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.

Located on the island of Little Cayman, 1.4 miles northwest of Blossom Village, You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in the Cayman Islands. While Bloody Bay Beach might be a bit off the beaten path, it allows you to relax without being bothered by the noise of the crowds.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Positioned on the North West coast of Little Cayman; it will be near other attractions like Bloody Bay Marine Park, which is not very far away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but many travelers find that museums like National Trust House (one of the closest to Bloody Bay Beach) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help share a different side of the Cayman Islands.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Bloody Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bloody Bay Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.7 mi. NW Little Cayman
Mule Enclosures Historical Site 0.8 mi. SW Little Cayman
National Trust House Museum 1.1 mi. SE Little Cayman
Little Cayman Marine Museum Museum 1.2 mi. SE Little Cayman
Little Cayman Museum Museum 1.4 mi. SE Little Cayman
Blossom Village Community Park Park 1.4 mi. SE Little Cayman


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although beach-goers will find few places to stay close-by, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be viewed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Bloody Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Little Cayman Beach Resort 1.4 mi. SE Resort
Southern Cross Club -- -- Cottages


While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is Hungry Iguana, which is one and a quarter miles away.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Bloody Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Hungry Iguana (345) 948-0007 Caribbean Very Casual 1.3 mi. SE
The Bird of Paradise Restaurant (345) 948-1033 Caribbean, International Informal 1.4 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Little Cayman besides Bloody Bay Beach.

You may also want to consider Blossom Village Beach, located only a short distance away.

Maybe Bloody Bay Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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