Grand Cayman offers everything from the ultra modern shopping centre experience at Camana Bay to uniquely tantalizing specialty boutiques . Whether you're in the market for gourmet kitchen wares, oriental carpets, china and crystal, home décor, landscaping or clothing – you won't have to look far. The Cayman Islands are renowned for duty free shopping so many luxury items such as jewellery, leather good and cameras are free from government customs duty and of course we have no sales tax added to goods purchased on island, so in essence this is a savings. Often the retail price in Cayman on the whole is better than it would be in the US or Europe as manufacturers set prices lower for duty free sales regions. Almost every major brand of luxury goods can be found on island.

Art Supplies

Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
The Hobby Shop
4102 Govenors Square, off West Bay Road
Tel: (345) 745 6500
Kirk Home Centre
257 Eastern Avenue, George Town
Tel: (345) 949 2521
Kirk Office Equipment
67 North Sound Road
Tel: (345) 623 5475
Centennial Towers, West Bay
Tel: (345) 943 3686

Skin Care Products and Perfumeries

Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Avon Advantage
3 Murrysons Plaza, 6 Eclipse Drive, Off Eastern Ave
Avon products including Anew skincare, Skin-so-Soft, Foot Works, Bug Guard, Naturals and Mark.
Tel: (345) 947 7268
Beyond Basics Day Spa
Smith Road Plaza, Smith Road, George Town
Obagi, Imagine Skincare and the makeup range by Jane Iredale.
Tel: (345) 945 2737
Body Works
Queen's Court Plaza
Alba, Aura Cacia, Burt's Bees, Deep Steep, Earth Therapeutics, Eminence, Foot Logix, Gaiam Products, Gehwol Foot Products, OPI and Thalgo.
Tel: (345) 945 6485
Cirrus Distributors
Distributors for Footlogix, Angelfeet and Cyclic Nano Silver products.
Tel: (345) 525 3939
Da Vinci Centre for Wellness and Alternative Therapies
Park Place, West Bay Road, Grand Cayman
Chrysalis skincare products.
Tel: (345) 943 2002
Fax: (345) 943 1002
Eclipze Hair Salon & Day Spa
Camana Bay
TIGI (Catwalk, Bedhead and Love, Peace & the Planet), Goldwell, Peter Thompson Roth, June Jacobs, Aromafloria, Niko Mineral Makeup, Gehwol-Fusskraft, OPI.
Tel: (345) 945 1188
Every Bloomin' Thing
384 Crewe Road
Caldrea, Crabtree & Evelyn, Cucuni and Fruits & Passion.
Tel: (345) 945 1701
Focus Hair & Beauty
Marquee Plaza, West Bay Road
Guinot, Kerastase, Pureology (all organic) and Redken.
Tel: (345) 943 6287
Hibiscus Spa, The Westin
West Bay Road
OPI, Pevonia.
Tel: (345) 945 3800
Kirk Freeport
23 stores around the Island
Boucheron, Chanel, Clinique, Christian Dior, Cartier, Clarins, Estée Lauder, Guerlain, Lancôme, La Mer, La Prairie, MAC, NARS, Nina Ricci and Sisley Skin Care, Yves Saint Laurent.
Tel: (345) 949 7477
Le Visage
10 Market Street, Suite 141, Camana Bay Kevyn Aucoin and Lavera.
Paige & Co.
Pasadora Place, Smith Road, George Town
Abba, L'Oréal Professional (used in salon only), Modern Organic Products and Sebastian.
Tel: (345) 949 6912
Pasadora Place, Smith Road, George Town
Ahava Skin Care, Sum-Bo-Shine and The Naked Bee.
Tel: (345) 949 7296
The Retreat at Tips N Toes
Bayshore Mall, George Town
Dermalogica, Essi, Orly, OPI and Young Nails.
Tel: (345) 943 8637
Bush Centre, North Church Street
Germaine Capucini, Goldwell, June Jacobs, KMS California, Peter Thomas Roth and Pevonia.
Tel: (345) 949 4052
Silver Rain Spa, The Ritz-Carlton
West Bay Road
La Prairie.
Tel: (345) 943 9000
Spa de Soul
Governors Square, West Bay Road
Chi, Goldwell, Paul Mitchell and Remy Laure.
Tel: (345) 945 5919
Spa Esprit
The Strand, West Bay Road
American Crew, Environ, Goldwell, Guinot, KMS, Matrix, OPI, Phyto and Rapid Lash.
Tel: (345) 945 4334
Spa Indigo
Yon-Ka Products.
Tel: (345) 916 5977
West Shore Centre, West Bay Road
Biolage, Biosilk, Tech Italy, Matrix, Nexus, Paul Mitchell, Remy Laure (used in salon only), Sebastian and Tigi by Bed Head.
Tel: (345) 949 8809
Vanity Hair & Nail Design
Panton Bldg, 350 Shedden Road
(across from Cayman Free Press building)
Aveda, Catwalk, Bed Head, Moroccanoil, Phyto Hair Products, S-Factor by Tigi, Keritin Complex by Coppola, GHD and other professional styling tools.
Tel: (345) 949 7929

