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Little Water Cay

Providenciales
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  • Type: Recreation, Zoos and Aquariums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.0 (4.0)
Value: 3.5 (3.5)
Facilities: 0.0 (N/A)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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"Iguana Island" may sound like a scary place, but in Turks & Caicos, the moniker fondly refers to Little Water Cay, home to the islands' remaining endangered population of rock iguanas. The Turks and Caicos National Trust leads efforts to protect the habitat, which is just a short trip by boat from Providenciales' Leeward Marina. Many local companies like Big Blue Unilimited offer excursions to the island or incoprate the preservation site in other sailing or snorkeling outings. You can also discover Little Water Cay's islets by kayak.

Long boardwalks spread across the island give visitors a chance to stroll among greenery and learn more about the native wildlife and vegetation. You can access the boardwalk from two points: the north and south. "The northern trail was slightly more arduous, especially under the noontime sun, but it was worth it making it to the gazebo in the end and having lunch in the very close company of two iguanas and a gecko," one TripAdvisor reviewer said.

It costs $5 USD to access Iguana Island, but your entry fee contributes to preservation efforts. The island is open to visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.

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