There are three things which visitors should be aware of in order to make their Grand Cayman stay a safe one.  The first is that Grand Cayman does have some history with hurricanes, so the pros and cons of travel during hurricane season must be considered.  The second is that the sun and the ocean are both dangerous to people who do not use common sense when enjoying them.  The third is that petty theft does occur, and though it should not deter visitors from coming to Grand Cayman, they should be aware that it does happen.

Hurricane season lasts from the beginning of June through the end of November.  This does not mean that tourists should not visit Grand Cayman during this time.  Many do, especially during early November when the area is popular for its Pirates Week festivals.  However, it means that visitors should remain aware of the weather and be prepared to cancel their trip if it looks like hurricanes might hit.  More information about weather on Grand Cayman is available at

The biggest safety concern on the island is not the obvious threat of a hurricane but rather the subtle threat of the normal weather.  Visitors are reminded to take precautions when enjoying the beach.  Water safety and sun safety are critical to enjoying a Grand Cayman vacation.

Finally, it should be noted that crime and petty theft is a reality, like anywhere in the world.  Being affected by crime should not be a major concern for most tourists' stays.  To minimize the chances of becoming a victim, visitors should be aware of their surroundings and not forget their commom sense just because they are on holiday.  Also, theft of belongings from rental cars and along the beach does occur; so visitors should lock their car doors when parking, keep valuables out of sight and do not leave valuables unattended on the beach. However, during the last couple of years there has been a noticeable increase in break-ins to homes, condos and cars.  There have also been instances of home invasions while occupants have been home.  Precautions should be taken and visitors should be aware of their surroundings and avoid placing themselves in a potentially isolated location.