Little Water Cay (Iguana Island)
TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
Little Water Cay is a Turks and Caicos destination better known as iguana island! Framed by a limestone cliff coastline, this breathtaking area is the only place in the world to spot the endangered rock iguanas in their natural habitat. It's also among our list of things to do with kids when vacationing in Turks and Caicos! Located approximately 500 yards away from Providenciales, getting here requires a short trip via a tour boat or kayak from the Leeward Marina area. Big Blue Collective offers guests the chance to rent kayaks or paddleboards to reach this tiny island just off the shore, for example. There are also various boat charters and eco-tours available to book around Turks and Caicos.
When you arrive, kids will be taken aback by the sight: hundreds of giant lizards inhabit the area! Little Water Cay splits into two looping boardwalks paths for walking; one is on the north side, and another on the south. If you do choose to kayak, be sure to stop at all the tiny islets on the way. There, kids can spot some wilder, tinier iguanas! Extending all the way to Half Moom Bay, families can also choose to take a guided tour of Little Water Cay. Not only will you learn more about the fascinating animals, but you'll also understand what makes this type of Turks and Caicos iguana unique to the island as a whole. Plus, the whole family will love getting up close to the friendly creatures first hand throughout the three-hour excursion. Little Water Cay is a Turks and Caicos experience families truly can't miss!