Whether you’re renting or purchasing a house, most tend to come fitted with a washer, dryer, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and stove. If you are renting, properties are usually equipped with some kitchen utensils, such as plates, cutlery, and pots.
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Linens and towels are less frequently provided, however, a great selection of good quality beach towels can be found at Priced Right on Airport Road and Valu-Med Pharmacy on Walkers Road.
Accessories can also make your house really feel like home. All the home centres and many furniture stores carry an interesting range of accessories, such as pillows, lamps, throws, linens and ornaments. Lamps with 110/115 volts and a two-pin electrical plug work here.
Bed sizes in Cayman are all US sizes, 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”. Most mattress brands sold on Island have pillow tops, so deep fitted sheets are a must.
Please also note that almost all mattresses now sold in Cayman have memory foam in them. If you are used to mattresses made with wool, as many European beds are, then these are very very different and take some getting used to. Natural, certified organic mattresses are not sold in Cayman; you will have to order one from overseas if you would like one of these mattresses. Please also remember that the box spring is always sold separately.
Hardware & Building Supplies
There are a handful of notable building supply companies in Cayman. It is feasible to build or renovate a house without resorting to buying from overseas. You can purchase blocks, concrete, windows, doors, bathrooms, plumbing equipment, electrical supplies, kitchens, roofing supplies and more on-Island.
The major building suppliers are A.L. Thompson’s, Cox Lumber and Kirk Home Centre. They are also the authorised dealers for many well-known brands and can special order anything you need (thus taking on the risk of it breaking en-route and you not being liable to replace it). There are a variety of building materials, options, and professionals available in Cayman.
All the home centres like A.L. Thompson's, Cox Lumber, Kirk Home Centre and Uncle Bill's carry a large selection of hardware supplies.
As mentioned in the Hurricane Tips section, it is very important that you stock up on supplies well before the threat of a hurricane appears on the horizon. Essential food items can be purchased from the major supermarkets.
It’s a good idea to visit bulk suppliers like Priced Right and Cost-U-Less for deals on items like drinking water, batteries and canned goods.
Other items such as torches, tarpaulins and generators can be sourced at home centres such as A. L. Thompson’s, Kirk Home Centre or Uncle Bill’s.
For hurricane shutters, Hydes & Sons has an on-Island factory which makes top-of-the-line hurricane shutters.
Dedicated paint supply stores are listed below. However, many of the home centres also carry paint and painting supplies.Read More
Home Centres & Homeware Stores
Below is a list of Home Centres & Homeware Stores in the Cayman Islands. They offer a range of home goods and accessories like pillows, lamps, throws, linens and ornaments.
West Indies Wine Company
The largest tasting room in the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean, featuring 80 different wines from all over the globe and doubling as a retail store.