Have you ever dreamt of visiting one of those tropical paradise Islands you see in the movies? Nestled in the Caribbean is Little Cayman, a remote and beautiful island that is devoid of the tourist swarms. Living up to its name, Little Cayman is the smallest and least developed of the Cayman Islands. A contrast to the glitz of Grand Cayman, Little Cayman is one of the most unspoilt and relaxed places in the world.
The island offers crystal clear water, deserted beaches, and world class scuba diving. The Bloody Bay Wall is one of the world’s most famous dive sites and features some of the most dramatic wall diving in the world.
Little Cayman is approximately 80 miles from Grand Cayman and only accessible by flight. Cayman Airways is the only airline flying to Little Cayman offering multiple daily flights from Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac.
The island is only 10 miles by 1 mile, with one main road circling the whole coast of the island. With a car hire company on Little Cayman you can hire a car, however with the local iguanas having right of way many visitors choose to travel via bike or scooter to really enjoy island life.
Little Cayman is voted the number one diving destination in the world year after year!
“I remember speaking to a gentleman on my dive trip to Cozumel that had seemingly dived the entire world. When I asked where he thought the best diving was, he said without hesitation, Little Cayman. I had never heard about it before but after doing more research I discovered that this place is a must visit. Its claim to fame is the Bloody Bay Wall on the north side of the island that features some of the perhaps best wall diving in the world. The vertical drop off of the coral walls begins at 10 meters and dramatically plunges to 2000 meters!”
The excellent visibility and healthy coral reef of the Bloody Bay Marine Park attracts scuba divers from all over the world. The two most spectacular wall systems in the park are: Bloody Bay Wall and Jackson’s Wall. Sheer walls and drop-offs, neon coloured sponges, swim throughs, and huge coral heads create a visual feast and a tantalizing underwater adventure.
Owen Island is a small island located 200 meters from the South West of Little Cayman. The only way to reach the island is by taking a short kayak trip across the calm waters. There’s a giant sandbar that surrounds Little Cayman making the water a stunning shade of turquoise. Owen Islands has permanent structures or residents, making it the ultimate respite. If you visit you will more than likely be the only visitors allowing you to spend the day on your own private island.
A combination of white sand and turquoise waters makes up Point of Sand, located on the northeast tip of Little Cayman. It’s a picturesque beach with powdery white sand, and totally secluded from everything. There’s no one here making it the perfect place to go after the morning dives. The snorkelling is fantastic at point of sand offering the opportunity to see an abundance of marine life.
If relaxing in a serene postcard paradise is your idea of heaven, then Little Cayman is the island for you.