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“A slice of heaven”
Review of Sandy Cay

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Owner description: A small island west of Tortola is prized for its natural botanical gardens and pristine white-sand beaches.
Reviewed February 15, 2012

What an incredible spot to relax on the beach for a day! The white sand and blue water were surreal!

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Reviewed January 31, 2012

We sailed to Sandy Cay with Kekoa sailing. There is no dock, so we have to jump ship to swim the shore. Just walking on sandy cay was a dream. This stretch of beach is the one that you dream about. The sand is so soft and there is nothing like it anywhere. If I find myself to be a castaway, I hope I find myself at Sandy Cay.

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Reviewed January 28, 2012

Our family of 4 rented a boat and a captain for the day to take us around to the various islands in the area. Sandy Cay was our very favorite. Secluded and oh so peaceful! Just like Gilligans Island, but smaller. We tied our boat to a mooring on the southern beach side then swam( with our fins) a short distance to the beach. We walked around for 30 min. or so and then......bam out of no where we all felt super itchy! We could barely see the tiny bugs on our skin, but they were there. We jumped back into the super gorgeous clear blue water. So, if you go, bring the bug spray so you can explore the island treasures. Be sure to bring your camera, great place for a family photo!

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Reviewed February 11, 2011

Sandy Cay is one of those islands that you picture in the brochures. Small. Deserted. Only available by boat.

It has a nice sandy beach on the southern side, a small pond in the middle (bring insect repellent for sure) and makes for an adventurous hike or a secluded spot for lunch or day stopover on your boat.

Careful when landing on the shore in your dinghy or if you swim, because it's steep right at the edge and it can flip the boat (or your body) onto the beech.

There are about 6-8 moorings on the west. Bottom is sandy so it would be an easy anchor (I forget if it's a park and thus anchoring is not OK).

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Reviewed April 4, 2006

If you go to the British Virgin Islands, Sandy Cay cannot be missed. It could quite possibly be the most beautiful island there is! The sand is as soft as powder and just as white. You can see nearly 40 feet below through the water, that's how crystal clear it is. Something else a lot of people might not know is that there is an amazing trail that leads to the top of the island. Once you're at the top, you are staring straight down the most beautiful rock cliff with crashing waves. You have to see this in your lifetime!

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