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.

Positioned on Saline Island, near Carriacou, this beach is nicely positioned on the coast. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Saline Island stands out because it's the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Other nearby beaches on Grenada may be just as pretty, but tend to be busier because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

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.

You can enjoy the convenience of picnic facilities.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Saline Island. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Hidden away, Saline Island and its choice of conveniences will most likely be a safe choice for tourists that that are looking to get away from all the other tourists, as it is located inside a peaceful area. As such, fighting to locate an unoccupied comfort at Saline Island is something that you will not have to do often, in spite of what the time is when you get there.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Saline Island on the South coast of Saline Island; the area hosts attractions such as The Carriacou Museum, which is three and a half miles to the north-northeast of this spot.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Grenada, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough, which is four miles away.

If you're looking for nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Saline Island
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Carriacou Ruins Historical Site 6.3 NNE Carriacou

Cities and Towns

Cities near Saline Island include Hillsborough, which is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a nice day out for those wanting to get a taste of local life.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Saline Island will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may see guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient options can be viewed in the list below.

Accommodations near Saline Island
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand View Hotel 3.0 N Hotel
Green Roof Inn 3.7 NNE Hotel
Hotel Carriacou Laurena 3.7 NNE Hotel

Food

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Lazy Turtle. This restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their pizza. The restaurant is a mile and a half away.

The following table lists places to eat 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
Lambi Queen Restaurant and Bar (473) 443-8162 Caribbean Very Casual 1.6 mi. NNW
Slipway Restaurant (473) 443-6500 Caribbean, International Informal -- --
Patty's Deli (473) 443-6258 American -- 3.6 mi. NNE
Ocean Terrace 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 3.7 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Saline Island.

You may also want to consider Tyrrel Bay, located a mile and a half to the north-northwest. 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.

Perhaps Saline Island is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, Grenada offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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