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

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
The price is $207 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
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 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (378 reviews)
"The place was nice and the people very friendly."

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2022

Harbor Club St. Lucia, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Landings Resort & Spa
The Landings Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Pigeon Island Causeway, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet
The price is $521 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Located in Gros Islet, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Windward Islands, Pigeon Island National Park, and Saint ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (555 reviews)
"The resort was beautiful, staff was all very friendly and the food was great. I would definitely recommend The Landings. We will be back."

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

The Landings Resort & Spa
Mystique St Lucia by Royalton
Mystique St Lucia by Royalton
4 out of 5
Reduit Beach, Gros Islet
The price is $354 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
This Gros Islet resort is on the waterfront, on the beach within minutes of Reduit Beach, Splash Island Water Park Saint Lucia, and Rodney Bay Marina. Also nearby ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (391 reviews)
"Amazing location on the beachfront of Reduit beach. Nice and polite staff. Very pleased with quality, quantity and variety of food in all inclusive package - breakfast, lunch and dinner all very good. Spacious rooms with lovely view."

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Mystique St Lucia by Royalton
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.
South Sea House
South Sea House
3.5 out of 5
South Hills, Gros Islet
The price is $112 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
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 ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
"Excellent experience. The property is newer, lovely and secluded. Karen and Jerome were outstanding property managers and help us every step of the way. We will return soon"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

South Sea House
Flamboyant Villa
Flamboyant Villa
3 out of 5
Trouya, Gros Islet
The price is $112 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
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 ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (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
The Harbour
The Harbour
3.5 out of 5
Coast Luxury Townhouses, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet
Situated in a shopping district, this spa villa is within a 10-minute walk of Windward Islands and Baywalk Shopping Mall. Bonne Terre Tropical Gardens and Reduit ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Comfortable, clean
"Fantastic experience at the Harbour. Really comfortable villa with huge beds and well equipped kitchens. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone was so friendly. 100% I’d stay again here if I returned to the island. The location is ideal too - 15min walk to reduit beach, 20min walk to the marina, ..."

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2021

The Harbour
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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