Looks very run down when you leave the ship ... shanty "market" at the exit to the port. Considering there is a lot of wealth on the island, they could do with spending a little here to create a good first impression
This was OK - but the driver was pretty opinionated and the only 4x4 part was a 30 second drive through a sugar cane plantation ... some of th eroads were abit bumpy and we wished we could have spent a little more time at the Bathsheba beach on the altantic coast - very dramatic
The shipwreck snorkelling came first ... the wrecks are only about 1km away from the port so are very easy and quick to get to ... they're only about 15m down so you get good visbility and there are plenty of fish to see. Our captain also took us to see some turtles on the way to the beach where he dropped us off for a rum and toilet break before we headed off on the 4x4 part of our excursion.
Very disappointing ... I had visions of a lovely sun drenched caribbean island ... I think we docked at the "B" port as it looked very run down and poor ... huge warehouse containing vendors selling souvenirs ...
Went on the catamaran to the tip of the island (near the Nevis straits) ... great crew and smooth sailing ... anchored just off shore where the water was very clear ... no rum on the way there but after the snorkelling ... oh boy! The trip back to port was great!
Water was about 17m deep ... and very clear ... there is a wreck close to the shore but the best fish were visible around the catamaran (I guess because of the food being thrown in!) Easy access on and off the catamaran and a nice touch to be hosed down by the skipper when we'd finished snorkelling (about 45 minutes)