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- Beaches, Neighborhood/Area Type
- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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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.
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