Sandy Point Reef Snorkeling

The 10th most popular snorkel dive spot in St Kitts.

On the northwest shore of St Kitts near Sandy Point Town, the snorkeling at Sandy Point Reef offers plentiful reef fish in this marine park. Many consider this dive spot to have the healthiest coral on St Kitts. During a Sandy Point Reef snorkeling dive, you may encounter sea turtles, creole wrasse, barracuda and moray eels. The dive site is located 0.75 miles west-southwest of Sandy Point Town.

After a long day of snorkeling at Sandy Point Reef in the hot sun, stop by Shipwreck Beach Bar in South Friars Bay for a cool drink.

To reach the snorkeling on St Kitts by air, you will need to fly into Robert L Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) near Basseterre. There are regular flights from New York, Toronto, Miami, Atlanta, Newark, Charlotte and Puerto Rico on American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.

During St Kitts snorkeling, you will find that the visibility usually ranges from 40 feet to 90 feet. The surface water temperature ranges from 85F in the summer to 75F in the winter. While snorkeling, you may encounter angelfish, damselfish, barracuda, snapper, grunts, grouper, jacks, stingrays, nurse sharks and sea turtles. Before entering the water, make sure to look out for jellyfish that are common to these waters.

Overall, Sandy Point Reef is the 10th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in St Kitts.

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  St Kitts Tourism Authority (869) 465-4040; Pro Divers St Kitts (869) 660-3483; Dive St Kitts (869) 465-8914; Blue Water Safaris (869) 466-4933; Kenneths Dive Centre (869) 465-2670.

Recommended Book:  "The Ultimate Snorkeling Book" from Wes Burgess

Recommended Map:  "St Kitts Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:   Bird Rock Beach Hotel (869) 465-8914

Luxury Loding:  Timothy Beach Resort; St. Kitts Marriott Resort

Breakfast Restaurant:  RItual Coffee House or Sunset Cafe, Frigate Bay

Reference Source:  click here http://www.stkittstourism.kn/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  6/25/2016

ID:  24824

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