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Teeming with a rich and diverse population of sea life, the underwater sanctuary of Smith's Reef caters for all snorkeling abilities. Encounter the reef from the north, east, or west access points, with deeper water in the west to central zones boasting the most impressive reef. Across several coral heads, discover large shoals of colorful fish, majestic stingrays, stalk eyed lobsters, and everyone’s favourite--sea turtles, playing in and around the reef. The eastern side of the reef is most popular with beginners and children, due to its close proximity to the beach and its calm, shallower waters. Use our Providenciales trip itinerary maker to add Smith's Reef and other attractions to your Providenciales vacation plans.
Smith's Reef reviews
I really enjoyed this reef! We filled the directions given and found it. It’s a little walk but nothing major. Perfect snorkeling! Saw a friendly turtle! Laid on the sand for a while. Not crowded...
I really enjoyed this reef! We filled the directions given and found it. It’s a little walk but nothing major. Perfect snorkeling! Saw a friendly turtle! Laid on the sand for a while. Not crowded... more »
Awesome reef, quiet beach, and really good snorkeling! My expectations were pretty low for walk in snorkeling but I saw more here than I did on the boat excursion we took the last time we visited...
Awesome reef, quiet beach, and really good snorkeling! My expectations were pretty low for walk in snorkeling but I saw more here than I did on the boat excursion we took the last time we visited... more »
Great snorkeling location near Turtle Cove Marina. You can access it via Coconut road or by walking from the marina. Lots of small fish to see in the various coral reefs. Turtles, Rays, and Barracuda can be found as well. We've seen a few very large schools of bigger fish further out into the sea... Amazing to see! Water shoes or flippers are a must. Lots of sea urchins closer to shore. Beach is walkable all the way to Grace Bay, but no shade, so an umbrella would be useful if you plan to stay awhile.
Great quite area for snorkeling and swimming. We went multiple days here and each time was a different experience and well worth the time. Start at the parking area on the west side of Coconut drive, swim out a ways and then head towards the north point. You can swim around the point as well but from what I remember there's an empty area for a ways until you get about halfway to Grace Bay. The area has a lot of different sea life and nice coral areas though there is some bleaching in parts. We saw manta rays, sting rays, lots of turtles and lots of different fish.
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