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Sunny Day on Reduit Beach picture in St. Lucia
Reduit Beach picture in St. Lucia
Reduit Beach picture in St. Lucia
Sunny Day on Reduit Beach picture in St. Lucia
Reduit Beach picture in St. Lucia
Reduit Beach picture in St. Lucia

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  • Beaches, Neighborhood/Area Type
  • 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.1
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    5.0
  • Food Scene
    3.5
  • Atmosphere
    4.0

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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 the bars, restaurants and shops of Rodney Bay make for an easygoing beach experience. Adjacent to the Rodney Bay Marina, Reduit is also a great place to try water sports like windsurfing and waterskiing (though several recent visitors said the Jet Ski rental was a scam). What this beach is not ideal for, however, is honeymooners. As the most popular shore on St. Lucia, it goes without saying that this isn't the spot for a romantic rendezvous.

Recent visitors loved Reduit Beach's cleanliness, white sands and clear water. The most common gripe among travelers was the daily onslaught of cruise ship crowds; visit in the morning or evening to avoid the afternoon rush. Some travelers also complained of pushy vendors that troll the shore, adding that a respectful decline can go a long way.

You'll find Reduit (pronounced "red-wee") tucked away on the island's northwest side; Pigeon Island National Landmark is visible from its shores. The beach is free to access 24/7, though it's best avoided at night. If your resort or hotel does not offer shuttle transportation to the beach, it's best reached by car or taxi.

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#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

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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

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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

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