Little Cayman

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Little Cayman is the smallest of the Cayman Islands. It is the closest thing to a private beach retreat you can find. There are no car rentals, no stores, and few hotels on Little Cayman. It is only ten square miles, and is a nature lover’s paradise! The beaches on this island are littered with beautiful seashells, are not crowded, but are very quiet.

Little Cayman is reach either by air or boat from the Cayman Brac. There is no paved runway on Little Cayman. Planes land on a cleared strip of grass. This adds to the feeling of being in a private island oasis. The island is mostly sea level. Forty feet is the most elevation you will find.

Water Sports
Diving is the most popular water sport on Little Cayman. The famous Bloody Bay Wall is dive that starts at eighteen feet and plunges to 1,200 feet. This dive has been ranked one of the world’s top wall dives. Divers can explore coral gardens, trees, and the multitudes of tropical fish that inhabit them. Divers will often see a green sea turtle swim by. Jackson’s Bight is another famous dive location off the Island. Because sea coral is so fragile and grows excruciatingly slow, divers need to take care to not touch the coral in any way.

Little Cayman is also home to many great snorkeling sites! The water is so clear you can see down to 200 feet, so snorkeling will give you a stunning view of the underwater paradise surrounding the island. On the east end of Little Cayman you will find Point of Sand, a great snorkeling destination.

Island Diversity
Little Cayman has less than 200 inhabitants. The island was only permanently settled in the 1800s. Little Cayman’s population exported coconuts, rope, and phosphate ore. Christopher Columbus was the first to record seeing the island. During his final voyage, strong winds threw him off course and he accidentally discovered the Cayman Islands. In the 17th century, turtle fishermen set up temporary settlements on the island, but they left before the 18th century. The island was left vacant until the 1800s.

Activities
Nature lovers flock to Little Cayman to observe the island’s unique landscape and animal life. Forty percent of the island is wetlands, lagoons, and ponds. Raised platform give visitors a beautiful view of these places. The National Trust Booby Pond Nature Reserve is home to the largest population of red-footed booby birds in the Caribbean. The endangered Turks and Caicos rock iguana also calls Little Cayman home.

Perhaps the greatest allure of Little Cayman is the chance to really get away and relax. The island is dotted with hammocks, where visitors can rest and relax. There are relatively few guests on the island from day to day, so crowds are not a problem. Swim in the clear ocean, and enjoy the powder soft sand of the island’s beaches. Or try your luck exploring for buried pirate treasure. Whatever you choose to do, Little Cayman is a location that will give you the chance to rest and relax.

Diver’s Paradise Found in Little Cayman

Diver’s Paradise Found in Little Cayman

All that hard work you do deserves a reward. The best way to reward yourself is by taking a trip to the amazing island of Little Cayman in the Cayman Islands. It’s best known for its diving, where marine lovers will enjoy encounters with turtles, fishes of all sizes and colors, and other forms of marine life.
Little Cayman has more to offer than its fine beaches with white sand and lined with palm trees and fantastic diving. This beautiful little island is also home to nature reserves, where large populations of fish and birds dwell harmoniously.
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