On northwestern coast of St Lucia, near Gros Islet, is picturesque Rodney Bay. To the north is Pigeon Island National Park and to the south Choc Bay. Home to some of St Lucia's best holiday accommodation, bars and restaurants, Rodney Bay is the ideal destination for self-catering apartments if you’re looking to experience spectacular scenery and colourful Creole culture, without exceeding your budget.
There are plenty of things to do in Rodney Bay, from lounging in the sun working on your tan on Reduit Beach, to scuba diving and sailing. The world famous Rodney Bay Marina has 232 slips and is the perfect place to go if you want to charter a yacht and explore the beautiful Caribbean island. You’ll also find restaurants, coffee shops, Internet cafes and banks at the marina. If you want to take home a souvenir from your Rodney Bay holiday you can shop at the JQ Shopping Mall.
Golfers can enjoy a round of golf at the beautiful St Lucia Golf Resort & Country Club. The course makes use of the natural rolling hills and has spectacular views over the ocean.
Pigeon Island National Park is an island that has been artificially joined to the mainland at the Rodney Bay Marina. Here you can hike up Signal Hill and enjoy the breathtaking view from the top. You can also explore the Colonial and World War 2 military ruins. Pigeon Island is home to the world famous St Lucia Jazz Festival each May.
The small island makes getting around easy. Top St Lucia attractions include the drive-in volcano at Sulphur Springs Park near Soufrière on the southwest coast. Soufrière is home to the Diamond Botanical Gardens, where you will find the picturesque Diamond Falls and mineral baths. It is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy St Lucia’s natural beauty.
If you are renting a Rodney Bay villa or self-catering apartment in Rodney Bay and want to see more of the island you can go on a plantation tour. Various cocoa, sugar and fruit plantations offer tours where you can enjoy the local produce and watch how it is processed.
Due to the islands proximity to the equator, temperatures stay between 20°C and 30°C throughout the year. The rainy season is between June and November and the sporadic showers bring reprieve from the heat. The warm weather makes any month a good time to take a last minute rental villa in Rodney Bay.
St Lucia has two airports. George F Charles airport is in the capital Castries, which is a 25-minute drive from Rodney Bay. Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) is on the southern tip of island at Vieux Fort, and is a 90-minute drive to your Rodney Bay accommodation. Airlines that offer flights to St Lucia include Ryanair, BMI, British Airways, and First Choice Airways.