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

There are several beaches to enjoy on the island. If you are hoping to have a long stretch of sand to yourself, you will be pleased to know that several of the beaches are fairly secluded and free from over-development. You can click on the beach names for a detailed guide to that beach.

Sandy Point: Sandy Point is the southeastern tip of Little Cayman. There's a coastal road that will lead you here if you head southeast. If you're on Grand Cayman you'll have to travel almost 60 miles by boat to Little Cayman and then head to the opposite end of the island.

Another place worth considering 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.

These examples are only a few of what's available. Navigate to this article if you want to find out some more information.

Museums

In case you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation.

A landmark worth visiting is National Trust House. It is located 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.

Another landmark worth visiting is Little Cayman Museum. It is found in Blossom Village, Little Cayman. Transport yourself back in time at the Little Cayman Museum located near the Little Cayman Beach Resort. Visitors can browse through an eclectic collection artifacts that give insight into the island's' history.

The chart just below lists a few details concerning some the available museums on the island.

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 like to explore the history of a foreign country, you might want to visit 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 part of your vacation outdoors? You can explore one hiking trail and two nature preserves on the island.

Booby Pond Nature Reserve is a nature preserve located within 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.

Look through the following table to find out more about nature preserves and hiking spots.

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

Guests can experience the local 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 interesting area land formations. Other options like these on Little Cayman are summarized down 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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