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Money help on Grand Cayman

Old Feb 26th, 2004, 08:40 AM
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Money help on Grand Cayman

can anyone tell me the following?
1) would I be better off changing my U.S. money to Cayman dollars or just sticking with U.S. Cash (I know the exchange rate and have a "cheat sheet" to help with this).
2) do you recommend that I bring alot of $ in traveller's checks or just bring my Visa Check Card and some cash(the atm's on the island take Cirrus I believe, and that will work for me)?

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Old Feb 26th, 2004, 09:25 AM
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We just came back from Grand Cayman. I brought cash and travelers checks. Many shops will give you back Cayman money, even if you pay with US $$. The way we did it, was charge the condo and the diving, but all meals, etc we paid in US cash.
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Old Feb 26th, 2004, 10:22 AM
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When I was there last year, I was told Caymanians prefer US Dollars... for what ever that is worth.
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Old Feb 26th, 2004, 01:47 PM
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Everyplace takes US dollars, and most restaurants will give you a bill with the Cayman amount and the US $$ amount.

It's 80 cents to one US$.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2004, 01:39 PM
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We own a condo on Grand Cayman and spend 10-12 weeks there each year. I don't do TC's. I don't take US cash. I stop at the ATM at Foster's and get CI cash (from my US checking account).
I get $.82 versus $.80 on the US dollar.
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Old Mar 5th, 2004, 07:59 AM
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Heplful info; NorthSideSue interested in renting out your condo? Looking for a place March 26, 2005
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Old Mar 5th, 2004, 01:26 PM
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We are available 3/26-4/4. E-mail me at wanningerpautzsbcglobal.net.
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Old Mar 5th, 2004, 01:27 PM
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Obviously I mis-spoke. It's [email protected].
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Old Mar 6th, 2004, 12:03 PM
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US dollars are accepted everywhere on Cayman. All price though, are quoted in Cayman Dollars. So you will have to convert to use when you pay. If you pay in US$, they will give your change back in CI. Keep in mind that the CI dollar is worth more then the US dollar so it will cost you more....

Have fun - Cayman is beautiful.

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