Books & Stationery

Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Books & Books
Books & Books sells a worldwide range of authors with a specialty in Caribbean writing. They hold frequent in-store events including author signings and readings, kids' story and craft time and a monthly open mic evening called Floetry. There is a light and airy room dedicated to children that has an impressive selection of young adult fiction in addition to toys, educational games and books for children of all ages. The new and notable fiction section includes New York Times bestsellers and staff recommendations, while the arts room has a comprehensive collection of architecture, design, photography and gardening books. They also offer a wide-ranging selection in history, biography, travel, cooking, and mind, body and spirit.
Located in the Camana Bay town centre, off West Bay Road,
they are open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 9pm.
Tel: (345) 640 2665
The Book Loft
The Humane Society's charity book shop called The Book Loft, is run entirely by volunteers and sells a large selection of second hand books, most in very good condition. Books are listed alphabetically by author in specific categories – romance, thrillers, science fiction, mysteries, fantasy, biographies, history, self-help, trade paperbacks, hardbacks and they also sell children's books and CDs. Prices range from CI$0.25 to CI$5 per book.
They are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 8am-4pm.
Tel: (345) 945 5596.
Book Nook
Located in the Galleria Plaza on West Bay Road, the Book Nook has a very good selection of books, travel guides, cook books, cards, children's toys and activities, note cards, candles and other unique gifts. They are open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday.
Tel: (345) 945 4686.
The Christian Enlightenment Centre
Located on Elgin Avenue, George Town, they carry Christian books, Bibles, devotionaries, cards, gift items, DVDs and CDs. They are open Monday to Saturday 9am-6pm.
Tel: (345) 945 1252.
Hobbies & Books
A smaller book store compared to the others but the longest established and they are the only store (as far as we know) that offer individual newspaper and magazine subscriptions.
Along with books they have a large selection of children's toys and the range of merchandise covers everything from the latest electronic toys to traditional board games.
The main store is in the Piccadily Centre on Elgin Avenue, open Monday to Saturday 9am-6pm
branch at the Shoppes at Grand Harbour, Red Bay that is open Monday to Saturday 10am-8pm.

Tel: (345) 949 0707

Tel: (345) 947 0909.

Hardware and Building Supplies

Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
A. L. Thompson's
189 North Sound Road, George Town
Tel: (345) 949 8622
or (345) 814 6221

Cameras & Accessories
Cameras are duty-free and it is commonly acknowledged that they are cheaper in Cayman than in the US or Europe.

Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Cathy Church's Photo Centre
They sell a wide range of digital cameras including Nikon, Olympus, Canon, Vivitar and Sony along with a wide range of underwater camera systems. They sell lenses, flashes and a large selection of accessories and have five instant photo printing kiosks. They can custom print any size on canvas and fine art papers.
Sunset House Hotel, South Church Street
Tel: (345) 949 7415
Cathy Church's Underwater Photo Centre & Gallery
They sell and rent a full range of underwater camera sysytems. Eash sale and rental includes a free mini-lesson. You can take underwater lessons from Cathy or her staff of professional instructors. The gallery of Cathy's beautiful underwater photos is worth a trip. Photos available in all sizes from magnet to large canvas prints.
Sunset House Hotel, South Church Street
Tel: (345) 949 7415
Image Holdings
Image Holdings are exclusive dealers for Canon and Leica. Both stores carry a range of point and shoot digital cameras (Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Fuji and Kodak) as well as digital SLR cameras from Nikon and Canon. Camcorders, binoculars and camera accessories are also available and printing, scanning and photo restoration services are offered. Image Holdings has two stores:
The Camera Store Waterfront Centre, George Town
Tel: (345) 949 4551
Cayman Camera 32 Goring Avenue, George Town
Tel: (345) 949 8359

Clothing & Accesories
Specialises in men's and women's office and evening wear.
Some well known brands include Paul Smith, Ted Baker, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein and Nicole Miller.

Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Arabus Edward Street
Tel: (345) 949 4620
Atlantic has some great brands and the prices are very affordable. In Men's, you will find designers such as Original Penguin and Ben Sherman, in addition to designer dress shirts and ties from Eagle and Arrow. In Women's, they carry Esprit, Chaus, Mac & Jac, XOXO, My Michelle and many more. They have a very good selection of lingerie including top brands like Spanx, Bali and Barely There and in the shoe department they sell Skechers. There are also excellent accessory and gift sections.
Paddington Place, Godfrey Nixon Road
Tel: (345) 949 2296
Atlantic Kids
Specialises in children's clothing (infant to teens) and gifts by popular and well known children's brands such as Carter's, OshKosh, Stride Rite and Jansport. Prices are very reasonable and comparable to the US. They also have a very good selection of educational (and fun) toys and books.
Paddington Place, Godfrey Nixon Road
Tel: (345) 943 2296
The Beach Boutique
Specialises in casual beachwear and swimwear from designers such as Longitude, ROXI, Billabong, Ralph Lauren (women's swimwear), Speedo, Quicksilver.
Seven Mile Shops, West Bay Road
Tel: (345) 949 8128
The Cabana – a Lilly Pulitzer via shop
Specialising in ‘resort chic' this iconic label has been synonymous with resort wear, trademark prints and vibrant colours for over 50 years but this recently opened store is the first international Lilly Pulitzer via shop. Also available are bags, baubles, sandals, swimsuits and much more.
The Paseo at Camana Bay
Tel: (345) 945 7465
Funky Monkey
Sport and yoga wear, beach and casual attire.
Governors Square, West Bay Road
Tel: (345) 943 8659
Just Add Water
Women's clothing, beachwear and accessories from designers such as Jones NY Signature and Sport, Rafaella and Donna Morgan dresses.
Governors Square, West Bay Road
Tel: (345) 945 4208
Island Company
A travel apparel brand that until now, sold only in the top resorts across the world. This is one of Island Company's new flagship stores, where you will find both men's and women's clothing; linen shirts, pants, shirts, dresses, and a line of comfortable, lightweight cottons that embody the true essence of island living. Also men's and women's swimwear, T-shirts, beach sandals, bags and cover-ups.
Camana Bay
Tel: (345) 945 7575
Specialises in upscale men's and women's attire. They are the distributors for Hugo Boss, Guess, Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren and other designers.
The Paseo, Camana Bay
Tel: (345) 946 8171
NKY Collections
Right next to NKY, NKY Collections features even more upscale and formal apparel from designers such as BCBG, Roberto Cavalli, Paul & Shark, Diane Von Furstenberg, Robert Graham and others.
The Paseo, Camana Bay
Tel: (345) 946 8172
Off The Peg
Specialises in women's clothing and accessories.
Elgin Avenue, George Town
Tel: (345) 946 5050
Passions Lingerie
European-style lingerie, beach wedding dresses and other accessories. Some well know brands they carry include Cassa Bella, La Perla, Lilly Pulitzer and Crabtree & Evelyn.
Galleria Plaza, West Bay Road
Tel: (345) 945 5571
Sport N Zone
The only Nike store on the island.
Bayshore Mall, Goring Avenue
Tel: (345) 945 6453
Temptations Italian Lingerie
Italian lingerie and beachwear.
Also try the boutiques at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Beach Suites and the Westin as they carry great beachwear and casual attire for adults. Divers Supply, Divers World and the Beach Boutique (in the West Shore Centre and Seven Mile Shops) also stock adult and children's beachwear.
2nd Fl, Flagship Building, Harbour Drive
Tel: (345) 946 0525

