Stepping off the plane in Little Cayman at the start of a weekend’s stay generally elicits a long exhale of breath and a sense that the world will stand still long enough for you to mentally catch up, at least for a short period of time.
One of the accommodations in Little Cayman is Paradise Villas, a collection of 12 individual cottages with unobstructed ocean views and private verandas on the waters’ edge. Each villa is equipped with a kitchenette and dining area and sleeps up to three adults or two adults and two children.
Here are six reasons to visit Little Cayman and Paradise Villas this summer.
Easy to get to
No need to get a taxi — accommodation at Paradise Villas is literally a stone’s throw from the airport. That might be considered a bad thing anywhere else in the world, but in Little Cayman, even the tiny airport is an attraction.
The Hungry Iguana
The Hungry Iguana Restaurant and Sports Bar is situated just steps away from the villas. Serving a combination of American fare along with some island dishes, the kitchen is open for lunch and dinner daily as well as breakfast on weekends and bar snacks and beverages throughout the day. Dine inside the cosy restaurant or enjoy your meal at the water’s edge on the large shaded patio. From now through 24 August, guests get 20 per cent off at The Hungry Iguana as part of its summer special.
Exploring the island
Paradise Villas offers free bike rentals to guests to explore the island. You can get around the whole island in just a few hours. Grab your camera, a towel, a mask and fins and go exploring. Visit the picturesque Point of Sand or find a private beach for a picnic. If biking is not your thing, you can rent a car or scooter. Please note that iguanas have the right of way!
Diving and snorkelling
The diving and snorkelling around Little Cayman are recognised as some of the best in the Caribbean. Bloody Bay Wall starts in as little as 12 feet of water so advanced divers and beginners can all enjoy the view.
If biking and diving and snorkelling feel way too energetic, you can choose to do absolutely nothing. Each Paradise Villas cottage has its own beach chairs and hammocks in which you can relax while listening to the gentle lapping of the sea on the white sand beach.
Best of all, from now until Paradise Villas’ annual closure on Aug. 25, you can enjoy a special summer rate of CI$99 per night!
For reservations or more information, visit www.paradisevillas.com.