Thursday 9 April, 2020

Ten reasons to do a staycation in Little Cayman

You would be hard-pressed to find a place more serene than Little Cayman, so the next time you get an itch for a weekend away consider the smallest of the Cayman Islands. Affordable flights are available daily making it easily accessible. Once there you will start to relax instantly as the laid-back vibe recharges your soul.

Here are ten reasons you should visit Little Cayman:

  1. Peace & Quiet: With less than two hundred full-time residents and minimal development Little Cayman is one of the most peaceful places on earth. Visitors will feel like they are on a private island and can cast the stress of life aside.
  2. Bird Watching: Little Cayman is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Visitors can pass the day watching the sky for pelicans, frigates, and parrots or visit the 300-acre Booby Pond Nature Reserve home to approximately one-third of the world's red-footed boobies.
  3. Rock Iguanas: Brag about meeting a real-life dragon after crossing paths with a rock iguana. Native to Little Cayman and Cayman Brac the rock iguana will seduce you with is rugged looks and curious personality.
  4. World-class diving: Little Cayman’s Bloody Bay Wall is often cited amongst the top dive destinations with its thriving coral reefs and vibrant marine life. Underwater enthusiasts can also enjoy a visit to the Central Caribbean Marine Institute to learn more about their latest research and findings. 
  5. Beach: Those looking to sit back and relax will have their choice of beaches. Point of Sand is a popular option famous for its pink sand and views of Cayman Brac.  Additionally, Little Cayman Reef Resort, Pirates Point, The Club and private rental villas have their own scenic beaches calling your name.
  6. Owen’s Island: If the desire for adventure strikes rent kayaks or paddleboards and head to Owen’s Island. The uninhabited and undeveloped island is surrounded by crystal clear water and sandbars making it the perfect place to laze around and picnic.
  7. Hungry Iguana: Enjoy a meal at Little Cayman’s most iconic restaurant the Hungry Iguana. Every item is made fresh to order with love. Locally caught fish is often available. There are ocean views and a fully stocked bar. The Hungry Iguana is the perfect place to pass an afternoon.  
  8. Little Cayman Museum: Take a moment to learn about the history of this special island at the Little Cayman Museum. Located in iconic Blossom Village the museum is open Monday to Thursday 1.30PM-4PM, Friday 2PM-5PM, and Saturday 10.30AM-12.30PM.  
  9. Peddle: One of Little Cayman’s most enduring charms is the laid-back way of life captured by the most common form of transportation bicycles. Conditions are perfect for biking as roads are flat and there are almost no cars. Resorts and villas have bicycles for their guests to use allowing visitors to explore as they please.
  10. It's paradise: With its relaxed vibe and scenic tropical landscape, Little Cayman meets most people’s idea of paradise. The slow pace complemented by minimal development melts stress away, and the charismatic animals and friendly locals make you feel at home…you might just find yourself wishing to stay forever.  

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