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“Cute little island. Poor food.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sandy Island

Sandy Island
Sandy Ground AI2640, Anguilla
264-476-6534
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Activities: Sunbathing
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Owner description: 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.
New York City, New York
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“Cute little island. Poor food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have eaten here twice now on two separate occasions. It's a cute little island you take a boat too. They are incredible friendly and nice here. My husband loves the ribs. The fish is not fresh. Both times, it was just terrible. Other than that, it's a great relaxing spot with good service. Once you order lunch, it will take over an hour. So be prepared.

Visited June 2014
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andover, massachusetts
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“Here Today, Gone Tomorrow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sandy Island is s tiny place, sort of sand bar with a few palms, that sometimes disappears during storms. Short trip by boat (10 minutes) for some sun and a burger or ribs.

Visited April 2014
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Fun place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

On a recent day we spent on a sailboat we stopped here. It is a small sandy area with a small bar on it. You can get food also. There is not much to do here but drink and lay in the sun but that is what we come to the Caribbean for isn't it? The staff is friendly and take good are of you. It is worth visiting for the experience. I believe they have a boat that will take you out here from Sandy Ground.

Visited May 2014
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Akron, Ohio
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“One Visit Only is Needed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I must admit to it's pretty cool to travel to such a small isolated island with a restaurant on it. I think you just need to do it once. Perhaps it was the day we selected and with the over- cast skies - the water wasn't as blue as the photos.

We knew the food and drinks were expensive, and we were considering ordering a lobster, however the service was really lacking. There was only us and another couple on the island (and then just us for a short time), but we felt as if the bartenders just didn't care. They weren't rude, just not as friendly as others we encountered on the island. Perhaps it was due to the superior customer service we received at Anacaona Boutique Hotel, and we were just spoiled.

We ordered a drink each, and swam and snorkeled a bit. I personally think the snorkeling was better at Shoal Bay East. I don't regret going, but don't have a desire to go back.

One thing to note, the drink menu doesn't have prices, so I wonder if they charge whatever they want. We asked the drink prices before we ordered, and they were reasonable. Remember, there is an extra charge if you use a credit card.

Visited May 2014
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“No complaints”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The employees did their best to accommodate all your needs. We enjoyed our afternoon there. The ride over was nice and the weather/water and island delivered. Food was equal to other locations around the island. Nothing special in regards to taste or price as we found all the food incredible and the pricey but worth it. Boat ride 10$ each

Visited April 2014
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