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Little Cayman

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Cayman Islands : Little Cayman
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Little Cayman is the smallest and least developed of the three Cayman Islands. Just 10 miles long and 1 mile wide (16.1km by 1.6km), it is one of the premier diving locations on the planet with over 50 dive sites, including the world-famous Bloody Bay Wall.

Get in

Visitors must clear customs in Grand Cayman.

  • Edward Bodden Airfield (IATA: MWCL), Phone: 345-948-0021. A 3000 ft (914 m) barely paved runway.
  • Most boats are docked on the south side of the island.

Get around

  • Providing air service between the three islands' airports is:
    • Cayman Airways, Phone: 345-949-2311, [1].

See

  • Red-Footed Booby Bird Nature Reserve, Blossom Village, Phone: 345-948-1010, Fax: 345-948-1011. A UNESCO-designated Nature Reserve site of over 200 acres for Red-footed Booby birds, it has the largest colony in the Western hemisphere. Also Frigate birds, Egrets, Herons, West Indian Whistling Ducks, and Black-necked Stilts.
  • Owen Island is an uninhabited island located about 200 yards off the South Town shore. Kayakers, rowers or strong swimmers can enjoy it's deserted shores.
  • Point o' Sand Beach on the eastern end of the island has views of Cayman Brac.

Do

  • Diving is the main attraction.
  • Snorkeling.
  • Fishing.
  • Beach activities.

Buy

  • Mermaid's Boutique sells clothing, jewelry, sundries, etc. Located at Little Cayman Beach Resort.
  • Village Square Market is the only grocery store in Little Cayman. Sells groceries, lumber, fishing supplies, etc.

Eat

  • Hungry Iguana Restaurant, at Paradise Villas, Phone: 345-948-0007, Fax: 345-948-0009[2].
  • Birds of Paradise Restaurant, at Little Cayman Beach Resort.

Sleep

  • Sam McCoy's Diving & Fishing Lodge, North Side, Phone: 345-948-0026, Toll free: 800-626-0496, Fax: 345-948-0057.[3] The locally-owned resort. Bar, pool, all inclusive. $150-$250.
  • Little Cayman Beach Resort, Blossom Village, Phone: 345-948-1033, Toll free: 800-327-3835, Fax: 345-948-1040.[4] The largest and most crowded resort on the island. $200-$350.
  • Southern Cross Club, South Hole Sound, Phone: 345-948-1099, Toll free: 800-899-2582, Fax: 317-636-9503.[5] Duplex cottages, nine rooms and 3 suites on outstanding beach. Package including meals. No TV. $250-$300.
  • Pirates Point Resort, Phone: 345-948-1010, from US and Canada dial direct 1-345-948-1010 (e-mail: piratept@candw.ky).[6]. The best food on the island, by Little Cayman's only award-winning chef. Eleven rooms in cottages, 4 of which are oceanfront with ceiling fans/floor fans and porches on the oceanside. Five of the 11 rooms are set back from the oceanfront and have AC. One of the rooms is designated for singles only. $350+.
  • Paradise Villas, 1-877-322-9626, [7]. 6 duplex style villas, 12 units, all oceanfront, restaurant, bar, and pool.
  • Conch Club Condo's, South Hole Sound, 345 948-1026 from the US 561 283-1715. Luxury 2 or 3 bedroom ocean front condominiums. Fully equipped kitchens, swimming pools, hot tub, Kayaks and bicycles. All units are air conditioned and have ceiling fans. Internet access via free WiFi. $250+.
  • Blue Lagoon, Box 10010, Wonder Lane, 345-948-1065, [8]. Low-cost alternative to the big resorts. Restaurant, bar, and 12 oceanfront rooms, all with AC, starting at US$80 dbl occ.

Stay healthy

  • Medical service is provided by a clinic staffed by a full-time nurse. Doctors visit weekly from Cayman Brac.

Get out

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