The French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe comprises seven islands, creating a wealth of opportunities for snorkelling. Home to the largest coral reef in the Lesser Antilles, you can expect to see an abundance of sea life here – from lemon sharks and barracudas to sea turtles. It even inspired the research of conservationist Jacques Cousteau. Discover our pick of the best places to snorkel.
Drop anchor at the most secluded snorkelling sites in Guadeloupe by renting a yacht for the day with SamBoat. Alternatively, Dream Yacht Charter offer multi-day sailing vacations if you fancy cruising further afield – no experience necessary.
At Vieux Fort, north of Saint Louis, Massacre Beach is a spotless white beach that is often almost secluded. While its name refers to its bloody past, today it’s a truly tranquil spot. On the other side of the beach, you can access the preserved mangrove swamp of the island of Marie Galante. Turtles are often spotted there. Like many beaches in this area, the conditions for snorkelling are ideal with clear waters and an away-from-it-all ambience.
Head out to the top snorkelling spots in Guadeloupe for the day by hiring a vessel for the day with SamBoat. OR, Dream Yacht Charter offer multi-day sailing vacations for a longer look underwater – no experience necessary.