Cayman Islands Journals

Little Cayman: Small Ingredients for a Grand Adventure

A May 2006 trip to Cayman Islands by Hal1026

Southern Cross Club Fish & Dive Resort Photo, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands More Photos
Quote: The smallest of the Cayman Islands, Little Cayman has 150 inhabitants, eco-diversity, plus great hidewaway hotels

Southern Cross Club Fish & Dive Resort

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Southern Cross Club Fish & Dive Resort Photo, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands
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A small resort depends on a loyal clientele, along with devising new ways to win new travel fans. Southern Cross Club Fish & Dive Resort manages to do both with its dedication to what originally made it a treasure to diving enthusiasts, while broadening its appeal over the years to tropical adventurers of all stripes. It's also persevered in the face of adversity - namely, hurricanes - to make itself into a small resort of the future using alternative energy sources. While Southern Cross Club may rate as "high end", it's more in line with what you could call "barefoot elegance" than formal grandeur. Located waterfront on the southern end of the Little Cayman, it consists of 12 cottages...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 9, 2007

Southern Cross Club Fish & Dive Resort
Little Cayman
Little Cayman

Hiking Little Cayman

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Right of Way, Little Cayman style Photo, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands
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It may be overwhelmingly flat, but Little Cayman's terrain has its share of surprises and pleasures for those inclined to explore on foot. These include pristine, mostly empty beaches, inland reserves and ponds, the occasional appearance of some interesting local wildlife enroute, and the various buildings that tell you something of the island's past and present humanity. Thanks to its flat grade, walking is the most common way to get around, and the local hotels usually have bikes on-hand. For more extensive touring during the most humid months, take as much advantage as possible of the cool of the morning. One point at which to begin a hike is on the southwestern corner of the island at the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 10, 2007

Little Cayman Research Centre

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Little Cayman Research Centre Photo, Cayman Islands, Caribbean
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In 2005, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute opened the doors of its new facility, the Little Cayman Research Centre, to the public. This interesting new facility at the northern end of Little Cayman is a must-see while you're in this small part of the world, not only for divers and marine enthusiasts, but anyone committed to environmental-friendly travel. The Little Cayman Research Centre opened its doors with the clear mission of "sustaining and preserving biodiversity through education and research". With that in mind, the Centre offers a variety of programs for nearly everyone, from high school to graduate programs, and a special program just for divers. Each program allows participants to...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 17, 2007

Little Cayman Research Centre
North Side, Little Cayman Island
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Preparing for the fishing. Photo, Cayman Islands, Caribbean
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Sport fishing in the Cayman trench just off Little Cayman begins very, very early in the morning at Southern Cross Club Fish & Dive Club. Set your alarm for 5am at the latest if you need to take your time getting up and ready. A high-powered launch takes you and one or two other guests from the Club's own jetty straight out for about 5-10 minutes at high speed, guided by Budd the resident Club angling master. In no time, you are paused over deep water just off Little Cayman, the shoreline bobbing about a mile or less away. On an early May morning, these waters are reasonably smooth as you begin to trawl along on this southern end of Little Cayman. The angling equipment aside from your rod...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 20, 2007