Sandy Point Reef Snorkeling
The 11th most popular snorkel dive spot in St Kitts.
Tuesday 28 June 2016 06:53 GMT
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 11th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in St Kitts.