Sandy Island, Carriacou Island

4.4
#2 of 8 in Beaches in Grenada
Explore the marine and avian life at Sandy Island, a calm, secluded enclave of white sand fringed by coconut trees. After Hurricane Ivan demolished the island in 2004, Grenada designated it a nature reserve. Bring snorkeling gear to explore the underwater world, or binoculars to do some bird-watching on land. The island, accessible by water taxi, makes a perfect escape from the usual crowded spots, its long stretch of beach giving a sense of peaceful seclusion. Facilities on site include restrooms, but you should plan to bring your own food and drink. Take a look at our Carriacou Island trip maker to schedule your visit to Sandy Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Sandy Island is a just a short boat ride by water taxi from Paradise Beach ... costs about $20 round trip. The snorkling is fabulous. Take your own gear. You will not be disappointed.  more »
  • Murings for boats and ships available, nice "lonely" sand beach, good for snorkeling, even the Palm trees grow again after the Hurrikkan
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  • Beautiful turquoise water, just one other yacht moored nearby. Great snorkeling on the north top end. Lovely white sand with palm trees on this long thin island. We did have a few squalls of rain comi...  more »

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