Gros Islet

Travel Guide
Pigeon Island National Park
Discover ruined British forts, climb small mountains and purchase bottles of specialty rum from the quaint shops that line the narrow streets of this popular town on St. Lucia.

Gros Islet is a town full of historic sights, a thriving marina and plenty of resorts, villas and hotels. In recent decades, it has evolved from a tranquil fishing community into a top sightseeing attraction. Make your way around the historic center for a glimpse into the island’s fascinating past.

Take advantage of the year-round hot weather with a trip to one of the beaches, such as the narrow sandy stretch of Gros Islet Beach and the secluded strand of Pigeon Point Beach. The town also has the Rodney Bay Marina, where you can snap photos of your favorite boats and take a trip to neighboring islands. Wander through the historic streets for the rum shops and old fishing shacks.

Bring your family to take part in the watersports activities at the popular Reduit Beach. Follow the dirt road to the eastern shore of the island for the kite-surfing hub of Cas en Bas Beach and get lessons at the kite surfing school. Bring your kids to the Splash Island Water Park Saint Lucia.

Explore Pigeon Island National Park, which has 44 acres (18 hectares) of forested land that comprises two mossy peaks. The lower peak is known for Fort Rodney, which was set up by the British Navy to spy on French ships from nearby Martinique. Go diving here with the SNUBA Adventure Tour, which is a cross between snorkeling and scuba diving.

Note that the Carib and Arawak peoples populated this island before French and British settlers began to arrive in the 18th century. Today, its missionary past continues to have a strong effect on the town, which has Roman Catholic ties.

The small town can be found in the northwestern corner of St. Lucia, overlooking the horseshoe-shaped Rodney Bay. Drive northeast from the capital city of Castries for half an hour to get here.

Gros Islet is a charming town with plenty of beaches and watersports options as well as an intriguing history.

Where to stay in Gros Islet

Bay Gardens Hotel
Bay Gardens Hotel
3 out of 5
Reduit Beach Avenue, Rodney Bay Village, Gros Islet
The price is CA $172 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
CA $172
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Gros Islet. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (888 reviews)
"The hotel was okay. I saw some mosquitoes in my room but is very minor. The room and bedding was clean but definitely needs a little of a renovation especially the bathroom."

Reviewed on Nov. 19, 2022

Bay Gardens Hotel
Mystique St Lucia by Royalton
Mystique St Lucia by Royalton
4 out of 5
Reduit Beach, Gros Islet
The price is CA $393 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13
CA $393
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Gros Islet. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (492 reviews)
"The beach is amazing and the drinks were all so good!! The food on the other hand was very bland and the buffet was pretty much the same everyday! We had a VIP room and it smelled very old and musky. The phones in the room did not work and the lock on our patio door was broken. I will try another ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2022

Mystique St Lucia by Royalton
Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa
Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa
4 out of 5
Rodney Bay Village, Gros Islet
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $274 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11
CA $274
per night
Dec 10 - Dec 11
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Gros Islet. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (812 reviews)
"Great time!"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2022

Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Beachcross Villa Apartments
Beachcross Villa Apartments
3 out of 5
Reduit Beach Avenue, Gros Islet, LC02 501
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Gros Islet. Enjoy free WiFi, an airport shuttle, and babysitting services. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (55 reviews)
"Close to beach, and safe, could do with a little repair"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2022

Beachcross Villa Apartments
Cap Cove St. Lucia
Cap Cove St. Lucia
4 out of 5
Cap Estate, Cas en Bas Beach, Gros Islet, LC01 101
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Gros Islet. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Popular attractions Cas en Bas Beach and Sandals Golf and Country ...
Cap Cove St. Lucia
Seaview Condos
Seaview Condos
3 out of 5
Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, lc1 401
Stay at this 3-star condo in Gros Islet. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Popular attractions Rodney Bay Marina and Splash Island Water Park ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (5 reviews)
Top Views
"Great views of Rodney bay, 15 mins walk to Reduit Beach. Property was very spacious and private with very helpful Landlady."

Reviewed on Mar. 26, 2022

Seaview Condos
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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