Computer Dealers , Service & Repair, IT Solutions

Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Alphasoft is the authorised dealer for Compaq and Hewlett-Packard hardware and is an authorised reseller for Apple as well as a McAfee training centre and a partner for Microsoft. They also offer recycling of Hewlett-Packard ink cartridges.
GKF Industrial Park
Godfrey Nixon Way, George Town
Tel: (345) 949 8251
Cayman Business Machines
This company is the authorised dealer for Xerox, Lenovo, Smartboard and NCR. They supply a range of business solutions and services, from printing on demand to document sharing and scanners. They also carry Lenovo computers, servers, monitors and accessories. In addition, CBM sells Smartboard interactive whiteboards and Infocus projectors for schools, offices and conference rooms. Docu-centre printing service is also available.
49 Hospital Road, George Town
Tel: (345) 945 9090
Cayman Leasing
Leases office and medical equipment and vehicles.
Crighton Building, Crewe Road
Tel: (345) 949 2700
Cayman MAC Store
Apple-authorised reseller and service provider. iPods, iPhones, iPads, Mac Books and more in stock.
GKF Business Park, Godfrey Nixon Way
Tel: (345) 943 4763
Cyber Joe's
Cyber Joe's has an internet café, repair centre and retail store under one roof, and also sell and service both PC and Apple products.
The Shoppes at Grand Harbour
Tel: (345) 943 7873
Ignition Cayman Ltd.
They offer IT management support, disaster recovery solutions, data replication services and system monitoring.
Grand Pavillion, 802 West Bay Road
Tel: (345) 815 0369
Kirk Office Equipment
They have a large retail store on North Sound Road and provide a wide range of products and service solutions including photocopiers, facsimiles, computers and accessories, furniture, carpeting, filing systems, office supplies and more.
67 North Sound Road, George Town
Tel: (345) 623 5475
Software Solutions
Service and repairs to computers, IT support and network setup/network resolution.
79A Trinity Sq, Eastern Avenue
Tel: (345) 517 2000
or (345)927 3012

Dive Equipment

Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Divers Supply
Well know scuba brands include Apeks, Atomic, Mares, Oceanic, Scuba Pro and Sherwood.
West Shore Centre (Pink Plaza), West Bay Road
Tel: (345) 949 7621
Open: seven days a week, 8am–9pm
Divers World
Both shops sell, rent and service a wide range of internationally known diving equipment including Aqua Lung, Cressi, Henderson, Seaquest and Suunto. Please note that Divers World will not give cash refunds under any circumstances.
Seven Mile Shops, West Bay Road
Tel: (345) 949 8128
Open: Monday through Saturday, 8am–6pm

Electronic Equipment

Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
The Audiophile
Audiophile specialises in the design, supply and installation of custom home theatre systems, office and commercial audio/video systems and other associated audiovisual products and accessories for the mid to high-end market. They are the sole distributors for Mark Levinson, Revel, Arcam, Vantage Controls, JBL, JBL Synthesis, Infinity Systems, Harman/Kardon, KEF, Ad Notam, Audio Access, Digital Projection, WireWorld and Denon.
4-103 Governors Square
Tel: (345) 746 4434
Audio Visual Services
Audio/visual equipment, rental, installation, repair, lighting, surveillance, full-event production from small meetings to large scale events.
Tel: (345) 525 5050
Automated Technologies Tel: (345) 943 2266
Cell: (345) 926 6490
B.J.'s Electronics
Location 1: Next to Edie's Decor,
Eastern Avenue – Tel: (345) 949 7713
Location 2: West Shore Centre
West Bay Road – Tel: (345) 949 7460
Location 3: Shamrock Road on the sea side
Bodden Town
Tel: (345) 947 9886
Brand Source Home Gallery
Authorized dealer for premium brand television and home entertainment systems (Mitsubishi, Samsung, SONY, Panasonic and Toshiba), Brand Source honours manufacturer product warranties, provides installation & technical support services and carries a wide selection of entertainment furniture and contemporary TV stands.
209 Dorcy Drive, Industrial Park
Tel: (345) 623 5000
Creative Tech Baytown Plaza, Suites 5 -6
36 West Bay Road
Tel: (345) 946 8324
Eminent Audio & Video
Eminent Audio & Video specialises in car stereo systems, home cinema equipment, commercial audio products and accessories. They are the distributors for JBL, Infinity, Harman/Kardon and Phoenix Gold.
125 Eastern Avenue, George Town
Tel: (345) 946 7685
Funky Tangs
Funky Tangs specialises in TVs, home theatre equipment and audio/video accessories and also offers a full line of CDs, musical instruments and car stereos.
Store 1: 220 Shedden Road, George Town,
Tel: (345) 949 0998
Store 2: Hirst Road, Savannah Plaza,
Tel: (345) 943 0998
Hi-Tech Electronics
Hi-Tech carries the largest selection of TVs, DVDs, stereos, gaming consoles, home theatre systems and car radios in Cayman. They can also assist with setting up your DISH Network or Direct TV systems.
Ashgo Street, off Godfrey Nixon Way
Tel: (345) 945 3950
House Smart Technologies
Provide and install home-automation, security and entertainment systems, along with offering associated products and services.
8 Dilbert's Plaza, 155 Shamrock Road
Tel: (345) 947 0854

Errands/Concierge Service
If you don't have enough time for errands or need extra help during the day, with buying groceries, paying bills or doing the school run, help is available.

Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
operate a concierge, errand and event planning service for anyone - private individuals or businesses - needing some extra help.
Tel: (345) 926 5599
BKM Limited
offer a wide range of services and errands to visitors and short-term residents.
Tel: (345) 926 1154


Take the advice of anyone who tells you not to bother bringing your furniture from home. Initially anyway, you won't need it. Admittedly not all, but most Cayman apartments come furnished and you will only end up putting yours in storage. Ideally, you should arrive with clothing and personal effects only. Then, if you decide to buy your own home, you can ship your furniture (although please note the exemption to paying import duty on furniture and personal effects expires after six months).
Not all houses are sold furnished, but many are. All homes bought pre-construction come unfurnished, but you can buy some lovely furniture on-Island.

Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Absolutely Fabulous
Asian hand-crafted hardwood furniture and antiques, made from reclaimed teak from old Indonesian houses. They also sell a range of functional art which includes ceramics, silver, stainless steel and pewter, woven baskets, lamps and organic linens plus a range of outdoor furniture. They also do space planning and design.
Caymanian Village, North Sound Rd
Tel: (345) 949 8611
Beacon Furniture
Multiple-room showroom deliberately laid-out to give you an idea of how your house could look. They carry indoor and out door furniture, sofas, beds, tables, chairs, lamps, book shelves and many accessories in styles ranging from classic to contemporary. Authorised dealers for manufacturers such as Amisco, Kincaid, Palm Springs Rattan, Barlow Tyrie and more. They can also order whatever you need.
Dorcy Drive, Industrial Park
Tel: (345) 943 2323
Beyond the Horizon
Asian wooden furniture for living, dining, entertaining and sleeping areas as well as home furnishings, clothing and accessories.
Galleria Plaza, West Bay Rd
Tel: (345) 946 1498
Classic Designs
The full range of home furnishings and accessories from manufacturers including Ashley, Coaster and Best. They carry both contemporary and traditional style bedroom and living room furniture in addition to lamps, rugs, artwork, vases, artificial flowers and more.
8 Plaza Venezia, North Sound Road
Tel: (345) 945 1732
Eurasia Imports Ltd.
They carry one of a kind solid rose-wood furniture and a wide variety of genuine antiques from China, Tibet and Magnolia.
Cayman Village, North Sound Road
Tel: (345) 945 2089
Furniture Depot
Home furnishings, accessories, blinds and home office furniture. Exclusive dealers for Legacy (wooden bedroom and living room furniture), they also carry Coaster, Homelegance, Ashley, Sealy mattresses, Comfortex blinds and England sofa sets and seats, for which you can choose your own fabrics. Furniture Depot also stock some more economical items and are able to order in high-end goods from their catalogues.
147 Dorcy Drive (opposite Airport Post Office)
Tel: (345) 945 3166
A full service, up-scale interior-design firm with a 5000 square foot showroom displaying furniture, fabrics, lighting and accessories. IDG are exclusive dealers for a number of mid to high-end furniture lines and represent manufacturers that include Baker, McGuire, Century, OLY and Adriana Hoyos. Their team of interior designers can also source antiques and artwork. They also have a large warehouse on Airport Road where they display all the furniture they cannot fit in their SMB store.
Seven Mile Shops, West Bay Road
Tel: (345) 943 6464
Kirk Home Centre
As well as lamps and home accessories, Kirk Home carries a full range of Courtyard Classics patio furniture including tables, chairs, loungers, cushions and umbrellas.
Eastern Avenue, George Town
Tel: (345) 949 2521
Marksons Furniture
Various styles of mid-range furniture and accessories for bedrooms, living areas and the home office. They also sell fabrics, lighting, artificial plants, rugs, artwork, window treatments and space planning and interior design services.
19 Compass Drive, George Town
Tel: (345) 949 6233
Möbel Kids & Möbel Living
(formerly Noah's Ark)
Specialising in children's bedroom furniture plus furniture for the whole home, this store sells two lines of European-manufactured furniture: Arte M and Steen, both of which have lines in affordable, modern wood and veneer products.
Pasadora Place, Smith Road, George Town
Tel: (345) 946 8733
Robert Wood Lighting and Interiors
In addition to tropical Caribbean style furniture, full interior design packages are offered. Robert Wood specialises in eco-friendly materials made from sustainable resources including bamboo and coconut palm flooring, energy efficient lighting and low-flush toilets. They also sell bamboo linens and towels.
28 Commercial Ave (opposite Tony's Toys)
Tel: (345) 949 7765
Welcome Home
Up-scale occasional furniture, home accessories, lamps and gift items.
Governors Square
Tel: (345) 949 4663
Woods Furniture and Design
A wide range of mid- to high-end home furnishings for the bedroom, dining and living room from manufacturers such as Kreiss, Ralph Lauren Home, Bernhardt and more. They also offer kitchen and bathroom cabinetry and flooring. A team of interior designers are on-hand to assist in creating the look you want within your budget.
131 Dorcy Drive
Tel: (345) 949 5933

Second-Hand Furniture
There is quite a booming market for second-hand furniture. On most Saturdays, there are yard sales where household items can be found. Also, look in the newspaper classifieds, or for second-hand furniture.

All the large home stores like A.L. Thompson's, Cox Lumber, Kirk Home Centre and Uncle Bill's carry a large selection of hardware.

Home Accessories
There are quite a few places in Cayman where you can find nice home accessories to make your new home really feel like home! All the home centres and furniture stores above also carry a good range of accessories like pillows, lamps, ornaments etc. Dedicated home accessory stores include Bedside Manor in Camana Bay, which carries elegant throws, cushions, linens, lamps and eclectic home accessories. Also, Welcome Home in Governors Square carry an elegant and upscale selection of home accessories often in colour themes like black, white, gray or red.

