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.

Set in the vicinity of Castries, Malabar Beach is on the North coast of Saint Lucia. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, although Malabar Beach is by no means secluded, it's not the busiest of St. Lucia's beaches either. It's the perfect choice for travelers who want to visit a somewhat lively beach but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

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 buy food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Malabar Beach will be found in an area that sees many visitors, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on St. Lucia's North coast. It's located near Choc Cemetery, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of the attractions in the vicinity.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like St. Lucia Folk Research Centre (located three quarters of a mile to the south) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new way to view St. Lucia's traditions and culture.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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

Malabar Beach is in the Castries area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The closest town is Castries, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Castries is not far away, about one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

While there aren't many hotels within a several miles, the nearest ones are shown in the table below.

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

Food

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Jade Terrace Chinese is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers a menu of Chinese cuisine. They also specialize in chicken and soups. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

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

Saint Lucia has many nice beaches, so Malabar Beach is just one of your options.

Another location you may want to try is Reduit Beach, located not too far away, which means a quick cab ride can take you where you want to go. 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.

Of course, St. Lucia has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Malabar Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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