Activities in Gros Islet

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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. 


Gros Islet Diving

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.

You'll find several dive services and a small number of dive sites in the area. To read more about diving in this area see this page.


Exodus Boat Charters

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.

Hoping to reel in a big one during your vacation? You'll be glad to learn there are 3 charter fishing services located in this area. Those interested can get more details about fishing in this area can do so by clicking on this link.


St. Lucia Golf

Like to play golf? There are two golf courses in the area. The area courses are St. Lucia Golf and Country Club and Sandals St. Lucia La Toc Golf. You can click on the course name for more detail concerning the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more. For a better look at golf courses throughout St. Lucia navigate to this page.

Sailing and Boating

Joy's Adventure Excursions and Coastal Cruises

The chart directly below summarizes a few details concerning firms that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In And Around Gros Islet
Name Phone Location
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 Boat Tours (758) 727-0009 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 want to read about area marinas and charter operators read this article.


Baywalk Mall

If there are some folks who enjoy window shopping in your group, they'll be interested to know that at least 30 retailers are located in this area. If you want to learn about shopping in Gros Islet and nearby, you can do so here.


Fort Rodney

You might want to set aside some time for enjoying the sights, sounds and culture of Gros Islet. The area features 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Those visitors who like spending time outdoors will typically have a pleasant time visiting the area's waterfall, outdoor park, and botanical garden. To read more about area sightseeing attractions, use this link.


Taxi & Tours in Castries

If you like to go snokeling you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Gros Islet. Click to read our article concerning local snorkeling opportunities.


Enjoying a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you will be happy to know there are several in this area. Anyone needing to find out more concerning this topic can do so by going to this page.


Royal St. Lucian

If you want to play some tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. At a glance, you can see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to read more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near Gros Islet
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Royal St. Lucian 0.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Gros Islet 2 check
Royal by Rex Resorts St. Lucia 0.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Gros Islet 2 check
Smugglers Cove Resort All Inclusive 1.1 mi. North of Central Gros Islet 7 check

For example, Royal St. Lucian is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.


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