ISLAND HOPPING TO OUR SISTER ISLANDS
Cayman Brac caters to adventure-loving nature enthusiasts with its spectacular hiking trails and caves. Named for its breathtaking 140 ft bluff, the “Brac” is a rugged and charming 14 square miles filed with some of the Cayman Islands’ most dramatic vistas and wildlife. Only a 30-minute plane ride from Grand Cayman, you’ll feel as though you’re worlds away along the serene shores of Cayman Brac.
Sheer Sunrise on the Bluff
Wake up early and head over to the Bluffs to catch the morning sunrise. Named for its breathtaking 140 ft bluff, the “Brac” is a rugged and charming 14 square miles and provides adventure seekers and nature lovers with the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of our islands’ most dramatic scenery, exotic flora and fauna. No good travel photo album is complete without the token sunrise picture.
Go Caving Around the Brac
After the morning sunrise, explore the many caves that can be found on Cayman Brac. Whether you’re an avid caver or an inquisitive first-time explorer, caving in the Cayman Islands makes for a truly unique Cayman vacation. And what better way to experience the thrill of Caribbean caving than while surrounded by a tropical paradise? Some of these include Rebecca's Cave and Peter's Cave both with fascinating stories about how they were named. Visitors can contact the District Administration office to book a guide and- ensure they make the best use of their time while on the island exploring.
Nature Hikes and Birdwatching
For those looking to explore further, a crisscross of hiking trails expands through the island where you can find several exotic flowers and plants. Many trails also lead to reptile habitats and our historic sites. Enjoy lush green forests throughout the island which are home to over 200 species of birds. Bird watchers will also delight in the 180-acre parrot reserve which hosts the rare, endangered Brac Parrot. Frigate birds, brown boobies, and peregrine falcons can also be spotted in their natural environment.
Dive the Tibbetts
For the ultimate adventure, discover the only Russian warship – MV Capt. Keith Tibbetts - in the Western Hemisphere. Dive in and explore this magnificent artificial reef. A favorite dive wreck of many experienced divers, this Cayman Brac dive site also features parts in shallower waters, so divers of all levels can experience this site.
Ultra-Private Relaxation Awaits
After all the adventure and thrill-seeking, head back to your ultra-private, luxury rental villa or cottage at Le Soleil d’Or where you can relax in the comfort of your own private lounger by your own private beach away from everything. When you’re revitalized, explore their sprawling 20-acre garden and hand-pick the ingredients that your personal chef will use to create a savory dinner.
A couple of days on the smallest Caymanisland is an adventure in seclusion unlike anything else in the Caribbean. Withfewer than 170 residents, most of the island is free of people and full ofglistening white sand beaches that make your trip feel like a private island vacation.
Bask in the Morning Sun at Point O’ Sand
This picturesque beach is the perfect example of secluded. The powdery white sand beckons beach goers to rise and shine with a morning walk along the shores.
Step Back in Time at the Little Cayman Museum
Spend an hour or so at the Little Cayman Museum for a piece of history. The museum preserves and protects Little Cayman’s cultural heritage for the enrichment of present and future generations. In support of this mission, the Museum collections, conserves, and interprets artifacts, documents, and published materials related to the history of Little Cayman. Admission Free.
See Some Boobies
Then head over to see some Boobies. Little Cayman is home to the largest colony of Red-Footed Boobies
in the western hemisphere. The Booby Pond Nature Reserve is a birdwatcher’s dream. Along with 20,000 Red-Footed Boobies, the reserve is also home to around 350 magnificent Frigatebirds.
The National Trust’s bird outlook on Booby Pond is the best place to view and photograph the boobies, especially at sunset when one can witness the battle for survival as the boobies return to their nesting grounds and try to outwit the Frigatebirds.
Try Your Hand at Fly Fishing
The next morning, spend some time at Cayman’s unofficial "national sport". Make sure to book your lesson in fly-fishing with Southern Cross Club. They have a full complement of rental equipment for fly-fishing and spin casting. Even though Little Cayman is only 10 square miles in size, the ecosystem is dynamic.
Dive Bloody Bay Wall
For a real adventure go scuba diving in the afternoon. Little Cayman has one of the world’s truly legendary
dive sites: the sheer coral wall begins at 20 ft. and plunges to 6000 ft. Ask any diver who has experienced it and they will tell you that Bloody Bay Wall offers the finest drop-offs in the entire Caribbean and has to be one of the most spectacular and varied dive locations in the world.
Looking for some peace and quiet?
To end your stay on Little Cayman, visit the island getaway Owen Island, a small islet just off the south-western coast of Little Cayman. The only way to reach this island getaway is by sailboat or kayaking across the waters of Bloody Bay, so be prepared for an exciting voyage!