Just 30 minutes by boat, is a very romantic and special island that many of our guests like to visit. This uninhabited and beautiful island is known as ‘Sandy Island‘. It’s the kind of place you might see on television and wish you were there—well, you can be there!
And this island has been on television – it’s the location for the Bounty chocolate bar advert that was aired in the 80s and 90s.
As any Caribbean island should be, the beach is fringed with coconut trees with the type of background bird noises that you might hear in the Amazon. The island really is a pretty spot. We think that it’s the ideal place to enjoy a day out and a picnic. The water is crystal clear but azure blue at the same time. If you want a romantic setting to propose or to celebrate your engagement, wedding, or anniversary, then this is it!
The snorkeling is first class – there is a reef just off the island. If you like birdwatching, you’ll see a variety of birds that have made their home here, including hummingbirds, herons, and blackbirds.
So what is this trip?
We’ll arrange for you to meet one of the local fishermen – Dragon or Kevin – who will be your tour guide for the day and take you to Sandy Island on his boat. The trip takes about 30 minutes, and you’ll enjoy passing local islands and beaches on your way. He will show you the best spots to snorkel and tell you what fish you might see. In fact, he will even be catching you a fish to cook for you for your lunch. We’ll be sending you off with a picnic and drinks too though – to make sure that you don’t get thirsty. He will probably climb up a coconut tree and pick you a coconut. It is amazing to watch him “walk” up one with no more apparent effort than walking along a road!
While you take a swim or a snorkel to see the colourful tropical fish and get acquainted with the island, Dragon or Kevin will be organising your lunch for you. He’ll grill you a freshly caught fish seasoned with local herbs and cooked over an open fire.
What else do you need to know:
- take a hat and sun protection with you as you’ll be out in the sun for a while
- there is shade on the island with plenty of coconut trees to sit under
- there are no toilet facilities on the island
- the boat journey will take approximately 30 minutes
- it may be possible to be dropped back directly to the beach at the hotel – ask Dragon (your captain)
What can you expect?
- A picnic packed with sandwiches, salad, fruit, chocolate and your choice of drinks
- a BBQd fish cooked by a local Grenadian
- great snorkelling
What do our guests say?
[quote_box author=”” profession=””]paradise island – just cannot believe that anywhere could be so beautiful[/quote_box]
[quote_box author=”” profession=””]This was our favorite activity from our trip last summer! Dragon really made it a great day. Highly recommend this! [/quote_box]
[quote_box author=”” profession=””]What a fantastic day out – absolutely awesome![/quote_box]
If you would like to know more please get in touch.