Anyone who lives, or has ever visited, Fujairah should be familiar with Snoopy Island. Why is it called Snoopy Island? A fragment of small stones, about 120m x 80m, the island is made up of three layers of high rock forming the nose, abdomen, and legs with a prominent image of Snoopy lying on top of his dog house. A refuge for all visitors, from snake charmers to professional divers and occasional honeymoon seekers of peaceful places, Snoopy Island is one of the best-kept secrets in the country. Where is the island? What can you do here and how can you make the most of your visit? All of this and more will be included in our review of Snoopy Island.
‘Where is Snoopy Island?’ This is a recurring search question, especially for affluent people who want to explore the many pleasures of the island. Located off the coast of Fujairah within 2 hours from Dubai, Snoopy Island is a rocky outcrop located 100 meters from the Sandy Beach Hotel in Al Aqah. The crystal clear waters and breathtaking coral reefs are just some of the reasons why the island is such a popular hangout for divers and seafarers. If you and your group are ready for a road trip to this area, here are some of the things you can do on Snoopy Island to make the most of your trip.
STAY IN SANDY BEACH RESORT:
The best way to experience the island in all its glory is to stay at the Sandy Beach Hotel and Resort. While there are many other hotels near Snoopy Island Fujairah, this one should be used especially. With the Hajar Mountains in the background, this Snoopy Island Hotel Fujairah directs all the water and sea around Snoopy Island. And we are incredibly close to the island again. You can swim to the island and head back or take a kayak there. In other words, this Snoopy Island hotel should be on your travel bucket list.
From spectacular shipwrecks to beautiful coral reefs and an abundance of marine life, the immersion in the waters around Snoopy Island is truly worth remembering. The water is warm all year round and provides suitable decomposition conditions. The Sandy Beach Dive Center offers a variety of services and gears that are both professional and emerging. Newbies are trained by a professional and certified team of PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) ranging from those who focus on PADI Open Water Scuba Diving to PADI Master Instructors. Depending on personal needs, customers can also take diving lessons, continue their underwater education or enjoy a one-time recreational water trip near the island.
This service provides visitors with a better way to explore the waters around Snoopy Island. The island itself is located in a national secure marine park. In other words, fishing is not allowed there. As a result, marine life thrives. Finish with diving gears, the usual diving starts with a stand from the shore. After that, customers are taken 2 to 7 meters off the coast near the island. Before boarding the boat – which focuses on the northwest part of the island – customers are first given details of where to find the various types of water during the dive. From green tortoises to large pieces of mackerel, colorful coral reefs and coral sharks, the water here is teeming with all kinds of marine animals in various parts of the island. For example, take a 4m to a 5m dive on the northwest corner of the island and you will encounter a local electric ray looking under the sand near the anchor line. Swim further while keeping the rocks to your left, and you can see moray eels, Arabian boxfish, parrotfish, butterflyfish, Sergeant Major, Snapper, Angelfish, and more. To raise the ante, go diving at night and you may just come across a red octopus that is not visible in this area. The 3m east dive will take you to the Brain Coral collections. Plan your dive in the afternoon, and you can see a tortoise or two resting under the base. At the end of the dive, take a shower, sit down and enjoy a cup of hot coffee or tea. Services in the Dive Center are subject to availability. A diving guide, or a second dive on the same day, costs an additional $13.61 (AED 50). Customers can bring their equipment. If not, the service provides them, for a certain fee.
KAYAKING AND SNORKELING:
Is the collapse too much for you? Go to the Beach Hut outside the resort and hire some ski gear. It is the cheapest and cheapest way to get closer to the underwater species without going too deep. Want to get closer to rocks without getting wet? Depending on your preferences, you can rent a kayak, paddleboard, or ZeaSled.
From adrenaline rushing to banana boats to thrilling cycling and bingo rides, there is something for every adrenaline junkie near Snoopy Island. Given the Sandy Beach party, activities like this are a great way for the whole family to make the most of their time on the beach near the island.
VISIT THE BAR:
After a day of exploring the depth and water features or simply flashing a wave, Snoopy’s Tropical Bar is a welcome relaxation for seafarers and divers. Located directly on the public beach of Snoopy Island, this charming wooden bar offers Caribbean-inspired fruit drinks, ice cream, and fresh fruit.
BAR AND GRILL:
If all you want to do is sit down and eat a snack with spectacular views of Snoopy Island as a hobby, go to Snoopy’s Pool Bar and Grill at the resort. Offering a variety of snacks and special cocktails, this well-shaded terrace offers a spectacular view of the beach and the clear waters around the island. In addition, the public beach is also ideal for camping on Snoopy Island and other outdoor activities.