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Address: Grenada
Activities: Swimming, Snorkeling, Sunbathing
Description: A small beach island known for its snorkeling.

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A proper desert island

Some of our group were "abandoned" here by Deefer Diving while others went diving. You do need to bring all your own stuff here as there is no facilities, what you would expect on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Fairford, United Kingdom
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Fairford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Some of our group were "abandoned" here by Deefer Diving while others went diving. You do need to bring all your own stuff here as there is no facilities, what you would expect on a desert island really! It was quite windy when we were there, so the current was quite strong. Snorkelling off the northern tip was very good,... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This beach has a nice expanse of white sand. It is a nice walk for a bit of exploration. It is not a good idea to swim around to the back side of the beach where the current is very strong, but the swimming in the cove at the good side of the beach is fabulous. Accessible by boat, Sandy... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We spent a couple of hours moored here and snorkeled all along the northeast side of the island. There were a lot of large schooling fish and hard corals. There was a slight current but we were able to swim against it initially then float back to the boat effortlessly.

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Lofoten Islands, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

At our island-hopping summer 2014 we visited Sandy Island and went snorkling there. It is perfect for snorkling, and the beach is really not big. Just beautiful for a bit relaxing. You need to go there by boat.

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Toronto, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A nice few hours of snorkeling. The snorkelling is pretty good. Really accessible form the beach. The island is small and hot so probably don't want to be there for more than a couple of hours.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Just five minutes off the Paradise beach in Carriacou, Sandy Island is still an undiscovered gem. I loved every minute spent here. How to get here? From Hillsborough take the bus # 10 and ask the driver to drop you off at the Hardwood Cafe at Paradise beach. Once there, look for Joy who can arrange a water taxi for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

While recently visiting Carriacou I spent an afternoon on Sandy Island with my husband. We were the only 2 people on the island and we had a lovely time. It is only a short (4min) boat trip from Paradise Beach. It has amazing views of Carriacou, great snorkelling and a beautiful white sandy beach. I didn't want to leave!

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Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

great for anyone loving a nice sandy beach with Palm Trees. Also nice for snorkeling right from the beach. The water is turquoise blue and very nice and shallow.

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Carbondale, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Don't get me wrong. It is a nice little spit of sand. It has been hurt by the last hurricane. The coral has been beat up. I think the boats are allowed to anchor too close. The north end has some nice coral and fish.

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Guildford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great spot to snorkel and laze on the beach. Need to arrange aboat to get you there. Deefer Divers will do this.

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