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.

Located on the northwestern side of Saline Island, close to Carriacou, this beach is nicely positioned on the coast. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. It's often said that Saline Island is one of the best spots for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches on Grenada may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Saline Island, but are usually busier since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

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.

Vacationers will love the convenience of having picnic facilities accessible for use.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Saline Island. Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you want to see the underwater world.

Off the beaten path, Saline Island and its offering of conveniences will likely be a safe choice among anyone that hope to find a place away from the busy beaches and crowded shores since it is hiding inside a peaceful area. As such, the availability of some facilities likely won't be decreased.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Saline Island. It's located near Canute Calliste Art Gallery, which is seen two and a half miles to the north, and it is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like The Carriacou Museum (located three and a half miles away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new side of Grenada's history.

If you're looking for other 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
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 in the Hillsborough area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Cities near Saline Island include Hillsborough, which is certainly not a bustling region, but it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for visitors who want to see more of the area.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Saline Island will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can appeal to visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest options are displayed in the list below.

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

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you visit an area restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is Lazy Turtle. This restaurant features Caribbean food. They also specialize in pizza. You'll find it a mile and a half away.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the following table.

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 in search of the perfect beach on Saline Island will have lots of options besides Saline Island.

Vacationers may also want to visit 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.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold on Grenada, and paying a visit to Saline Island is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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