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Let’s Explore the Cayman Islands: Things to See and Where to Eat in Little Cayman

by Chantel DaCosta Aug 14, 2023

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A beach on Little Cayman. Image source: Shutterstock

Little Cayman, as the name implies, covers a land mass of just 10 miles long and on average, one mile wide. The island may be small, but it has an interesting history. Founded by Christopher Columbus in 1503, it has incredible dive sites, stunning beaches, abundant nature and beautiful fauna. Located 60 miles northeast of Grand Cayman, it’s worth taking a Cayman Airways hopper flight to discover the tranquillity and beauty of this tiny piece of paradise.

So, let’s explore Little Cayman!

We’ve researched three top attractions on the island and selected three restaurants where you can grab a delicious meal during your visit.

Top Three Attractions in Little Cayman, The Cayman Islands

Owen Island

This small islet could even be classified as the fourth island in the Cayman Islands. You can live out your desert island fantasy during a day trip to Owen Island which is located just off the southwest shore of Little Cayman. You can only get to the islet by sailing or kayaking, making it a perfect getaway. Relish the pristine waters and powdery sand while you enjoy your time in this secluded spot of paradise.

Vibrant marine life in Little Cayman. Image source: Shutterstock

Bloody Bay Wall

Little Cayman is one of the most elite diving spots in the Caribbean and a trip to Little Cayman is incomplete without a stop at Bloody Bay Wall. The site is perfect for marine life enthusiasts who will enjoy the spectacular underwater life.  Bloody Bay Wall is a submerged mountain range that has a wall that drops down an incredible 2,000 metres to the seafloor. Divers can expect to see marine life such as sailfin blennies, arrow crabs and octopuses.

Red-footed Boobies in a nest on Little Cayman. Image source: Shutterstock

Booby Pond Nature Reserve

The Booby Pond Nature Reserve was designated as a ‘Wetland of International Importance’ under the terms of the Ramsar Convention, an international treaty on the conservation of wetlands in 1994.

The area is home to a colony of approximately 4,000 Red-footed Boobies (Sula Sula). The reserve is the only breeding site for the Red-footed Booby in the Cayman Islands, and the colony is one of the largest of this species in the region. Moreover, the reserve is also the home of the Magnificent Frigatebirds, migratory waders and other waterfowls, including herons and egrets and for passing, wintering shorebirds.

The area is the perfect place for birdwatchers and nature lovers.

Places to Eat in Little Cayman

While touring our top three locations in Little Cayman, you can get lunch or dinner at one of these eateries. Here are our favourite restaurants on Little Cayman.

Hungry Iguana Restaurant

The Hungry Iguana Restaurant is an oceanfront eatery on Little Cayman that serves lunch and dinner daily with a varied menu of international and local Caymanian cuisine. You can enjoy your meal on the spacious shaded deck and have water views while eating.

Beach Nut Bar, Little Cayman Beach Resort

The Beach Nut Bar at the Little Cayman Beach Resort offers a wide selection of American-style food including barbecue and burgers. You can enjoy your meal with signature cocktails from the bar. If you happen to be on Little Cayman on a Friday night, add Beach Nut Bar to your list and take in an excellent karaoke evening.

Southern Cross Club Dining and Fishing Resort

Order a meal at the Southern Cross Club Dining and Fishing Resort and expect a blend of Caribbean and international cuisines. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style. For dinner, you won’t want to miss the delicious fresh local seafood dishes made from wahoo, mahi-mahi and tuna. The restaurant also offers vegetarian and vegan options, so ask if you have any dietary preferences.


We hope you’ve enjoyed our series ‘Explore the Cayman Islands’. If this is the first article you’ve read in the series, then please visit Find Yello Cayman and read the rest of the series listed under Articles – Travel/Leisure.

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Sources: Visit Cayman Islands, Cayman Restaurants, Tripadvisor, Southern Cross Club Resort and Cayman Islands National Trust.