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 are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that isn't crowded into a major metropolitan area; less popular beaches like White Island allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

White Island offers visitors an idyllic and tranquil getaway, especially since the region surrounding the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby

Attractions

White Island is on the South West coast of Carriacou; it's located near attractions like Canute Calliste Art Gallery, which is pretty close, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like The Carriacou Museum (found only a short taxi ride away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help share a different side of Grenada.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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 certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a nice day out for those looking to check out the local scene.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. White Island is not near very many major hotels, but it can attract guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of lodgings within a car's reach. Some of the closest options are displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near White Island
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand View Hotel -- -- Hotel
Silver Beach Cottages -- -- Cottages
Hotel Laurena -- -- Hotel
Green Roof Inn 3.6 mi. NE Hotel
Ade's Dream 3.7 mi. NNE Hotel
Bogles Round House 5.0 mi. NNE Cottages
Bayaleau Point Cottages 6.0 mi. NE Cottages

Food

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to visit a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest places to eat is Lazy Turtle. The restaurant has Caribbean food. They are also known for their pizza. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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
SeaWave Sports Bar (473) 443-7317 Caribbean Very Casual 3.7 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides White Island.

Another option worth considering is Tyrrel Bay, located one and a quarter miles 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.

You may find that White Island is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, Grenada offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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