Whether rentals or purchased outright, most houses come fitted with a washer, dryer, fridge and stove. Many also come with a microwave and dishwasher. If you are renting, properties usually come equipped with plates, glasses, cutlery and pots and pans. Linens and towels are less frequently provided.
Whatever you need for your home, however, can be found at one of Cayman's home centres: Kirk Home Centre, A.L. Thompson's, Cox Lumber, Brand Source Home Gallery and Uncle Bill's. If you are looking for kitchen supplies, there are various places with quite an extensive choice. The Restaurant Depot in Industrial Park has everything a professional chef could want. Bon Vivant, Brand Source Home & Gallery, and Kirk Home Centre have a good selection of kitchen knives, cooking pots, china and kitchen appliances. Bon Vivant is the dealer for Viking and Smeg. Brand Source Home Gallery carries GE, Profile, Monogram, Frigidaire, Electrolux and Fisher & Paykel and kitchenware brands Calphalon, Krups, Chantal and other specialty housewares, small appliances, custom closets and storage systems. Kirk Home Centre features American Standard bathroom fittings. A.L. Thompson's offers Whirlpool, Maytag, Miele and Kitchen Aid. Kirk Freeport's Waterford and Wedgwood store in George Town carries bone china and crystal glassware. These stores are usually open Monday through Saturday, 9am-6pm.

Hurricane Supplies
As mentioned in the Hurricane chapter, it is very important that you stock up on supplies before hurricane season. Essential food items can be purchased from the major supermarkets. Other items, such as torches, batteries, tarpaulins or even a generator, can be sourced at one of the major home centres such as A.L. Thompson's, Kirk Home Centre, Uncle Bill's or Cox Lumber. For hurricane shutters, call Hydes and Sons on (345) 949 7062. They have a factory on-Island which makes top-of-the-line hurricane shutters in a variety of different styles.

Jewellery & Repair
Cayman is a great place to buy jewellery. It can be 50% cheaper than in Europe or the US since watches, gems and precious metals are all duty-free. If you are shopping for a special piece, the best option is to just head downtown and wander around the Kirk Freeport or Island Companies shops, or explore the other jewellery outlets near the cruise ship terminals. Alternatively, there is a beautiful new jewellery store at Camana Bay called The Mansion, or you can look in Tiffany's or Magnum Jewellers, both at the Ritz-Carlton. For unique antique pieces, Artifacts Ltd. is located on the harbour front. For repairs, Kirk Freeport and Island Companies offer an in-house repair service.

Definitely don't bring lamps and lampshades with you. First, they are a nightmare to ship. Second, only 110/115v with two-pin plugs work here. Third, your apartment will no doubt come with lamps and, finally, you can buy them here for a reasonable price. Most of the large home depots (A.L. Thompson's, Kirk Home Centre) carry lamps as does International Lighting & Design in Ed's Plaza, next to the Butterfield roundabout, all the furniture stores, Cayman Electrical Supply and Robert Wood Lighting and Interiors. Robert Wood sells and installs a wide range of light fixtures, lamps and Lutron lighting controls for more energy efficient-lighting. They are located on 28 Commercial Ave, off North Sound Road, Tel: (345) 949 7765.
Alternatively, there is Cayman Electrical Supply (CES) which has a 20,000sq ft fully stocked warehouse full of lighting and electrical supplies for contractors and the general public, with factory direct wholesale pricing from all the leading manufacturers including GE, Schneider Square D, Southwire, Leviton, Cooper Lighting and Rockwell, to name just a few.
CES also has a lighting specialist who works with architects, engineers, interior designers and the general public on commercial and residential lighting projects. They particularly specialize in energy efficient and LED lighting and offer free lighting audits to show property owners, strata managers and businesses how they can reduce their electricity bills.
They are located in Highgrove Business Park off Sparky's Drive, Industrial Park,
Tel: (345) 943 2800.

You can buy good quality sheets from Kirk Home Centre, which probably offers the largest selection on the Island. You can also buy sheets from A.L. Thompson's and Bedside Manor in Camana Bay. For eco-friendly bamboo linens try Robert Wood or Kirk Home Centre. Absolutely Fabulous stocks organic natural-fibre linens. Nice bath towels can be found at Kirk Home Centre. Valu-Med Pharmacy on Walker's Road and Cost-U-Less in Governors Square sell great beach towels, but we recommend you bring a few of your own as well. You can never have too many towels.
Bed Sizes – Beds in Cayman are US sizes and not European sizes. This means that a twin or single bed is 38” x 74,” a full bed is 54” x 80,” a queen is 60” x 80” and a king is 84” x 80”.

Oriental Rugs

Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Rugs Oriental
They specialise in an eclectic collection of authentic hand knotted oriental rugs from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Turkey and The Caucasus. Their impressive collection includes traditional ‘city' pieces as well as ‘tribal/village' rugs and a selection of contemporary rugs and carpets. They also specialise in new, unique Persian rugs.
Galleria Plaza, West Bay Road
Tel: (345) 949 7847

Many of the home centres carry paint and painting supplies. Dedicated paint supply stores include:

Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
ACE Paint & Décor
They specialise in: Pratt & Lambert and ACE paints.
134 Industrial Way, Industrial Park
Tel: (345) 949 6252
Cayman Coating Industries
They specialise in: Benjamin Moore, Valspar, Porter, and make their own brand paint, Cayman Coating.
96 Portland Road, Industrial Park
Tel: (345)949 2920
Kirk Home Centre
Kirk Home has a dedicated paint division with a colour matcher and a colour visualiser. They sell Accolade, ProHide and Pratt & Lambert paints.
Eastern Avenue, George Town
Tel: (345) 949 2521

Party Accessories
People in Cayman love to throw parties, especially fancy dress parties, and children always dress up for trick or treating at Halloween, so bring what fancy dress gear you have.

Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Party Mart
in Pasadora Place on Smith Road sells all manner of party supplies including ready-made costumes and they also rent bouncy castles, slides and tents.
Tel: (345) 949 6446
Party Source
on Godfrey Nixon Way also sells and rents supplies for birthdays, weddings and corporate events.
Tel: (345) 947 2789
Imagination House of Costumes
sells ready-made and made-to-order costumes and accessories. They will also occasionally also rent costumes.
Tel: (345) 947 1497
Large party supplies like tables, chairs, plates, napkins, etc., can be rented from Massive Equipment Rental Tel: (345) 949 7990
or from Celebrations Ltd Tel: (345) 949 2044

Plants, Flowers & Garden Centres
Unfortunately, there are no corner stalls like in the US and the UK, where you can buy a bunch of flowers for $5 on your way home. Since all flowers and most plants have to be flown or shipped in, they are more expensive than you would find at home. Although supermarkets do carry some plants and flowers, the greatest variety is available at local plant nurseries.

Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Every Bloomin' Thing
EBT carries a wide variety of plants, shrubs, trees and orchids. They hold a flower market every Friday, with 50% off cut flowers, and every second Wednesday of the month there is a ‘Root Sale,' with 15% off on all plants. In the summer months, they also hold classes specifically for children, as well as classes on orchid maintenance and general gardening. At Christmas they sell real Christmas trees.
384 Crewe Road
Tel: (345) 945 1701
Power Flower
As well as being a complete landscape design and maintenance company, they have a beautiful four-acre nursery just on the outskirts of town. They sell plants, trees, soil and glazed ceramic pots.
Orchard Lane, off Crewe Road Tel: (345) 949 2256
Vigoro Nursery & Landscaping
Vigoro carries a large variety of plants, shrubs, small trees, herbs and glazed and terracotta pots in both locations. At Christmas they import real Christmas trees (but you must place your order by October), and they turn the inside of their shop on Walkers Road into a magical Christmas grotto.
Vigoro Nursery has two locations:
#1 - 324 Walkers Road
Tel: (345) 949 4270
#2 - 96 Agricola Drive
Tel: (345) 945 5236
You can also buy plants at the Botanical Gardens, the Department of Agriculture in Lower Valley and from a small nursery on Fairbanks Road, George Town (behind the Government high schools). Every year most nurseries import Christmas trees, as does Hobbies & Books.

Wholesale Items
The following are good wholesale stores if you are looking for bulk items like nappies, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, etc. Priced Right and Cost-U-Less both sell an array of different items, from appliances and furniture to electronic equipment.

Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Cost-U-Less Governors Square, 51 Lime Tree Bay
(off West Bay Road)
Tel: (345) 745 5377
Priced Right 63 Dorcy Drive, next to Fosters Airport store
Tel: (345) 949 5155


