St Lucia Yacht Charter Activities, Beaches, Dining…and more
Wondering what St Lucia yacht charter activities are right for you? From exciting activities, beaches, dining, and nightlife; St Lucia has something to offer travelers of all kinds.
Guests arriving in St. Lucia will soon discover the island offers an abundance of exciting activities. Fishing, golf, and watersports are just a few of the fun things to do during your Caribbean getaway.
As with most places in the Caribbean, fishing on St. Lucia is excellent. Game fishermen will be in paradise with the wide variety of fish found in the water surrounding the island. And with the abundance of game fish in St. Lucia’s waters, fishermen will have plenty of opportunities to catch the”Big One.” Fishing charters on the island can take you to the best places to fish, as well as supply you with any equipment you may need for your outing. Fishing on St. Lucia is not only a popular sport but also a way of life for many of the islanders.
Snorkel & Scuba Dive
St. Lucia has become a popular vacation destination for snorkeling and scuba diving. The clear, warm waters of the Caribbean boast a plethora of amazing marine life, including coral reef walls, countless fish, and other sea creatures. Divers and snorkelers will discover the underwater world is a fascinating place full of wonder and mystery. Wreck and wall diving are among the most popular kinds of diving in St. Lucia.
If you can tear yourself away from the seclusion of your private yacht charter for or a few hours in the markets, you’ll want to look for hand-made local arts and crafts. Beautiful batiks, intricate silk-screen pieces, and delicate wood carvings are produced by local talented artisans who live here and sell their wares at local kiosks. Gablewoods Mall, located in the Cap Estate area, is one such market. Here you’ll find a wide assortment of crafts, along with a good selection of liquor, local snack foods, and souvenirs. You may want to check out Snooty Agouti, a popular Rodney Bay souvenir shop/art dealer/bar/restaurant, where one-stop shopping takes on a literal meaning. Pick up a wood carving, grab a bite to eat, have a few drinks, and then head back to your yacht for some much-deserved rest.
For a unique sightseeing experience or a quick way to cross the island, hop on a St. Lucia Helicopter. Tours make great outings, while cross-island travel makes transit between the airports a breeze. Contact BVI & Caribbean Yacht Charters for details
- Anse du cap Beach: Large, black sand beach with generally calm waters located at Club Le sport in Cap Estate.
- Smuggler’s Cove Beach: A nice tiny beach that is great for snorkeling, located in Cap Estate.
- Anse Becune: Large black sand beach located at Club St. Lucia.
- Anse Chastenet: A wonderful beach with great snorkeling.
- Hilton Jalousie hotel: A wonderful beach with amazing snorkeling at the base of the Pitons and an 1800 foot drop off. Located on the south end of the island by Anse Chastenet.
- Pigeon Causeway: Long White Sandy beach located by Pigeon Island.
- Reduit Beach: A beautiful beach by Rodney bay with generally calm waters. One of the more popular beaches with restaurants and vendors. Several large hotels are located on this beach.
- Vigie Beach: A beautiful, long sandy beach by the airport in Castries.
While many of the chefs in St. Lucia draw heavily upon the spices and garnishes of Creole cuisine, the island’s fish fries, hotel restaurants, and unpretentious beach bars ensure that the overall fare is varied, international, and compelling.
Soufriere, Rodney Bay
Those seeking the elegance of fine dining should look to Soufriere, Rodney Bay, and the area east of Castries. St. Lucia plays host to a number of hotel restaurants where international cuisine delights dinner guests.
At Marigot Bay, where the 1967 version of Doctor Doolittle starring Rex Harrison was filmed, the memory is perpetuated at Doolittle’s, part of the Marigot Beach Club Hotel, lying 14km south of Castries. Your yacht will drop you off at the palm-studded peninsula of the resort. On Saturday nights — when Doolittle’s offers lavish seafood and barbeque buffet along with a steel band — this is the best place to be on the island. You can come here for drinks (try the Singapore Slings) or dishes like chunky pumpkin soup, jerk chicken, or lobster and coconut shrimp Creole.
Wander away from these high-end restaurants and you will be richly rewarded by the unpretentious bistros, vendors, and mom and pop shops that add local flavor to the landscape. Visit a fish fry in the town of Gros Islet, Anse La Ray, or Dennery and try barbecue, tatiri (a small fish, deep-fried and eaten whole), and chargrilled tuna steak.
Have your yacht drop you off at Gross Islet if you’re looking for excitement and dancing. Or, venture to Anse La Ray or Dennery for more subdued dining and entertainment. Whether the evening dinner brings with it relaxation or excitement, many of the locals treat dinner as the optimal time for”liming,” or hanging out.
Bars & Nightlife
Friday-night “jump-ups” are weekly street parties where islanders let it rip. For reggae and hot times, head for the gatherings at Gros Islet, attracting both St. Lucians and the visiting yachties from Rodney Bay. You won’t go hungry: stall after stall hawks barbecued meats along with such sides as rice ‘n’ beans and a tuber called dasheen, as seafood sizzles over hot coals and the smell of barbecued chicken whets appetites.
More “jump-ups” take place at Anse la Raye on St. Lucia’s western shore. Rum and reggae flow from about six in the evening to midnight or beyond. Stalls along the Anse la Raye waterfront often sell fresher and better seafood than you get in the upmarket dining rooms of the all-inclusive — conch, lobster, mahimahi, and even “pot fish.” Islanders claim that if you drink a “sea-moss shake” (seaweed, milk, sugar, and fruit), you’ll keep jumping up throughout the night.
Other island choices include:
- Captain’s Cellar: the Captain’s Cellar on Pigeon Island, Rodney Bay, which evokes an old British pub, with live jazz New Orleans style featured on Friday and Saturday nights.
- Green Parrot: In the winter, this sophisticated hotel bar in the Castries, offers steel band or calypso music every night of the week.
- Late Lime: Among the dance clubs, islanders and visitors favor Late Lime, Reduit Beach. A DJ plays dance music on Saturday.
- Shamrocks Pub: If you’d like to go barhopping, begin at Shamrocks Pub, Rodney Bay. This Irish-style pub is especially popular among yachties and gets really lively on weekends.
- The Warf: Come to The Warf in Choc Bay for great live music and karaoke.
For more St Lucia yacht charter activities contact BVI & Caribbean Yacht Charters at (321) 777-1707