Attractions on Little Cayman

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A total of 10 square miles of unspoiled natural scenery sums up the appeal of Little Cayman.  A popular dive destination and place to get away, there are miles of beaches and nature reserves from one end of the island to the other.  One thing many tourists don't expect to find are cultural attractions, but there are a few like the Little Cayman Museum, which will easily hold the attention of anyone interested in local history. 

Beaches

You'll find several beaches to consider on the island. If you are hoping to have a long stretch of sand to yourself, you may be pleasantly surprised, some of these beaches are fairly secluded and lightly used. Just click on the name of the beach to get additional information about that individual beach.

Sandy Point: On a clear day you can see the nearby island of Cayman Brac from this beach. If you like privacy and seclusion, this is a great beach for you.

A second place for beach-goers to consider is Bloody Bay Beach. Bloody Bay Beach is actually located within a marine park of the same name. As mentioned, it is a great spot for diving and visitors will often encounter, in addition to coral reef and tropical fish, sting rays, turtles, and even sharks.

Owen Island: This island is not far off Little Cayman's coast, so to get here you could rent a sea kayak and paddle right out to it.

Fortunately, the area is home to plenty of other beaches to choose from on the island. Readers can find more details by visiting this page.

Museums

Assuming you like to become more aware of unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is National Trust House. It is situated in Blossom Village, Little Cayman. Also known as Mission House, the National Trust House brings visitors back to a much earlier time in island history by allowing them to explore a home that three prominent families were known to inhabit over the years.

Many travelers also choose to visit Little Cayman Museum. It is located in Blossom Village, Little Cayman. You can learn a lot about Little Cayman by visiting the Little Cayman Museum. Collections include a wing of maritime artifacts, photos of island residents, and descriptions of hobbies that have been popular in years past.

The table directly below summarizes more information on some available museums on Little Cayman.

Museums On Little Cayman
Name Phone Location
Little Cayman Marine Museum -- 0.5 mi. West of Central Blossom Village
Little Cayman Museum (345) 948-1033 0.4 mi. South West of Central Blossom Village
National Trust House (345) 749-1123 0.5 mi. West of Central Blossom Village

Historical Sites

If you like to experience the historical roots of a foreign place, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your vacation.

Historic Sites On Little Cayman
Name Type Phone Location Island
Mule Enclosures Historical Site -- 1.8 mi. West of Central Blossom Village Little Cayman

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you want to spend time out in the fresh air? You can explore one hiking trail and two nature preserves on Little Cayman.

Booby Pond Nature Reserve is a nature preserve situated in central Little Cayman. Booby Pond Nature Reserve is home to the only breeding colony of Frigate birds in the Cayman Islands, and 2,500 Red-Footed Boobies nest here in the spring. Guests who stop by the Visitor's Centre can go up to the observation gallery and use telescopes to observe the landscape.

Take a moment to read the following chart to learn more.

Nature Preserves and Hiking On Little Cayman
Name Type Location
Bloody Bay Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.1 mi. Northwest of Central Blossom Village
Booby Pond Nature Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Central Little Cayman
Salt Rock Nature Trails Hiking Trail 1.7 mi. West of Central Blossom Village

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to go see some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these on Little Cayman are displayed below.

Land Formations On Little Cayman
Name Type Location
Bloody Bay Bay 2.2 mi. Northwest of Central Blossom Village
Bloody Bay Point Point 1.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Blossom Village
Diggary's Point Point Central Little Cayman
East Point Point 6.0 mi. West of Central West End
Grape Tree Bay Bay 1.4 mi. Northwest of Central Little Cayman
Jackson's Bay Bay 1.7 mi. North of Central Blossom Village
Jackson's Point Point 1.8 mi. West of Central Little Cayman
Jackson's Pond Pond 1.7 mi. West of Central Little Cayman
Preston Bay Bay 1.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Blossom Village
Sandy Point Point 6.0 mi. West of Central West End
Wearis Bay Bay Central Little Cayman
West End Point Point 2.1 mi. West of Central Blossom Village
 

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