Snorkelling in the Caribbean has been an all time favourite for many travellers for decades. The hot spots are visited by tour groups daily, as the tours make it easy for people to find, and it can be a relaxing day. With so many amazing area’s to snorkel in the Caribbean we have narrowed it down to the top 5.


Champagne Reef, Dominica

Champagne reef is the most known snorkelling sites in Dominica. The waters are known to reach 90 degrees with makes the golden sands under the sea warm to walk on. Volcanic springs create bubbles which constantly rise from the ocean floor causing the effect of champagne bubbles. This location has brightly coloured coral sponges, water lilies, trumpet fish, parrot fish, seahorses, turtles, eels and more. Sunken below is a Spanish shipwreck from the 17th centre. There is something to view for everyone snorkelling in this one of a kind reef.


Stingray City Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Stingray City offers both shallow and deep waters for visitors to wade through, snorkel or drive. The sandbars are surrounded by calm warm waters and friendly stingrays fill the area, swimming around looking for food. Stingray city is off the shore of Cayman Islands and can be visited by boat. The sandy ocean bottoms make this a popular attraction for people to spend the day, enjoying the marine life.


Curacao Underwater Marine Park, Curacao

This gorgeous marine park stretches for 20 kilometres down Curacao’s southeast coast. There you will find coral reefs, inland bays, seagrass beds and mangroves. The marine life here makes it one of the best snorkelling spots in the Caribbean because you will get to see sea turtles, manta rays, barracudas, small sharks and over 300 species of fish. The reef’s in the park are all undeveloped making it one of the most natural places to snorkel. There are approximately 20 dive sites that are marked for the reefs and ship wrecks that have been there for nearly a century.


Underwater Sculpture Gardens, Grenada

The worlds first Underwater Sculpture Gardens are an arrangement of statues that have been sunken into the sands at the bottom of the sea to create an artificial reef for marine life. The original statues are of life sized children forming a circle by holding each others hands, with their backs faced into the centre of the circle. There are several statues, or statue arrangements located through the gardens, with tropical fish swimming around them. The statues are located anywhere from 5ft to 30ft underwater and the park continues to add newer art to the park so the statues all have different stages of marine growth on them.


Thunderball Cave, Bahamas

The Thunderball cave is located off Staniel Bay, which is a small island in the Bahamas. The James Bond movie Thunderball was filmed here, giving the cave its name. Other movies were filmed here include, Splash and Into the blue. From the outside it looks like a typical rock formation with some herbage growing scarcely over it. The cave has several entrances, in the form of tunnels and holes, for people to swim into the cave. Once you get in side the cavern, you will see streams of sunlight shining down through the cracks and holes, and around you will be tropical fish. You will also have the opportunity to see groupers, snappers, angelfish and sea turtles. The fish are friendly as they know snorkelers often bring bread crumbs to feed them. Because the lighting in the cave is natural, this is popular destination to visit during the night, where the cave is light by moonlight.

These are the top 5 best snorkelling spots in the Caribbean known to travellers from around the globe. Now you can plan your day of snorkelling with the best destination in mind! Remember to pack sunscreen and your camera, you will want pictures of all the incredibles sights your are about to see