My island days were spent diving the hundreds of incredible dive locations and numerous boat parties to Stingray City and Starfish Point. There were certainly no complaints from me.
I witnessed my first ‘Batabano Carnival’ which was an eye-opener and had my first weekend trip to Little Cayman.
Little Cayman is one of the sister islands and is located approximately 60 miles Northeast of Grand Cayman with a population of about 150 people. Myself and a friend flew over (albeit very hungover and in a 10-seater propeller plane) on the Saturday morning. We had Bruce from Scooten Scooters meet us at the airport with our hire scooter and off we went.
We found the house (a friend of a friend) where we were staying and dropped our bags to go exploring. Having the scooter was great fun and allowed us to get around the whole island in the afternoon stopping off at different spots along the way, including Point of Sands.
We visited some friendly iguanas and went for some awesome dives – the diving was even better here (if that is even possible). Clear water and abundance of life everywhere we went!
On the way back to Grand Cayman we had a five hour stop-over in the third of the sister islands, Cayman Brac. We hired a car and drove all the way around the second largest island of the Cayman Islands, stopping and checking a few points of interest en route.
We went snorkeling at an old Russian shipwreck, went for a walk up some cliffs (a rarity on Grand Cayman seeming the whole island is completely flat) and checked out the caves. After watching a final sunset (actually seeing the sun set over Little Cayman in the distance) we hopped on the small plane and back to the main island for us.
Such a great weekend checking out the sister islands!!
My following weekends were spent on boat parties, diving and snorkeling in the amazingly warm Caribbean Sea, checking out the blue iguanas, wake boarding and paddle boarding with mates – bliss.