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“A Grenada Must Do!”
Review of Sandy Island

Sandy Island
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7-Day Catamaran Sailing Cruise to the Tobago Cays and the Grenadines
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Owner description: A small beach island known for its snorkeling.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A Grenada Must Do!”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

I have an aversion to scuba but enjoy snorkeling and absolutely LOVED sandy island. The water is extremely clear and the fish are everywhere! I even followed around a sea turtle for awhile :) Don't let the time it takes to get there deter you, it was an awesome day I won't soon forget!


Visited April 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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“Wonderful snorkling, but bring your sun screen.”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Only a few minutes boat ride for the island of Carricou is the tiny Sandy Island. Is forms part of a protected marine park, where no fishing is allowed, and boat mooring is strictly controlled. The water is super clear this day, and I snorkle for almost two hours. I stop courting after seeing 50+ species of fish. Really cool. If you have the time, it is definitely worth a visit. But ... There is little shade and the sun is intense, so proper sun screen application is a must, as is brining sufficient water on your excursion.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank Crannogman
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Anchored at sandy Island”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

We anchored at Sandy Island and enjoyed a day of snorkelling and sunbathing. We walked along the island and snorkelled off the island.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank Intrepidtravellers_8
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

The Management Board of the Sandy Island Oyster Bed Marine Protected Area (SIOBMPA) on Carriacou wishes to advise the boating public that effective February 14th, 2013 all the Yacht Moorings within the SIOBMPA underwent a complete renovation of the mooring system. This included a thorough inspection of all the Manta Ray Mooring System pins, replacement of all shackles, installation of new down and pick-up lines with hose to prevent abrasion and chafing. In addition to this complete overhaul of our mooring system, our routine maintenance schedule includes biweekly cleaning and inspection of all components of the mooring system including anchor pin, shackles, buoys, pick-up lines and down lines.

The SIOBMPA would also like to inform the public that although every effort is being made to ensure the safety of our moorings, we accept no liability for damages or injuries that may result from the failure or use of our moorings. Please note that anchoring within the MPA is strictly prohibited.

The mooring fee in the SIOBMPA is USD $ 10.00 per day. In case of emergencies please contact the SIOBMPA office at (473) 443-7494 or our 24 hour hotline at (473) 538-5851.

Visited July 2012
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“Disaster -”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

We sailed from Trinidad straight to Carricou and checked in. That went fine. We then sailed to Sandy Island which is just off the coast and tied up to a mooring bouy. It is required by the department of tourism to do this. We tied off, put the engines in reverse to 1000 rpm to test the mooring, dove the mooring all looked and it was the first night. We were at off the hook restaurant the second night having dinner which is a great restaurant owned by Curtis. WE CAME BACK TO THE BOAT THE MOORING HAD BROKE.
Curtis helped us off the shoal, we had about $6,000.00 worth of damage and the folks from the goverment came out visited with me on the front of my boat, inspected the mooring and where it had failed, and said they would get back with me. They never did, I always had to call them, and after 30 days no further investigation they said it was at MY RISK!!!
*The require you to moor there
*They installed the mooring incorrectly
*They charge you to stay on the mooring



Visited January 2013
2 Thank ZeeCaptainRJC
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