Carriacou, Grenada

For Unparalleled Snorkeling, Visit This Little-Known Caribbean Island

By Dawn Hammon


Known as the "Isle of Reefs," Carriacou is the second largest island in Grenada's chain. It's full of charm, culture, and some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean.
The island boasts more than 30 dive sites and endless coral reefs. The waters have reef fish, moray eels, and barracuda, along with the occasional nurse shark or sea turtle.
At only around 13 square miles, it offers an intimate experience. Carriacou isn't particularly easy to get to, which contributes to its lower tourist numbers.
From Grenada you can hop onto a 20-minute plane ride or hitch a ride on a passenger ferry, which requires 90-120 minutes of jostling to arrive.