Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 572

places of interest Sand Bank Bay Until a few years ago Sand Bank Bay was untouched by human hand and even today, the private resort at the bay’s southern end is unobtrusive, allowing other visitors to the bay the opportunity to enjoy the lovely sand and surroundings. Although the waves from the Atlantic can be large at times, the cliffs at either end of the keeps the bay wll protected. Mt. Liamuiga Image Source: TripAdvisor The two-hour hike up to Mt. Liamuiga, a dormant volcano which towers at 3,972 ft is a highly recommend activity for visitors who love the thrill of a climb. With or without a local guide, you will find this a challenging hike so be prepared and be aware that it will be slippery at times - wearing proper hiking shoes and carrying water with you, is advised. The trail itself is easy to follow and you’ll have magnificent views as your reward when you get to the top of the crater. If you’re feeling more adventurous, descend into the crater and explore. There is a lake at the bootton and you may even spot a monkey or two among the trees.