Gros Islet is a quiet, sleepy fishing village across from Rodney Bay on St. Lucia, yet the activity it is best known for is its Friday night Jump Up party which brings people out for dancing and partying in the streets. During the day, however, kitesurfing and scuba diving are top ways to spend some time.
The same volcanic activity that formed the island of St. Lucia also played a role in the unique underwater terrain that attracts visitors from around the world. Very varied, there are options for all skill levels of divers.
There are several dive services and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from. To visit our complete guide to scuba diving in this area, navigate to this page.
With some rich marine ecosystems just offshore, Gros Islet is a prime destination for anyone looking to fit in some fishing during their vacation. The area is particularly known for its good sport-fishing opportunities.
Want to catch some fish during your vacation? You'll be glad to know 3 fishing charters operate in this area. You can obtain more information concerning fishing in this area can do so here.
Take a look at the table below to learn more about area firms that will help you spend some time on the open water.
|Endless Summer Cruises||(758) 450-8651||0.5 mi. South of Central Gros Islet|
|Israel King Water Taxi||(758) 717-3301||0.5 mi. South of Central Gros Islet|
|Joy's Adventure Excursions and Coastal Cruises||(758) 284-1830||0.2 mi. South West of Central Gros Islet|
|Saluna Watersports||(758) 518-8236||0.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Gros Islet|
|Sea Spray Day Cruises||(758) 458-0123||0.5 mi. South of Central Gros Islet|
|Typhoon Tours||(758) 284-7575||0.5 mi. South of Central Gros Islet|
|Wave Riders||(758) 452-0808||0.5 mi. South of Central Gros Islet|
If you'd like to read about charter operators and area marinas read this page.
If you have some folks who enjoy window shopping vacationing with you, they're not totally out of luck -- more than 30 retail stores are located in this area. To visit our page about shopping in and around Gros Islet, use this link.
Also plan on spending some time exploring the sights and sounds of Gros Islet. Area sights include 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors If you enjoy the great outdoors, you may enjoy visiting the area's waterfall, outdoor park, and botanical garden. Navigate here to see our article concerning area sightseeing and attractions.
If you like the idea of going snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Gros Islet. Take advantage of this extended discussion concerning snorkeling if you'd like to find additional information.
Going to a spa might be the highlight of your vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you'll be pleased to learn there are a few in the area. To navigate to our detailed page about spas, visit this page.
If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The following table summarizes some key facts. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to read more about the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Sandals Grand St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort||0.9 mi. Northwest of Central Gros Islet||2|
|Royal St. Lucian||0.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Gros Islet||2|
|Royal by Rex Resorts St. Lucia||0.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Gros Islet||2|
For example, Sandals Grand St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
The chart below offers a few details concerning other activities.
|Watersports Operator||--||0.9 mi. South of Central Gros Islet|
|Eastern Caribbean Diving||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(758) 453-3483||La Brelotte Bay, 2.3 mi. South West of Central Gros Islet|
|Movie Theater||--||3.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Gros Islet|
|Scuba Steve's Diving||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(758) 450-9433||0.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Gros Islet|
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