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Address: Sandy Ground AI2640, Anguilla
Phone Number: 264-476-6534
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This beautiful island is only 25 by 150 yards and offers a quiet place...

This beautiful island is only 25 by 150 yards and offers a quiet place for a swim, fabulous lobster lunch, or a drink at the beach bar.

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Awesome little piece of paradise!

It doesn't get much better than sitting on a tiny little island in the middle of Anguilla's beautiful ocean. It was low season so we almost had it all to ourselves, so peaceful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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163 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It doesn't get much better than sitting on a tiny little island in the middle of Anguilla's beautiful ocean. It was low season so we almost had it all to ourselves, so peaceful and serene. Snorkeling was just ok, tide was rough so we didn't stay out for too long. Overall, I prefer cove bay for it's better snorkeling, cliff... More 

Thank seetheworldb4ureyes
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

During our recent one-week stay in Anguilla, a few staffers at our resort suggested Sandy Island as a cool destination. After having visited it, along with several of Anguilla's 33 beautiful beaches, I can assure you Sandy Island is overrated. First, if you take the $10 per person ferry that leaves "on the hour" from the pier in Sandy Ground,... More 

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Front Royal, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were in Anguilla to check out the snorkeling, and Sandy Island is as good as anywhere else on the island, for a delightful beach and above average snorkeling. HOWEVER we went on a holiday the first week of August, when everything was closed. That means one Hobe with 12 people there temporarily, and a couple of families with boats... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

My title pretty much sums it up. My husband and I were debating on whether to go to Sandy Island, I mean as it is Anguilla has amazing beaches, did we actually need to travel? We did and are so happy with our decision. We read the reviews which cautioned against taking an early ferry. We elected to go with... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stopped by sandy island for lunch and snorkeling. The snapper was delicious, staff very friendly and laid back. The reef was one of the most unattractive reefs i've ever seen but there were pretty fish.

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San Diego, California
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I was with a group and we sailed to this island. A dream. Wonderful food, great music, beautiful beach. The host was a gem. I cannot say enough about how amazing this place was. A little piece of paradise in so many ways.

Thank lauren v
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We took the 10am boat from Sandy Ground to Sandy Island. I would suggest a later boat as the staff goes out on the 10am boat who are great people. Then they have to get everything set-up which takes awhile. The 11am boat would be better because by the time you get there everything will be ready. We went on... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This island is so beautiful & great drinks and food! Some of the most beautiful water & sand I've ever seen! I must do on your next visit to Anguilla!

Thank JenM40
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What a great little place to stop on the way to another location. We did not eat on the island but whatever they were cooking sure smelled fabulous. This is basically a small dot of sand in the middle of nothing with a bar/food little hut. Very cool!! Water was warm and clear. We did not snorkel but just hung... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had a great time visiting Sandy Island. The crayfish for lunch was fantastic and the rum punch was even better. An absolutely beautiful place to spend the day with friends or family.

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