Cay Bay Snorkeling
The 12th most popular snorkel dive spot in St Martin - Sint Maarten.
Wednesday 27 February 2019 07:03 GMT
On the south coast of Sint Maarten, the snorkeling at Cay Bay is highlighted by a rocky coast with some sea grass. There really isn't any coral or new growth, nor is there much marine life. This snorkel spot is ideal if its a sunny day with calm winds and low surf. The water clarity typically ranges from 10 to 15 feet of visibility at most.
To reach the snorkeling on Sint Maarten by air, fly into Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). Note, there is a $30USD departure tax collected at the airport. When driving to the Cay Bay snorkel spot, you'll need to pass through the gate of the community. Just tell them you are going to the Indigo Restaurant and the beach parking area. In years past, there was a popular beach bar called Kokomo's, but it was completely destroyed by the hurricane in September 2017.
TIP: Plan for a few extra days on your snorkeling trip to St Martin/Sint Maarten to make use of the ferries to other nearby islands. There are two ferries providing service to Anguilla, and one ferry heading over to St Barts. Matter of fact, many tourists use these ferries for day trips to the islands.
Overall, Cay Bay is the 12th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 15 snorkeling dives in St Martin - Sint Maarten. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Cay Bay including Little Bay, Oyster Bay Beach, Dawn Beach and Cole Bay.