Undoubtedly, the Grand Cayman Island is one of the best destinations for diving and snorkeling, and it has become a global destination for snorkeling enthusiasts, conservationists, and other guests who want to appreciate the grandeur of the ocean the best way possible – by getting up close and personal with the coral reefs and ocean life. There are over a dozen well-known snorkeling spots at the Grand Cayman Island, and we are going to share five of the best ones in today’s post so you will know why people are giving these snorkeling spots such great reviews.
Eden Rock is a great, off-beach snorkeling spot that is conveniently located at George Town. It is the perfect starting point for your foray into the marine life around the Grand Cayman Island, and is home to grand coral life, that can be found proximate to the shoreline. You don’t need to travel far to get close to marine life, and there is usually plenty of fish to observe throughout the day. Additionally, you might be able to spot nurse sharks that are just resting in between the rocks on the ocean floor. Of course, there is an onsite diving facility, so you can park your car, use lockers, etc. The facility itself offers easy entry and exit to divers, making Eden Rock a really friendly place for divers of all skill levels.
Located twenty minutes away from George Town, Spotts Beach offers crystal clear waters, a pretty beach, and a large population of sea turtles. The sea turtles thrive here because of the natural thicket of sea grass and you will be able to spot many of these majestic creatures swimming about in the water. For those who are looking for both soft and hard coral formations, Spotts Beach is also a good choice. While the corals here are not the grandest, they’re still worth visiting just for the biodiversity that this area offers. The water around Spotts Beach tends to be stronger, with higher waves, so this place is not recommended for children, the elderly and weak swimmers. The beach offers free parking and there is restroom access as well.
Are you looking for a beach that is less frequented by people? If you don’t like crowds, head over to the East End of the Grand Cayman Island and snorkel at Collier’s Beach. There’s a wooden pier there so you can dive and exit the water easily. While the overall snorkeling experience is not as grand as the other spots, Collier’s Beach is excellent for first time divers and snorkeling practitioners who are more comfortable with shallower water.
As the name suggests, there are plenty of starfish at this snorkeling point and it is just one hour away from Seven Mile Beach. Found along Water Cay Road, this place is an excellent place to observe starfish. You can even take the creatures out of the water so you can photograph them better.
Get up close and personal with stingrays with any of the available tours. Dive into the water with them with professional stingray experts or view them from glass-bottomed boats. Stingray City is one of the most popular snorkeling spots in the Grand Cayman Island and is a must-see attraction for everyone.
But of course, the best part of it all is you will be able to access all of these great snorkeling spots conveniently when you have a room at the Sunshine Suites Resort. The Sunshine Suites Resort is a beautiful boutique option offering guests the best amenities, peace, and relaxation and yes, the best accommodations that is near all of these snorkeling spots. Now is the time to book a room with us and start enjoying the ocean the Grand Cayman way.