Snorkeling - Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, or St. Kitts?
May 28, 2014 8:56 PM   Subscribe

I'll be cruising the southern Caribbean, stopping at Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, and St. Kitts and would like to do some good snorkeling at one of those islands. I don't mind having to charter a boat or do some kayaking in calm waters to get there, but I want to see some serious fish and coral. Previously, I had a great time at Waterlemon Cay in St. John, USVI and Captain Cook Cove in Kona, Hawai'i, but was not at all impressed by Trunk Bay, also in St. John, or Nassau, Bahamas. Where is good?

We will be good stewards of the coral, by the way.
posted by wnissen to Travel & Transportation around Eaglehawk Neck, Australia (1 answer total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have spent a lot of time in the Grenadines and can enthusiastically recommend Grenada. There is world class snorkeling in Grenada itself and it is generally easy and inexpensive to arrange transport north into the Grenadines. Of course, you would want to spend at least a day at the Tobago Cays behind the great horse shoe reef. Though storms have caused some coral damage the snorkeling is still spectacular, particularly if you venture near the eastern edge of the reef. If the weather and seas are right you can even dive the deep wall at the drop off of the reef. We always see sharks out there that show no interest in snorklers whatsoever. Good luck and have fun!
posted by txmon at 8:27 AM on May 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

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