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Sandy Spit

Posted by Naz on April 25, 2018
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Sandy Spit is a very popular Virgin Island charter destination. Sandy spit lies 2 nautical miles east of Jost Van Dyke. During your yacht charter, you’ll find that it is within spitting distance of Little Jost Van Dyke and Sandy Cay. Sandy Spit is connected to Green Cay with an underwater coral bridge. If weather permits during your charter, you can walk to sandy spit form Green Cay, which is an adventure in itself. You can anchor off of the island and dinghy or swim ashore. Sandy spit should only be approached from the west as the island is well protected by coral reefs. There is a little anchorage between Little Jost Van Dyke and Sandy Spit. While you dinghy ashore, be watchful of the rock shelf at the beach.

Sandy Spit, Photo by: sailallende (Source: Instagram)
Sandy Spit, Photo by: sailallende (Source: Instagram)

General Information

Sandy Spit, also called Corona Beach, is a small, uninhabited island which lies midway between Sandy Cay and Green Cay. It is the quintessential deserted island everyone dreams about. It is a popular yacht charter destination among photographers to take photos of the island and use them to portray deserted island themes, so chances are you have seen the island in print media and advertisements. Sandy Spit has a 360-degree beach surrounding it. It is quite small compared to other BVI yacht charter destinations, just half an acre in size. People usually don’t spend the night on the island and start flocking the island from 9-10 am in the morning. If you want the island to yourself you have to get to the island way before that time. There are no moorings on the island but the sandy bottom is suitable for anchoring.

Sandy Spit Photo by: sailingsvclarity (Source : Instagram)
Sandy Spit Photo by: sailingsvclarity (Source : Instagram)

What to do in Sandy Spit?

Sandy Spit, Photo by: dsmith478 (Source : Instagram)

Like a lot of other BVI Yacht Charter destinations, Sandy Spit is a great place to spend a quiet time away from the more crowded places in Jost Van Dyke. It is a great place for snorkelling and swimming. The north side of the small island is a popular snorkelling spot for tourists.

The island has no restaurants in particular. The closest restaurant is Foxy’s Taboo restaurant which is on the eastern edge of Jost Van Dyke. Public restrooms are not available on the island so plan your trip well and carry food and fresh water with you when visiting the island.

Feel the Experience at Sandy Spit!

If you are vacationing at Jost Van Dyke and want to get away from the crowd for an afternoon, go visit Sandy Spit.

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