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The Cayman islands are relatively safe and the crime rate is low, although some petty theft does occur: pickpocketing, purse-snatching, and the like. Awareness of your surroundings and use of normal precautions should inhibit trouble. Drug-related crime is said to be slightly increasing, though, specifically the possession and sale of Ecstasy and some other drugs.
If you're planning to rent a vehicle while visiting Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman Island, be aware that driving is on the left-hand side of the road, and steering wheels are on the right-hand side. At the same time, be aware of other drivers who may be unfamiliar with this rule and may forget. On this same topic, pedestrians should get in the habit of looking to their immediate right first, before crossing any street. On the whole, road and traffic conditions are good, and comparable to the West.
With year-round temperatures running high, sunscreen is essential, and plenty of water should be kept available.
While Seven Mile Beach is the longest and prettiest stretch of beach on Grand Cayman Island, riptideactivity there is more common than at other beaches. If you're traveling with family, be extra aware of your childrens' safety, as well as your own.