Snorkeling in Little Cayman at Bloody Bay Wall
We have our favorite places to snorkel in the Caribbean, but we wanted to ask our facebook fans where the best spot is. The answers came pouring in… Aruba, Dominican Republic, Cozumel, St John… over 500 of them! Once we tallied them up, to no surprise, the Cayman Islands reigned supreme! (and we definitely agree)
Just to fill you in on a little bit about this ridiculously beautiful place, The Cayman Islands are made up of Grand Cayman, where the famous Seven Mile Beach lies, and its two sister islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The deepest part of the Caribbean is between the Cayman Islands and Jamaica, which makes snorkeling at the Bloody Bay Wall at Jackson’s Point all that more exciting.
Since Little Cayman is about 80 miles northeast of Grand Cayman, the 30 minute flight from Grand Cayman to Little Cayman is the best way to go. They do this several times a day, so getting there early to take advantage of every single glorious minute is not a hassle. It’s an excursion that offers up one of the world’s top 3 dive sites for your snorkeling pleasure. Even the sand is different from Grand Cayman, a little bit rockier making it perfect for coral and sea life. The waters are calm and clear for the best viewing (yes, viewing, not touching, fishes are slimy!) experience! There are enough sites near the Bloody Bay Wall to keep your attention for at least an entire day!
This place is the real deal. From 18 ft. to 6,000 ft. in two steps, flat… it’s serious business. If you’re not careful, your heart will drop off once you swim over the shelf of the wall. Mask, flippers, whatever you need to make yourself right at home, be sure to bring it with you. This place is a protected marine reserve for a reason – and that reason is purely for your viewing pleasure.
Did you know these little exotic colored sponges literally live for thousands of years? They certainly do. How they maintain such brilliant color, we’re not exactly sure, but we thank them for giving us something spectacular to look at!
This gem in the middle of the Caribbean has so many different types of critters, it’s unreal. You’ve got conch, stingrays, every kind of flourescent fish you could imagine, and it’s over a mile long, to boot. With all these sea creatures swimming around, it’s a good thing you’re pretty high up on the food chain!
Time really does fly by when you’re having fun. This is one of those adventures that lives in the category of amazingness. As we’ve dubbed the Bloody Bay Wall at Jackson’s Point as the Eighth Underwater Wonder of the Diving World, we can’t imagine life without checking this spot off of the bucket list.
We recommend staying on Grand Cayman for its soft, powdery beaches, and doing some Island hopping to Little Cayman for an unforgettable snorkeling experience in the Caribbean.