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, close to Carriacou, this beach is nicely positioned on the coast. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Saline Island stands out from other beaches because it's the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Most other beaches on Grenada may be just as pretty, but are usually more crowded 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.

This beach does have its own picnic facilities, making dining here even less of a hassle.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Saline Island because there are public restrooms. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you want to see the underwater world.

Saline Island's location is not exactly a tourism capital. What this means is that straining to acquire an unused comfort here is not a scenario that you will have to go through when arriving at the beach, in spite of what time of the day you get there.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South coast of Saline Island. It is near some interesting sites like Canute Calliste Art Gallery, which is seen two and a half miles to the , and it is one of the attractions in the area.

Historical attractions like Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Saline Island, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Grenada, without having to leave the coast. In fact, this shore will be found four miles from this destination of historical interest.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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 very close to Hillsborough, so walking the city is a definite option. Cities near Saline Island include Hillsborough, which is a fairly rural area, but it will be a nice day out for guests wishing to get a better feel for the area.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of hotels a car ride away. Some of the closest options can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Saline Island
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand View Hotel 3.0 N Hotel
Silver Beach Cottages 3.2 NNE Cottages
Hotel Laurena 3.6 NNE Hotel


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Lazy Turtle. This restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. Many guests rave about their pizza. You can find it a mile and a half away.

The table below 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

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Saline Island isn't the only beach worth visitng on Saline Island.

You may also enjoy Tyrrel Bay, which is 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.

You may find that Saline Island is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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