Just 500 Feet from our Shores, find the Largest Shallow Reef on Seven Mile Beach

The largest shallow snorkel reef on Seven Mile Beach is conveniently located just 500 feet from Casa Caribe. This proximity allows for easy entry and exit from the water, ensuring you can start snorkelling within minutes. Explore two sections of the reef, each offering a unique underwater experience.

The first section, half the size of a football field, features lower, spread-out reef structures. To the north, discover a smaller reef with a string of elevated coral heads, including the famous ‘lobster condo,’ home to several mature lobsters. Other species you may observe in the wild include Sharpnose Pufferfish, Hawksbill Turtles, Southern Stingrays, Peacock Flounder, Ocean Triggerfish, Yellowtail Snapper, Lionfish, Squirrel Fish, and Rainbow Parrotfish. Keep an eye out for Loggerhead Turtles, Spotted and Green Moray Eels, Nurse Sharks (no teeth), and Rockfish, depending on the time and season.

Please feel free to contact us if you need snorkelling equipment during your stay at Casa Caribe.
Although we don’t offer it directly, we’re more than happy to assist you in finding rental options nearby.


How to Access These Two Coral Gardens
map of BC Reef just off the beach at Casa Caribe showing
  1. Head north (or right) off our beach toward the Caribbean Club Condos.
  2. Continue past their pool until you reach the far three-story building, a short 250 feet walk.
  3. Turn straight out toward the horizon, spotting three small round white mooring balls just off the sand.
  4. Beyond the white mooring balls look for the vertical 200 yards marker buoy. This marks the outer edge of the reefs.
  5. Swim straight through those mooring balls, covering about 150 yards toward the horizon.
  6. Reach the edge of the reef, extending for another 100 yards.
  7. After exploring the larger reef section, swim north (laterally to the beach) around 100 feet to find the smaller reef, directly in front of the garage from the private house next to the Caribbean Club.

Please be aware that there is no lifeguard on duty at any time on Casa Caribe beach. Guests who engage in activities in the waters off the beach do so at their own risk. Seven Mile Beach is a marine reserve. No marine life, whether alive or dead, can be taken, line fishing, fish traps, nets and spear guns are strictly prohibited.


A Video Tour of the Reef


Snorkelling Off Casa Caribe Beach


Exotic Species You May Encounter Along the Reef
  • Ballyhoo
  • Barracuda
  • Black Surgeon
  • Blue Chromis
  • Blue Tang
  • Butterfly Fish
  • Conch
  • Crabs
  • Cuttlefish
  • Fairy Basslet
  • Flounder
  • French Angel Fish
  • French Grunt
  • Green Moray Eel
  • Horse-Eye Jack
  • Lionfish
  • Ocean Triggerfish
  • Parrot Fish
  • Peacock Founder
  • Puffer Fish
  • Queen Angel Fish
  • Queen Trigger Fish
  • Sargeant Major
  • Scrawled Filefish
  • Sea Anemone
  • Sea Turtles
  • Slipper Lobster
  • Soldier Fish
  • Spiny Lobster
  • Spotted Moray Eel
  • Squid
  • Squirrel Fish
  • Stingray
  • Trunk Fish
  • Wrasse
  • Yellow Snapper