Saline Island

Set 1.5 kilometers off the south coast of Carriacaou, Saline Island is a 64 acre islet that is privately owned. Still, visitors often travel to the island to enjoy a day of private seclusion at the islet's main beach.

Situated on Saline Island, near Carriacou, this beach is nicely positioned on the coast. You might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town should consider visiting Saline Island.

How to Access The Beach
Saline Island is accessible by boat or helicopter from Carriacaou.

Amenities and Ambiance

Saline Island is typified by a large salt pond, mangroves, and an ancient lime kiln. The island features a beach house on a lagoon and an ancient lime kiln.

The main beach exists in a sheltered bay of stunning white sand and calm, topaz waters.

Lots of visitors make use of the picnic tables at Saline Island, which are perfect for setting up your carry-out food, or just lounging under the sun.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Saline Island. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Secluded away, Saline Island with its available amenities are a good choice for guests that hope to escape the crowds, since it happens to be located inside a quiet area. Taking that into consideration, it doesn't matter the part of the day you arrive, as there's a minimal possibility you be required to cope with other tourists who will be needing access to the comforts that are available.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on the South coast of Saline Island; this area boasts other attractions such as Canute Calliste Art Gallery, which is two and a half miles away.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but many travelers find that museums like The Carriacou Museum (positioned three and a half miles away) offer an entertaining diversion and help share a different side of Grenada.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Saline Island
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Canute Calliste Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.5 N Carriacou
The Carriacou Museum Museum 3.7 NNE Carriacou
Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough Historical Site 4.2 NNE Carriacou
Dover Ruins Historical Site 5.8 NE Carriacou
Ningo Well Historical Site 5.9 NNE Carriacou

Cities and Towns

Saline Island is close to Hillsborough, so walking the city is a definite option. Hillsborough is the closest town to Saline Island. It is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a nice day out for visitors wanting to scope out the local scene.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of hotels which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient options can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Saline Island
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand View Hotel -- -- Hotel
Silver Beach Cottages -- -- Cottages
Hotel Laurena -- -- Hotel
Green Roof Inn 3.7 mi. NNE Hotel
Ade's Dream 3.8 mi. NNE Hotel
Bogles Round House 5.1 mi. NNE Cottages
Bayaleau Point Cottages 6.0 mi. NE Cottages

Food

When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the nearest restaurants is Lazy Turtle. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They are also known for their pizza. You can find it a mile and a half away.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Saline Island
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Lazy Turtle (473) 443-8322 Caribbean Very Casual 1.6 mi. NNW
Lambie Queen Restaurant and Bar (473) 443-8162 Caribbean Very Casual 1.6 mi. NNW
Oyster Beds -- -- -- 2.5 mi. NNW
Off the Hook (473) 443-7841 Caribbean Very Casual 2.7 mi. N
Laurena’s Restaurant and Bar (473) 443-8333 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Slipway Restaurant (473) 443-6500 Caribbean, International Informal -- --
Patty's Deli (473) 443-6258 American -- 3.6 mi. NNE
Green Roof Inn Restaurant (473) 443-6399 International Informal 3.6 mi. NNE
La Playa Beach Bar and Bistro (473) 410-4216 American Very Casual 3.7 mi. NNE
SeaWave Sports Bar (473) 443-7317 Caribbean Very Casual 3.8 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them on Saline Island will have lots of options besides Saline Island.

Travelers may also want to consider Tyrrel Bay, located a mile and a half away. Visitors to Tyrrel Bay will find it teeming with local commerce around the harbour. There's plenty to do and see along the water's edge, including fine dining and drinks. Travelers might also want to pick up something to remember their trip by at one of the local shops.

Saline Island could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Grenada you might like.

 

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