"Caro's" Little Cayman staycation diary with photos
What does a fun-loving Caymanian gal do when she has three beautiful islands in the Caribbean Sea at her fingertips? She goes to Little Cayman of course!
That's just what Carolina López did this past month. So that she could get the most of what the 11 square miles had to offer, she even got scuba certified.
"This was one of the best times I've had in a long time," said the Caymanian journalist. "Little Cayman is really where it's at."
It's great for exploring.
"Exploring the island has to be one of the coolest things about Little Cayman. You can easily drive the whole island and make scenic picture-perfect stops along the way. On one of the stops we were checking out a sunken barge with one of the largest pieces of driftwood we'd seen."
While out exploring we came across a green sea turtle that was bitten in half by a shark and its skull was still intact. You can find all kinds of little things like this in Little Cayman.
Snorkeling and diving are phenomenal.
"The diving in Little Cayman is magical. We dove Lea Lea’s Lookout and saw a big nurse shark among all kinds of beautiful angler fish and different snappers. Our second dive that day was at the Mixing Pot near Bloody Bay wall and we encountered two reef sharks, lettuce leaf slugs, and a green sea turtle. I used to be scared of sharks but seeing how beautiful and calm they are in their habitat changed my mind about them completely. We made a stop to snorkel at Point Of Sand which was beautiful. Surprisingly, the snorkelling in front of Conch Club area near the reef was absolutely beautiful and in my opinion we saw way more different species of fish there than on the dives. It was really shallow water, but it is definitely surprising to see the underwater world that is there."
"Owen Island has to be in my top five because it is stunning. With its shallow beachfront it totally looks like a tropical getaway island. We took some time to walk around the whole island and found that the best sunset was seen from Owen island. It definitely gives you the vibes of being secluded in a serene place."
"The fishing in Little Cayman is quite exciting. With almost every cast we hooked either a blue runner (jack) or a grunt or snapper. We mainly stayed on the reef so I can only imagine the fishing further out. It’s also amazing to look at the eagle rays, sting rays, and sharks you see while you're passing by."
Carolina López is a journalism graduate and has worked for two news companies in the Cayman Islands. She currently freelances and helps people with social media marketing. She loves the ocean, exploring new places and trying new things. Follow her adventures on Twitter @localina_ or on Instagram at @lina.bby_