown Georgetown
 

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