A quiet yet undeniably colorful uprising has transformed Cayman’s shopping experiences in recent years. From Mariners Surf Co. KyClo, Mercantile, Waterman, and 3 girls and a kiln, these craft makers pay little heed to macro-economic headlines. A brigade of optimistic artisans and designers, they have engineered their own fortunes, opening exciting new spaces, reinventing retail concepts or simply staying true to tradition. Retail has energized the island with a positive spirit. Strike up a conversation and you’ll discover smiling islanders’ eager to share stories, and their wares with you.
Grand Cayman also offers a variety of high-end luxury items alongside original works of art from Caymanian artists to other handcrafted artisan products. Above all Grand Cayman shopping is duty-free and prices for many luxury goods such as watches, fine jewelry, china, crystal, perfumes and cosmetics can be as much as 30% less expensive here.
Luxury shopping in Grand Cayman is some of the best in the world. Offering duty free prices, Kirk Freeport at Bayshore Mall is the largest jewelry and watch store in the Caribbean and is the official Rolex retailer of the Cayman Islands. They also offer an incredible collection of luxury brands including Cartier, Breitling and Tag Heuer, all of which tout standalone boutiques in George Town. Started in 1972 by a local Caymanian family, Kirk Freeport boosts 22 locations island wide. Other brands available at the Bayshore Mall location, as well as at their other locations on Cardinall Avenue in George Town, The Strand on West Bay Road and within both The Ritz-Carlton and The Westin include Patek Philippe, Omega, Panerai and many others.
Shopping can be found all over Grand Cayman from local art galleries, artisan markets, to a collection of strip malls along Seven Mile Beach.
This ambitious archipelago is an ever morphing constellation of stories, personalities, and moving parts. But the island can lay claim to one constant theme: welcoming everyone with open arms. This warm reception informs and infuses daily life. It’s expressed through the endearing custom of greeting strangers on the streets of Camana Bay, the islands newest township, and in the way George Towns luxury boutiques feel like laidback community lounges.
With its beautiful all-year round weather, Grand Cayman boasts an abundance of open air shopping malls. Enjoy shopping at world-class boutiques, visit local vendor stalls and browse an incredible array of restaurants at many of these shopping malls all while soaking up the sun and enjoying the cool ocean breezes that make Grand Cayman an ultimate paradise destination.
You can find almost everything at one of Grand Cayman’s many grocery stores. Just make sure you do your grocery shopping between Monday and Saturday as all grocery stores and many other retail businesses are closed on Sunday.
There are two grocery stores located within the Seven Mile Beach area of Grand Cayman – Kirk Market, located on the edge of George Town and Foster’s at The Strand on Seven Mile Beach.
Kirk Market provides a healthy alternative to conventional foods and household products, focusing on organic, local, natural and Earth-friendly products. Their store includes a gourmet deli, fresh bakery, fresh produce with many grown locally, floral, meat and seafood, frozen foods and dairy, as well as a complete grocery department.
Foster’s is a modern supermarket that provides quality food and a larger selection of items at a lower cost. Their store includes a fresh bakery, fresh produce, organic foods including a wide selection of organic produce, meats, dairy, grocery, as well as health and beauty items, specialty foods, frozen foods, a grocery department, as well as a hot food buffet offering both local and popular dishes.