Hastings Beach Snorkeling
The 15th most popular snorkel dive spot in Barbados.
Tuesday 19 July 2016 06:52 GMT
Southeast of Bridgetown, the snorkeling at Hastings Beach is known for a pair of fringing reefs with plenty of gorgonians. Unfortunately, there is little marine life to be found. Keep an eye out for the wave action and the common undertow. The best snorkeling can be found between Coconut Court and Hastings Rocks.
To reach the snorkeling on Barbados by air, use the Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI), which is located southeast of Bridgetown on the southend of Barbados. There are regular flights from Toronto, London, Miami, San Juan, Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia, Dominica and Port Of Spain. There is a $27.50USD departure tax per person that may be included in the airline ticket, but double-check to make sure. While there is regular public bus service and costly taxi service, it is recommended to rent a car to make use of the good road network to get to the snorkeling dive sites on Barbados.
While snorkeling on Barbados, you may encounter one of the many types of turtles including hawksbill turtles, leatherback turtles and green sea turtles. There are a variety of marine life spread around the dive sites such as parrotfish, trunkfish, barracuda, snapper, chub and angelfish among the sea fans and barrel sponges.
Overall, Hastings Beach is the 15th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 17 snorkeling dives in Barbados.