Beach Bums Carriacou

Beach Bums kitchen
Tiny house with a view

Beach Bums Carriacou 

Welcome to Beach Bums Carriacou - Bunny’s new tiny house Airbnb! Just opened, Beach Bums Carriacou brings the tiny house movement to Bunny’s home island of Carriacou (Grenada).

Dinner is served
Cool off in the pool

If you follow Bunny on Instagram (obviously you should!), you would have witnessed her progress and struggles with the renovation project for the past year, while transforming an unfinished local house into an amazing tropical hideaway.

Tree house vibes

Carriacou

If you haven’t heard of Carriacou before, congratulations, you’ve stumbled into a real hidden gem of the Caribbean.

Carriacou is a small, adorable, quiet and unspoiled Caribbean island that has retained its original charm and authenticity, unlike many similar islands in busier parts of the region. While there is some tourism infrastructure in Carriacou, there are no big hotels or cruise ship crowds in sight. Hallelujah!

Carriacou views
Carriacou beach

Life is simple, the sun is shining, the beaches are empty and the beer is always cold.

When to Go?

Carriacou enjoys a near perfect climate, with an average temperature of around 28 degrees Celsius (82 Fahrenheit) year-round. You can visit any time of the year but December to March is the high season, coinciding with the usual dry season and its accompanying cooling trade winds. The official hurricane (rainy) season lasts from June to November but Carriacou lies south of the “hurricane belt” and is rarely affected. The rain often comes down in short downpours, followed by glorious sunshine, even in the rainy season.

Bunny’s Tiny House

Bunny has been living full-time in Carriacou since 2020 and she absolutely loves it. After successfully hosting many friends in her own house over the past years, she decided to create a separate tiny house, Beach Bums Carriacou, so that other people could also visit and enjoy Carriacou the same way she does.

Location in tropical forest
Beach Bums plunge pool

Bunny designed Beach Bums Carriacou to resemble her own house as much as possible so it is a modern, minimalistic white building with large sliding doors and darker accents throughout. Most of the furniture is handmade from white cedar by a local carpenter.

Beach Bums bathroom

The emphasis at Beach Bums Carriacou is on outdoor living, with a plunge pool, covered lounging and dining area, a tropical outdoor shower, an oversized hammock net, yoga deck and BBQ area attached to the tiny house.

Kitchen with a pool view
Outdoor shower

The inside living space is small but comfortable. There is a king size bed with the most amazing sea views, a functional kitchenette, a breakfast bar, a modern bathroom and a retro Smeg fridge/freezer. The decor is stylish and minimal.

Bedroom
Smeg fridge

Bunny’s own favourite is the oversized hammock net just outside the sliding doors of the bedroom. It is a dreamy place to take a nap or read a book during the day or to simply marvel at the endless twinkling stars above.

Wake up to this view

You can also shower under the stars, or perhaps by candlelight, in the tropical shower Bunny created behind the tiny house.

Tropical outdoor shower

For those wanting to cook their own meals, Beach Bums Carriacou is equipped with a two-burner stovetop in the kitchen and a full BBQ off the outside deck. For easy breakfasts, a Smeg kettle, Smeg toaster and French press are at your disposal. The fridge/freezer will keep your drinks ice cold.

Dining and BBQ area

At Beach Bums Carriacou, you can totally immerse yourself in nature but you will also have a strong and fast wi-fi connection throughout the property.

Tropical hideaway

Bunny will also leave a Bluetooth speaker for guests’ disposal but she asks them to use it responsibly. Please respect our neighbours and the quiet environment of our neighbourhood. The nature, various birds, frogs and insects, will anyway provide beautiful background music during your stay. Not to mention the sound of the waves crashing on shore below you.

Fully equipped
Beach Bums Carriacou

Location

The St. Louis peninsula is a very quiet part of Carriacou but you will be close to all the important sites and services. 

Location of Beach Bums Carriacou marked in red

Tyrrel Bay with its restaurants, bars and grocery shops is just a 10-minute drive away. Driving time to Paradise Beach (US Today’s Readers’ Choice for the best Caribbean Beach in 2024) is just over 10 minutes by car. The capital Hillsborough is approximately a 20-minute drive from Beach Bums Carriacou.

Carriacou's most famous beach
Tyrrel Bay

Bunny recommends that you rent a car for the duration of your visit. In the alternative, you can either walk (20-25 minutes) to the closest bus stop where local minivans pick up passengers or you can organise taxi rides. Check out these and other options for Getting Around Carriacou.

Bunny is also planning to offer affordable e-bike rental for her guests.

Beach Access

There are three gorgeous beaches in St. Louis peninsula within a 5-10 minute walk from Beach Bums Carriacou. They are truly unspoiled tropical paradise, deserted most of the time.

