Snorkeling Around Rose Hall

Rose Hall is a great destination for those looking to get in a small amount of snorkeling during their stay, but most agree the offerings are less than satisfying.  Fortunately, Montego Bay is within easy reach and one of the most popular snorkeling destinations on the island is located here.  

The snorkeling in Rose Hall is limited to a roped off area which consists of a man made reef of boulders that has a nice diversity of sea life.  Though coral is missing, there are pufferfish, stingrays, lionfish, grunts, and squirrelfish among others.

Most of the accommodations here provide their guests with snorkel gear if you stick to these waters, but if you want to up the ante of your underwater experience, you should rent a snorkel kit for around $20(USD) and head to Doctor's Cave Beach in Montego Bay.  This is one of the best beaches for snorkeling on the island, and those who make the effort to visit are rarely disappointed.

Snorkeling Sites

If you'd like to see what's down below you might enjoy visiting Coyaba Reef. The diverse underwater habitat that exists in this offshore reef includes chromis, parrotfish, wrasse, and more. Snorkelers should monitor conditions on a daily basis because the waters here can sometimes be rough. This snorkeling site is found a short distance away West of central Rose Hall.

Some basic details about one of the best places to enjoy snorkeling in this area are listed in the following table.

Snorkeling Sites Near Rose Hall
Site Location Island
Coyaba Reef 2.4 mi. West of Central Rose Hall Jamaica

To learn more about snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for beginners and "pros" check out our comprehensive Caribbean snorkeling page.

While Rose Hall may not have what avid snorkelers would consider to be the best offerings, you can still get a quick fix on days when you don't want to take a trip into Montego Bay for even better underwater sites to explore.  


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