Sandy Island Marine Park

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Sandy Island Marine Park is an island that remains untouched by human hands, and the crystal clear waters that surround it are a favorite amongst snorkelers.


Located on the island of Carriacou, in the general vicinity of L'esterre, Sandy Island Marine Park welcomes local residents and vacationers rooming on this part of the island. However, even if you aren't staying in the vicinity, you should think about stopping by for some fun in the sun. It's west of Hillsborough.

Sandy Island Marine Park is only accessible by boat.

Nearby Restaurants

You'll find a fair number of restaurants to select from in the area near the nature preserve. The most frequented nearby eatery to Sandy Island Marine Park is Off the Hook, which offers Caribbean food. The eatery is a short distance off, but distant enough that you might want to make advance plans for having some type of transportation to travel there. Also close-by, you'll encounter restaurants like Oyster Beds and Lambie Queen Restaurant and Bar where you and your companions shouldn't end your meal without taking a bite of their specialty, barbecue, among others.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that enjoy wildlife reservations, and would like to see others, ought to think about Belair National Park and White Island Marine Park; the first and closest of which is three miles to the east-northeast of this nature preserve. Additional local attractions include The Carriacou Museum, which is a mile and a half away Hillsborough. Also, you might think about checking out Botanical Garden, which is another attraction not far away.

If you can't wait to see as many of Grenada's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Attractions Near Sandy Island Marine Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
The Carriacou Museum Museum 1.7 mi. (0.4 km) ENE Hillsborough
Botanical Garden -- 2.1 mi. (0.5 km) E Hillsborough
Anglican Rectory Garden -- 2.2 mi. (0.7 km) ENE Hillsborough
Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough Historic Site 2.6 mi. (1.3 km) ENE 0.8 mi. East-Northeast of Hillsborough
Ningo Well Historic Site -- -- 2.3 mi. North-Northeast of Hillsborough
Dover Ruins Historic Site 4.0 mi. (3.6 km) NE 2.3 mi. Northeast of Hillsborough
Carriacou Ruins Historic Site 4.0 mi. (4.4 km) NE 2.7 mi. North of Hillsborough
Gun Point Historic Site 4.8 mi. (5.7 km) NE 3.5 mi. North-Northeast of Hillsborough

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Location: Carriacou


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