Marigot Bay is a secluded little resort set into St Lucia’s sun-kissed west coast. Parts of the bay are only accessible via water taxi, giving the resort a lovely remote feel – like your own paradise island.
The beach is a real beauty, with powder-fine sand and a fringe of palm trees, and the clear water is warm and safe for swimming. Unsurprisingly, you’re in for some fantastic watersports here, with superb snorkelling as well as kayaking, jet-skiing and more.
The picturesque harbour is filled to the brim with everything from sailboats to super yachts, with a marina village at its heart providing a string of shops and cafés. The restaurant scene is strong, too, with a good choice of local eateries serving up fresh seafood and sundowners.
Flight time from the UK to St Lucia is around 8 hours 30 minutes.
Transfer time from St Lucia airport to Marigot Bay is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
St Lucia is hot all year round, although the summer months coincide with hurricane season, and the heaviest rainfall is between June and November. Good news if you fancy some winter sun – the driest months are between December and March, when the average temperature is a balmy 28°C.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to St Lucia.
A 10% gratuity charge will typically be added to your hotel and restaurant bills in St Lucia, so check carefully. Any additional tipping is at your discretion, although 10% is a good guide. A dollar or two would be appreciated by maids, porters and drivers.
The official language of St Lucia is English.