Part of the Windward Isles, St Lucia is easily explored as it is just 27 miles long. Marigot Bay is a beautiful corner of this lush Caribbean island, known for its natural unspoilt beauty and tropical beaches.
Situated on the north west coast of St Lucia, Marigot Bay is an unspoilt beach with a cluster of small hotels and guest houses served by a couple of good restaurants and waterside bars. The natural harbour provides some activity in the otherwise quiet and tranquil village. The waterfront has a police station and a few shops serving the community.
A small ferry carries passengers a few hundred yards offshore to the Marigot Beach Club which has the very best swimming beach with calm surf and plenty of shade. Snorkeling is also popular from this idyllic spot.
All types of watersports are available from your villa in Marigot Bay, from snorkeling and diving to windsurfing and jet skiing. Fishing is also a popular activity, and local charters supply all the tackle you need for a day’s deep sea fishing.
There are a host of walking, hiking and mountain biking trails through the rain forest for those who enjoy hiking in the dappled shade. Pass old sugar plantations and turtle sanctuaries as you enjoy the magnificent views.
Roseau is the nearest small town to your villa in Marigot Bay. Nestled in the valley it is surrounded by banana plantations, small houses and the St Lucia Rum Distillery. The small church is worth a peek inside to see the fine murals of the Black Madonna by Dunstan St Omer, a local artist on the island.
Soufriere, on the south west coast of St Lucia offers a pleasant day out if you can tear yourself away from your villa in Marigot Bay. It is the oldest town on the island and has some hot thermal springs, beautiful waterfalls and tropical botanical gardens.
The Caribbean Islands are noted for their year-round tropical sunshine, and temperatures rarely stray from 29-31C (84-88F). From June to November the rainfall increases, but generally falls as short tropical showers in the afternoon.
Hewanorra International Airport at Vieux Fort is just 27km from your self catering villa in Marigot Bay. Airlines from the USA, Canada and London all frequently use the airport for scheduled flights from all over the world.