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

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
Labrelotte Bay, Gros Islet
The price is $353 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
$353
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
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 in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (729 reviews)
"The property was good. It would be so much better to transfer from the airport by boat than by car. The Island is so full of garbage that it is not a great drive. The property was partially under renovation so there was lots of noise while relaxing on the beach and all the way until after dinner. ..."

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort
The Landings Resort & Spa
The Landings Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Pigeon Island Causeway, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, 0000
The price is $553 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
$553
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2
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 ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (725 reviews)
"Really great property and facilities. Loved the kayaks, paddle boards, and jet skis. Incredible vacation with splendid views"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

The Landings Resort & Spa
Royalton Saint Lucia, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
Royalton Saint Lucia, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
4.5 out of 5
Gros Islet, Gros Islet, LC01101
The price is $682 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17
$682
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury property in Gros Islet. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (588 reviews)
"Amazing stay, great staff! Many options for dinning was nice to have different cuisines."

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Royalton Saint Lucia, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive 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.
Caribbean Dream Vacation Property
Caribbean Dream Vacation Property
3 out of 5
Rodney Heights, Gros Islet
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Gros Islet. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions Baywalk Shopping Mall and Bonne Terre Tropical ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (18 reviews)
"Really great place to stay , the host was amazing, I had a wonderful stay, definitely will be returning again."

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2023

Caribbean Dream Vacation Property
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 ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"La struttura era bella, tenuta bene e accogliente. Come spesso accade ai caraibi il problema è la gestione: la pulizia della piscina veniva effettuata sempre a orari diversi ma fra le 8 e le 9,30 quando c'erano giá i clienti in acqua , il cerenguito,sempre in zona piscina apriva e chiudeva sempre ..."

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2023

Cap Cove St. Lucia
Heavenly Suites
Heavenly Suites
3 out of 5
La Feuillet, Gros Islet, POB1287
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Gros Islet. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and private spa tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (33 reviews)
"We had a great stay at Heavenly Suites for 5 nights. We stayed In the ground floor suite by the pool and pretty much had the place to ourselves! Super quiet and relaxing. No loud music, kids or late night parties! If you want a hidden away, quiet place with a pool this is your spot. We had such a ..."

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

Heavenly Suites
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.

Popular places to visit

Things to do

Cities near Gros Islet