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“Nice Beginner Snorkeling Experience”
Review of Bight Reef

Bight Reef
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Owner description: An underwater paradise of coral reefs.
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice Beginner Snorkeling Experience”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Bight Reef is a nice, accessible beginner snorkeling experience. We drove to it from our hotel and parked on the roundabout by the Coral Gardens Hotel. There is a little path up the side of the hotel next to the abandoned condo project to the beach and it is right there, just don't use the hotel's chairs. We had a nice lunch at the Somewhere Cafe' at Coral Gardens, where you can also get drinks and use the restroom.

Visited March 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Snorkeling was okay”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Need to swim on the outside of the reef and it was well marked . The water is calm and easy for snorkeling. It was nice but not as good as St Thomas or St John.

Visited April 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great snorkeling”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Very good snorkeling. You have to swim out to the middle of the back to see the most sea life. Word to the wise: don't go in the red buoys. The middle is sectioned off so that people don't touch and get hurt by the fire coral.

Visited April 2013
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Hudson, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
340 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

We loved this reef......its not terribly far out from land and was a great opportunity to get out and do some snorkeling on your own! Its not a massive reef but there are plenty of fish swimming around and its a great stop!

Visited April 2013
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Torrington, Connecticut
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing FREE snorkeling, swim right in from the beach!”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

I have been on quite a few snorkeling trips and none compared to how many different types of fish I saw in this reef, how many schools of fish I saw, and I getting to swim with a sea turtle. It seemed like it was about a 20 minute walk from Regent Palms and you really can't miss the red buoys roped together in a big circle. I suggest people find and read the sign posted and talk the rules over with their kids, as I saw some kids get scolded by the "reef police" for going inside the roped off area. I also suggest parents talk to their kids about watching out for other people, so they don't run head first into others, or kick them. There are many people in this area and it is important to be alert and courteous! This Reef is very good for beginners and can be fun for more experience snorkelers as well.

I think if you can beat the crowd of people here you may actually be able to see more fish and sea life, as lots of thrashing around and splashing tends to scare most of the fish away, (into the roped off area as a rule). I just tried my best to stay as far away from people as I could and did manage to run into lots of colorful fish. Best snorkeling trip ever for me and I didn't have to pay a cent!!!

Of note: there is no public bathrooms or public chairs, but there are shady spots to sit, on the beach, just a little ways down the beach. Remember to bring towels, suntan lotion and your snorkel gear.

Visited April 2013
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