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.

Located near the middle of 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 want to drop by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in the Cayman Islands. While Owen Island may be a little farther away, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

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.

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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. 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.

If you find that you choose sunny days that offer visitors a tranquil enclave, then you should enjoy Owen Island; it is found in a more natural sector of the region.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Owen Island on the South West coast of Little Cayman; it will be near other attractions like Little Cayman Museum, which is pretty close, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

Historical attractions like Mule Enclosures offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Owen Island, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Cayman Islands' past, without having to go too far from the beach.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Cayman Islands. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Owen Island
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Little Cayman Museum Museum 1.1 mi. WSW Little Cayman
Blossom Village Community Park Park 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 many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

While travelers will generally find few hotels close-by, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Owen Island
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Southern Cross Club -- -- Cottages
Little Cayman Beach Resort 0.8 mi. W Resort
Pirates Point Resort 2.6 mi. W Hotel


Though the area surrounding Owen Island isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest places to eat is The Bird of Paradise Restaurant, which is three quarters of a mile to the west of it.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Owen Island
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 -- 2.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Little Cayman besides Owen Island.

You might also want to visit Blossom Village Beach, which is located within a short distance.

The Cayman Islands offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and paying a visit to Owen Island is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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