Sandals adults-only all-inclusive resorts are located throughout the Caribbean, at some of the best snorkeling sites around. While snorkeling is available and included at all Sandals resorts, if you love to snorkel and want to vacation or honeymoon at a Sandals resort, you’ll want to know, which Sandals has best snorkeling?
In this article we will give you all the details on the best Sandals resorts for snorkeling and answer other questions like, does Sandals provide snorkeling gear?
Sandals Negril, Jamaica
Sandals Negril’s location on world-famous Seven Mile Beach makes it one of the best Sandals resorts for snorkeling. You can snorkel right off the beach here, or you can take a short boat trip out to the island of Booby Cay, considered one of the best snorkeling spots in Jamaica (and the Caribbean) due to its coral reefs. The Cliffs is another top snorkeling site, located close by.
Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica
When you stay at Sandals Montego Bay, you can easily reach Montego Bay Marine Park, home to colorful fish, vibrant corals, and fun marine life like rays. You can also snorkel right off of nearby Doctor’s Cave Beach and see stingrays, parrotfish, and sea urchins as you check out the coral formations there.
Sandals Grande Antigua, Antigua
The coral reefs and calm waters surrounding Antigua make it a top snorkeling site. When you stay at Sandals Grande Antigua, you can easily access popular snorkeling spots like Deep Bay Beach, Stingray City, and Darkwood Beach.
Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas
Staying at Sandals Emerald Bay gives you the ability to take boat trips to fabulous snorkel sites in the Exumas like Stocking Island for a variety of marine life, coral gardens, and undersea caves, or the protected marine reserve at Exuma Cay Land and Sea Park.
Sandals Royal Bahamian, Nassau, Bahamas
Sandals Royal Bahamian is set on stunning Cable Beach, which has great snorkeling right off the beach. This luxurious Sandals resort has a private offshore island with snorkeling from the beach as well. You can also take a boat trip to Rose Island Reef, where you can see sea turtles, stingrays, barracudas, and tropical fish, or hit some of the other top snorkeling sites in Nassau.
Sandals Royal Curacao, Curacao
Curacao offers good opportunities for snorkeling off the beach in its pristine, crystal clear waters. When you stay at Sandals Royal Curacao, you can snorkel at top spots like the remote Little Knip Beach, which has unique corals like brain coral and sea fingers as well as tropical fish such as barracudas and butterfly fish; Tugboat Beach, which features the wreck of a tugboat offshore that is home to much marine life including moray eels, snapper, sea fans and more; Playa Lagun; and the coral reefs off of the island of Klein Curacao.
Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados, Barbados
These two gorgeous Sandals resorts are located next to each other on one of the best beaches in Barbados, Maxwell Beach in St. Lawrence Gap. Both Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados offer guests access to some of the healthiest coral reefs in the Caribbean. Top snorkeling spots here include Carlisle Bay, Gibbs Beach, and Freshwater Beach.
Sandals Grande St. Lucian, St. Lucia
Snorkelers who want to stay at a Sandals resort in St. Lucia should choose Sandals Grande St. Lucian. Here you can go on snorkeling trips directly from the onsite pier. There are some incredible snorkeling opportunities in this tropical paradise, including the marine reserve around Anse Chastanet Beach, where you can see octopi, flounder, scorpionfish, and parrotfish; the calm and sheltered waters of Marigot Bay, which has coral formations and fun sea creatures like seahorses; and Reduit Beach in Rodney Bay, which is excellent for beginner snorkelers.
Sandals Grenada, Grenada
Grenada is a lush natural paradise with plenty of healthy coral reefs offshore and lots of vibrant marine life to check out. There are several top spots for snorkeling that you can visit from Sandals Grenada, including the amazing Underwater Sculpture Park at Molinere Bay, Levera Beach in Levera National Park, and Grand Anse Beach.
Sandals Ochi, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
At this lively and popular Sandals resort in Ocho Rios, you’ll have easy access to one of the island’s best snorkeling sites, Runaway Bay, which has a thriving coral reef and variety of marine life including stingrays, sea urchins, and parrotfish. Sandals Ochi is also the most affordable Sandals resort, making it an excellent option for your Caribbean snorkeling honeymoon or vacation.
You can also take trips to the top Jamaica snorkeling sites from the other Sandals resorts in Jamaica, such as Sandals Dunn’s River, Sandals Royal Plantation, Sandals South Coast, and Sandals Royal Caribbean.
Does Sandals provide snorkeling gear?
Yes, every Sandals resort provides snorkeling gear—and it’s complimentary. That makes snorkeling at Sandals even easier, as you don’t have to worry about bringing your equipment with you. You can also get professional instruction if you’re a beginner.
Now that you’ve read our list of the top Sandals resorts for snorkeling, what do you think? Which Sandals has the best snorkeling opportunities for your romantic vacation or honeymoon in the Caribbean? Let us know in the comments!
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central America, South America, and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.