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Top 5 things to do in St. Lucia – Rodney Bay in Gros Islet

St Lucia, also fondly called the Helen of the West by the French, is one of 13 independent island nations which form the Caribbean. It was named after St Lucy of Syracuse by the French.

St Lucia is popular for its crystal blue waters, sandy beaches, and pleasant tropical climate. Abound with lush rainforests, pristine beaches, vibrant culture and cuisine, and volcanoes, it is the perfect Caribbean getaway.

Rodney Bay is a town and bay located in the Gros Islet District on the island of Saint Lucia. It is the main financial centre of the district. It is a pleasant town with plenty of beaches, water activities and party hubs.

So, here are the Top 5 things to do in Rodney Bay in Gros Islet:

  1. A visit to Pigeon Island
    Pigeon island lies on the northern tip of the Gros Islet of St Lucia. It is one of the most historical and mesmerizing places in St Lucia. The island is full of beaches and is now a national monument known as the Pigeon Island National Park. You can relax on secluded beaches, click pictures at the historical sites, take a hike up the national park, and even enjoy a family picnic.

2. Visit Rodney Bay Marina
This village is named after British Admiral James Rodney. Today Rodney Bay is the tourism capital of St Lucia. It has one of the best Marinas in the entire Caribbean islands. You can take a catamaran tour of the Bay, enjoy food at amazing restaurants, try your luck at the casinos and relax on the golden sand of Reduit Beach.

3. Jump Up Street Party

Gros Islet is the party capital of St Lucia. Once a fishing village, now the place is a town thronged by tourists. Here you can join the Jump Up Street party and enjoy local cuisine, rum punches and local Piton beer, dance to Caribbean music and interact with locals. The street event is on Fridays.

4. The Trouya Peninsula

This is one of the best areas to stay in St Lucia. The place has some amazing large family holiday villas with private pools and beaches. You can get an amazing view of the 3 volcanoes Morne Trouya, Morne Flambeau and Morne Pimard a few of these beach villas. These volcanoes are surrounded by pristine sea coves and secluded beaches like the Trouya beach. It also has amazing snorkelling and scuba diving sites.

5. Soufriere Sulphur Spring Volcano Trek and Mud Bath

A dormant volcano lies within the Sulphur Spring Park in Soufriere. It is probably the only volcano you can drive through and make it to the summit. Tourists love to take detoxifying mud baths and then wash them off in a waterfall! You can travel to Soufriere on a boat cruise which starts off from

Holiday Rentals St Lucia

If you are looking for a place to stay in St Lucia, there are also some amazing luxury villas on this Caribbean Island. Many of them are seafront villas with very helpful local hosts who provide you with everything.

They often also help you plan the best itinerary for your visit. Families, as well as honeymoon couples, have a knack for these luxury villa packages which offer a perfect Caribbean getaway with private pools.

Rodney Bay in Gros Islet in St Lucia is a textbook tropical paradise. Visit this Caribbean Island and relish the relaxing beaches, majestic volcanoes and a load of getaway activities.