Donkey Beach

One of the smallest, but most picturesque beaches on the island's northwest coast, Donkey Beach was almost destroyed when a golf course was to be put in there, but as of now the course's plans have fallen through and the beach remains.

Situated on the northern side of the island of Saint Lucia, You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. St. Lucia's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but Donkey Beach is less exposed than the others, making it just the right spot for vacationers who want to stay away from big crowds, but still get the most out of their beach visit.

How to Access The Beach
From Castries, take the main coastal road north past Choc and into Corinth. Take your first right after the Rasco on the left. Then take your first right after that and follow it around until you come to the end of the road where you can leave your car. From here, it is a short hike along the trail leading you out to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is a short, though pleasant, strip of sand at the end of a long, thin cut into the interior of northwestern Saint Kitts. It's nestled in between a couple of distinctive pitons, begging to be photographed. The water inside the cut is calm and clear. Palms and other interesting flora cover the interior and provide some shade.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since Donkey Beach can be found in an active, busy area, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Donkey Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the North coast of Saint Lucia; this area boasts other attractions such as Treasure Bay Casino, which is three quarters of a mile away.

If you want to learn more about the history of St. Lucia, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort Rodney, which is a mile and a half to the north.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Donkey Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Treasure Bay Casino Casino 0.8 mi. ENE Saint Lucia
Fort Rodney Historical Site 1.8 mi. N Pigeon Island
St. Lucia Golf and Country Club Golf Course 2.8 mi. NE Saint Lucia
Choc Cemetery Historical Site 3.3 mi. SSW Saint Lucia
St. Lucia Folk Research Centre Museum 3.8 mi. SSW Saint Lucia
Dollar Wise Arcade Gambling Arcade 4.2 mi. SSW Saint Lucia
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Historical Site 4.3 mi. SSW Saint Lucia
Government House Historical Site 4.7 mi. SSW Saint Lucia
Le Pavillion Royal Museum Museum 4.7 mi. SSW Saint Lucia
La Toc Battery Historical Site 4.7 mi. SW Saint Lucia
Sandals St. Lucia La Toc Golf Golf Course 4.8 mi. SW Saint Lucia
Eudovic's Art Studio Art Gallery 5.1 mi. SSW Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

Rodney Bay is the closest town and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Rodney Bay is not far away, roughly one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is in a relatively popular vacation area, it is not typically all that difficult to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For guests looking to get a place that's near the water, the table below shows the closest accommodations to Donkey Beach.

Accommodations near Donkey Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Caribbean Jewel Beach Resort 0.5 mi. NE Resort
Windjammer Landing 0.7 mi. SW Resort
Coco Palm 0.7 mi. ENE Hotel
Alize Inn 0.7 mi. SE Hotel
Papillon Hotel 0.8 mi. NE Hotel
St. Lucian by Rex Resorts 0.8 mi. NE Resort
Royal by Rex Resorts St. Lucia 0.9 mi. NE Resort
La Terrassee Inn 0.9 mi. ENE Guest house
Bay Gardens Inn 0.9 mi. E Hotel
East Winds Inn 0.9 mi. SSW Resort

Food

If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. The Villa Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has both Caribbean and International cuisines.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

Restaurants near Donkey Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Villa Restaurant (758) 452-9199 Caribbean, International Informal 0.5 mi. NE
Dragonfly (758) 456-9000 Caribbean, International Informal 0.7 mi. SW
Embers (758) 456-9000 Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. SW
Jammer's (877) 522-0722 Contemporary, European Informal 0.7 mi. SW
Papa Don's Restaurant (877) 522-0722 Mediterranean Informal 0.7 mi. SW
Upper Deck (758) 456-9000 Caribbean, International Fine Dining 0.7 mi. SW
Taiwanese Delicious -- -- -- 0.7 mi. E
KoKo Cabana (877) 655-2626 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.7 mi. ENE
Lil Chef (758) 456-2852 Mediterranean -- 0.7 mi. ENE
Ti Bananne Bistro (758) 456-2800 Creole, French Informal 0.7 mi. ENE
Mango Vert (758) 452-0960 Caribbean Informal 0.7 mi. SE
Jammer's Beach Bar & Grill (758) 456-9000 International Informal 0.8 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Donkey Beach on Saint Lucia.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Labrelotte Bay, located just a short distance away. Others might prefer Choc Beach, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's found two miles to the south.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Reduit Beach, located a mile and a half to the 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.

St. Lucia has plenty to offer its visitors, and Donkey Beach is just one of the many options.

 

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