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snorkelling by Smuggler's Cove

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Ontario
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snorkelling by Smuggler's Cove

Does anyone know if there is a good snorkelling spot at or within walking distance to Smuggler's Cove?

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1. Re: snorkelling by Smuggler's Cove

Not much, unfortunately. There is a small decent reef at the next door beach (that is actually know as Smugglers Cove incidentally), that can be accessed via Cap Maison. And Pigeon Island has a decent small reef system. Neither has much more than an hour's worth of snorkeling really, but it's something.

Most reefs are found in the southwest of the island, starting from Anse Cochon (where Ti Kaye is located) on down through Soufriere and around through the south. A snorkel tour is a great way to see several spots, and also to see the amazingly beautiful coastline!

Enjoy your visit.

Ontario
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2. Re: snorkelling by Smuggler's Cove

Thank you reedprincess. Are there any botanical gardens or plantations worth visiting near Gros Islet, or would we have to travel to the Soufriere area?

Soufriere, St. Lucia
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3. Re: snorkelling by Smuggler's Cove

Bon jou coldincanadaOntario,

Better to spend a day snorkeling at several different spots in the southwest of the island... Anse Cochon (Ti Kaye), Anse Chastenet (AC Resort/Jade Mountain), Soufriere Beach (Still Beach House, Hummingbird Resort), Malgretoute Beach (Stonefield Estate Villas), Anse des Pitons (Viceroy Sugar Beach) and Anse L'Ivrogne/Sevoigne (our base Zion Lion Farm), La Pointe (Choiseul), Sab Wisha (Choiseul), Rudy John Beach (Laborie) and with the St. Lucia National Trust (SLNT) Eco-=South Tours to the Maria Islands, Mankote Mangrove, Savanne's Bay on the Atlantic east coast around Vieux Fort...

Not many botanical gardens in the north of the island... the natural xeriscape along the Point Hardy Trail (Cas en Bas), the Union Orchid Project (outside of Castries), Government House Gardens on the Morne Fortune (Castries), Latille Waterfalls & Gardens (inland from Micoud), Mamiku Gardens (Mon Repos) and Diamond Botanical Gardens & Waterfalls (Soufriere).

Also, Tet Paul Trail and the Morne Colubaril or Fond Doux Plantation Tours also include information on native flowers, shrubs and trees.

Bless up! Paul

Ontario
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4. Re: snorkelling by Smuggler's Cove

Thank you Paul for the great suggestions. After this very long winter, I am looking forward to seeing tropical plants and flowers instead of snow.

Ontario
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5. Re: snorkelling by Smuggler's Cove

Thank you Paul for the great suggestions. After this very long winter, I am looking forward to seeing tropical plants and flowers instead of snow.

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