Holidays to Corinth mix time on the sand with shopping and clubbing in St Lucia's full-of-life capital.

Chilled-out town

You’ll find the dinky town of Corinth halfway between Castries and Rodney Bay, on St Lucia’s northwest coast. The atmosphere's a little different to its lively neighbours, though – it’s all about taking it easy here, and pretty much everything's focused on the shoreline. Smart hotels are spread out along the waterfront, and the beaches are split into bite-sized coves.

Beach life

Beach-wise, the attention-grabbing stretch in these parts is at nearby Choc Bay. It’s a back-to-basics place, with nothing interrupting the sands, bar a few paddleboards stacked up for hire and a volleyball net. Palm trees provide the shade, and it’s not uncommon to get the whole beach to yourself. Turn your attention north, and you can reach the ice-white sands of Rodney Bay in 15 minutes by car.

City daytrips

Corinth is in a handy spot for trips up and down the island. The wide-awake capital, Castries, is a good place to start. Here, you’ve got a square named after a Nobel Prize winner, Calippo-coloured houses and a good dose of duty-free shopping centres. Plus, don’t miss the open-air market, where you can pick up street food, spices and knick-knacks.

At a Glance

  • Have a snooze on Choc Beach
  • Snorkel around the reefs of Pigeon Island
  • Tuck into Creole grub with the locals at Castries market