Rodney Bay – An Overview
Rodney Bay Village was primarily a residential neighborhood but has now become a prime destination for visitors, with a wide variety of hotels, restaurants and bars. This is one of the most popular residential areas, on the island, because it has so much to offer.
Before the 1970’s the Village of Gros Islet was a small community isolated by a large area of swampland’s. This included much of what is now referred to as Rodney Bay and one of the island’s busiest beaches, Reduit Beach.
When the construction of the Marina and inner harbour began in the 1970’s the swampland’s were excavated. The earth that was removed was utilised to form the causeway that connects the original shoreline to Pigeon Island. Today, Pigeon Island is a National Landmark with ruins and beautiful views.
Every convenience can be found in here from shopping malls, restaurants and bars and schools along with some of the most sort after real estate.
How To Get There
Heading north from Vieux Fort and Castries airports Rodney Bay is accessed from the main east coast highway. After reaching Castries you head north towards Gros Islet.
Where To Stay
Several hotels and small guest houses are located in this area
Tucked on the shores of Rodney Bay along one of St. Lucia’s most celebrated beaches, The Landings Resort and Spa conveys a feeling of luxury and elegance. Beautifully decorated villas overlook the resort’s yacht marina or the Caribbean’s shimmering turquoise waters. The Landings is Luxury Island living at its finest. The Landings Hotel & Spa was voted Best Beachfront Hotel in St. Lucia 2018 – Luxury Travel Awards.
If a more intimate boutique resort is what you prefer the Ginger Lily Hotel is sure to please.
Ginger Lily is a family owned, eleven bedroom boutique hotel located in the heart of the Village, just a moments’ walk from Reduit Beach. It offers a relaxing and peaceful setting, perfect to unwind and enjoy all that St Lucia has to offer.
Where To Eat
Rodney Bay has the most choice of restaurants in the whole island. Caribbean, Italian, Chinese, Steak house and many more. Some of our favorites are listed below with links to their websites or Facebook page.
Rodney Bay Marina
What To Do
Rodney Bay has numerous attractions including the largest expanse of white sandy beach at Reduit, the bustling Marina and the islands only casino.
The beaches offer an opportunity for the water sports enthusiast to enjoy skiing, Snuba, sailing, paragliding and paddle boarding
Be sure to visit Lucian Style Experiences whose services include Segway Tours, Soufriere Tours, sightseeing tours, boat tours, waterfall tours, and much more.
Pigeon Island, close to Landings Resort and Spa, with its 44 acres of unspoiled National Park is particularly popular for walking, swimming and fly boarding. Click the link here to read more facts about this fascinating landmark.