Sandy Island is Anguilla’s most treasured, natural, wonder. This tiny spit of sand off Sandy Ground beach is home to the Caribbean’s best beach bar and restaurant in the middle of the ocean. Over the years the Sandy Island restaurant has established itself as a Mecca of sorts for tourists from around the world. The restaurant comes highly recommended by mega yacht captains as the go to place for awesome views, local seafood, fresh fruit cocktails and an amazing wine list that impresses even the most discriminating food and wine connoisseurs.
It is quite possibly the most beautiful place one will ever visit. A popular off island getaway, Sandy Island offers visitors a sensational tropical experience. It’s far away enough for that quintessential Robinson Crusoe feeling, yet close enough to stay connected to the mainland.
Every year the island is renewed by forces of nature. Hurricanes, tropical storms and severe wave action all play a part in reshaping the island. Some call it destruction... We call it renovation and renewal.
Catch one of the daily sea shuttles aptly named “Happiness” “Joy” “Bliss” and “Euphoria” to escape away to Sandy Island’s magical shores.”
Sandy Island opened in 1984. With just a little make shift shack for shade, a traditional drum-pan barbecue grill and a cooler stocked with cold beer. The island's 2 man staff entertained boat loads of hungry sun and sea worshippers for many years. The island was and still is used as the backdrop for many weddings, movies, TV commercials, photo shoots and music concerts.
In 1995 the island was completely washed away by Hurricane Luis. In 1999 Hurricane Lenny brought new sand deposits and a shipwreck. In 2007 the restaurant was rebuilt. In 2008 Hurricane Omar renovated. In 2010 Hurricane Earl made his modifications.
Hurricane Gonzalo and Erika followed in 2014 and 2015 respectively. In 2017 the island was completely washed away by Hurricane Irma once again. Since then the road forward has been a labor of love and transformation. Today Sandy Island remains even more beautiful. The newly built restaurant features high ceilings, brightly painted artwork and hand-made seashell lighting and decoration.”