Grand Cayman is one of the world’s top destinations for snorkelling and diving due to the warm waters, crystal clear waters, and of course, the abundance of coral reefs, tropical fish, and marine life. Here are our top five snorkelling spots in Grand Cayman!
The best snorkelling on the Grand Cayman is about a half-mile off the northern end of rum point. You need to take a boat tour to get there and, the water can be a bit choppy but, the amount of coral and tropical marine life is unmatched anywhere else on the island.
A unique night-time snorkelling adventure, a beautiful sparkling blue glow is emitted from below the water. Caused by plankton that creates energy from photosynthesis which causes the single-cell microorganisms to glow. Swim through the plankton to leave a trail of light.
Eden Rock and Devils Grotto
Just south of Seven Mile Beach, Eden Rock and Details Grotto is an easy swim to a network of caves and tunnels filled with tropical fish, coral, and sponges. Expect to find tarpon, silversides, parrotfish, and even barracuda!
Cemetery Beach has the best snorkelling off Seven Mile Beach. Located on the northern end of the beach, it is more secluded. Teaming with coral and tropical fish, this is just a 60-yard swim from the beach.
Coral Gardens is in the North Sound section of the island. You will need to take a tour boat to this location. Here the waters are calm, sheltered by a barrier reef. The colourful coral and tropical fish make it feel like swimming in an aquarium.