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Perfect!

After scouting out the available beach access (the West side access gives a good plan view layout... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Arthur T
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Pretty, Not Over-Crowded, & Free Snorkeling

I'm not huge on snorkeling but we stayed in a private villa located on Smith's Reef beach. It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ashley F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After scouting out the available beach access (the West side access gives a good plan view layout of entire beach showing what/where in water is actual coral reef versus sea-grass) and we chose both days to access via the East side of Smith Reef Rd....More

1  Thank Arthur T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not huge on snorkeling but we stayed in a private villa located on Smith's Reef beach. It was gorgeous, private, not overcrowded. The beach is rocky and almost requires water shoes. The reef extends a long way down the beach heading toward Grace Bay...More

Thank Ashley F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here one afternoon after a suggestion from another traveler. Pretty spot to snorkel and sit on a beach and relax. There was 4 other people there when we went. You can take your time and go out as far as you want to. We...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Great area for snorkeling - water can get deep and then another large coral group and shallow. First day saw turtles, spot eagle rays and star fish. if you drive there is public parking and area is safe. Not many people there and a good...More

3  Thank AroundTheWorldKen
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

This is our 2nd time to the Turks and I am an avid snorkeler. The hotels always recommend you go to Coral Gardens. Coral Gardens is OK but it not a very big reef. Smiths reef is excellent! It is a large area-slot of reef...More

4  Thank raystack
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Swim out a bit further than you initially think and you will find the reef complete with large colored fish and waving purple fronds of ? You will come to an area that is only a couple of feet under water (please don't touch or...More

1  Thank Deborah G
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I had to read a lot of blogs to figure out how to find this reef. Unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures but it is worth the trip! I saw a family of red sharks and others saw a family of sea turtles and rays!...More

4  Thank Dinene D
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We continue to snorkel at Smiths Reef due to its size and abundance of marine life . Although we did not see rays today, we did see many large schools of fish, sea turtles and some amazing coral . We plan on snorkelling here several...More

3  Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

This was our favorite close to shore place to snorkel. There were plenty of fish all around and lots to see. We saw a Starfish and a shark. Other snorkelers said they saw a stingray and turtle while we were there.

1  Thank jwatsoniv
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The most beautiful seas I have ever seen. 3 to 4 shades of blues and green before it tuens into the deep blue sea. The beaches are sandy and/or rocky depending on your entrance to the reef. Snorkeling is an absolute dream. We saw rays,...More

1  Thank IBPacman
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Paul M
22 May 2017|
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Response from Coopermomma | Reviewed this property |
Some hotels may let guests borrow snorkeling gear. We brought our own but discovered that our hotel, Royal West Indies, has gear available for free.
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Liane729
11 December 2016|
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Response from Coopermomma | Reviewed this property |
I think you would be very hard pressed to travel from Grand Turk to Provo, where Smith's reef is located, and still have enough time to snorkel.
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Liane729
11 December 2016|
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Response from Cece V | Reviewed this property |
I have never been to Grand Turk and yeah you get on a cruise ship to go to that Island
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