Taste of Cayman – Wristbands 101

What are Taste of Cayman digital wristbands?

Once you’ve bought your ticket, it’s time to get your wristband. That’s right! Taste is going digital in 2023! These digital wristbands will save you time by helping to avoid queues at the gate and during the event.

The wristbands are your digital festival currency, allowing for a hands- and hassle-free experience. They are pre-loaded with your food and beverage credit, and you can check your balance, or quickly top-up additional F&B credit at multiple, designated top-up stations while at the event.

Once you purchase your event ticket online, or at a ticket outlet, you will exchange it for a wristband at the gate on the night of the event. You can also pick it up in advance at one of the pop-up’s in Camana Bay by The Observation Tower. (See advance pick-up info below)

The wristband you receive will correlate with your ticket type (adult, child, VIP), and will come pre-loaded with that value of F&B credit. (See info about tickets below)

That’s it! You are now ready to start tapping your wristbands at the vendors and enjoying your food and drinks!

There will be various F&B top-up stations throughout the event where you may conveniently top-up additional F&B credit to your wristband. You may also top-up F&B credit on your phone via a mobile online portal. (See more info about top-ups below)

Can I pick up my wristbands in advance, and save more time?

All ticket-holders can collect their wristbands at the gate on the on the night of the event, but you can skip the line at the gate when you collect your digital Taste of
Cayman wristbands in advance.

Simply bring your printed or online/electronic tickets to one of our pop-up outlets at The Observation Tower in Camana Bay and trade them in for your pre-loaded


Tuesday, 9 May, 4 – 7 pm OR

Thursday, 11 May, 4 – 7 pm


The Observation Tower in Camana Bay

Once you pick-up your wristband, you can go straight through when you arrive at Taste of Cayman!

Can I still get my wristband at the gate on the night of the event?

Yes! Ticket holders can also get their wristbands at the gate. If you do, you will go through a separate line to have your online or paper ticket scanned before collecting your wristband. Remember, the wristband will come pre-loaded with the value of F&B credit that correlates with your ticket type (adult, child, VIP).

That’s it! You are now ready to start tapping your wristbands at the vendors and enjoying your food and drinks!

What benefits come with ticket purchase? How many F&B tickets comes with my ticket?

General Admission

  • Adult includes 12 food and drink tickets; child includes 5 food and drink tickets
  • Access to all of the restaurants, bars, and entertainment such as the Main Stage, the CUC seating area, the Bon Vivant Demonstration Stage, Kids Zone, the CG BritCay Photo Booth, the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture & Heritage All Things Cayman area, the Seven Fathoms Mixology Competition, and Fireworks.

AI Rentals VIP Admission

  • Adult includes 25 food and drink tickets; child includes 12 food and drink tickets.
  • Access includes all of the benefits of General Admission plus unlimited access to the AI Rentals VIP Hospitality Lounge featuring its own VIP bar and complimentary welcome drinks and canapes hosted by Saint June at The Ritz-Carlton. In addition, VIP guests also enjoy Priority Parking, Express Entry, VIP Bathrooms, 1 free experience in the Experience Room, and an exclusive main stage viewing area.

How do I top-up additional F&B credit to my wristband?

You can top-up extra food and beverage credit to your wristbands with cash or a credit card. You can also check your balance at any time during the event. All you have to do is:

1. Visit one of the several Top-up ticket booths located throughout Taste
2. Sync your wristband to your mobile device. Just head over to the Event Pro trailer. They will sync your device, and then you can top-up at your leisure!

If you experience any issues with your wristband, look for one of our “Ask Me” volunteers or visit the EventPro trailer at the event and they will gladly get you sorted.

How much does additional F&B credit cost? How much money will I need?

Prices for food and drinks are set by the vendors however, food and beverage credit
is based on a ticket value of:

1 F&B ticket = CI$ 1.00

When you purchase additional F&B value at a top-up station, or on your mobile device, it will be credited to your digital wristband.

The amount of F&B credit needed to purchase food and drinks is determined by each of those vendors. The vendors make the decision as to the cost, based on the product they are supplying, and the minimum cost will be two F&B tickets (CI$2).

Other important wristband notes

  • The wristband must be securely strapped to your wrist to be accepted for
    payment at the vendor stations.
  • Once secured, the wristbands cannot be removed
  • There are no refunds for any remaining food and beverage credit left on your
    wristband at the end of the event.
  • Lost wristbands cannot be replaced.