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Gros IsletSt. Lucia

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

Top Hotels in Gros Islet

Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Gros Islet, Gros Islet
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Nestled on the beach, this Cap Estate property is within 3 mi (5 km) of Windward Islands, Rodney Bay Marina, and Reduit Beach. Smugglers Cove and Sandals Golf ...

4.1/5Very Good! (407 reviews)

"Newer Resort, clean. Penthouse room very nice with private balcony jacuzzi , butler service great view. Nightly entertainment Food was ok but not great. Private dinner on the beach was very nice tho. Many pool and beach options."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2021

Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia - Adults Only - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Gros Islet, Gros Islet, Gros Islet
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Nestled on the beach, this Cap Estate property is within 3 mi (5 km) of Windward Islands, Rodney Bay Marina, and Reduit Beach. Smugglers Cove and Sandals Golf ...

4/5Very Good! (203 reviews)

"A very pretty property with good service. Food was generally lacking in taste, portion size, and very old by weeks end. Most waiters were good but there were several times it was lacking. Pools, beaches, and views were amazing."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

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Harbor Club St. Lucia, Curio Collection by Hilton
Harbor Club St. Lucia, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
Rodney Bay, Gros Islet Hwy, Gros Islet
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The price is $109 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Situated in the entertainment district, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rodney Bay Marina and Baywalk Shopping Mall. Daren Sammy Cricket Ground and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (341 reviews)

"Amazing stay at the Harbor Club, huge thanks to Joy & Ronnie who made my stay extra special. Lovely amazing hotel with great views - they were very covid aware and felt safe during my stay and I even had daily temperature checks. Will be back!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Harbor Club St. Lucia, Curio Collection by Hilton
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.

Vacation Rentals in Gros Islet

South Sea House
South Sea House
3.5 out of 5
South Hills, Gros Islet
The price is $97 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Cap Estate, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cas en Bas Beach and Sandals Golf and Country Club. Smugglers Cove and Rodney Bay Marina are also ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)

"Great location, with views of golf course and the sea. Excellent property, has everything you could need. Hosts Karen, Jerome and Susan the cleaner were very helpful and friendly. Would recommend getting a hire car, it's well worth exploring the Island. Will return in the future."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

South Sea House
Heavenly Suites
Heavenly Suites
3 out of 5
La Feuillet, Gros Islet

Situated near the airport, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Windward Islands and within 3 mi (5 km) of Rodney Bay Marina and Reduit Beach. Bonne ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)

"The apartment is great and the host is amazing. There is Million dollar view from the pool over the bay."…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

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Flamboyant Villa
Flamboyant Villa
3 out of 5
Trouya, Gros Islet

Situated near the beach, this villa is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Reduit Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Rodney Bay Marina and Vigie Beach. Daren Sammy Cricket Ground ...

4.2/5Excellent! (19 reviews)
Very nice place.

"Awesome place to stay. You'll need a car with good clearance, the driveway is steep and rough. Only drawback was kids running back and forth upstairs which was very annoying."…"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Flamboyant Villa
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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Reviews of Gros Islet

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Jaasper49

Mar 14, 2020

I'd recommend not renting a car. The roads are steep, narrow and curvy, and it's tough to get around if you don't know the area. Let a tour guide or taxi do the driving.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 29, 2020

The Gros Islet street party was a great time. Lots of rum punch and wonderful seafood.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 27, 2020

Gorgeous sunsets

5/5 - Excellent

Nina

Feb 24, 2020

Sunsets!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 11, 2020

Island buggy tour was fantastic, Snoop dog was our guide and he was very informative. Highly recommend

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 27, 2020

I enjoyed the Friday night street party

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