LAST UPDATED: 18th September 2014 at 11:02am

It's just a 35-minute flight from flashy Grand Cayman, but touching down on Little Cayman feels like you've stepped back in time.


One of the least developed islands in the Caribbean, this corner of paradise is the perfect place to really get away from it all. All 14 rustic-chic rooms in the Southern Cross Club's beach cottages face the tranquil turquoise sea, and there's even a private honeymoon bungalow. The fact that the spacious rooms aren't hooked up with TV or wi-fi (you can Insta-brag from the lounge) only adds to the intimacy. With no gadgets to distract, relish evenings swinging in a hammock, gazing up at the stars.

Little Cayman has so little infrastructure that restaurants are rare, so all meals (such as freshly caught wahoo) are included, with kayaks (it's a 10-minute paddle to deserted Owen Island), pushbikes (mind the iguana crossings) and transfers to the tiny airstrip. If you're not a certified scuba diver, sign up for a course with the SCC, as nearby Bloody Bay Wall is considered to be one of the world's most magnificent vertical drop-offs.


WOW FACTOR If you don't opt for the honeymoon cottage, request one of the seven rooms with a private open-air shower.

GO The Turquoise Holiday Company offers seven nights from £2,199 per person, full board. Includes flights and transfers


LAST UPDATED: 24th August 2012 at 2:48pm

When you don't even have a room key, you know you've found your ultimate honeymoon hideaway.

At the candy-coloured cottages of the Southern Cross Club, hidden on Little Cayman, barefoot chic is the order of the day. There are old-fashioned ceiling fans rather than air con and no televisions, so you can focus on the important things - like each other, and picking a spot on the beach under swaying palms.

For the perfect picnic à deux, ask staff to pack a cool box for you and escape to Point of Sand, a secluded beach that's ideal for post-picnic snorkelling.

A perfect evening is spent star gazing and enjoying crisp white wine and local dishes, courtesy of the in-house chef. You'll struggle to leave…

Wow factor: Visit Pirates Point ( for a cooking lesson with chef and owner Gladys Howard.

Flight time: Twelve hours 45 minutes via Grand Cayman.

Go: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678 400 or visit for more details or email