Iguana island (half moon bay)
Just a short boat ride away from the mainland of Providenciales is another world known as Little Water Cay where only the Turks & Caicos rock iguana roams. What makes this particular species of iguana so special? Our rock iguana is endemic to the Turks & Caicos, which means it doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world. A critically endangered species, the Turks & Caicos rock iguana used to exist throughout our islands, but today there are about 50,000 found only on a few small islands — and most of them are on Little Water Cay.
A trip to Little Water Cay (also known as Iguana Island due its special residents) and the connecting Half Moon Bay will not only introduce you to our famous lizards, but you can also experience the wild beauty of an island that boasts both an incredible beach and a natural lagoon on the backside of the bay — the best of both worlds. The lagoon acts as a nursery for juvenile marine life, and if you’re lucky, we may sneak a peek of some baby sharks, turtles and other sea life.