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World Heritage Island

19.06.23

Little by name and little by nature and known for being a pocket of peace and serenity, Tania Jacobs sets sail for the caribbean haven of Little Cayman.

It's almost impossible not to fall under the spell of Little Cayman. The island is just 10 miles long and one mile wide and, with a resident population of less than 200, it's the smallest of the three Cayman Islands.

This sparkling speck of coral and sand, charms visitors from the moment they step foot off the propeller airplane. A place where iguanas outnumber humans by a significant margin and the airport, firestation and post office occupy a single, small building. Blossom Village, the island's only hamlet is little more than a handful of quintessential Caribbean cottages with screened porches and gingerbread trim, connected by sandy paths, and only steps from a white sand beach and sparkling Caribbean Sea.

Little Cayman is as serene and simple as its big sister, Grand Cayman and just as sophisticated and glamorous. Life unfolds at a languid pace here: it’s surprisingly easy to wile away entire days swaying gently in a hammock, counting the endless hues
of the ocean. If the need to explore arises, a pushbike is all you need to pedal your way slowly around the island, stopping to see the red footed boobies at the Booby Pond Nature Reserve, the shimmering tarpon in Tarpon Lake (a must for fly fishermen), and to snorkel from the beach at Point o Sand.

Most visitors however, come for Little Cayman’s underwater riches. This unassuming island is home to some of the best diving in the Caribbean. Just a few yards off the north shore, Bloody Bay Wall is a dramatic underwater drop-off that plunges vertically from around 15 feet to some 5,000 feet. It’s not only the topography that makes this wall impressive, it’s also encrusted with vibrant corals and sponges which attract an abundance of marine life, and has been shortlisted for UNESCO World Heritage status, the prestigious international honour for places of outstanding natural or cultural value.

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