From Grand Case Bay you can enjoy easy access to one of the best snorkeling destinations on the island. Creole Rock is a small rocky outcropping just offshore, at the north end of the bay, where you can slip into the 30-feet deep water to explore the reef and fish life that are protected here as part of a marine preserve. As you swim near the edge of the rock, you’ll be engulfed by schools of sergeant majors and yellow snapper, and it’s common to spot sea turtles grazing among the rocks. Creole Rock is also loaded with wildlife above the water because it’s a bird rookery where pelicans and brown boobies come to lay their eggs.
Creole Rock is a popular stop for many of St. Martin diving and snorkeling boats, even ones coming from Marigot or elsewhere in St. Martin. However, it’s easiest to reach the rock from Grand Case Bay, where you can join a small boat trip or rent a kayak and paddle across.