Sandy Bay: 10 Communities around a sandy bay

Sandy Bay consists of 10 communities connected by a winding network of footpaths and bridges. This village metropolis is a vast group of communities bustling with commerce and action but without cars, dust, roads or links to the outside world. Many people live their whole life here and never leave.

Envision thousands of families living an indigenous life under the shade of fruit trees. Dugout canoes and sailboats navigate the many waterways and rivers that wind through the villages.Tribal elders rule the communities because there are no police.

Stay in the beautiful home of a well-respected local family. This is a great opportunity to interact with the people of the area and learn how they live. Talk with the elders, meet their children and join them in their customs while supporting a local family with your stay. We believe this to be the best way to learn the language, culture and traditions of the people. Private accommodations can be arranged as well.

Explore the communities - visit corner stores, watch the women wash their clothes in the river, learn how to cook rice and beans over an open fire, go for a walk over the many foot bridges connecting the communities, watch the men making boats out of wood or roofing their homes with palms, explore the rivers and go for a canoe ride, and see life happen.

Sandy Bay visits start at $500 and include:

  • All meals and transportation in a private boat
  • Accommodations in a private home with a bed (including a mosquito net)
  • Waterproof submersible dry bags for your gear
  • Life jackets
  • Purified drinking water
  • Local guides and a medically trained English speaking tour director

A less expensive option for this trip using public transportation but needing flexibility is available. Contact us for details.

Fun activities to do while in Sandy Bay. Some will incur a small fee:

  • Cooking lessons using traditional foods
  • Fishing and exploring in the nearby river
  • Visit the towns' schools and churches- teach a class
  • Sample the many kinds of coconuts grown in the villages
  • Take a boat to visit the nearby village of Dakura
  • Visit a small farm on the outskirts of town
  • Make and drink Indian beer

Please contact us if you're interested in one of these activities.

A visit to Sandy Bay is just the start! The area is full of additional adventures worth considering:

  • Boating to Bismuna through the orchid filled mangrove intercostal waterways
  • Stroll across the pine savannah to Dakura or Pahra

We have many other ideas. Just contact us!