Sandy Cay
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A small island west of Tortola is prized for its natural botanical gardens and pristine white-sand beaches.
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Nigel B
Chipping Ongar, UK408 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We picked up a ball here on the last day of our sail around the BVI. Beautiful spot to visit on a calm day with good snorkelling and you can easily swim ashore to explore this tiny, deserted island.
Written 25 February 2024
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yosif2018
Washington DC, DC65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
It is beautiful and unspoiled. Great photo opportunity with island in the background and Cane Garden Bay in the distance. There were four or five buoys there with half of them empty by the time we left in the midafternoon on our way to Great Harbor, JVC. Getting that BoatyBall reservation gives you lots of flexibility to enjoy simple pleasures like this island.
Written 27 January 2020
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Love2Wander
Parry Sound, Canada958 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
This was one if my favourite spots in BVI! It’s not as popular and so beautiful! We anchored off shore and swam in. Some people take a dinghy but swimming is just easier. Bring shoes to shore though!! There’s a lovely hiking trail around the island. Nature is coming back after the hurricane, but the trail has been cleared. There’s TONS of hermit crabs of all sizes here!! There’s some pretty cool shrines (not sure what else you’d call them?! Artwork?!) on the beaches that people have made with rocks, broken coral, driftwood, etc. would be a nice place for photographers or for a day time picnic!!
Written 30 May 2019
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BigJoeR
St. Thomas8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017
Sandy cay is worth the stop. Beautiful water, sand and surroundings. It’s not big but has a lot of character!!!
Written 6 August 2018
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Anne_PinkBiker
St. George, UT300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
Your own private island for hiking, swimming, snorkeling or just laying on the beach. Mooring balls available and a great place to stop for a few hours
Written 10 March 2018
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Jwolff70
Virginia Beach, VA133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Visited Sandy Cay while on a day charter, and spent a few hours relaxing on its pristine beaches and exploring the untouched nature preserve! My teens enjoyed walking the island, and spotting hermit crabs, bright yellow finches, doves, and the unspoiled beauty. Great place for nature lovers- quiet, peaceful, and certainly enjoyable! There is a VERY strong current getting on and off the island, so parents beware of little ones, who may not be strong swimmers!
Written 10 August 2017
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Alisa W
Phoenix, AZ237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
When you approach the island you feel like you're in a dream. How could such beauty really exist? Yet it does... Perfect white beaches, the most beautiful turquoise water you can imagine. Spectacular to just walk around and explore the small island. There is a lot of wildlife living here. The snorkeling is good around the island as well. This little gem of an island is definitely worth the time to experience.
Written 23 July 2017
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Karen H
332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
Great out of the way island to spend a day. Wear water shoes and take the trail around the island. There are beautiful views and loads of hermit crabs and birds to watch. Great Sandy beach to hang out at as well.
Written 1 July 2017
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Popy M
Buenos Aires, Argentina120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
Sandy Cay is a small island on the way in or out from Jost Van Dyke. If you approach a little bit you'll realize that the place is not to be missed. Is a 2 hours stop, the most, but completely worth it. Go and walk the island around, remember your flip flops or something for your feet in case you go on a sunny day because at the top of the island you can burn your feet, like I did, and enjoy just a little bit t less the view. Take your phone or camera for the walk to, I didn't, and again it was worth it for the cliffs view from the top. The beach is beautifull, and the snorkelling really nice as well.
Written 29 May 2017
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Janice K
Indiana87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017
Sandy Cay is a great place to stop for a little snorkelling and a picnic. It has a beautiful beach and palm trees.
Written 20 February 2017
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