Southeast of Eleuthera and north of Long Island, the snorkeling at Hazels Hideaway on Cat Island is popular for its soft and hard corals providing habitat to plenty of reef fish. This beach-entry snorkeling site is located 2 miles from Fernandez Bay. The best snorkeling at Hazels Hideaway can be found between the Little Islands.
The Cat Island snorkeling offers exceptionally clear water due to the limestone coastline without sandy beaches. The waters have exceptional biodiversity where you can expect to see many large schools of reef fish.
If you happen to be snorkeling at Cat Island during April or May, you may encounter oceanic white-tipped reeef sharks that frequent the island waters at that time of year.
Try checking out the Hazels Hideaway Bar after snorkeling.
To reach the snorkeling off Cat Island, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Nassau on New Providence or fly into Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. To reach the out islands from Nassau, you can either use Bahamas Air (which is known for late departures) or use the mail boat ferry service (393-1064). The local airport for Cat Island is Arthur's Town Airport.
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Hazels Hideaway off Cat Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Hazels Hideaway is the 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 8 snorkeling dives in Cat Island.