Visitors to the Cayman Islands do not require a visitor's driving permit if they have a valid drivers license and insurance.
If you are a visitor (i.e. not a resident and you don't have a Work Permit) then:
- It is not necessary to obtain a visitor’s permit. You can drive in Cayman provided you have a valid driver’s licence and insurance coverage.
- Visitors who have a full, valid driver’s licence from a Convention country can drive for six months in Cayman.
- Visitors who have a full, valid driver’s licence not from a Convention country can drive for one month in Cayman provided that they only drive a motor car, a truck not exceeding 8,500lbs, or a motorcycle under 125cc.
It should also be noted that if you lend your car or truck to a visitor, you must ensure they have a valid driving licence, otherwise they will be deemed to be driving illegally and this could invalidate your insurance. Please note that no one under the age of 18 is allowed to drive a pick-up truck in the Cayman Islands.
Having said all of this, you need to be very clear on what your insurance company requires before covering you. Some policies have very strict age limitations; some will not insure people until they are nearer the age of 21, 23 or even 25 years of age. Additionally, most insurance companies will not insure new drivers to drive an SUV until they have had a licence for one year.