Spending time on an island in the middle of an ocean is triggering higher demand for spending vacation these days. The Caribbean is the only place you want to explore when thinking of spending a long vacation. Besides, the idea is full of adventure, leisure and recreation at the same time.

Beaches provide easy snorkeling access from the shore and hence this activity is becoming more prominent on islands. Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas or any other place, the Caribbean never leaves you disappointed when you think of snorkeling. The reflection of the clear blue skies on the crystal clean waters of the Caribbean would pull you down to explore the underwater world.     

Here’s a List of Some of the Best Snorkeling Spots in the Caribbean:

Waterlemon Cay

The Watermelon Cay, situated in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is coined as one of the best places to enjoy snorkeling in Caribbean. Be prepared to get surprised with the most ecstatic underwater view presenting Elkhorn, corals, varieties of multi-colored fish and the other sea water inhabitants.

The snorkeling trail starts from Leinster Bay and ends at Watermelon Beach. The trail takes you through a spectacular view of turtles, sea fans, stingrays and multiple species of fish.

Snorkeling at Waterlemon Cay
Snorkeling at Waterlemon Cay


If your mind is craving for something more than simply an adventure you planned for yourself then the Stingray City in Grand Cayman is one of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean. It’s a natural habitat for dozens of stingrays, who surround you in the superficial surface of water.

It’s a spine-chilling experience when these 5-foot stingrays suck the fish (served as food to them) from your hands.

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Snorkeling at Stingray City Grand Cayman
Snorkeling at Stingray City Grand Cayman Image Credit: Kfulgham84, Wikimedia Commons


Located in the Grenadines, the Tobago Cays Marine Park is green turtles’ favorite. Feel the magical world of the Caribbean by watching turtles munching sea grass and chasing after the coral life. To top it all, sea fans and reef fish are a delight to watch and this makes it one of the best places in the Caribbean for snorkeling!

Tobago Cays Marine Park
Tobago Cays Marine Park Image Credit: National Parks, Rivers and Beaches Authority, St. Vincent and the Grenadines


Take a dive and swim alongside vibrant whale sharks, the largest fish in the world. This attraction makes this place in Mexico as one of the best places to go for snorkeling in Caribbean. The size of each shark stands as long as a school bus with an approximately five foot wide mouth. However, these are all docile and their food is algae and plankton.

Plan a trip to this snorkeling spot between June and August, if you want to swim with these sharks and enjoy their playful attitude as they migrate to the Caribbean during these months.

Snorkeling at Isla Mujeres
Snorkeling at Isla Mujeres Image Credit: Carey Dive Center


The Underwater Sculpture Park off coast Grenada is one of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean. This underwater park is spectacular in its own way as it offers a sight of local people  standing in a circle by holding their hands, a still life sculpture of a fruit and flower vase on a table, a man sitting on a sofa, watching T.V., different faces of people, mermaid and many more.

These beautiful handcrafted sculptures sometimes get decorated with corals and sponges or may hide themselves with sand arising due to wave action.

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Underwater Sculpture Park Grenada
Underwater Sculpture Park Grenada Image Credit: TripAdvisor


You don’t even realize how you enter an underwater cave in Bahamas while swimming through a hidden small rock’s entrance. The name of this place is based on a Hollywood movie of James Bond – Thunderball.

The sunlight peeps through small holes in a huge rock just above your head, piercing through the water presenting a magnificent view of world of fish in a small pond-like structure.

Thunderball Grotto Exuma Cays
Thunderball Grotto Exuma Cays Image Credit: Gone with the Wynns


From tube sponges and orange cup corals to tropical fish, hawksbills and loggerheads, these waters are a home to turtles. No tropical storms or hurricanes make Bonaire one of the best places in the Caribbean for snorkeling.

Klein Bonaire Snorkeling
Klein Bonaire Snorkeling Image Credit: Seacow Bonaire


This rocky beach offers an unusual experience of bubble streams arising from the ocean floor due to volcanic steam vents.

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Enjoy the hot sand by touching the sea bed and explore seahorses hidden somewhere in the sponges. These enigmatic experiences make Champagne as one of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean.

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Snorkeling at Champagne Beach
Snorkeling at Champagne Beach
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Zuzana loves to explore various islands around the world. She is very fond of the Maldives, Bora Bora, Sri Lanka, Fiji, etc. She is the main writer of this popular blog on islands.

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