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Address: Grenada

A small beach island known for its snorkeling.

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7-Day Catamaran Sailing Cruise to the Tobago Cays and the Grenadines
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Yet another must-do island and snorkeling experience

This small, uninhabited island off Carriacou seems to be a popular stopover for sailboats, windjammers, and people looking for good snorkeling. If you go ashore you can explore... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This small, uninhabited island off Carriacou seems to be a popular stopover for sailboats, windjammers, and people looking for good snorkeling. If you go ashore you can explore the whole island in five minutes. There are no amenities of any kind on the island: no shelter, no fresh water, no toilets. There are also no trash receptacles, and some slobs... More 

Thank Barbagrigia
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Postcard perfection! One of the top picks in the entire Caribbean.... it's exactly what you think of when you think of a piece of ' heaven in the middle of the ocean'

Thank Judymaria07
isle of wight
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hire a water taxi from the Hardwood Bar on Paradise Beach and head over to Sandy Island , it's a beautiful spot with lovely clear water and good snorkelling. There are no amenities here so bring a picnic and enjoy a day on a desert island !!

Thank lunan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the main land this looks like a beautiful white sand oasis and yes it is kind of like that but we were disappointed when we actually landed on the island. The sand is quite course and there are lots of large stones around as you enter the sea so that coupled with a steep entry makes getting in and... More 

Thank Colin W
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Island is a long strip of sand off of Carricou. It has some palm trees on it for shade and beautiful sand. Some nice snorkeling off the northern end

Thank Jotum
Poplar Grove, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We loved the beach. It was so convenient to our anchorage and the water was so clear. It is an active beach on weekends with locals, not just travelers. We could have stayed here all day long but a storm came up and there is no protection on the island. If sailing the Grenadines, this is a good spot to... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We took Curtis' taxi (boat from the Off The Hook) restaurant here for a 2-hour stay. Palms provide scant shade, but the water was clear, the breeze was refreshing and the views are unparalleled.

1 Thank BandEmontclair
Oshawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Sandy Island always looked so pretty and secluded from Carriacou, but it sure was busy the day we visited. I'd much rather visit Anse La Roche Beach. While it's tough to get to, it doesn't cost a thing and you will most often be alone.

Thank Oshawa_Wanderer
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

After a couple of cloudy days this place was the vacation spot we were dreaming about! Calm inviting waters with lots to see.

Thank Ellen K
Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick beach party on a Windjammer Cruise. This is a small island with a nice white sand beach. There is good snorkeling and many sailboat cruisers stop her for the day. It is also a great place to swim.

Thank SlowPoke59

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