The widest selection of uniquely Caymanian gifts and souvenirs
For a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, the bustling Cayman Craft Market in downtown George Town is the place to be!
A stop at the Craft Market puts visitors in touch with the local artisans who create and display uniquely Caymanian art and craft souvenirs.
Browse through woven Silver Thatch* hats and bags, one-of-a-kind woodcarvings and paintings, jewellery handmade with local materials such as Caymanite, black coral, conch, seeds, shells and polished coconut shell. Local spices, jellies, jams, pickles, snacks and even hair braiding can also be found here. Crafts that represent a wider range of Caribbean souvenir items are also offered.
Located on the corner of Boilers Road and South Church Street, the Craft Market is just a short five-minute stroll from the cruise ship dock. It was developed as a venue for local artists and artisans to display and sell their indigenous art and craft.
The Cayman Craft Market has become an integral part of the tourism product enjoyed by tens of thousands of visitors each year.
*Silver Thatch is the National Tree of the Cayman Islands.
Stopped by early in the morning before the cruise ship crowd and met two wonderful vendors named Janet and Rosemary. Janet braids thatch onsite and I purchased one of her... read more
August 6, 2019
Lots of cruise ship tourists,..........- naturally !
- Very friendly merchants, some interesting jewelry and baskets, T-shirts and dresses, lots of bags and hats with Cayman Islands prints..............
Sadly, the... read more
March 23, 2019
I used Webster's to transport me to the Crystal Caves. Our tour guide, whose name started with an E, told us all about the history of the island and everything... read more
January 12, 2019
Local treasures at the Cayman Craft Market
Souvenirs to remind you of a blissful Cayman holiday, collector’s items of genuine local art and craft, unique gemstones, treasures fished from the sea or unearthed on land; you can find all this and more at this open-air market.
Local artisans can be seen creating daily, as they make handicrafts from local materials and recycled products like one-of-a-kind jewellery made from beans, shells, soda can tabs or placemats, rugs, handbags and purses made from recycled paper and other products.
Below is a list of products found at the Cayman Craft Market:
The gemstone of the Cayman Islands
Caymanite is a rare semi-precious rock found only in the Cayman Islands. A hard dolomite, formed during the Oligocene-Miocene epoch, Caymanite has layers of colours in beautiful earth tones, formed by the different metallic content of the strata.
Treasures from the deep
You will also find a fascinating collection of black coral jewellery and accent pieces at the Craft Market. The polished sea coral has a fine lustre and sculpted pieces make for some very valuable and long lasting works of art.