Want 'Remotest' Caribbean Snorkel Trip Destination Suggestions

by Adam Hinman
(Janesville, WI, USA)

We're planning a snorkel trip to the Caribbean (for less than a BILLION! dollars) but are looking for a more remote/untouched island destination. Like you all, we love/live to snorkel.

We're thinking of St. Lucia or Turks & Caicos. We read reviews of Turks and are not too impressed. We've been to Montserrat (remote but not the greatest for snorkeling). We have not yet been to Windward nor Leeward Islands. Any ideas/other suggestions?

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Mar 28, 2017
Remote Places in Caribbean
by: Tim

The most remote spots are likely in the Los Roques Islands. Like any group of islands, the quality will vary from island to island, but if you want off the beaten path, do some research and see if there is an itinerary that fits the bill.

Mar 28, 2017
Yucatan
by: Steve

If you have not been to Akumal, Riviera Maya, Mexico, I like the snorkeling there. Besides, it is not too long of a plane ride.

Mar 31, 2017
My West Indies Report
by: Pam Thomas

I did a sailing trip in the Windward Islands last year -- St Lucia to Grenada -- and filed this snorkeling report. Maybe you will find that helpful.

Apr 03, 2017
Corn Islands
by: Ron

We're heading to the Corn Islands in Nicaragua in a few weeks. Reports indicate the snorkeling is good, although not the best in the Caribbean. They certainly are beautiful and out of the way.

Apr 03, 2017
Glover's Reef, Belize, Off the Wall
by: Andy

Remote, isolated (no cruise or day trips), distant from the mainland, not too expensive, feels like you are on your own tropical island. Limited guests - only 5 cabins at Off the Wall. Great people running it. Coral was healthy in 2014, lots of fish, nurse sharks, rays, and other fun stuff.

Apr 03, 2017
Snorkel Destination
by: Anonymous

Definitely suggest St. John Virgin Islands. Galen & Nicole on this site have also been there and have written a very comprehensive report. We have been going there for 25 years and the snorkeling is outstanding.

Apr 03, 2017
Remote Caribbean Snorkeling
by: Judy

Dominica. "The only Caribbean island that Columbus would still recognize." Staying at the south end would be best for snorkeling access.

Belize, Caye Caulker and further down the coast is another option. We stayed in the little town of Hopkins at Jungle Jeanie's and went out to the reef from there.

Roatan is another option. The warmest water I have snorkeled in, walk-in snorkeling, beautiful intact reef.

Apr 03, 2017
BONAIRE!
by: Penny K

I have snorkeled all over the Caribbean including Roatán, Corn Islands, Bahamas, Virgin Islands, and also Costa Rica and the Galapagos. My absolute favorite is Bonaire -- the clarity of the water and vibrancy of the reefs blew me away! I especially loved Dee's catamaran drift snorkel around Klein Bonaire.

Apr 03, 2017
Klein Bonaire
by: Betty

Bonaire by far! I have snorkeled in Hawaii, all over The Keys, and on almost every Caribbean island and Bonaire is the best.

Apr 05, 2017
Gilligan's Island
by: PR

The south side of Puerto Rico has some beautiful, unique snorkeling areas. My favorite is around Gilligan's Island off Guanica. There's lots to see around the mangroves and beyond to the reefs. A great place to stay is Mary Lees by the Sea. La Parguera is nearby and also has some great areas, in addition to great sangria by the beach!

Apr 11, 2017
Cayman Brac
by: B.E.J.

Grand Cayman is an excellent option, but doesn't exactly meet your "remote" criteria with its steady stream of cruise ships and jet planes. Go there to hop a prop plane to the Brac. Unknown, hidden snorkel gem. Many say that it's for diving, not snorkeling: they are wrong. It is precisely what you've ordered. The shore access is easy, the fish life rich, the visibility outstanding, the people few but very kindly. Might have been our best trip ever.

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