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Address: Grenada

A small beach island known for its snorkeling.

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7-Day Catamaran Sailing Cruise to the Tobago Cays and the Grenadines
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Sandy Island is a beautiful spot with decent snorkeling. The best spot is on the right of the island as you face it from the water. The challenge I faced was getting into the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sandy Island is a beautiful spot with decent snorkeling. The best spot is on the right of the island as you face it from the water. The challenge I faced was getting into the boat from the beach. It was very high up to climb onto the bow and my knees got scraped. There are other water taxis that make... More 

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Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are visiting Carraicou and enjoy snorkelling then this small sandy island is worth the 5 minute boat ride. Nothing on the island but lovely sand and clear blue waters. You can watch the hermit crabs on land or swim and admire the various species of fish. Choose your path carefully into the sea as there are rocks with... More 

Thank Andree W
Aldwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely beach, very quiet, great for Snorkelling. be careful of where you swim as the north end of the island has a lot of spinney sea urchins which really hurt when trodden on. Stay to the centre of the island.

Okotoks Alberta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cost $15US per person from Paradise Beach from Hard Wood Bar water taxi. The beach was nice and had a picnic table there. Tidal pool to see some fishes but the snorkelling was a little rough the water and didn't see much fish. But we thought we would be by our selves but some yacht people came to snorkel about... More 

Thank TootsOkotoksAlberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small, uninhabited island off Carriacou seems to be a popular stopover for sailboats, windjammers, and people looking for good snorkeling. If you go ashore you can explore the whole island in five minutes. There are no amenities of any kind on the island: no shelter, no fresh water, no toilets. There are also no trash receptacles, and some slobs... More 

Thank Barbagrigia
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

Postcard perfection! One of the top picks in the entire Caribbean.... it's exactly what you think of when you think of a piece of ' heaven in the middle of the ocean'

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isle of wight
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Hire a water taxi from the Hardwood Bar on Paradise Beach and head over to Sandy Island , it's a beautiful spot with lovely clear water and good snorkelling. There are no amenities here so bring a picnic and enjoy a day on a desert island !!

Thank lunan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

From the main land this looks like a beautiful white sand oasis and yes it is kind of like that but we were disappointed when we actually landed on the island. The sand is quite course and there are lots of large stones around as you enter the sea so that coupled with a steep entry makes getting in and... More 

Thank Colin W
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This Island is a long strip of sand off of Carricou. It has some palm trees on it for shade and beautiful sand. Some nice snorkeling off the northern end

Thank Jotum
Poplar Grove, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We loved the beach. It was so convenient to our anchorage and the water was so clear. It is an active beach on weekends with locals, not just travelers. We could have stayed here all day long but a storm came up and there is no protection on the island. If sailing the Grenadines, this is a good spot to... More 

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