comScore
Marigot Bay picture in St. Lucia
Marigot Bay picture in St. Lucia
Marigot Bay picture in St. Lucia
Marigot Bay picture in St. Lucia
Marigot Bay picture in St. Lucia
Marigot Bay picture in St. Lucia

Price & Hours

  • Free
  • 24/7 daily

Details

  • Beaches, Neighborhood/Area Type
  • 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.3
Overall
US NEWS LOGO

Scorecard

  • Value
    5.0
  • Food Scene
    2.5
  • Atmosphere
    3.0

Read about how we rank Things to Do.

There's a reason Hollywood comes calling to Marigot Bay (scenes from the original "Dr. Doolittle," starring Rex Harrison and "Firepower," starring Sophia Loren, were shot here). It's because this gorgeous shore, just south of Castries along the central western coast, is idyllic Caribbean: complete with swaying palm trees, anchored boats, and white sand beaches. Visitors describe Marigot as romantic and it's true that it's more blissfully quiet than jumping Reduit – making for a great escape.

Recent visitors' experiences varied by how close they got to the bay. Those who saw Marigot Bay from the surrounding hills were in awe of its beauty, while others on the ground had different impressions. A handful of travelers were disappointed by the lack of beach space and quickly grew bored from the few restaurants and shops in the area, saying if you don't have a boat docked or aren't staying at a nearby resort, there's not much to do. 

One of the most popular ways to take in the scenic landscape is from the top of the hill in Marigot Village. If you'd like to see it from the water, you can also rent kayaks and glide through the mangroves. Several water taxi companies offer trips to Marigot Bay, including Shashamané Experience. If you're not arriving via an organized boat tour, driving or hiring a taxi is the easiest way to reach the bay. Access is free 24/7, though best avoided at night.

Powered by Viator See more Tours & Tickets

Hotels Nearby

  • Thing to Do
  • Hotel
Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort

Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort ...

  • 0.2 Miles Away
  • 4.0-star Hotel Class
Marigot Bay Resort and Marina

Marigot Bay Resort and Marina ...

  • 0.3 Miles Away
  • 5.0-star Hotel Class
Sandals Regency La Toc

Sandals Regency La Toc ...

  • 3.2 Miles Away
  • 5.0-star Hotel Class
See all hotels in St. Lucia »

More Best Things to Do in St. Lucia

Aerial View of Pigeon Island picture in St. Lucia
Beaches, Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
Anse Chastanet at Sunset picture in St. Lucia
Beaches, Neighborhood/Area Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
Sunny Day on Reduit Beach picture in St. Lucia
Beaches, Neighborhood/Area Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
The Pitons picture in St. Lucia
Hiking, Sightseeing Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
Wildlife at Diamond Botanical Gardens picture in St. Lucia
Natural Wonders, Parks and Gardens Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
Marigot Bay picture in St. Lucia
Beaches, Neighborhood/Area Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Sulfur Springs picture in St. Lucia
Natural Wonders, Sightseeing Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
Castries Market picture in St. Lucia
Shopping Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Splash Island Water Park picture in St. Lucia
Swimming/Pools Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
Tet Paul Nature Trail picture in St. Lucia
Hiking, Recreation Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
|

#1 Pigeon Island National Landmark Pigeon Island can appeal to an eclectic mix of travelers. You could get a history lesson about the landmark's previous occupants (including a pirate with a wooden leg) or ... Read more » Westend61 / Getty

#2 Anse Chastanet Arguably the best beach on St. Lucia for snorkeling and diving, picturesque Anse Chastanet is a more peaceful alternative to the sands of Reduit Beach. If you're indecisive about ... Read more » Valerie Loiseleux / Getty Images

#3 Reduit Beach St. Lucia beaches are a dime a dozen, but none are quite as loved (by travelers and locals alike) as Reduit. The expansive shoreline, glorious sunsets and close proximity to ... Read more » Benjamin Howell / Getty Images

