Little Cayman is the smallest of the three islands that form the Cayman Islands. It lies 60 miles (97 km) northeast of Grand Cayman and only 5 miles (8km) west of Cayman Brac. The island has a tiny population of only 170 people and is 10 miles (16km) long and 1 mile (2km) wide.
Christopher Columbus chanced upon this island early in the 16th century. Since then, not much has changed on the island except for the addition of a few resorts and basic amenities. The island is still rich with nature and is home to the largest red-footed booby population in the Caribbean as well as the critically endangered Lesser Caymans iguana. The middle of the island contains a landlocked salt pond called Tarpon Lake.
The top draw for tourist to Little Cayman is its scuba diving. Little Cayman, like the rest of the Cayman Islands, is a peak of a massive undersea ridge called the Cayman Ridge. This attracts marine life to the waters around the island resulting in a rich marine biodiversity. The best time to visit Little Cayman is during November to April which is the dry season and do check weather forecasts in advance during June to October as hurricanes pass by this area.
Visit the Booby Pond Nature Reserve to see the red-footed boobies or try fishing in Tarpon Lake. You can also paddle out to nearby Owen Island or simply relax on the beaches of Little Cayman. For festivities, visit during November for Pirates Week or the Sister Islands Cook-off.
Fly to the Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman on airlines like United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Cayman Airways, British Airways or Jetblue. Take a connecting flight on Cayman Airways to Little Cayman.
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