Ilot Sancho is a little islet in the south of the island.
Following the coastal road of the south it is right next to the Baie du Jacotet beach, between Bel Ombre and Chemin Grenier.
The beach next to the islet is not very big and doesn’t really look like the pristine white beaches of other areas, but it is still a cozy little beach where you can stop for a pic-nic.
The biggest attraction of that beach is the little islet that is accessible by foot depending on the tide.
At high tide, there is an arm of water between the land and the islet, so you need to either swim or walk in the water to get there.
But at low tide, you can usually reach the little island without dipping foot in the water.
Sometimes there are little pools of water here and there where you can see little fish or other sea animals.
It’s better to have shoes on if you are going to go on the ‘ilot Sancho’ as the volcanic rocks the little island is made of is spiky and sharp.
I thought that it was possible to go completely round the island, but at our last visit, we got stuck about three quarters of the way and turned back on our tracks.
We went as far as the old rusted anchor that has been sitting there for ages.
You can probably find some little crabs or other sea animals on the rocks here and there.
The inside of the island is full of bushy plants.
There are a couple of little paths leading you inside.
Whenever we go for a drive in the south, we usually like to stop there on the way back.
If the tide is low, we hop on the island to stretch our legs.
If the tide is high, we will stay there a little while admiring the movement of the waves crashing on the rocks and the water flowing back down afterwards.