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

Mystique St Lucia by Royalton
Mystique St Lucia by Royalton
4 out of 5
Reduit Beach, Gros Islet
The price is £201 per night from 24 May to 25 May
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 their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (424 reviews)
"Staff was amazing just as other travelers have stated. Property is typical Caribbean but ocean views were one the best that we have seen. Town was 10 minutes from property which made exciting shopping."

Reviewed on 12 May 2022

Mystique St Lucia by Royalton
The Landings Resort & Spa
The Landings Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Pigeon Island Causeway, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, 0000
The price is £315 per night from 6 Jun to 7 Jun
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Gros Islet. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (598 reviews)
"This resort exceeded my expectations! First thing, they upgraded my room from a one bedroom to a two bedroom suite. Suite doesn't begin to describe it. There was a living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and three bathrooms. All immaculate and beautifully decorated. Meile appliances in the ..."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

The Landings Resort & Spa
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
Labrelotte Bay, Gros Islet
The price is £242 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Gros Islet. Enjoy free WiFi, 6 outdoor pools and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the property condition ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (616 reviews)
"Great staff and friendly place!"

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort
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.
Careffe Suites Apt 4 - 5 mins from Rodney Bay Village
Careffe Suites Apt 4 - 5 mins from Rodney Bay Village
Gros Islet, Gros-islet
The price is £50 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this holiday home in Gros Islet. Enjoy WiFi, a TV and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Bonne Terre Tropical Gardens and Baywalk Shopping Mall are located ...
Careffe Suites Apt 4 - 5 mins from Rodney Bay Village
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 condo 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
Hotel Chez Marie Alish
Hotel Chez Marie Alish
3 out of 5
Massade Dauphin St, Gros Islet, 00000
The price is £65 per night from 13 Jun to 14 Jun
Stay at this 3-star luxury aparthotel in Gros Islet. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the WiFi in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.6/5 Good! (30 reviews)
St Lucia carnival 2019
"This place was amazing. The owners treat you like family and welcome you. Close to the beach restaurant and night life. 10 mins away from Castries. Great area"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2019

Hotel Chez Marie Alish
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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