An island getaway

Last weekend, the “explorer” side of me, was itching to go on an adventure. With the temperature rising daily in the UAE (hello summer), I felt the best option was something aqua related, and so I booked the Island Beach Getaway trip through Captain Tony’s. I will let the pictures speak for themselves, however here is a short re-cap of the trip.

The meeting point was at the Yas Marina docks at 9:50 am and our little trip started at exactly 10 am. A refreshing 20 minute boat ride behind Yas Island, took us to “Sandbank Beach” at Dolphin Bay, where an island of pure remoteness awaited! This beach is only accessible when the tide is low, so we could only stay until 2 pm. The island is made up of pristine white sand, filled with tiny shells scattered all over, mangrove trees, and the crystal clear sea. Without a single cloud in the sky, – it literally felt like a postcard from the Caribbean! Our captain provided us with umbrellas, chairs, and drinking water, and for the next 4 hours we were free to relax. The island is filled with animals from birds, to fish, and especially crabs – however, the biggest let down on the tour was that swimming was virtually impossible – unless you are ready to risk being pinched by a blue crab! 🙂 We focused more on sunbathing and enjoying the peaceful sounds of the waves lapping on the shores, and the beautiful sea scent.

This trip costs a whopping AED 400 per adult, which is absolutely overpriced for the experience you receive, especially since you can’t really go swimming and no food is provided. Luckily, I availed a buy 1 get 1 free voucher with The Entertainer, which helped, slightly. Apart from that tiny hiccup, it was a beautiful day spent in nature and I am so happy to have seen an untouched part of Abu Dhabi. Enjoy the photos!




Disclaimer: All views are my own and all photographs are © My Pink Diary. 

For more information about this tour, click here.

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