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About Little Cayman
Much loved by divers and snorkellers, diminutive Little Cayman (along with its sister island Cayman Brac) is the closest land to some of the world's most spectacular coral dive sites. But also to some incredible opportunities to meet some of the world's most magical sea creatures in their own habitats. Charmingly underdeveloped, this Cayman is very different to its glitzy Grand neighbour, and the best places to stay on Little Cayman are mostly serene and beautiful little dive resorts.
Though there's plenty to do for diving widows or widowers as well. And some beautiful white Caribbean beaches.
Little Cayman can only be reached via Grand Cayman or Cayman Brac. But it's worth the flight in the tiny planes to the barely paved runway, or the boat trip across, because this peaceful tropical island is a nature lovers paradise.
Apart from being home to around fifty spectacular dive sites, Little Cayman is home to the Red-Footed Booby Nature Reserve, which is also loved by frigates, egrets, herons and West Indian Whistling Ducks.
Just off shore, close enough for kayakers or strong swimmers, you'll find the deserted shores of Owen Island.
The Hotel Guru's pick of the best places in Little Cayman are all perfect for divers, but there's plenty on offer for those who prefer to stay above the waves.
- The Southern Cross Club is a tiny collection of chic, Caribbean style cottages, right on the beach. They specialise in romantic candle lit dinners on the beach, gourmet cuisine and facilitating any deep sea fishing or diving interests their guests may have.
- The Little Cayman Beach Resort is a diving resort with added chic. Their collection of one and two bed cottages open directly onto the beach - though there's also a pool, and free bike hire, and a gourmet restaurant and spa.
For all inclusive
- Pirate's Point offers a great blend of the best the Cayman Islands have to offer. There's diving, of course, but they're also just back from miles of white sand and have bikes, hammocks, nature trails and several jacuzzis. They have just 11 boutique rooms and suites in beachside cottages.
Still not sure which is the best place to stay on Little Cayman for you?
Best Hotels in Little Cayman
Little Cayman Beach Resort 40 rooms from $390Little Cayman, Cayman Islands
A boutique chic diving resort with one and two bed cottages that you can walk straight out of onto the beach. Creamy interiors and all the mod cons, large pool, bikes to borrow, boats to hire to dive the reefs, gourmet restaurant, and special beauty treatments in the spa. Family friendly, sporty.Active Holiday - Diving, swimming, fishing, mainly waterports to get involved in.Beach Life - White sands for miles.Diving - Good diving nearby.Views - Great views from hotel
Pirate's Point 11 rooms from $456Little Cayman, Cayman Islands
An island get away with boutique chic accommodation, a diving centre, and miles of white sand. Charming rooms and suites in cottages on the beach, large fresh water swimming pool, gourmet restaurant, bikes, hammocks, jacuzzi, nature trails, and of course diving. Family friendly, 7 day packages.Active Holiday - Diving is the focal point at the resort.Swimming Pool - Large fresh water swimming pool.Diving - Good diving nearby.Beach LifeRecommended by - Fodors
Southern Cross Club 14 rooms from $596Little Cayman, Cayman Islands
A honeymooner's paradise. Chic Caribbean-style cottages and honeymoon suites set on the beach. Romantic candle lit dinners, deep sea fishing, diving on the coral reef, gourmet cuisine, swimming pool, and as much relaxation or activity as you please. A tropical romance with a difference.Fishing - For those who enjoy deep sea fishing the lodge has a fully-equipped 24′ Pursuit for tuna, dolphin, wahoo, and marlin.Diving - The reefs around provide some of the finest diving in the world.Active HolidayBeach LifeRecommended by - Fodors