Snorkelling in Grenada opens up a magical world of coral reefs, shipwrecks, sculpture parks and shoals of multi-coloured fish. Known for its marine conservation initiatives, there is no better place to dive in and explore what lies beneath the Caribbean Sea – with a snorkel in tow.
Beat the crowds by hiring a yacht for the day with SamBoat to explore these top snorkelling sites in Grenada.
Alongside fascinating, eerie volcanic formations, Dragon Bay – on the southwest coast of Grenada – also has some of the best-conserved coral reefs on the island. Stop here to spot octopus, eels, lobsters, morays and gorgeous little seahorses. Snorkellers will swim through shoals of sergeant majors and fluttering reef fish. Nearby Flamingo Bay is also worth a visit to see sea fans and gaudy tropical fish.
On the southeast coast, you’ll find Hog Island which is part of a marine protected area where snorkellers can find reef sharks, sea urchins and conch – the large, pink mollusc which is an iconic food of the Caribbean. On Sundays, there is a barbeque at Roger’s Barefoot Beach Bar with live music – depending on the season. Watch out for dive boats when out snorkelling as this is a popular area for scuba divers exploring shipwrecks on the seafloor.