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Wildlife Camera » Turtles choose de luxe beach

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Turtles choose de luxe beach

15 May 2007


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hawksbill turtle
Along one of Barbados’ most spectacular beaches, some regular visitors are causing quite a stir amongst guests at the Sandy Lane Hotel. Rare Hawksbill turtles have chosen the clear blue Caribbean waters in front of the hotel as their top spot to swim, and can regularly be seen playing and feeding along the inshore reefs, causing much excitement from children and adults alike!
 These amazing turtles are very sociable, friendly creatures, making it possible to actually swim in the water alongside them. Sandy Lane’s fantastic children’s club, The Treehouse Club, arranges swimming and snorkelling with the turtles, an experience that is proving very popular. The water sports team take a boat out to a spot five minutes away from the hotel, where a knowledgeable “turtle tutor” will be on hand to answer all the children’s questions and educate them about the endangered species as they enjoy swimming with their new companions. The Treehouse Club also arranges many more activities for children aged 3-12 years - the staff provide art & crafts, drama, sports, games, and themed dinners in the Treehouse dining room, and there is a Den for young adults aged 13 and older. Of course, mums and dads can tag along too! The water sports team can arrange for the whole family to swim with the turtles together on a daily basis.
The clearly discerning turtles have also been known to choose the sanctuary of Sandy Lane’s pristine beach to lay their eggs. Most turtles lay their eggs during the peak season between mid-May through mid to late October, however sightings of the hatchlings scuttling back to the sea are possible year-round, mostly at night. To help guests keen to experience a sighting of the hatchlings, Sandy Lane is working with the Barbados Sea Turtle Project, who operate a 24-hour “Turtle Hotline”. If staff receive notification that a turtle or hatchlings have been discovered on Sandy Lane beach, they will contact the hotel who will in turn notify guests to make sure they do not miss them.(text: Sandy Lane)(photo of Hawksbill at Grand Cayman from iStockphoto)


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