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If you are picking up a rental car, you should turn left as you leave the Customs Hall through the airport terminal exit doors and you will see all of the rental car companies in the plaza about 200 yards across the street except if you are using "Andy's Rent-A-Car" you will see their offices just across the parking lot ahead and bear right as you leave the airport terminal doors.
The directions below will lead you to “The Island Houses of Cayman Kai” in the Cayman Kai/Rum Point area.
The figures shown in “bold” show the Trip Odometer reading in miles at that point or turn.
On Grand Cayman - Always drive on the “Left” side of the road!!!
Finding your way from Owen Roberts International Airport to The Island Houses of Cayman Kai is fairly easy! Grand Cayman is a small island, and there's basically one main road that follows near the southern coastline from the airport all the way round the far eastern end and then up and along the north coast to Rum Point. There’s a cross-island road at Frank Sound which you will take because that is a shorter route to cut across to the north coast.
Depending if you observe the speed limits (mostly 30 mph, maximum 50 mph only in a few places) or if you get behind a slow driver, it should take you about 45 to 50 minutes to reach Rum Point, which is part of the very special area known as Cayman Kai. The Island Houses of Cayman Kai complex is in the very heart of Rum Point.
There's only one exit road from the airport and rental car plaza, which ends after about one mile at a stop sign and T-junction.
At the stop sign, just beside the Post Office on the left, turn left, and continue past Foster's Food Fair keeping to the left side of the road, until the "Give Way" sign at the “roundabout” (traffic circle).
There are several “round-a-bouts” on the roads of Grand Cayman. The rules for these are the same as in Britain: bear left when entering the roundabout (the traffic circles “clockwise”) but give way to traffic on your right, so traffic already on the round-a-bout has right-of-way over traffic entering the round-a-bout. Use your left turn indicator when you are approaching your exit. If you are unable to safely get off at your exit, just keep on going around another time but do not stop when on the round-a-bout (unless you absolutely have to due to some obstruction) – keep going around till you can get off safely.
Appendix 1 gives detailed instructions for using roundabouts below.
At the roundabout (at the end of Dorcy Drive near the western end of the runway) reset your trip odometer to 0.0. Keep to the left and follow the road which curves left around the end of the airport runway. You're now on the main road (A2- Crewe Road) heading east to Bodden Town, East End, North Side, and Rum Point.
The figures shown in bold show the Trip Odometer reading in miles at that point or turn.
0.0 miles: Take Crewe Road straight ahead from the airport road initially headed West for Bodden Town/Eastern Districts. The road curves South then East around the end of the runway and the left lane merges. Continue following Crewe Road.
1.6 miles: at Kings Sports Centre Round-a-Bout take the exit straight ahead (East).
2.0 miles: at Grand Harbour Round-a-Bout take the exit straight ahead (East), and get into the left lane so that you don’t have to negotiate an additional round-a-bout in Red Bay (shortly after passing Grand Harbour).
At the Grand Harbour Round-a-bout you can also choose to stop at the Grand Harbour Shopping Center and shop at Hurley's Marketplace for groceries. We suggest Hurley’s since it is newer and we feel it has a better selection.
There are also a pharmacy, restaurant, bookstore and other shops in this shopping center.
Crewe Road becomes Shamrock Road.
3.1 miles: at Prospect Round-a-Bout: take the exit straight ahead. This will lead you along the south coast road.
Along the way to Bodden Town, the road leads through several villages, including Prospect, Spotts, and Savannah.
5.5 miles: at Countryside Shopping Village road junction in Savannah (Not-Quite-a-Round-a-Bout!): keep heading East toward Bodden Town.
Shamrock Road becomes Bodden Town Road. Along the way to Bodden Town, the road leads through more villages, including Savannah, Lower Valley, and Pedro. After Pedro, you'll enter the village of Bodden Town. Watch out for the 25 mph speed limit signs. Shortly after, the road curves sharply to the left. Please drive cautiously as the road is narrow through the village. Just after the curve, there's an Esso station on your right (seaside), followed by a Texaco station. Continue on and you will see the post office on your left – just so you’ll know you’re still headed the right way.
Continue on this road through Pease Bay and Breakers (you will pass the Lighthouse Restaurant on the right side – a very good “La Chaine des Rotisseurs” restaurant).
13.9 miles: at Frank Sound intersection (look for the peach-colored fountain on the corner and the signs to Cayman Kai, Rum Point - they are large and on the left side of the road just before your left turn): turn Left (North) onto Frank Sound Road toward North Side.
16.6 miles: CAUTION! There is a series of unmarked sharp corners.
17.5 miles: at Old Man Bay intersection: bear Left (West); follow North Side Road, which becomes Rum Point Drive.
There is one convenience store, Chisholm’s “Supermarket” (with almost everything you'll need, but not everything!) about 5 miles from the Island Houses on the right side of the road which is open 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday-Saturday.
24.3 miles: at Rum Point intersection you will see the Retreat condominiums: turn Left (South) onto Water Cay Road. The Island Houses complex will be straight ahead!
24.4 miles: This is the sign you will see at the intersection of Water Cay and Sand Pointe Road.
You will see The Island Houses of Cayman Kai sign and look for the directions to the Island Houses Number you will be staying at. Look for the Island House Number either just above or next to the door. Just park your car right out in front of the Island House, on the sand near
the walkway – you’ve arrived!
We suggest that you print a copy of this page, and take it along on your trip. Also for additional information please go to "Info after Reservations" on our web site. On your return home we would appreciate it if you email your comments on your stay to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Have a pleasant stay in your Cayman Islands Island House. If we can be of any further assistance to you please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or by phone at (412) 828-2111.