Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach

Little Water Cay is a small island near Providenciales also known as Iguana Island after the 2,000 Rock Iguanas that inhabit the land mass. Although the island is surrounded by enticing beaches, visitors may not utilize them due to their status as a protective area of the endangered species. Still, an island tour by members of the National Trust is well worth the trip and $5.

Situated near the heart of the island of Little Water Cay, near Pine Cay, Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach is on the North East edge of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you should consider going off the beaten path to Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach.

How to Access The Beach

The only way to get to Little Water Cay is by water crossing. Many visitors choose to take a 10 minute boat ride from the Leeward Marina on Providenciales, while others opt to be in control by renting kayaks and making the journey that way. Many tour companies also offer packages that include transportation to the island.

Amenities and Ambiance

From a boardwalk that stretches across the 150 acres, tourists can view not only the Rock Iguana, but the fine-powder beaches, red mangroves, small lakes, and verdant tropical scenery. The boardwalk was built in order to protect the iguanas, and visitors are not permitted to step off.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North East coast of Little Water Cay; it will be near other attractions like Provo Golf & Country Club, which is two and a half miles away.

If you want to learn more about the history of Turks and Caicos, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Cheshire Hall, which is eight miles away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Provo Golf & Country Club Golf Course 2.6 SSW Providenciales
Casablanca Casino Gambling Site 3.1 SSW Providenciales
The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight Art Gallery 5.2 SW Providenciales
The Turkcaician Gallery Art Gallery 7.7 SW Providenciales
Bamboo Gallery Art Gallery 7.7 SW Providenciales

Cities and Towns

Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach is near Grace Bay, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Not far away you'll find Grace Bay, a city which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is located in a relatively popular vacation spot, it typically isn't that difficult to find a hotel close-by that suits your needs. If you and your party are wanting to find a place that's near the ocean, the following table lists the closest accommodation options to Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach.

Accommodations near Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Seven Stars Resort 1.2 mi. SSW Hotel
The Tuscany On Grace Bay Beach -- -- Hotel
Blue Haven Resort 1.5 mi. S Resort
Atrium Resort 1.8 mi. SSW Resort
Grace Bay Club 2.2 mi. SW Resort
Beach House 2.2 mi. NE Hotel
Ocean Club Resort 2.6 mi. SSW Resort
Club Med Turkoise 2.8 mi. SSW Resort
Royal West Indies Resort 3.0 mi. SSW Resort
Windsong Resort -- -- Resort


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to eat at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Sand Dollar is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers a menu of International cuisine.

Nearby dining options are shown below.

Restaurants near Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sand Dollar (649) 941-7777 International Very Casual 1.2 mi. SSW
Seven (649) 399-3777 International Fine Dining 1.2 mi. SSW
The Deck (649) 941-7777 Caribbean, International -- 1.2 mi. SSW
Gilley's Restaurant (649) 946-5094 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. S
Fire & Ice (649) 946-9900 Caribbean, Cuban Informal 1.5 mi. S
SALT Bar & Grill (649) 946-9900 Eclectic -- 1.5 mi. S
Grill Rouge (649) 946-5050 International Informal 2.2 mi. SW
Infiniti Bar Restaurant (649) 946-5050 Caribbean, Spanish, Vegetarian Very Casual 2.2 mi. SW
Krave (649) 946-5050 Kosher, Vegetarian Informal 2.2 mi. SW
Ocean Club Cabana Bar (649) 946-5880 Caribbean, Eclectic Informal 2.6 mi. SSW
Opus (649) 946-5885 International Informal 2.6 mi. SSW
Fairways Bar & Grill (649) 946-5833 Caribbean Informal 2.6 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

Little Water Cay has many beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like The Bight Beach, found five and a half miles away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Half Moon Bay. It's located three quarters of a mile to the east-southeast.

You might also want to visit Grace Bay Beach, located four miles to the south west. Grace Bay Beach, on the northeast coast, is a popular spot with tourists, but its twelve miles of powder soft sands give travelers the opportunity to find a private area to relax in the sun.

You may find that Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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