#4 The Pitons Rising tall from the sea and covered in emerald-colored vegetation, these volcanic plugs (or land formations made out of volcanic materials) are the most iconic sight in all of St ... Read more » Koradi / Getty Images

#5 Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens If you're tired of lounging on the beach but not up for a hike through The Pitons, then whiling away a few hours at Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens is ... Read more » jaminwell / Getty Images

#6 Marigot Bay There's a reason Hollywood comes calling to Marigot Bay (scenes from the original "Dr. Doolittle," starring Rex Harrison and "Firepower," starring Sophia Loren, were shot here). It's because ... Read more » Dennis Macdonald / Getty Images

#7 Sulfur Springs Park Sulfur Springs Park is billed as having the Caribbean's "only drive-in volcano," meaning that visitors are able to safely drive right by an active volcano. This belching mountain located ... Read more » Wirepec / Getty Images

#8 Castries Market The Castries Market has been the capital city's local food and flea market for the last century. Open every day except for Sunday, locals gather to sell homegrown produce ... Read more » Ian Gratton / Flickr

# Splash Island Water Park Read more » Zonia71 / Getty Images

# Tet Paul Nature Trail Read more » Paul Baggaley / Getty Images

Aerial View of Pigeon Island picture in St. Lucia
Anse Chastanet at Sunset picture in St. Lucia
Sunny Day on Reduit Beach picture in St. Lucia
The Pitons picture in St. Lucia
Wildlife at Diamond Botanical Gardens picture in St. Lucia
Marigot Bay picture in St. Lucia
Sulfur Springs picture in St. Lucia
Castries Market picture in St. Lucia
Splash Island Water Park picture in St. Lucia
Tet Paul Nature Trail picture in St. Lucia
Aerial View of Pigeon Island picture in St. Lucia
Anse Chastanet at Sunset picture in St. Lucia
Sunny Day on Reduit Beach picture in St. Lucia
The Pitons picture in St. Lucia
Wildlife at Diamond Botanical Gardens picture in St. Lucia
Marigot Bay picture in St. Lucia
Sulfur Springs picture in St. Lucia
Castries Market picture in St. Lucia
Splash Island Water Park picture in St. Lucia
Tet Paul Nature Trail picture in St. Lucia

Travelers raved about Fort Rodney in Pigeon Island National Landmark, saying views at the end of the hike was well worth the climb.  Westend61 / Getty

Arguably the best beach on St. Lucia for snorkeling and diving, picturesque Anse Chastanet is a more peaceful alternative to the sands of Reduit Beach. Valerie Loiseleux / Getty Images

A favorite among locals and tourists, Reduit Beach is well-liked for its close proximity to Rodney Bay Village as well as the views it affords of the bay and nearby Pigeon Island National Park. Benjamin Howell / Getty Images

Climbing The Pitons of Soufrière is a key highlight of a St. Lucia trip. Visit in the morning before the sun becomes too intense. Koradi / Getty Images

Billed as a natural wonder of St. Lucia, Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens is also home to many birds and insects along with its famously lush vegetation. jaminwell / Getty Images

Movies like the original "Dr. Doolittle" and "Firepower" have been filmed around the scenic Marigot Bay. Dennis Macdonald / Getty Images

Sulfur Springs is touted as "the Caribbean's only drive-in volcano." Wirepec / Getty Images

Visitors should venture to Castries Market just for the food, chances are you may have a hard time finding certain items at your local supermarket. Think Carribean plantains and banana barbecue sauce. Ian Gratton / Flickr

Zonia71 / Getty Images

The Tet Paul Nature Trail can be a less strenuous alternative to hiking the Pitons (with the added benefit of admiring the majestic mountains from an elevated viewpoint). Paul Baggaley / Getty Images

×

See full list of Best Things to Do in St. Lucia »

Explore More of St. Lucia

Find the Best Price

Enter your check in and check out dates to find the best price

PriceFinder powered by TripAdvisor Primary Logo