We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Little Water Cay

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Providenciales
Website
Description:

Island in the Turks and Caicos islands, the only place in the world to see...

Island in the Turks and Caicos islands, the only place in the world to see the endangered rock iguana in its natural habitat.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 179 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 112
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Iguanas, rum punch, conch salad, and fun

We visited Little Water Cay as part of our half-day snorkel excursion with Island Vibes. The iguanas are easily found if you go near where the old picnic tables are. Many tours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
clark50
,
Madison, Wisconsin
Add Photo Write a Review

179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 175: English reviews
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Little Water Cay as part of our half-day snorkel excursion with Island Vibes. The iguanas are easily found if you go near where the old picnic tables are. Many tours and excursions stop here, so the iguanas are used to people. This was my second time here. The iguanas can often be found hiding in the bushes and... More 

Helpful?
Thank clark50
Laguna Niguel, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were received by a guide who gave us a brief and pleasant tour and told us about the iguanas. He was informative. They are smaller than what we've seen elsewhere and green. They ran right up to us to greet us and then kept their distance. There is a shop there with locally made items. It is a good... More 

Helpful?
Thank Deborah L
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We kayak'ed to Little Water Cay aka Iguana Island with Big Blue or Blue Haven Yacht club on their 3 hour tour. We also went through the mangroves and saw many small sharks and fish. Be sure to have lots of sunscreen and/or a water shirt, a hat and sunglasses. The iguanas were very interested in us. When we came... More 

Helpful?
Thank mwjohns2
Garden City, Michigan
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

SO amazing and beautiful. We stopped there during our excursion (Island Vibes) and I am so grateful! I have never seen such a clean beach before. It looked like you were in a fresh sand box. The water was calm and clear. Our guy was cleaning the conch that were going to eat and threw the inedible stuff in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank ch00singascreenname
Alexandria, VA
Level Contributor
102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Lots of tours stop on this island for the beautiful beaches and the Iguanas. The walk to the Iguanas can be long - depending on where your boat parks. The iguanas are awesome - but you wish there were more of them for sure. I was sad to see older boys chasing them - please keep your kids under control.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Florida.Girl.2006
California
Level Contributor
39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We visited this island on a boat excursion with Big Blue. We saw quite a few iguanas and we had a fun time.

Helpful?
Thank ohanawine
Manville, New Jersey
Level Contributor
192 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This remote island was a joy to visit and I saw a few iguanas along the way which made it all the better! We took a catamaran ride over to the island. The terrain was slightly rough in a couple spots so just watch your step as you are walking. Unless you just want to hang out on the beach... More 

Helpful?
Thank LYNNIE72
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
1,161 reviews
349 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I landed this island with Vibes Island Tour and was looking forward to seeing the iguana. Along with the instructions by the tour guide, we walked beyond the pine tree to find iguana. However, we could not find them even though we kept walking for 5 minutes, and gave up finding them. I recommend learning where they are in advance.

Helpful?
Thank YacchanAmarone
Somerville, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Definitely worth it - take a quick boat rider over, see the thousands of iguanas on the island and hike over to the untouched paradise beach on the other side! Bring sunscreen, water and snacks since there is NOTHING on the island. Keep your eyes open for stingrays!

Helpful?
Thank bobolina69
Chatham, New Jersey, United States
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

It's a short paddle from Blue Water divers over to this key to visit the iguanas and beautiful beach of this island. On the way back, paddle through the mangroves and snorkel.

Helpful?
Thank Tina P

Travelers who viewed Little Water Cay also viewed

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
 
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
 

Been to Little Water Cay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Little Water Cay and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Little Water Cay staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?