It should be noted that Rodney Bay and Gros Islet are two totally different places.

Rodney Bay village comprises a  selection of shops mostly fashion at street level and in two malls. Also in the area are a wide selection of restaurants catering for every taste. Indian, Chinese, Pizza, Steak etc. the rear entrance of Coco Palm Hotel leads you straight into this area.

If this is what you like on holiday all well and good, all very nice but NOT the real Caribbean.

However Gros Islet is only a couple of miles if that away and is a small Caribbean fishing community. Famous for the Friday night 'Jump Up'  it is worth a visit just for its own charm.