Rocky shore of Grand Cayman

Visit This Caribbean Island For Some Of The World's Best Snorkeling

By Mina Elwell


Grand Cayman, the largest of the Cayman Islands, has earned a strong reputation for its tropical weather, beaches, and coral reefs, making it the perfect place to snorkel.
In Grand Cayman's clear water, you can see up to 100 feet away from you underwater, providing ideal views of the coral reefs and marine animals passing by.
Hundreds of species of fish live around the island, including blue tangs, tiny frog-faced jawfish, parrot fish, and schools of silversides. It is also home to sea turtles and rays.
Coral Garden and Barrier Reef offer incredible opportunities for snorkelers to admire marine animals, and Starfish Point is perfect for beginner snorkelers and children.
For more of a challenge, make your way to the USS Kittiwake shipwreck. While snorkelers can't go inside the wreck as divers do, it's in shallow waters, so you can get a good look.