On the south shore of Providenciales Island and southwest of Grace Bay, the snorkeling at Sapodilla Bay Beach has ironshore to explore on the sides and sand flats in the middle. There is good beach access and the water is an amazing turquiose. While the water clarity may not be the best, it offers something different from the typical north coast snorkel spots.
After a long morning of snorkeling at Babalua, check out either Las Brisas at Neptune Villas or Bugaloos for a cool drink and some namesake conch caught locally.
Providenciales Island, which is popularly known as Provo, is a world renowned diving destination that is growing in popularity for snorkeling. With the third largest barrier reef in the world, the 14 mile barrier reef stretches along most of the north shore that provides calm, clear waters.
To reach the Babalua Beach snorkeling from Grace Bay, head west on the Leeward Highway towards the airport and look for the signs to South Dock. At South Dock, turn right heading west on Chalk Sound Drive. There is a parking area off the first dirt road on the left, and then another on the right just past Neptune Villas.
To reach the snorkeling on Turks and Caicos by air, fly into Providenciales International Airport (PLS) located in the middle of the island. The airport is served by American Airlines, Delta and United from Dallas, Charlotte, Atlanta, Houston and Miami. There are also inter-island flights on Caicos Express Airways and interCaribbean to Nassau, Jamaica, Cuba and Puerto Rico.
Overall, Sapodilla Bay Beach is the 25th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 32 snorkeling dives in Turks And Caicos.