The once near extinct Grand Cayman Blue Iguana is making a comeback thanks to the Blue Iguana Recovery Program. In 2002 there were only ten to twenty-five of these lizards left. Now, the project has increased the population of the Blue Iguana by more than 500.
The Blue Iguana is the largest native species on Grand Cayman and can grow to more than five feet and twenty-five pounds. The goal to protect these animals is to reach 1,000 iguanas over the next few years, then monitor them to ensure their population.
This is an exciting time to visit the Cayman Islands! Stay at the Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman and keep a look out for the famous Blue Iguanas. Even take a guided Blue Iguana Safari tour on the Island to meet some of the free roaming Iguanas that have been restored to the wild.
Located on the beautiful Seven Mile Beach, the Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman offers a relaxing atmosphere for the whole family!