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 on 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 want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. 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; less popular beaches like Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach make great places to spread out and relax.

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 plan to spend a full day in the sun. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North East coast of Little Water Cay. Provo Golf & Country Club is situated two and a half miles away, and it is among the attractions in the region.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Turks & Caicos National Museum. This museum is located four miles to the south west, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows some of the closest options.

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
Paradise Arts Art Gallery 3.7 SW Providenciales
Caicos Heritage House Historical Site 4.1 SW Providenciales
Turks & Caicos National Museum Museum 4.1 SW Providenciales

Cities and Towns

Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach is near Grace Bay, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Grace Bay is nearby and 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 several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Vacationers trying to find a hotel room close to Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach won't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to pick from close-by. You will find the closest and most convenient booking options by perusing what's listed in the table 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
The Shore Club 3.1 mi. S Hotel


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Seven. This restaurant offers a menu of International cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood and steak.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Seven (649) 941-7777 International Fine Dining 1.2 mi. SSW
The Deck (649) 941-7777 Caribbean, International -- 1.2 mi. SSW
Fire & Ice (855) 832-7667 Caribbean, Cuban Informal 1.5 mi. S
SALT Bar & Grill (649) 946-9900 Eclectic -- 1.5 mi. S
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
The Grill (649) 946-5050 International 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
Flamingo Cafe -- Caribbean Very Casual 2.6 mi. SSW
Pelican Bay Restaurant and Bar (649) 941-2365 Caribbean Informal 3.0 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach on Little Water Cay will have lots of options besides Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy The Bight Beach, found five and a half miles away. Others might prefer Half Moon Bay, which offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. It's found three quarters of a mile to the east-southeast.

Vacationers may also want to visit Grace Bay Beach, which is 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.

While Turks and Caicos has many alluring attractions, Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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