Air Conditioning
Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Installation, servicing, maintenance and repair of all air conditioning systems. Tailored Residential and Commercial Maintenance Packages available, including energy efficient and air purifying systems. Specialising in Goodman and Amana.
Tel: (345) 949 8000 (24-hour service)
Commercial and residential a/c services, chillers, ductwork, temperature controls, piping and insulation. Authorised sales and service agents for Trane and Goodman.
134 Sparky Drive, Industrial Park
Tel: (345) 943 2900
Otis Air
Service and repair all makes and models of air conditioning equipment. Authorised dealers for RUDD and suppliers of Classic units.
36 Kingbird Drive, off North Sound Road
Tel: (345) 945 7167
24 hour emergency line: 916 1992
Babysitters & Nannies
Babysitters from the company below are trained in CPR and first aid. Expect to pay CI$12 per hour, for a minimum of four hours. They are also available on a daily or weekly rate and will do cleaning as well as child care. Other babysitters can be found by word of mouth and the going rate is CI$10 per hour.
Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
AAA Caregivers Tel: (345) 916 5925
Beauty, Hair Salons & Day Spas
There are numerous places where you can get a massage, manicure and pedicure, have your hair cut, have a beauty treatment and purchase the beauty products you are accustomed to using at home. Grand Cayman attracts many professional and internationally-trained hairdressers and beauty technicians. As anyone will tell you, the best way to find a good hairdresser is by word-of-mouth. Tipping your hairdresser or massage therapist a 15% gratuity is customary in Cayman.
Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Beyond Basics Day Spa
Services include: Massages, facials (including hydra-facials), chemical peels, semi-permanent make-up, laser hair removal, electrolysis, tattoo and birth mark removal, wrinkle reduction, skin rejuvenation and tightening, Juvederm, Velashape, Vichy Shower, Vein therapy, LED light therapy, couples treatments, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, Botox, waxing, air-brush tanning, manicures, pedicures and make-up application.
Smith Road Plaza, Smith Road, George Town
Tel: (345) 945 2737
Body Works
Services include: Swedish, sports, prenatal and deep tissue massage, reflexology, La Stone therapy, facials, electrolysis, body treatments, waxing, manicures, pedicures, yoga and pilates classes.
Queens Court Plaza, West Bay Road
Tel: (345) 945 6485
Da Vinci Centre
Services include: Massage and acupuncture, plus various cutting edge esthetic services: micro-dermabrasion, candela laser treatments, laser skin tightening, laser hair removal, body contouring, chemical peels, sclerotherapy, Botox, carboxy therapy and dermafillers.
Park Place, West Bay Road
Tel: (345) 943 2002
Services include: Hair cutting and colouring, waxing, massage, facials, manicures and pedicures.
Marquee Plaza, West Bay Road
Tel: (345) 943 6287
The Retreat at Tips N Toes
Services include: Waxing, wraps, body treatments, massages, acrylic nails, manicures and pedicures.
Bayshore Mall, South Church Street
Tel: (345) 943 8637
Sameena's Hair & Beauty
Services include: Hair cutting and treatments, waxing, massages, reflexology, threading, microdermabrasion, acrylic nails, facials, ear candling, eyebrow tinting, glycolic acid peels, manicures and pedicures.
Bush Centre, North Church Street
Tel: (345) 949 4052
Styles Beauty Salon
Services include: Hair cutting, colouring and treatments, tinting, waxing, full body treatments, spray tanning, acrylic nails, manicures and pedicures.
West Shore Centre, West Bay Road
Tel: (345) 949 8809
Tangles Kids Salon
Services include: Hair cutting (primarily for kids but also for Mums and Dads), hair styling, braiding, manicures/pedicures and party packages. [Editor's note: even very little children will love this place!]
Caymanian Village, North Sound Road
Tel: (345) 945 5437
Vanity Hair & Nail Design
Services include: Hair design including Keritan smoothing treatments, acrylic nails, manicures and pedicures.
Panton Building, 350 Shedden Road
Tel: (345) 949 7929
Bicycle Repair
Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Sheldon Tel: (345) 525 2020
Cabinets & Cabinet Makers
Kitchen & Bath Solutions
Kitchen and Bath Solutions offers a variety of European-style cabinetry for both kitchen and bathroom and they have hundreds of options on doors and finishes.
Tel: (345) 925 4720
Real Wood Cabinets
Real Wood offers custom-built kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, walk-in closets and wall units as well as polystone, granite and corian countertops.
4 Plaza Venezia, North Sound Rd
Tel: (345) 943 9663
Woods Furniture and Design, Ltd. 131 Dorcy Drive
Tel: (345) 949 5933
Car Wash
People are quite image conscious about their cars in Cayman and will often either clean them over the weekend or get a company to come to their office to wash them. This is a great way to extend the life of your car, as salt air and sunshine are hard on automobiles. The average cost is CI$25 for sedans and CI$35 for SUVs. Tipping a little on top is customary.
Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
The Auto Spa Godfrey Nixon Way
Tel: (345) 943 1946
Sam's Mobile Car Cleaning Tel: (345) 943 4444
Cleaning Services (Home and Upholstery)
The following companies offer a variety of cleaning services, including carpet and upholstery, windows and marble floors. In addition, their staff can assist with domestic cleaning services, either for a one-time spring cleaning or on a regular basis (see the Running your Home chapter for more information).
Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Fabri-Zone Cleaning Systems 7 Spinnaker Square, Red Bay
Tel: (345) 949 5010
Hew's Janitorial
They have two divisions: One that specialises in carpet and upholstery cleaning and the other that specialises in a daily maid service. All domestic helpers are picked up and dropped off at each job and go through an on going training programme.
335 Dorcy Drive
Tel: (345) 949 0734
Reliable Cleaning Behind Kirk Office Equipment
Tel: (345) 949 9303
Roper's Janitorial Service 122 Industrial Park
Tel: (345) 949 2511
Laundry Service (by the pound)
Fluff n Fold
Wash, dry and fold laundry service by the pound, for individuals and businesses. They also offer professional pressing. Free pick up and delivery service in the GT and SMB area. They are the only laundry service in Cayman that charge by the pound: CI$1.50 per pound for next day service, CI$2 per pound for same day service.
8 Plaza Venezia, North Sound Road
Tel: (345) 949 1765
Dry Cleaners
Inquire if you have speciality items to clean..
Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Island Cleaners
Artco Centre, Shedden Road Tel: (345) 949 5391
Shoppes at Grand Harbour Tel: (345) 947 1001
Governors Square, West Bay Road Tel: (345) 623 5391
Puritan Cleaners
They have four locations:
Eastern Avenue, George Town Tel: (345) 949 7104
Centennial Towers, West Bay Tel: (345) 945 4508
Arboretum, Elgin Avenue Tel: (345) 949 2452
Countryside Village, Savannah Tel: (345) 946 1884
Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Installations, repair and maintenance of all types of electrical systems including power, lighting, TV and audio, data, telecom, fibre optic cabling, fire alarm, security and building control systems.
20 Breezy Way, George Town
Tel: (345) 949 8000
Hay Electric Co/BrittHay Tel: (345) 949 4154
Commercial and residential electrical installations and repairs, power monitoring and data/communications. Authorised sales and service providers for Cummins Generators, Notifier Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Lite Fire Alarm Systems, Leviton and P&S.
134 Sparky Drive, Industrial Park
Tel: (345) 943 2900
Fire Protection
Advice, installation and maintenance of fire alarm, fire protection and sprinkler systems. specialising in Simplex Systems.
Tel: (345) 949 8000, 24-hour service
Commercial fire protection services and repairs, commercial kitchen hood fire suppression. Sales and service providers for Ansul, Kidde, Tyco Fire Protection Products.
Tel: (345) 943 2900
The two companies below sell wall-to-wall carpeting along with a huge selection of tiles, stone, porcelain, ceramic, vinyl and laminate flooring, and they can install special order hardwood flooring. Eco-friendly types of flooring such as bamboo, cork and palm wood can be found at Robert Wood's (Tel: (345) 949 7765). Unique, hand woven wool and silk oriental rugs can be found at Rugs Oriental in Galleria Plaza (Tel: (345) 943 8947).
Edie's Decor 64 Eastern Avenue
Tel: (345) 949 6348
Paramount Carpets 317 North Sound Road
Tel: (345) 949 5000
Celebrations, Ltd.
Mirco Centre, North Sound Road
Tel: (345) 949 2044
Every Bloomin' Thing
EBT has a flower market every Friday, with all flowers 50% off. Wrap and carry only.
34 Crewe Road
Tel: (345) 945 1701
Trisha's Roses 266 North Church Street
Tel: (345) 949 2423
Locksmiths Key Cutting
(also try A.L. Thompson's, Kirk Home Centre and Uncle Bill's for key cutting services)
Locks on Wheels Tel: (345) 946 5060
or (345) 526 0002
Secure Cayman (Mobile Service) Tel: (345) 945 5625
or (345) 926 5625
Vaults Locks & Safes, Ltd. Off the Butterfield roundabout
Tel: (345) 949 7441
Landscapers and Nurseries
Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Every Bloomin' Thing 34 Crewe Road
Tel: (345) 945 1701
Power Flower 31 Orchard Lane, off Crewe Road
Tel: (345) 949 2256
Vigoro Nursery & Landscaping Two locations: Walkers Road and Agricola Drive
Tel: (345) 949 4270

