Malabar Beach

While not overly urbanized, this is a beach that does see quite a number of visitors. Its location adjacent to the the runway of Vigie Airport make it quick and easy to access for those staying along the northwest coast - the most popular tourist area.

Located in the vicinity of Castries, Malabar Beach is on the North coast of Saint Lucia. You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying very close. Malabar Beach is a hidden gem to some travelers: it offers an upbeat, social atmosphere, but is rarely crowded. If you prefer to avoid St. Lucia's quiet, secluded beaches, but don't want to compete with other beachgoers for a spot, this beach is right in the middle.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is simple to access by car, taxi, or on foot. It's located just off the Castries - Gros Islet Hwy south of Choc Beach. You'll find it behind the M&C; Home Depot.

Amenities and Ambiance

The golden sands of Malabar Beach sit right in between Choc Beach and the Vigie Airport, where you'll find scores of beachgoers lounging in chairs under umbrellas, and many others in the gentle, blue waters of the bay. Off to the right, you'll have a lovely view of nearby Rat Island. The beach is very close to popular shopping and dining spots.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. On some days, it may be possible to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Don't forget that the region in which Malabar Beach is located is an urban area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on St. Lucia's North coast. It is close to Choc Cemetery, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of the attractions in the region.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like St. Lucia Folk Research Centre (located three quarters of a mile to the south) offer a fun learning experience and a new way to experience St. Lucia's culture.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Malabar Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Choc Cemetery Historical Site 0.4 mi. SW Saint Lucia
St. Lucia Folk Research Centre Museum 0.8 mi. S Saint Lucia
Dollar Wise Arcade Gambling Arcade 1.3 mi. SW Saint Lucia
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Historical Site 1.3 mi. SSW Saint Lucia
Government House Historical Site 1.7 mi. SW Saint Lucia
Le Pavillion Royal Museum Museum 1.7 mi. SW Saint Lucia
La Toc Battery Historical Site 1.9 mi. SW Saint Lucia
Sandals St. Lucia La Toc Golf Golf Course 2.1 mi. SW Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

The closest town is Castries, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Castries is not far away, roughly one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels close-by, the closest ones have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Malabar Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rendezvous Resort 0.2 mi. WSW Resort
Auberge Seraphine Hotel 1.0 mi. SW Hotel

Food

When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from these sands. Jade Terrace Chinese is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant offers a menu of Chinese food. They are also known for serving chicken and soups. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Malabar Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Jade Terrace Chinese (758) 451-8952 Chinese Very Casual 0.2 mi. SE
Beach Facilities (758) 452-5494 -- -- -- --
Cyril & Sons (758) 453-1500 -- -- -- --
Ferrands Ice Cream (758) 452-3387 International Very Casual -- --
Green Peppers Restaurant (758) 452-5855 -- -- -- --
Honey Bee Cafe (758) 452-5919 -- -- -- --
Irie Ice Cream Parlor (758) 452-6279 -- -- -- --
Le Restaurant De Romantique (758) 451-8790 -- -- -- --
New Sun Restuarnt (758) 451-6326 -- -- -- --
Tench Yasmin (758) 451-8922 -- -- -- --
Walker Mandy (758) 450-3282 -- -- 0.3 mi. E
The Pier (758) 456-8000 Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.6 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Malabar Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also enjoy Reduit Beach, located fairly close-by, which means a short ride in a taxi is a solid choice. Your island experience is sure to be unforgettable at Reduit Beach, where there is so much to see and do, you may have to come back to experience it all.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Malabar Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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