Tourists snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea on St Maarten, St Martin, things to do in the water St Maarten





St Maarten, also known as the friendly island and famous for its two countries on one island, has a lot to offer on the Dutch side of the island as well as the French side of the island. One of those those things the island offers is it many, stunning snorkeling sights. After reading this article, you will have all the knowledge you need to have about the best snorkeling spots before visiting the island.



Amongst the best places to snorkel on the Dutch side of the island, Cupecoy Beach stands out. Cupecoy Beach is located north of Mullet Bay Beach in Maho, and is a pretty quiet beach. There are almost no amenities on the beach or whatsoever except one small beach bar. But, nevertheless that should definitely not spoil the fun, because Cupecoy Beach has one of the most beautiful sunsets of the island. The beach is perfect for beginning snorkelers, but if you are more experienced you will probably like it somewhere else more.



Another pristine beach of St Maarten which can always be visited for a good snorkeling trip is Little Bay Beach. Little Bay Beach offers an array of sea creatures, as well as six shipwrecks for visitors to explore. The beautiful coral reef is also a stunning sight that will guaranteed not be forgotten easily. Little Bay Beach is located right next to Philipsburg, on the right side Divi Little Bay Beach Resort.

Other beaches on the Dutch side for snorkeling are: Indigo Beach, Mullet Bay Beach, Kim Sha Beach, and Dawn Beach.



The French side of the island also has a lot to offer. One of the best beaches for snorkeling is Le Galion Beach, located in between Oyster Bay and Orient Bay. Le Galion Beach is known to be a family friendly beach. The area is protected, which leads to a very beautiful and well maintained coral reef with a large diversity of sea life. There is also a small beach bar which offers food, drinks, umbrellas and beach chairs.



Pinel Island is also known for its astonishing sea life and coral reefs. Amongst other things, visitors may encounter stingrays, hermit crabs and sea turtles. On the west side of the island there is even a marked snorkel route, to make sure visitors have the best experience. There are also a couple beach bars on the island, to satisfy your hunger and thirst after an intense day of snorkeling.

Other beaches for snorkeling on the French side are: Tintamarre Island, Creole Rock, Baie Rouge, Friar’s Bay Beach, and Happy Bay Beach.



The best time to go snorkeling is St Maarten is from November until May. The best places to stay on the island is Grand Case Beach Club for the French side. For the Dutch side The Morgan Resort Spa & Village is considered one of the most luxurious hotels of the island.



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