After spending 6 months living on the island, I’ve compiled a my top tips from getting a job to island living.
GETTING A JOB
First things first! I was fortunate to be offered a job whilst at home and all of
my paperwork was taken care of by the company and Baraud. Baraud International Recruitment is a good place to start if you’re looking for the perfect job on island. They can also help with immigration and work permits, which is essential before you arrive in Grand Cayman.
Food stores are similar to those in the US. However, the price of food shopping may come as a shock when first arriving in Grand Cayman. Expect prices like $5 for a loaf of bread. In George Town, Kirk’s the most expensive with Foster’s following closely behind. A good tip is going to Cost-U-Less to buy items that can be bulk bought to save some cash.
Many of the clothing shops and boutiques are also very expensive. Many expats actually travel to Miami for a shopping haul once a year and get packages delivered to your hotel. The import tax is not worth ordering anything to island.
The bus service I found to be unreliable at times, which is fine if you’re going to the beach but not if you’re going to work. The best way to get around is by car unless you live very close to work. Cars drive on the left hand side of the road so good news if you’re from the UK or Australia!
I hope this post has been helpful for anyone considering a move to Grand Cayman. Any questions, please post below.