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

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great snorkeling and no crowd

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
george h
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
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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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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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Havant UK
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

More a large sandbar than island, but a beautiful swimming beach, with pure white sands. At one end there is a very pretty coral area, with many colorful fish, ideal for snorkellers ( although, because its at the end, it can get a bit choppy there.) Ask at one of the bars on Paradise Beach for a boat trip out... More 

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kent
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited Sandy Island and had an amazing afternoon. We went with Allison who runs Isle of reefs tours. We arrived on a boat from Carriacou (10min crossing) and were led up the island, where there was a table and chairs set for lunch! We had a couple of rum punches followed by a delicious meal and... More 

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