Monday, April 1, 2013

Getting to Sandy Island

If you're not into scuba diving but find yourself on the island paradise of Grenada do yourself a favor and take a day to spend at Sandy Island. The snorkeling is amazing as is the view, the water, the sand, everything! The reef is located only feet away from this glorified sandbar and it's easy to spend an entire afternoon snorkeling and sunbathing.

Getting there ...

You will need to take the Ospry Ferry from St. George to Carricaou Island which leaves at 9am. To the best of my knowledge there is no way to pre-purchase a ticket, you buy on the dock when you get there.

HOPEFULLY you get the bigger boat, we went on a Sunday when they weren't expecting as many people so we got the smaller boat which ended up taking 3 hours get from St. George to Carriacou (sidenote, the trip out can be a little rough, if you get motion sick, I suggest taking precautions)

Once you arrive at Carriacou, take a cab to Hardwood Bar and ask for a water taxi to Sandy Island.

water taxi

arriving to Sandy Island
You are now on a glorified sandbar for the next 4 hours with no bathroom, very few people, and surrounded by too many types of fish to count.

Oh! And if you see my friend the sea turtle, tell him I say hi :)

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