This charming old-Caribbean town is overflowing with laid-back vibes. There’s colourful colonial architecture, a pretty palm-lined square and 17th-century buildings to explore. You’ll also find plenty of restaurants and street vendors dotted around where you can sample traditional Caribbean food.
This place isn’t like St Lucia’s typical seaside towns, which sing from a sleepy and secluded hymn sheet. Instead, Rodney Bay delivers the same powdery sunbathing spots with a bundle of up-and-at-them extras. Shack-style restaurants close in on the waterfront, and the nightlife’s the best about. It’s also home to the island’s first and only casino, and puts you within chipping range of a scenic golf course.
This tranquil spot is at the northernmost tip of the island surrounded by rainforest-covered hills, lush greenery and beaches framed by turquoise waters. There’s an 18-hole golf course nearby, as well as easy access to Gros Islet, Rodney Bay and Pigeon Island National Park. You’ve got the perfect balance of activities and relaxation time here.
You’ll find the dinky town of Corinth plum in the middle of Castries and Rodney Bay on St Lucia’s northwest coast. It’s all about taking it easy here – pretty much everything is focussed on the shoreline. Plus, it’s a 15-minute drive in either direction to Rodney Bay or Castries.
Colour-splashed Soufriere’s set in a sheltered cove on St Lucia’s south-west coast. Life’s pretty easy-going here – picture brightly-hued fishing boats, colonial buildings with a white and yellow finish, and street cafés that spill out onto the pavement. Stroll to the marina, and you’ll have tip-top views of the town’s hilly, tree-cloaked collar.