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Planning Snorkeling: Staying at Morritt's

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Planning Snorkeling: Staying at Morritt's

We're heading to Morritt's for our second time and last time 2 years ago we had a great time snorkeling around the resort. We are casual snorkelers but strong swimmers. That said, I'm not particularly interested in snorkeling sites that have strong current or are challenging swims (my partner is a strong swimmer but not super confident in her abilities). This time we would like to branch out and do some more snorkeling on the east end and north side of the island. We have looked through Testudo's guide and thinking of this plan.

1. Snorkel around Morritt's again, in the past we stayed right in front of the resort. Should we walk up or down the beach in either direction to catch good spots we might have missed?

2.Queens Monument/Connolly cove, seems like a good spot within our abilities

3.Barefoot beach, likewise nice and easy?

4. Rum point drift route, some current (obviously) but should be manageable for beginners?

Any additions or changes we should make to our current plan? We will be arriving on Jun 20

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31. Re: Planning Snorkeling: Staying at Morritt's

NSSue isn't that a secret :-))

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32. Re: Planning Snorkeling: Staying at Morritt's

We just returned from staying at the Reef and also wanted shallow, close-in snorkeling. We went to each place you mentioned. The best we found was in the Queens Monument area- specifically in front of the Northern Lights Condos, which is just a little farther down the road from the monument. The entry was a little rocky, but the coral is very close, and we saw an amazing variety of fish. We used the condo's dock to get out and no one said anything. We were the only people there both times we snorkeled there.

Barefoot beach was nice to go to, but the snorkeling wasn't as good - not nearly as much to see. Rum point was also nice, but there are a lot more people, and we didn't find as much coral as close to shore. Another spot we liked for good easy snorkeling was Smith's Cove on the way to Georgetown.

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