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I will be there Dec 18.  My partner and I tend to get a little seasick if the ocean is rough.  We've been on catamarans and other boats.  It just depends on conditions.


I am wondering if there is a beach we can go to where I could sit and read and he could snorkel?  Or do you really need the catamaran to get to the best snorkel places?

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Do a search of threads on this board about snorkeling on SXM. You will find many threads, I've answered a few. We are avid snorkelers and have visited SXM many times, stayed on the island for a week a couple years ago. Compared to other islands in the Caribbean the near shore snorkeling is poor off this island. It never was great but the hurricanes a couple years ago decimated the few reefs that are close to shore, making it even worse. There are plenty of beautiful sandy beaches of course. We've taken a couple boat snorkeling excursions (privately booked) and they were OK, at best. You may spot a few fish along the rocks at the end of the beach at Little Divi resort and some people claim to have seen a little off Pinel but we found the snorkeling poor there (but we love Pinel for other reasons and will return there in a couple weeks). Believe me, we have looked hard for decent snorkeling off SXM but if there is any, we've never found it. Sorry!

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