White Island

Just a half a mile of the southern coast of Carriacou is the small White Island. At just 10 acres, the island is uninhabited, but makes for a great day trip locale for those who want to spend some time snorkeling and relaxing on a quiet stretch of sand.

Positioned on the southern coast of the island of Carriacou, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like Grenada. While White Island may be a little more trouble to reach, it permits unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

How to Access The Beach

White Island can be accessed by boat from Belmont on Carriacaou. The trip costs between $25 and $30(USD) round trip.

Amenities and Ambiance

Nearly the entire coast is snaked with white sand and crystal clear water that ranges in color from topaz to navy blue. Coral reefs exist off shore for snorkeling, while inland guests will have views of hilly areas.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

White Island brings guests an idyllic and peaceful getaway, thanks to the fact that the surrounding region isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find White Island on the South West coast of Carriacou. It is near Canute Calliste Art Gallery, which is located two miles away, and it is among the attractions in the area.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to The Carriacou Museum, a lovely museum found three and a half miles away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available on Grenada. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near White Island
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Canute Calliste Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.2 N Carriacou
The Carriacou Museum Museum 3.6 NNE Carriacou
Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough Historical Site 4.2 NE Carriacou
Dover Ruins Historical Site 5.8 NE Carriacou
Ningo Well Historical Site 5.9 NNE Carriacou

Cities and Towns

Cities near White Island include Hillsborough, which is not heavily urbanized, though it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for those who want to see more of the area.


How many other people you encounter at White Island will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of lodgings within a car's reach. A list of the closest choices are displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near White Island
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand View Hotel 2.9 NNE Hotel
Silver Beach Cottages 3.2 NE Cottages
Hotel Laurena 3.5 NNE Hotel


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at White Island; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is Lazy Turtle. The restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for their pizza. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near White Island
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Lazy Turtle (473) 443-8322 Caribbean Very Casual 1.2 mi. N
Lambie Queen Restaurant and Bar (473) 443-8162 Caribbean Very Casual 1.2 mi. N
Oyster Beds -- -- -- 2.1 mi. N
Off the Hook (473) 443-7841 Caribbean Very Casual 2.4 mi. N
Laurena’s Restaurant and Bar (473) 443-8333 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Patty's Deli (473) 443-6258 American -- 3.5 mi. NNE
Slipway Restaurant (473) 443-6500 Caribbean, International Informal -- --
Green Roof Inn Restaurant (473) 443-6399 International Informal 3.6 mi. NE
La Playa Beach Bar and Bistro (473) 410-4216 American Very Casual 3.6 mi. NE

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Carriacou you might like besides White Island.

Travelers may also want to consider Tyrrel Bay, which is located only a short distance 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.

Maybe White Island is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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