Even on a cloudy day St. Lucia shows off.
Our affinity for this naturally glorious island does not stop at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat. It oh so excitedly carries over into the little gems that are found not so hidden among the sites. Like Marigot Bay for example.
Located in the west a few miles from Castries, Marigot Bay is a historic landmark and a well known area of St. Lucia. With shops, accommodations, restaurants, bars, and a beach, this is somewhere to stop and spend the day.
In the past we have spent an entire day in Marigot Bay: we arrived by car and parked in a lot right in the Bay. We started our day with sun block and a beach chair. Is there any other way to start the day?
Lunch had us enjoying a sandwich and a Piton beer at Doolittles restaurant after which it was back on the beach to watch the boats come in and take in the views around the Bay.
On this particularly cloudy afternoon, however, we were the ones coming in on a boat. We were wrapping up a tour of the Pitons by water and decided to make a pit stop in Marigot Bay on our way back to our hotel.
Pulling up into the Bay is a magical thing. The “sounds” of the peace and tranquility were almost deafening. Arriving into this alcove is like being transported into a rainforest surrounding a beach.
And as our moral compasses dictate, we stopped and had some Piton beers. As the late afternoon and more clouds rolled in, no one could argue that this was the most perfect way to spend an afternoon.
– Marigot Bay offers several dining options and price range
– Bring cash for the short boat ride over to the beach
– A beach chair is an additional charge
– You can bring your own beach chair if you so desire
– Be sure to take in the view from above the Bay