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 center 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 should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. It's often said that Owen Island is perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches in the Cayman Islands may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Owen Island, but tend to be busier since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. 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 happen to choose coasts that bring guests a serene environment, then you should enjoy Owen Island; it is back in a less urbanized part of Little Cayman.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Little Cayman. It is near Little Cayman Museum, which is located one and an eighth miles to the west-southwest, and it is one of the local attractions.

Historical attractions like Mule Enclosures offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Owen Island, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about the Cayman Islands, without venturing too far from the coast.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more 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
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


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's often visited by visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Though you'll find very few hotels that are within a short car ride, the nearest ones are shown in the following table.

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


While this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. The Bird of Paradise Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is only a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are listed below.

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

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Owen Island doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you may want to try is Blossom Village Beach, located a mile to the west.

You may find that Owen Island is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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