Where is the best coral for snorkeling?
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Jan 3, 2013 12:01 AM Last Post By: nanacarol
May 5, 2012 12:43 AM
Where is the best coral for snorkeling?I am English but live in France and I visit my daughter in Nelson, NZ, every year. I like to break up the long journey home by taking a one week snorkeling holiday, but I was very disappointed last year. I went to Phuket and there was no coral worth seeing. I have been similarly disappointed in the Maldives, where the coral was bleached.
For next March, I am considering New Caledonia (no problem in speaking French) or Vanuatu, or anywhere else where there is good and accessible coral.
I don't want night life - I am 71 - but my passion is seeing coral. I don't dive but I am a very experienced snorkeler.
I prefer snorkeling alone from the beach rather than being in a guided group.
Can anyone recommend the best island for me?
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Dec 7, 2012 8:16 PM
8Yes, it is certainly regarded as a family resort so expect lots of kids, particularly during school holidays.
Have a look at Navini Resort. A tiny island with excellent snorkelling. It does allow kids, but being small doesn't get overrun.
Its dining is communal, rather like a dinner party and is hosted by the owners. Not for everyone, but if you're travelling alone it may be a good place to talk to people from all over the world. Certainly not a party island. It's also easy to get to from Nadi.
Edited by: agingaquarian
Dec 9, 2012 5:04 PM
9Navini looks like paradise, but a week there costs about £1,000 more than at the Plantation Resort. As I intend to spend most of the day snorkeling, and the coral is just as good, is it worth paying so much extra? I wouldn't be using any of the facilities, as I just have dinner in the evenings and retire to bed with a book or my laptop. I don't mind children being around as I have ten grandchildren and four great-grand-children.
(4 star Hotel)
From US$122.67 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$130.10 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$205.49 per night