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.

Located toward the center of the island of Little Water Cay, 2.8 miles west-southwest of Pine Cay, Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach is on the North East coast of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; beaches less-traveled like Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach are perfect for getting away from it all.

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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North East coast of Little Water Cay; this area boasts other attractions such as Provo Golf & Country Club, which is two and a half miles away.

If you want more information on the history of Turks and Caicos, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. The nearest historical attraction is Caicos Heritage House, which is four and a half miles away.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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
Bamboo Gallery Art Gallery 3.5 SW Providenciales
Paradise Arts Art Gallery 3.7 SW Providenciales
Caicos Heritage House Historical Site 4.3 SW Providenciales

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Grace Bay, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Visitors hoping to find a place to stay near the beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. Find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by viewing what's shown below.

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


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. Sand Dollar is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has International food.

Nearby restaurants are listed 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
Gecko Grill (649) 946-5885 Afghan, African -- 2.6 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Little Water Cay, so Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy The Bight Beach, located five and a half miles away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might enjoy people watching at Half Moon Bay. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the east-southeast.

Travelers may also want to consider 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.

There's plenty to see and do in Turks and Caicos, and Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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