Little Cayman is known for its tranquility and laid-back island lifestyle. The pace here is decidedly slower – even the speed limit is just 25 miles per hour. While the island is tiny – 10 miles long and one mile wide – it’s big on natural charm.

What to see and do

Be sure to visit Point of Sand on the eastern tip of the island – where it’s rare to see another soul in sight.

Rent a kayak and paddle over to Owen Island, a tiny, uninhabited oasis where visitors can swim and chill out on their very own deserted island.

Other attractions include the Little Cayman Museum and the Gladys B. Howard Little Cayman National Trust Visitors Centre, which features exhibits on the island’s natural history and heritage.

It overlooks the Booby Pond Nature Reserve, where visitors can observe the red-footed booby colony, swooping frigate birds and many other species.

There are several nature trails to explore, including Salt Rock Nature Trail, home to an array of tropical plants, butterflies and birds.

Another way to explore this sleepy isle is to hop on a bike and meander the uncrowded roadways.

For the more adventurous, kitesurfing is a popular activity, with the protected shallows of South Hole Sound an ideal spot for beginners.

Little Cayman has good deep-sea fishing as well as light tackle and fly-fishing – with bonefish, tarpon and permit found in abundance. A popular spot is Tarpon Lake, a catch-and-release site where anglers can fish off a winding wooden boardwalk.


Rock iguanas can be found roaming freely around the island, so keep an eye out while driving. Note that these local lizards have the right-of-way on the roads – as signs will attest.

Photo Gallery

Southern Cross Club on Little Cayman; an isolated beach; Iguanas have the right-of-way on the roads; rustic signs; a stunning sunset; an observation point overlooking a pond filled with bird life; Little Cayman rock iguana; kayaking to Owen Island.

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