Little Cayman Attractions

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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 will discover a large selection of beaches to consider visiting on the island. If you're looking for a quiet getaway, you're in luck, since several of these beaches are fairly secluded and free from over-development. Click on the beach names for more detail concerning that section of the coast.

Sandy Point: Sandy Point's waters are excellent for ocean exploration, especially snorkeling. The beach has a wide expanse of soft sand for sunbathing.

A second location that beach-goers can consider is Bloody Bay Beach. The name may be slightly disturbing, but Bloody Bay Beach is a thing of beauty and a top diving destination off Little Cayman. Divers travel to the island specifically for a chance to encounter the reef and deep drop that starts at 20 feet below sea level and stretches more than 5,000 feet.

Owen Island: This small island beach is empty, with just beautiful white sand on it's shore and lush green inland foliage. You would catch a great view of Little Cayman's south shore on this speck of an island.

Of course, you can find a wide range of beaches on the island. For more in-depth coverage of beaches, use this link.

Museums

Assuming you enjoy expanding your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time on Little Cayman.

A common landmark for vacationers is National Trust House. It is found in Blossom Village, Little Cayman. The House is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Little Cayman Museum. It is found in Blossom Village, Little Cayman. Make an appointment to visit the Little Cayman Museum on Thursday and Friday between the hours of 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.

The table right below enables you to get more information about 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

In case you enjoy experiencing the history 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 hope to spend more of your vacation time outside? There is one hiking trail and two nature preserves on the island.

Booby Pond Nature Reserve is a great nature preserve found 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.

Glance through this table for more information.

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

Parks

Vacationers can enjoy a park on Little Cayman.

Parks On Little Cayman
Name Type Location Island
Blossom Village Community Park Park 0.4 mi. South West of Central Blossom Village Little Cayman

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to go see some of the more popular area land formations. Fully natural attractions like these on Little Cayman are shown in the following table.

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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