The Mastic Reserve is home to a wide variety of animals and plants unique to the Cayman Islands. It’s also home to large populations of trees that have vanished from more accessible places throughout the rest of the island. It protects part of the largest contiguous area of untouched, old growth dry forest remaining on the island.
This area and other similar expanses of forest in Cayman are of international significance representing some of the last remaining examples of the Caribbean’s dry, subtropical, semi deciduous dry forest, which have been the target of particularly intense deforestation throughout the West Indies.
This is a great trail for any nature enthusiast, just be sure to bring your mosquito repellant!