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“Great - but touristed”
Review of Marigot Bay

Marigot Bay
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St. Lucia Marigot Bay to Roseau River Kayaking Tour
Ranked #13 of 170 things to do in St. Lucia
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Owner description: A yachtsman's haven, this picturesque bay has been used for background shots in many Hollywood films such as Dr. Doolittle and Fire Power.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great - but touristed”
Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

This is a very cost spot in St. Lucia. A very nice bay tucked away between cliffs.
History tells that english navy spilde into this bay, put coconuts in top of the masts of their giant vessels to hide from the enemy during the fight for the Island. They we never discovered but mistaken for palmtrees by the enemy.
I have been here several times by sailboat and find it very cosy, but also very touristed.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“A really pretty bay”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

I went to Marigot Bay during a 10 day stay in St Lucia and had a really relaxing time.

There are 2 distinct sides. On one side there are shops, restaurants and plenty of boats to marvel at.

The other side can only be reached by water taxi which is regular, cheap and a short journey away. On that side is a hotel resort with beach (but you do not need to be staying there to visit). The beach is nice (though more crowded than many on St Lucia that I visited) but the water was quite shallow. It would be good for snorkelling but not so good for swimming.

There is a bar/restaurant within the hotel that has a nice outlook over the water but, be warned, there are no public toilet facilities at the beach so, unless you are staying, you have to dart to the bar and buy a drink every time you need those facilities.

Visited April 2014
2 Thank Stephen B
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Mauriac, France
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375 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Very Scenic”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

This was the most scenic, pretty cove I've come across. A lovely sheltered anchorage, a small mall of shops and excellent ice-cream shop; a couple of big hotel/villa complexes and little ferry shuttles to get around the bay.

Visited April 2014
Thank Nick A
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St. Johns, Florida
2 reviews
“"The most beautiful bay in the Caribbean"”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

James Michener was right, this is the most beautiful Bay in the Caribbean! Wonderful stay here! We stayed at the Capella and it was wonderful. Be sure to take the little water taxi over to the other side of the bay. The beach at Sunset was magical, this place is just Heaven. Be sure to Eat at the RainForest Hideaway restaurant, a bit pricey, but a truly Gourmet eating experience, that is on the bay and a really wonderful ambiance!

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Road are a bit rough and slopping”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Our hotel was in Marigot Bay, not as trendy and Rodney Bay and Castries area. There are a few restaurants around but you will need to take a taxi.I didnt see any shopping area

Visited April 2014
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