SPELLBOUND AT SANDY ISLAND & P [...]
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Owner: Sailing PILAR - Blue Dot Voyages

SPELLBOUND AT SANDY ISLAND & PARADISE BEACH - CARRIACOU SAILING

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Location: Sandy Island- cariacou
Latitude: 12.49000000
Longitude: -61.48000000
Published: 7 Jun 2024

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In this video we arrive at Carriacou - Sandy Island to be exact - just around the corner from Tyrell Bay customs checkin, but another world altogether. It needs few words to describe the beauty - just visuals. Sandy island, off Paradise Beach, near Hillsborough, Carriacou’s capital city is a protected marine park. It’s the largest and most biologically diverse MPA in Grenada and is a unique ecosystem that features a mangrove network, coral reefs, sea grasses, and marine and avi fauna.

There are mooring balls which we recommend you use. You can also anchor but you must be far off the coral reefs and only in the sand. Snorkeling was fantastic on the south end for big schools of yellow grunts and big coral heads at the north end. In addition to the usual Caribbean reef fish, we spotted large nurse sharks, rays, and turtles, as well as the flashy silversides. The area is popular for humpback whales in their migration path, but we did not spot any.

The beach itself is great for relaxing, picnic and swimming.

After getting an overload of sun at the beach, we had dinner at Paradise Beach restaurant - run by a former New Yorker, so of course it was good. The owner’s son will greet you upon arrival at Sandy Island and ask you to make a reservation AND he will pick you up and bring you back no charge. Totally worth it for the food and dining experience and saves having to beach your dinghy. Wednesday is the best day with live music, dinner and paint your own board with your boat name to tack on the wall (we missed this).

TIMELINE:
0:00 Intro
1:00 Sailing and Exploring Sandy Island Carriacou
2:50 Drone Aerial Footage of Sandy Island
8:08 Snorkeling Sandy Island Carriacou
11:08 Dinner at Paradise Beach Restaurant
12:24 Charter Vessel $30,000/week

MUSIC:
Eyes of the World – Grateful Dead, Dillon Stadium Hartford CT – 7-31-74

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Blue Dot Voyages is a Sailing Adventure Company. We recently packed up our belongings, sold our house and moved on to our Leopard48 Sailing Catamaran PILAR, where we are traveling the world. We offer travel advice as well as boat maintenance tips. We offer charter sailing experience trips when we can. Watch our videos and live vicariously through us!

Master Captain: Stephen Bell
First Officer: Dawn Bell


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