Rodney Bay

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The beach, although a main attraction, can easily become overrun with tourists, but the area is also host to other activities like bars, restaurants, and shops for a good time. You'll also find a wide range of water sports at this busy destination.

Located along the northwestern outskirts of Rodney Bay, this beach is on the North coast of Saint Lucia. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Many of St. Lucia's beaches are soothing, less-traveled spots along the coast. While these qualities are undoubtedly perfect for some, others need the kind of activity and variety you'll find at Rodney Bay.

How to Access The Beach

The beach is about 15 minutes north of Castries and can be accessed off the Castries - Gros Islet Hwy. As you get into the town of Rodney Bay, take a right around the Bay Walk Shopping Mall which will put you on a road running parallel to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

A yachtsman's haven, Rodney Bay is a man made lagoon that hosts an array of shops, hotels, and restaurants geared towards tourists. The beaches are beautiful but get crowded with tourists and vendors. There are huts and umbrellas offering shade, but you may need to be a guest at one of the hotels to use them.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. If available, you could also order some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Many tourists spend their time at Rodney Bay, a crowded area that offers guests every amenity for their journey, including beautiful beaches.

Be mindful that Rodney Bay is in an area which is is a much-visited area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Rodney Bay on the North coast of Saint Lucia. It is near Treasure Bay Casino, which is located a half mile away, and it is a local place of interest.

If a visit to the Rodney Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Rodney Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Treasure Bay Casino Casino 0.5 mi. S Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Rodney Bay, a town which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the coast, Rodney Bay is a fairly short distance away, about three quarters of a mile (a kilometer).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a pretty nice assortment of hotels and resorts to pick from in the area that surrounds Rodney Bay. The most accessible of which are shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Rodney Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bay Gardens Beach Resort 0.1 mi. NE Resort
Ginger Lily Hotel 0.1 mi. SE Hotel
The Village Inn and Spa 0.1 mi. ENE Hotel
Tuxedo Villas 0.1 mi. SE Hotel
Royal St. Lucian 0.1 mi. S Resort
Harmony Suites 0.3 mi. S Hotel
Royal by Rex Resorts St. Lucia 0.3 mi. S Resort
Rex Resorts St. Lucian 0.4 mi. SSW Resort
La Terrassee Inn 0.4 mi. S Guest house
Coco Palm 0.5 mi. S Hotel


If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the closest restaurants is Trio's Carribean Fusion. The restaurant features Caribbean food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Rodney Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Trio's Carribean Fusion (758) 457-8006 Caribbean Informal 0.1 mi. E
Hi-Tide Restaurant (758) 457-8500 Caribbean Informal 0.1 mi. NE
Trios Caribbean Fusion Restaurant (758) 457-8500 Caribbean, Fusion Fine Dining 0.1 mi. NE
Buzz (758) 458-0450 Caribbean, Vegetarian Informal 0.1 mi. SSE
Fire Grill (758) 451-4745 Contemporary Informal 0.1 mi. SSE
Jacques Waterfront Dining (758) 458-1900 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 0.2 mi. ENE
Razmataz! (758) 452-9800 Indian Informal 0.2 mi. S
Chic Restaurant (758) 452-9999 Caribbean, French -- 0.2 mi. S
Cockpit Gastro Pub (758) 452-0100 British, International Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
L'Epicure & Terrace (758) 452-9999 Creole Fine Dining 0.3 mi. S
The Oriental (758) 452-8351 Asian Fusion, Japanese Informal 0.3 mi. S
Golden Taste Restaurant -- Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. N

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Rodney Bay isn't the only beach worth visitng on Saint Lucia.

You may also want to try Donkey Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. It is located a mile to the south west. If you're looking for something a little more private, Labrelotte Bay could be a good option for you. It is located just a little ways away.

Another location you may want to try is Reduit Beach, which is located a half mile away. 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.

St. Lucia has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Rodney Bay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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