Our immersive Island-Inclusive rates include a daily snorkelling trip, with all the necessary gear provided. Weather-permitting, you’ll head out on our open-air, blue-roofed catamaran and become acquainted with the technicolour majesty of the world’s third-largest barrier reef. Sailing into the sea-and-sky’s uninterrupted aquamarine splendour, often with no other boat or human on the horizon, is a natural fantasy in itself. You’ll feel as small as a drop in the ocean, dwarfed by the beauty all around you.
Alternatively, hop in a buggy from the hotel and head for our awe-inspiring reef balls, a few minutes away. Lose track of time as you snorkel over these habitat-sustaining wonders, notching up bucket-list marine encounters. Seeded 15 years ago, the coral-clad reef balls double up as a nursery for baby fish, which take advantage of the protective environment. Regular sightings include harmless baby nurse shark, turtles, schools of young fish and all manner of juvenile marine life. Anything else could show up – and usually does.
- Go quietly and slowly, peering into the balls; if the tide is outgoing, it will obligingly sweep you back to the main beach, past young corals and baby moray eels, so that you can make the short stroll back to the Clubhouse for a spot of well-deserved lunch or dinner, or perhaps a gingery rum punch to toast the day’s discoveries.