One of Bunny's "home" beaches

Two of the beaches have very good snorkelling right off the beach. Bunny has seen turtles, rays, (harmless) sharks, barracudas and many species of colourful tropical fish while snorkelling at these spots. The corals are also beautiful, albeit somewhat bleached due to rising sea temperatures.

Home beach
Bunny's favourite beach

All three beaches are excellent for swimming or beach picnics. Beach towels, a picnic blanket and a picnic basket with plastic dishes will be at your disposal at Beach Bums Carriacou. Just please remember to pick up all your trash and bring it back, Bunny says.

Bunny snorkeling at Black Sand
Snorkeling in Carriacou

Privacy & Security

Carriacou is a very safe tourist destination. There is almost no crime on the island. Local people are known to be friendly, honest and helpful towards tourists.

Bunny’s property, including Beach Bums Carriacou, is unfenced but has external-facing security cameras. Bunny’s villa lies above Beach Bums Carriacou but guests cannot see Bunny and she cannot see them thanks to dense vegetation.

That said, if there are any problems at the tiny house, Bunny is always close-by to assist however she can.

Beach house vibes

Eco Friendly

Beach Bums Carriacou started as a renovation project where a battered, two-storey, unfinished local house was turned into a modern tiny house, using the old structure and both recycling and repurposing materials where possible.

The tiny house is about 90% solar powered. In addition, all the water you use during your stay is collected (and filtered) from rainwater on site.

Solar panels

Please Note

Beach Bums Carriacou is not for everyone. Bunny wants all the guests to enjoy the place as much as she does, so it’s important that you understand the following before you make a booking:

View from the road
BBB
  • Beach Bums Carriacou is located on the unspoiled St. Louis peninsula of Carriacou. You will have to endure a bumpy dirt road to get to this fabulous location. A 4-wheel car is recommended, especially during the rainy season (June to November, inclusive).
  • Beach Bums Carriacou is nestled within tropical forest. Whilst this gives you a fabulous almost treehouse feeling, it also means that you should be comfortable with the sounds of nature and the occasional (harmless) critters finding their way in your space.
  • Beach Bums Carriacou has no air conditioning. Ceiling fans and a lovely breeze will keep you cool during most of the year. August and September (when the breeze dies down) might be uncomfortably hot for some people.
  • At Beach Bums Carriacou, there is an outdoor shower only. There is full privacy as well as toiletries and hot water but it is a jungle-like tropical enclave under the stars. Bunny loves it but she understands that it might not be for everyone.
  • You will have to climb a steepish drive to get to Beach Bums Carriacou. This is the price you pay for the incredible view. Unfortunately, it means that people with limited mobility will have to look for accommodation elsewhere.
  • By its nature, Beach Bums Carriacou has some tripping/falling hazards. It has rocky, uneven terrain, a deck and a patio each with a handful of steps without rails, an exposed hammock net and a plunge pool which can mean slippery floors. Therefore, you must exercise due caution on and around the property.
  • Finally, Bunny’s sweet local rescue dog Lily might be tempted to make an appearance at the tiny house, particularly if you’re planning to BBQ any food on the outside deck. If you’d prefer to holiday without canine pop-by visits, please tell Bunny and she’ll keep Lily under more strict control during your stay.

If you are comfortable with the above, Bunny is convinced you will have a fabulous time at Beach Bums Carriacou!

Hammock life at Beach Bums
Our lovely rescue dog

Looking for Something Else?

If Beach Bums Carriacou doesn’t feel like it’s the right fit for you, we can recommend Castaways Carriacou close to Tyrrel Bay, a superb, modern flat with exceptional views or Paradise Beach House, a charming Caribbean lodging directly on the amazing Paradise Beach.

How to Get to Carriacou

To get to Carriacou, you will first have to fly to the main island of Grenada. American Airlines, JetBlue, Air Canada, Caribbean Airlines, British Airways, Virgin and Condor offer direct flights from North America and Europe.

From Grenada, you will have to make your way to Carriacou either by a small plane or ferry. Depending on the arrival time of your flight, an overnight stay in Grenada might be required.

SVG Air offers flights between Grenada and Carriacou on all days except for Wednesdays and Thursdays. The flight time is approximately 20 minutes.

Osprey ferry in Tyrrel Bay
American Airlines

There are currently three different ferry options. Osprey operates twice a day on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and once a day on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Dolly C runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tyrrel Bay Express operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Currently, there is no ferry service on Sundays.

The Dolly C and Tyrrel Bay Express ferry rides take about 2.5 hours. Osprey is quicker and takes under 2 hours. Of course, journey times can vary, especially depending on the weather.

Bunny & Lily hiking in St. Louis

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