If you're staying up to date with our “Spotlight On” series here at CayBlog, we recently profiled Cayman Brac, one of our beautiful islands here in the Caribbean Sea. This week, we thought it only fair to shine some light onto what makes Little Cayman, the smallest of the islets, just as special.
Situated 60 miles northeast of Grand Cayman and only 5 miles west of Cayman Brac, Little Cayman is a mere 10 miles long and, on average, 1 mile wide. Mostly undeveloped, it is home to only 170 residents, making it the least populous of the trio. With a maximum elevation of only 40 feet, the majority of the island rests at sea level.
Little Cayman is known around the world for its unspoiled natural terrain and habitat for local wildlife. It is home to the Lesser Caymans Iguana and the Hawksbill Turtle, both critically endangered species, as well as the West Indian Whistling Duck, a threatened species. Popular island attractions for nature lovers include the 200-acre Booby Pond Nature Reserve and the nearby National Trust House.
Both locals and visitors enjoying diving, kayaking and other water sports. The island's north side offers Bloody Bay and Jackson's Bight, popular dive sites, and kayaks are often available for rent at Little Cayman resorts and hotels, such as the Southern Cross Club. Though many of the island's beaches are quite rocky, Point of Sand is ideal for sunbathing and swimming. Nearby Owen Island, which is situated off of the south-western coast across South Hole Sound Lagoon, makes the perfect destination for an adventurous day trip.
Home to many great attractions, visitors can also check out the Salt Rock Dock and Nature Trails, Sink Holes Viewing Area, Marine Museum, Blossom Village, Tarpon Lake, Jackson's Village and more. Getting to Little Cayman is as easy as an inter-island flight from Grand Cayman via Cayman Airways Express...what are you waiting for?
Tuesday, 2nd September 2014, 08:00pm.