George Town Library
There are five branch public libraries located in West Bay, North Side, East End, Bodden Town and on Cayman Brac. Library opening hours are different for each. A library card costs CI$2 for adults and is free for children from birth up to age 17. To join the library as a new member you must prove you will be a resident for a minimum of six months.
Tel: (345) 949 5159 Monday–Friday 10am–6pm
Saturday 10am–2pm
The Sam Basdeo Learning Resource Centre
Located at the University College of the Cayman Islands, the Learning Resource Centre is primarily geared towards academia. However, it does offer some recreational reading material as well as a broad range of current periodicals and journals.
Tel: (345) 949 9580
Monday–Thursday 8am-7.30pm
Friday 8am-4pm and Saturday 8am-1pm
Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Cathy Church's Wedding & Event Photography
Cathy Church and a staff of dedicated photographers led by award-winning Tony Mark can photograph every occasion from weddings and birthdays to real estate and corporate.
Sunset House Hotel, South Church Street, George Town
Tel: (345) 949 7415
Gary White/InFocus Photos Ltd.
Specialises in aerial, action/sports and commercial photography.
Tel: (345) 925 0865
Picturethis & Rebecca Davidson Photography
A talented team including Rebecca Davidson, Aaron Rebarchek and Cody Turner take wonderful wedding, family, children and baby photos.
101 Centenial Towers, West Bay
Tel: (345) 943 3686
David Wolfe Photography South Sound, Grand Cayman
(345) 947-4146
Photo Processing Studios
Note: most photo processing is now done for digital photography only.
Cathy Church's Photo Centre & Gallery Sunset House Hotel, South Church Street
Tel: (345)949 7415
Cayman Camera 32 Goring Avenue, George Town
Tel: (345) 949 8359
Island Photo Fosters Airport Plaza
Tel: (345) 945 4779
Picturethis 101 Centenial Towers, West Bay
Tel: (345) 943 3686
Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Conventional and specialised plumbing services. Androgroup also promote and install energy and conservation projects such as solar and waste heat recovery water heating systems. Proficient in Waste Water Treatment Plant and Lift Station Maintenance.
20 Breezy Way, George Town
Tel: (345) 949 8000, 24-hour service
Ghezzi Plumbing Industrial Park in the JJT Warehouses,
Back Unit on the ground floor.
Tel: (345) 946 2644
Mac Plumbing Coconut Plaza, West Bay Road
Tel: (345) 949 8067
Commercial and residential plumbing repairs and services. New construction. Wastewater treatment plants, booster pumps, plumbing fixtures. Authorised sales and service agents for Cromaglass Wastewater Treatment Plants, Dunfoss Pumps, Gould Pumps.
Tel: (345) 943 2900
Printing & Copying
Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Cayman Business Machines/Docucentre
A full-service printing, copying (colour or black and white), scanning (including indexing), cutting, folding and laminating printing centre. They can also print large format engineering drawings and do monthly transactional printing, statements and annual report design, layout, printing and binding.
49 Hospital Road
Tel: (345) 949 8648
Mail Boxes Etc
A one-stop business shop offering printing services including digital colour and black and white copies, binding and laminating. They also do passport photos and are an authorised shipping centre for DHL, FedEx and UPS and rent mail boxes.
Corner of Market Street and Forum Lane, Camana Bay
Tel: (345) 745 1400
Post Net
A full service print and copy shop, Post Net also rent mailboxes, arrange packing and shipping, and offer scanning, faxing, graphic design, office supplies, internet access and computer rental stations.
Galleria Plaza, West Bay Road
Tel: (345) 945 7678
Shoe Repair
Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
No. 1 Shoe Shop 12 Jetik Building, Walkers Road
(Near the Cayman Islands Hospital)
Tel: (345) 949 5595
Residential Appliance Repair
Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Androgroup specialise in a/c, electrical, plumbing and appliance repair and maintenance. They charge CI$85 per hour, not including additional help (CI$35) or materials.
20 Somerset Drive
Tel: (345) 949 8000
Brand Source Home Gallery
They repair the full range of kitchen and laundry appliances as the authorized appliance service centre for all GE/Profile/Monogram, Frigidaire/Electrolux and Fisher & Paykel and supplier of all brand appliance parts. They charge CI$75 per hour plus a fuel surcharge depending on where you live.
209 Dorcy Drive, Airport Industrial Park
Tel: (345) 623-5000 ext. 244
Parsons Appliances
They charge CI$65 per hour.
312 West Church Street, West Bay
Tel: (345) 949 3945
or (345) 916 1227
Storage & Organising Solutions
Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Custom Closets
(Showroom at Brand Source Home Gallery)
Specialises in: Custom-designed and professional installation of custom closets, pantries, laundry centers, wine cellars and garage organizing systems.
Dorcy Drive, Industrial Park
Tel: (345) 623 6774
Kirk Home Centre 257 Eastern Avenue, George Town
Tel: (345) 949 2521
Uncle Bill's Home Improvement Centre 343 Eastern Avenue, George Town
Tel: (345) 949 7601
Wedding Organisers
Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Owner Joanne Brown is one of the most celebrated wedding and event planners in the world. Their team of wedding planners specializes in destination wedding planning and spectacular events.
Mirco Centre
North Sound Rd
(345) 623-2044
Simply Weddings
Joy Basdeo is a civil registrar of marriages and has over 16 years experience officiating at hundreds of wedding for both residents and visitors. Her full service marriage office, Simply Weddings, can cater to any wedding from the intimate beach wedding to the lavish.
ERA Kirkconnell Realty Building
306 North Church Street
Tel: (345) 949 9933
Window Treatments
Most rented apartments come with blinds already installed. Curtains are more unusual. Often, if window treatments are not in very good shape, you can ask the landlord to replace them. If you have bought your own place and need to replace what is there, ask one of the following specialists to measure the windows and custom-fit window coverings:
Shop / AddressContacts / Hours of operation
Blinds Unlimited
They specialise in made-to-measure blinds, plantation shutters and curtains, but also carry a large stock of ready-made blinds and drapes, hardware and samples of fabric for curtains.
Plaza Venezia, North Sound Road
Tel: (345) 946 7797
Edie's Decor
They sell custom made blinds, shutters and curtains but also have fabrics, ready-made blinds and drapery hardware in stock. Edie's also sells floor and wall tiles, wood flooring and carpets and provide installation for all their products. They also offer upholstery services.
64 Eastern Avenue
Tel: (345) 949 6348
Woods Furniture & Design
Along with many well-known brands of furniture to suit all budgets, Woods also sells custom-made blinds and curtains.
Dorcy & MacLendon Drive
Tel: (345) 949 5933