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.
Positioned in the vicinity of Castries, Malabar Beach is on the North coast of Saint Lucia. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Oftentimes, travelers searching for their favorite beach on St. Lucia end up choosing one that is a little off the beaten path, but still has all the major conveniences; that's why Malabar Beach is an ideal choice for many travelers.
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.
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.
Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. Sometimes, visitors will be able to get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically operate along this coastline.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.
Since Malabar Beach happens to be found inside a hot tourist destination, many try to show up early.
Visitors will find this beach on St. Lucia's North coast. It is near, which is located a half mile to the south west, and it is one of a few attractions in the region.
If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting St. Lucia Folk Research Centre, a lovely museum found only a brief walk or taxi ride away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.
The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available on St. Lucia. The following table includes the closest attractions.
|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|
The town of Castries is close-by and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the coast, Castries is a quick trip away, roughly one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).
How many other people you encounter at Malabar Beach will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.
While travelers will find only a few accommodations in the immediate vicinity, those options closest to Malabar Beach can be viewed in the list that follows.
|Rendezvous Hotel||0.2 mi.||SW||Resort|
|Cara Suites Castries||1.0 mi.||S||Hotel|
|Auberge Seraphine Hotel||1.0 mi.||SW||Hotel|
When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is Jade Terrace Chinese. The restaurant has a menu featuring Chinese food. They're also renowned for their 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 following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.
|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||--||--||--||--|
|Le Restaurant De Romantique||(758) 451-8790||--||--||--||--|
|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|
Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Malabar Beach.
Another option worth considering is Reduit Beach, which is located four and a half miles to the north-northeast. 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 St. Lucia has many alluring attractions, Malabar Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.
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