Cayman Brac and Little Cayman
Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, Laid Back Island Life: The two sister islands, as they are affectionately called, are Cayman Brac (about 89 miles northeast of Grand Cayman) and Little Cayman (about 5 miles west of Cayman Brac). With small populations--Cayman Brac is home to approximately 2,000 people and Little Cayman is home to about 500 people--these islands are much more rustic than Grand Cayman Island. The most popular way to access these two islands is to fly on Cayman Airways or Island Air which fly daily from Grand Cayman.
Cayman Brac: (Brac is Gaelic for bluff) is 15 square miles. The island is only 12 miles long and about 1.5 miles wide. The highest point is located on “The Bluff,” which is 140 feet above sea level. The Bluff is a limestone outcrop that rises steadily along the length of the island and offers visitors a chance to hike, rock climb, and bird watch along the rustic landscape.
Little Cayman: is aptly named, as it is the smallest of the three islands. Little Cayman is 10 square miles. The island is only 10 miles long and just over one mile wide. The highest point is about 40 feet above sea level. Most of Little Cayman’s draw is in its impressive dive sights and unhurried pace of life. Many local residents of Grand Cayman Island travel to Little Cayman for vacation.