Owen Island

Owen Island is a tiny speck of land off Little Cayman's south shore. The waters surrounding the little island are transparent blue and shallow and it's known as a great fishing spot.

Positioned on the island of Little Cayman, 0.8 miles east of Blossom Village, Owen Island is on the South West coast of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Even if you love being in the middle of all the action, there are some perks to visiting a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; beaches less-traveled like Owen Island might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

How to Access The Beach
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. For those who are physically unable or too young to choose these routes, you might consider Little C Tours for a $15 round trip Water Taxi and Owens Island tour, for just an extra $5 per person.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Want to escape from it all? Then visit Owen Island, where vacationers can go to enjoy peace and serinity. These sands are perfect for picnicing, and just soaking up some sun.

Owen Island provides an angelic and peaceful place to escape, thanks to the fact that the area surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


Owen Island is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South West coast of Little Cayman. It is close to Little Cayman Museum, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is among the attractions close-by.

Historical attractions like Mule Enclosures provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Owen Island, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about the Cayman Islands, if you enjoy exploring unfamiliar places.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Owen Island
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Little Cayman Museum Museum 1.1 mi. WSW Little Cayman
National Trust House Museum 1.3 mi. W Little Cayman
Little Cayman Marine Museum Museum 1.3 mi. W Little Cayman
Mule Enclosures Historical Site 2.6 mi. W Little Cayman
Bloody Bay Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.7 mi. WNW Little Cayman


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Vacationers will find a good assortment of accommodation options to choose from close to the beach. The closest of which can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Owen Island
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Southern Cross Club 0.3 mi. W Cottages
Conch Club Condominiums 0.5 mi. W Villa complex
Little Cayman Beach Resort 0.8 mi. W Resort
Paradise Villas 1.4 mi. WSW Villa complex
The Club at Little Cayman 2.1 mi. NE Villa complex
Pirates Point Resort 2.3 mi. W Hotel


Though this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is Cook Food Little Cayman, which is just a little ways away.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Owen Island
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cook Food Little Cayman (345) 322-0208 Caribbean, Cayman, Jamaican Very Casual 0.7 mi. N
The Bird of Paradise Restaurant (345) 948-1033 Caribbean, International Informal 0.8 mi. W
Hungry Iguana (345) 948-0007 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. WSW
Pirate's Point (345) 948-1010 Caribbean, International -- 2.3 mi. W

Other Beaches

Owen Island isn't the only beach worth checking out on Little Cayman.

Another option worth considering is Blossom Village Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

Of course, the Cayman Islands has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Owen Island or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Cayman Islands even more memorable.


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